Poll: Which Console Has the Dumbest Name?

December 21, 2012 -

A particularly light and fluffy question for this week's poll, GP faithful:

Which of the current crop of video game consoles do you think has the dumbest name?

Is it the Wii?  It's the Wii, isn't it?

Yeah, it's probably the Wii.

Well, vote away and I'll post an article next week revealing the poll results.  I know the responses are limited so if you're itching to tell the world that the WonderSwan is the dumbest console name of all time, that's what the comments section is for.  In fact, if you say something particularly witty or insightful I may just spotlight your quote along with the results!

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-Reporting from his mother's basement, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen


Comments

Re: Poll: Which Console Has the Dumbest Name?

The fuck, are we in 2006 again? I thought we were over this "wii" bullshit.

Re: Poll: Which Console Has the Dumbest Name?

WII U is a bad name, least PSP2 would have been much better. What are they going to call the PS4 "10"


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Re: Poll: Which Console Has the Dumbest Name?

It's not on here, but I would have voted for the Ouya.  Dumbest.  Name.  Ever.  I know it supposed to sound like "ooh yeah!" but it sounds either the way the French or someone from Minnesota would say it.  That or it sounds the way it would be said while having sex!  They could have put a bit more thought into naming it.

Re: Poll: Which Console Has the Dumbest Name?


I wouldh ave voted that name too. At least I could pronounce the others almost right away.

Re: Poll: Which Console Has the Dumbest Name?

is it bad my mind went right to the moment in "TED" when the bear was talking about Boston women?.....

Re: Poll: Which Console Has the Dumbest Name?

I'm born and raised in MN. We don't sound anything like that. We are not a bunch of "oh ya!" and "you betcha!" 

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Re: Poll: Which Console Has the Dumbest Name?

Since such things are an aesthetic choice, 'dumb' is both relative and arbitrary.

Re: Poll: Which Console Has the Dumbest Name?

Wii was bad enough. Wii U is worse.

Wii U is the dumbest name.

Re: Poll: Which Console Has the Dumbest Name?

For me, there's a difference between silly and dumb names. The Wii has the silliest name, but the Vita has the dumbest name.

Re: Poll: Which Console Has the Dumbest Name?

Agreed. Wii & Wii U are unique and memorable. Vita on the other hand sounds like a brand of health products. Actually....as it happens, it is! Maybe that was an intentional thing, trying to give the product the connotation of being essential to a daily life, but frankly I think it's just dumb.

Re: Poll: Which Console Has the Dumbest Name?


because it's one letter away from Vista?

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

Re: Poll: Which Console Has the Dumbest Name?

No, because it means "Life".

Re: Poll: Which Console Has the Dumbest Name?

I said Vita and I'll stand by it.

Re: Poll: Which Console Has the Dumbest Name?

Playstation. that's what the demo kiosks at game stores used to be called. and the fact that Sony has been using it for ALL of their hardware just drives it deeper.

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

Re: Poll: Which Console Has the Dumbest Name?

It's pretty darn obvious what it's going to be. Nonetheless, at least people have subsided making all of those Wii jokes....... mostly.

 
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