[RUMOR] Nintendo renaming the Wii U to the “Wii Entertainment System”

Posted under Rumors, Wii U
2 years ago by (@NE_Austin)

Update from Valay: Already confirmed fake (thanks Damian). Apologies to anyone out there who thought this could turn out to be true. These things are just too easy to photoshop and whatnot. I’ll be sure to smack Austin later (or something like that) so that you won’t see similar types of speculation on here in the future.

Oh please lord Jabu Jabu do not let this be true. According to Nintendo of Japan’s website, there is something in existence that is called the “Wii Entertainment System”, and that something is scheduled to have information released about it on the 26th of April, 2012. Now, my gut isn’t sure whether this is a misunderstanding or if it could be a hint, but if it is, it would fall in line with earlier rumors that Nintendo was looking to rename the Wii U to avoid confusion from consumers.

That being said, this is the complete wrong way to go with it. This is going to cause more confusion if anything, because it sounds like it could easily be a synonym for ‘The Wii’. Oh Nintendo, how do you expect to sell consoles if people think it’s simply a slightly newer version of a device released in 2006!?

Via MyNintendoNews

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