Rumor: Wii U name could be scrapped in favor of something, anything, better

Just imagine what must be happening at Nintendo headquarters right about now. After thwarting Miyamoto’s lastest attempt to escape his cell and fighting to turn a profit even among the recent sales success of 3DS, Nintendo is once again facing criticism over something else. The name Wii U. I mean, I have never really much cared for the name of Nintendo’s forthcoming console, but then again, I didn’t much care for the name Wii. It seems that someone at Nintendo doesn’t like it either, and some discussion is happening as to whether they should change the name of the console.

It is speculated that the recent change of heart when it comes to the consoles naming is concerned is due to the confusion about what exactly the Wii U is. Even on Infendo where I would like to think our audience are among the most intelligent Nintendo fans on the Internet, when Wii U was revealed at E3, there was some confusion as to whether it was a new console or simply a peripheral for the Wii.

I think Nintendo could do much better than Wii U, and that they should. If they would like to keep with the Wii branding, how about Super Wii? Maybe they could go another direction entirely and call it the Nintendo Vista. How about Nintendo Gametab? Ok, so maybe I’m not very good at this, but I’m sure SOMEONE at Nintendo could come up with something better than Wii U.

What do you think Nintendo should call Wii U? Can you come up with anything better?

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Eugene lives in New Mexico and has been a life long gamer since getting his hands on an NES. Always partial to Nintendo, Eugene has made it a point to keep informed on all things Mario.