What Does Wii Stand For?

That's a good question! And one that is kind of difficult to answer, since the letters W-i-i don’t represent individual words like U-S-A standing for United States of America. So what does Wii stand for?

At first glance, it's uncertain just how pronounce it, but it's simple. It’s just like "we". So how did Nintendo decide on the name? Well the name Wii didn’t come about until April 27, 2006. That's when Nintendo changed the name of its Seventh Generation gaming platform from its original project name of Revolution.

According to Nintendo, the proper name is simply Wii and NOT Nintendo Wii. They are very clear on that. This is the very first product they have marketed outside of Japan that does not carry the Nintendo brand name. While you may hear people refer to more than one Wii as "Wii's", Nintendo makes it clear that the plural is actually Wii Systems or Consoles or Games. The word Wii is not used in a plural form but only the object it describes.

So what does Wii stand for? Nintendo's spelling of "Wii” with two lower-case "i" characters is meant to resemble two people standing side by side, representing players gathering together, as well as to represent the Wii Remote and Nunchuk. The company has given many reasons for this choice of name since the announcement; however, the best known is Wii sounds like 'we', which emphasizes that the console is for everyone. Wii can easily be remembered by people around the world, no matter what language they speak. No confusion. No abbreviation. Just Wii.

What does Wii stand for today? Now more than ever, Wii stands for innovative applications to wireless technology. Think about all of the different applications available for this technology. With the introduction of Wii Cooking Mama: Cook Off, and Wii Fi, we start to see applications beyond all of the games for Wii.

The whole idea behind the Wii technology is to bring people together. With so many different applications available, the Wii Console is slowly becoming the home's media center.