So, with everything that's happening with Nintendo, and all there problems with the Wii U, and even just the Wii brand in general, do you think dropping the Wii brand would be enough to get them moving again?
The Wii brand may have been big with casuals, but they dropped it a few years into the life of the original system, while a lot of "hardcore" gamers, dismissed it because it sounds childish, and as we know Wii U simply isn't doing them any favors.
Many people are now coming to the conclusion that Nintendo needs to move forward with a new system. But I've been thinking, would removing the Wii name be enough?
IMO, it's not. The damage has, unfortunately, been done. 3rd parties are all but gone, and outside of the Nintendo loyalists it appears they don't have anyone on there side. At this point it's not just the Wii brand that many will be looking to keep away from, but the Nintendo name too. Nostalgia is one thing (and they rely too much on it already), but with so much bad press it's hard to see how they can turn people views of them around, and maybe, just maybe it's time for a rebranding not just of their home console, but perhaps for the company itself too.