Even Seth Godin had something to say about Nintendo’s Wii, so I felt that I should comment.
My first impression? I thought it was a terrible name. I get the concept of “togetherness” and all, but Wii? Seriously? I won’t try to make a bad pun with it because anyone who was on the world wide web after last week’s announcement would have read them all anyway.
Interestingly, I feel that now that everyone has gotten it out of their systems, we can all agree that Playstation and XBox were pretty bad names as well. We’ve gotten used to them though, so if Nintendo doesn’t make a new announcement admitting that they made a mistake, we’ll probably get used to Wii, too.
Still, I’m shaking my head. Does it make more sense in Japan at least? Are the Japanese wondering what the big deal is with the rest of the world’s reaction?