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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Lessons in Stupid Marketing Decisions 

I'm not a big console gamer any more, and I haven't owned a Nintendo since the original NES... but this still puzzled me. The new next generation Nintendo, which was code named "Revolution", has been renamed to it's official marketing name of... drum roll please... "Nintendo Wii". Now quick... without looking... how do you pronounce that?

And that's why it's a stupid name. Singles to C-Notes, the most popular pronunciation among people who don't know any better will be "Nintendo Why"... which is a bad name for your top shelf product to have. Although I have to say, the official pronunciation of "Nintendo We" isn't much better.


I was really looking forward to the Revolution.

While the games might still be cool, the name is lame.

  Posted at April 28, 2006 10:02 AM by Anonymous elliot  
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