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Gamers are debating the worst gaming hardware names

Gamers are debating the worst gaming hardware names

The Wii U already confused many people when it was announced and Xbox likely won’t stick to the naming scheme either.


Controllers can have strange names. while X-Box Perhaps naming their keyboards by a dice roll, as well Play Station They made it easy for themselves by just changing the number after the console name to match.

Not only does Xbox like to throw random names out in an illogical order, but… Nintendo It can’t seem to really decide how to name their consoles. The DS was followed by the DS Lite, DSi, 3DS, 2DS, and the New 3DS, which is outdated again now. Of course, to be honest, the Nintendo Switch name makes sense. Just like GameBoy Advanced and GameBoy Color, the name says it all.

It remains to be seen if Nintendo will continue this with the Switch. So far, rumors and leaks have been circulating that the successor is like 2 keys or Switch Pro Describe. However, Nintendo does not yet have an official name. Meanwhile, fans are debating the worst gaming hardware names of all time. Unsurprisingly, the Wii U and Xbox series top the list.

The Wii U caused confusion

KillstealWolf said in response to the Question on ResetEra thread. “The name and the way it was marketed led people to believe it wasn’t a new console. Just an accessory for the Wiis they already owned.”

when wii u There was a lot of confusion among the players at that time. Nintendo’s marketing of the console wasn’t particularly well planned, which is why few initially realized a Wii successor was coming. Some also seem annoyed with the Sega Genesis, which we marketed as the Sega Mega Drive. No idea why the name was changed at all.

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Others have commented on the Xbox series and the question of how it will continue. Will the “Series” be dropped and a new naming scheme adopted, such as the 360 ​​and One, or will it remain with Series X 2 and Series S 2, or Series 2X and 2S? Maybe we’ll finally get an Xbox 720. But the dice will probably decide that.

It’ll be a while before we know what the next Switch will be called, but for now, two of the top three console makers are known by odd names with little connection. Maybe that will change with the Switch 2, or maybe Nintendo will throw a curveball and give us the Switch U. Who knows?