There’s no question that the Wii U has received backlash from the gaming community for its less-than-captivating name. Fans of the Big N may need to get used to it though, because Nintendo has placed the logo on their press site. Despite whispers earlier this year that the console manufacturer could be changing the name of the impending console, it would appear that the Wii U’s questionable name will remain unchanged for now.
Not only does Nintendo’s official press site feature the official logo, but the Wii U was recently given an official Facebook page — giving further evidence to support the idea that the name isn’t going anywhere. Nintendo hasn’t chimed in to confirm or deny anything related to rumors or speculation on the Wii U, but the truth on how the company plans to market the product will surface in just over a week at E3 2012.
The evidence is undeniably building up against a change in title, but none of it has completely ruled out the possibility. The house that Mario built originally changed the name of their ‘Revolution’ console to the Wii just over six months before that system launched, so it’s entirely possible that the same scenario will play out once more; since the console is assumed to launch in roughly the same time frame. After the financial beating given to the company after the botched launch of the Nintendo 3DS, many believed that the $250 price tag — along with confusion amongst casual gamers pertaining to the 3DS name — negatively impacted sales.
Nintendo claims to have learned from past mistakes, and we’ll see if that much is true soon enough. The lid will be blown off the Wii U console in a very short amount of time, and if a name change is coming then it’ll be announced inside of two weeks. Many gamers will likely keep their fingers crossed for a name change, but it’s not looking good.
‘Wii U’ be okay if the console’s current name remains intact? What name do think Nintendo would use instead of Wii U?
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Source: Nintendo World Report