Don't Worry About Wii 2 Dick Jokes

This is quite silly, but somebody asked me, "Wouldn't Wii 2 be 'Weenie' in Japanese?" Well, not quite.

"Two" in Japanese can read as "ni" (ニ) so theoretically "Wii 2" could be "Wii ni", aka "weenie", aka "schlong", "dick", "woody", "trouser snake" - you name it!

That's theoretical, however, because nobody in Japan would actually read "Wii 2" as "weenie". "Wii" looks to be a foreign word, so the "2" would be read as "two" (ツー), just like with the PlayStation 2 or Street Fighter II or even game developer CyberConnect2. Nobody says "ni".

Even if they did read it as "weenie", the word "weenie" is written as ウィニー, while Wii is written as ウィー with the dash meaning a longer sound. "Ni" (ニ) as a number doesn't have a long sound, so there is a slight difference in how it would be read even if someone cocked up, er, messed up reading "2".

Even less of a concern is that Nintendo probably won't be calling the console "Wii 2".

Fun fact: In Japan, Nippon Ham makes a sausage product called "Winny" (weenie).

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Comments

    Bah.. who ever it was that originally commented on it being the 'P-NES' had the best idea for its name..

    or it could be called Pro Nintendo Entertainment System or P-NES for short :D

    I'm seeing odd things in the top picture

    o__O

    Thank god you guys published an article on this I was getting really worried.

    Mostly likely name thus far is... Wait for it... The Stream. Wii then stream? Couldn't make it up.

    It's obvious, you follow up a Wii with a Puu

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