It’s been rumored that Nintendo was looking into renaming the Wii U for a few months now. However, based on the image found on Nintendo of Japan’s website, the new name may have been leaked. When you look at the image below, you’ll notice the “Wii Entertainment System” being mentioned in the schedule for April 26th. This could potentially be an announcement for the new name Nintendo is gearing toward.
Keep in mind, this should be taken with a grain of salt as it is simply speculation. I think the Wii U may be a lacking name for Nintendo’s successor to the Wii but it sounds less confusing than Wii Entertainment System. Wii Entertainment System does little to nothing to differentiate it from the Wii. On the other hand, we never called the original Nintendo by it’s full name, Nintendo Entertainment System. We either simply called it Nintendo or NES. If Nintendo is naming the Wii U the Wii Entertainment System, it may be trying to strike the tone of it more as WES, similar to NES. Granted, WES doesn’t flow as smoothly as NES did but it’s purely me speculating at this point.
What do you guys think the Wii U should be renamed as? Do you think Wii U sounds fine as it is? Sound off in the comments below!
UPDATE: Apparently, according to MyNintendoNews, it appears the image was tweaked through Photoshop. The “Wii Entertainment System” text overlapped the website link to Mario Party 9. Regardless, what do you guys think the Wii U should be renamed as?