I was reading this interview with Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime, which was very interesting, featured details about Nintendo's plans for the future, etc.
At one point he talks about the NX and it got me thinking -- I wonder what the NX will be called when it eventually has a proper name. If history repeats, I bet it will be way less cool than Nintendo NX.
Because Nintendo, without a shadow of a doubt, always has the sexiest codenames for its consoles.
Check this shit out.
Project Reality (Nintendo 64)
I mean Jesus H. Christ, this sounds like the greatest science fiction movie ever made. I want to watch that movie. Project Reality motherfuckers. Is this even real? Are we even in the real world.
Think about it man. What if this was all like... a video game. What if we're in a video game right now.
Bro, that shit is deep bro.
Dolphin (Nintendo Gamecube)
Mate, Dolphins are -- hands down -- the sickest creatures in the sea. They're intelligent. They're cute. Flipper was the bomb and I don't care who knows it.
The audacity, the sheer audacity, of naming your console after the greatest mammal in the ocean.
Nintendo, y'all are geniuses.
Nitro (Nintendo DS)
Nitro is just a cool-ass word. If you call something Nitro is means shit is about to go off.
Nitro is like a made up drug name from a Robocop movie or some shit. "Hey man, you got any of that Nitro? That shit make you go locooooo."
Then Robocop rolls in and shoots up the drug cartel where they're making all the Nitro and it all gets wild for a bit. The bad guy is a robot that runs on Nitro and Robocop is no match for him. Then at the end, Robocop summons up the last vestige of his humanity and somehow takes out the bad guy against all the odds.
Nitro. That word takes you places.
Nintendo Revolution (Nintendo Wii)
When Nintendo officially announced the name 'Nintendo Wii' I was legitimately shitty.
You had the greatest console name of all time and you changed it to... the Nintendo Wii?
Hard to argue with the logic in hindsight, but Nintendo Revolution. Damn. That had a helluva ring to it. Because it was a 'revolution'. It did change things. It was revolutionary.
I wonder: would the Nintendo Wii have been more or less successful with the name Nintendo Revolution. Hard to tell.
Twilight (Nintendo DSi)
Twilight sounds like a superhero.
She only comes out at night. Or I guess, just before night. I dunno. She's definitely a female superhero. Her super powers are greater battery life and two cameras that no-one really used that much.
And get this, the Nintendo DSi XL was code-named... ULTRA TWILIGHT.