Nintendo Explains the “i” in DSi

1 min read


Nintendo, how they love their flowery philosophy; when they changed the name of their “revolution” console they explained it thusly:

“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 need to abbreviate. Just Wii.”

The spelling of "Wii" with two lower-case "i" characters – as well as being representative of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk – is meant to resemble two people standing side by side, representing players gathering together (Presumably not to strangle each other over cookies). Doesn’t that just make you want to hug somebody?

Now, a Nintendo representative has explained the extraneous vowel in the name of the third revision of the Nintendo DS. According to Ninty;

“The "i" is symbolic of the subject "I" and its personal aspect. Plus, the addition of two cameras gives the system its own "eye" on things. Nintendo hope that the Nintendo DSi becomes more than a game system and more of a personal tool to enrich our daily lives.”

So that’s what it means – I thought it was just to be hipster chic, like Apple. My bad.

Source : Cubed3

Last Updated: February 24, 2009

Check Also

Combined sales of the NES and SNES Classic are on track to surpass the Wii U’s lifetime efforts

It is the future year 2012. Nintendo is hot to trot and it’s all thanks to the Wii console…