Nintendo To Rename The Wii U?


According to sources close to CVG, Nintendo are considering renaming their next-generation console and ditching the name, Wii U.

The report claims that after a disappointing E3 2011 for Nintendo with the whole Wii U unveiling, the top dogs at Nintendo in the US and Japan are pondering whether to give the next console a brand new name and brand. Nintendo has had recent problems with naming with the their current handheld the 3DS. The Japanese giant had problems with the way it explained to consumers what the 3DS was all about and what its features were. They even had to add stickers as place holders on various 3DS and DS boxes to differentiate that the newer 3DS model was not the same as the previous Nintendo handheld system, the DS.

In the article, it also states that after the problems with the Nintendo 3DS president of the company, Satoru Iwata has told Wii U investors that the same mistakes cannot be made with the Wii U like they were when the 3DS launched back in March of 2011.

Iwata revealed that when they first showed the Wii U for the first time at E3 2011, they should of explained more and be more focused on explaining about the Wii U’s controller;

“Because we put so much emphasis on the controller, there appeared to be some misunderstandings. We should have made more effort to explain how it works.

“We haven’t made any kind of blunder, but I should have shown a single picture of the new console, then started talking about the controller. The console is not drastically different, and Wii U is about the controller. The console itself will be almost invisible.”

Source: CVG.

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