Is The New Nintendo Console Called… Nintendo?

Is The New Nintendo Console Called… Nintendo?

Well, we’re pretty damn sure that Nintendo’s next console isn’t called “Beem”, but what if Nintendo were crazy enough to not give it a name at all and just call it simply “Nintendo”?

That’s the latest rumour floated by Game Informer, the same outlet that published the first story with rumoured details on Nintendo’s follow up to the Wii. Instead of Wii 2, Wii HD, Project Cafe or Four GameCubes Duct Taped Together, Nintendo may just go with Nintendo.

It’s a bold, but potentially perplexing choice, if true, and not out of the realm of possibility. “Nintendo” is how the NES was colloquially referred when that system was dominant, so maybe that’s Nintendo’s best shot at broad brand recognition.

We’ll known for sure (at least I hope) this Tuesday, when Nintendo holds it’s E3 2011 keynote.

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  • I would totally be happy with a Nintendo Entertainment System for a name again 🙂

    Just Nintendo is awesome.

  • Perhaps they’re setting themselves up to save on marketing costs for future consoles.
    Nintendo -> Nintendo 2 -> Nintendo 3 -> etc.

  • It makes sense – you know how many casual gamers say ‘oh I’ve got a nintendo’? Then i have to ask ‘DS, Wii, what?’. But this naming convention would cover all 🙂

  • I got a feeling that all this speculation is going to hurt us in the long run when the official name is released and it’s terrible.

    It might just be Wii 2 or Wii Tu, Wii Pu, Pu. Or something stupid to that effect.

    Then you’ll get 1 Zelda game, intended for the Wii, ported to the Wii Pu and wait 3 years for Animal Crossing HD. With close to nothing in new features or functionality.

    You could forget that Nintendo ALREADY have the highest selling console of this generation when you look at the Wii and its lacklustre library. I couldn’t be more unexcited for this thing.

    The only thing I’m truly interested in, is how Sony and Microsoft are going to react to this.

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