Don't use the name "Nintendo Wii" sign now

Please do not just dismiss this as another "online petition". This is very important.

You cannot name your console "Nintendo Wii". This is not a good name. It is worse than that. It is a terrible name. It is the worst name anything has ever had in the history of video games.

We are sure "Wii" seemed like a unique and interesting name to your Japanese leadership who selected it. We are sure that to a Japanese speaker, "Wii" sounds really good. But in english-speaking countries, when we hear the name "Wii", we do not think of the word "We". (The pronoun "We" does not work the way other nouns in English work; it changes to "Us" when you use it as the object of a sentence. You cannot make a sentence like "Come with We", and if you tried, it would sound unnatural.)

When an English speaker hears the name "Wii", what we think of is "Wee", which is what children in America call urine. I promise you.

We, as your fanbase, are writing this to tell you: The name of your console in America *cannot* be the Nintendo Wii. This is not a request. We are not just asking you to change the name of your system. We are *telling* you, the name of your console cannot be the Nintendo Wii. That name is simply too strange to the English-speaking mind. No one will use it.

*You* can, of course, name your console the Nintendo Wii. But that is not the name anyone else will call it by. Even if "Wii" is the name on the box, everyone in America will call it the Revolution, or the W2, or the WS, or the N5, or the Why, or the Nintendo Weewee or the Nintendo Penis, or some nickname nobody has come up with yet. But nobody will call it the Wii.

So we are also asking you: Please don't try to call it the Nintendo Wii in America. It will not work; it will alternately turn people away, confuse them, or make them come up with nicknames. It will be like when the musician Prince changed his name to that symbol nobody could pronounce. It will only embarrass and hurt you.

E3 is still a few weeks away. There is still time to announce a different name for the English speaking markets. You need to do this. It does not really matter what this new name is.

Anything is better than "Wii".

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