So... Wii. That sure is... whatever it is. I think the Revolution's new name was almost as big a shock as the controller was!
Of course, right now everyone is still hung up on the whole Wii = Wee = Urine and/or Penises thing. But once the name becomes too familiar for the filthy joke novelty to survive -- when you hear "Winnie the Pooh," do you still think about poop jokes? -- I wonder what people will think about it then. "Wii" won't always sound dirty, but will it always sound silly?
It was a mistake to wait this long before unveiling the final name. I mean, I understand why they don't want to sell this thing as the "Revolution". They're trying to market it to a broad, non-gamer audience. They want it to sound friendly, inviting, non-threatening. They don't want it to sound like you're inviting Che Guevera into your livingroom.
But they've been calling it the Revolution for nearly a year now. People got attached to that name! And it doesn't help that Nintendo's official explanation of the new name's meaning is excrutiatingly corny and more than a little pretntious.
But really, I think the main problem is the "i"s. There aren't enough of them. The name becomes ten times more awesome with each additional "i". It also becomes a lot more fun to say!