Speakingof Wii...

by Samm Bennett
From Nintendo:

"As in "we."

While the code-name "Revolution" expressed our direction, Wii represents the answer.

Wii will break down that wall that separates video game players from everybody else.

Wii will put people more in touch with their games ... and each other. But you're probably asking: What does the name mean?

Wii sounds like "we," which emphasizes this console is for everyone.

Wii can easily be remembered by people around the world, no matter what language they speak. No confusion. No need to abbreviate. Just Wii.

Wii has a distinctive "ii" spelling that symbolizes both the unique controllers and the image of people gathering to play.

And Wii, as a name and a console, brings something revolutionary to the world of video games that sets it apart from the crowd.

So that's Wii. But now Nintendo needs you.

Because, it's really not about you or me.

It's about Wii.

And together, Wii will change everything."

So, I'm fairly sure I don't like the new name. What really has me wondering is that supposedly Nintendo has yet to trademark the name "Wii." In addition, NintendoWii.com was registered the same day as the official announcement. Kind of cutting it down to the wire, huh? Or maybe Nintendo is just throwing everyone off. Seems like a dumb idea, but I suppose it's a possibility.

Another thought I've had deals with the upcoming E3 announcement that has been promised. As far as I can recall, the extra suprise promised has never been hinted as being a functional one. So, I think it's entirely possible that Nintendo is going to drop a bomb and announce a release date ahead of expectance (end of May/June?). Just a thought.