We know Nintendo's next-gen Revolution console has been due for an official name change, and today the company is finally ready to do away with the code-name we've all grown cozy with for the past few months. The Revolution has been christened the "Wii", pronounced "we", as evident on Nintendo's new website for the next-gen console. There you'll find the company's spiel promoting the new name, as well the font/logo which will likely adorn the Wii packaging.
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.
Outside of the name, Nintendo confirms the Wii's dual-format disc drive will support both GameCube and 12cm optical discs. An external DVD player will also be released for the console.