It was in 2006 when the successor to the mythical Nintendo GameCube saw the light. The friday console created by the Japanese company, belonging to the seventh generation, It was at the time Nintendo’s smallest desktop machine, until the arrival of the recent Switch. As you can imagine: we are talking about Nintendo Wii, a game console that in its debut surpassed all the sales records established by its competitors, thus demonstrating that the company’s vision in launching a more accessible console, Intended for a broader player base, it was the winning option. To celebrate their 15 years of life, we remember one of its main curiosities, to add more information and data of interest to our personal repertoire, about this successful and unforgettable console.
Why was the Nintendo Wii called that?
The origin of nintendo wii name, which was presented a week before E3 2006, was intended to be something easy to pronounce and remember by all the players in the world. Bringing so many minds and languages together in one word is difficult, but with the term “Wii” they succeeded. Of course that’s not all, but they also thought about zoom in the term in english We (U.S) and they changed the “e” for two “i” to represent two Wiimote controllers and therefore a couple of players sharing a game.
As for the presentation of the console itself, we remember that it was the legendary miyamoto who started the conference in question playing in a virtual band using the Wiimote at the same time as several THOUSAND (This is what the customizable avatars that were born with the console are called). The first console games were also presented at this event: Wii Sports, Super Mario Galaxy y The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, among others, to show that the game catalog of the sixth Nintendo console was going to be promising and full of great jewels.