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Nintendo trademarks “Zii” [Update]

Tuesday, 15th December 2009 11:24 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Awesome. According to Siliconera, Nintendo’s trademarked “Zii”. It’s like “Wii”. With a “z”.

Wii 2 would have been a little more traditional, don’t you think? Wii60, maybe?

There’s no detail, obviously. Probably just Shigeru filing random trademarks at 2.00am in his Santa hat and reindeer pants.

Update: Yeah. You might want to look at this.

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  1. mojo

    “Probably just Shigeru filing random trademarks at 2.00am in his Santa hat and reindeer pants.”

    seriously pat, what did have for breakfast, i want it too :D

    Zii.. well, not to bothered..

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Digital Forge

    “Probably just Shigeru filing random trademarks at 2.00am in his Santa hat and reindeer pants.”

    Mental image overload *shudders*

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Jadeskye

    10 quid says it’s a peripheral or some kind of software update/download application.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Blerk

    What happened to Xii and Yii?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Bulk Slash

    If that’s the name of the follow-up we can’t do urine jokes any more… I propose it be called Wiiii.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Blerk

    They should’ve called it Jiiz.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Syrok

    “Probably just Shigeru filing random trademarks at 2.00am in his Santa hat and reindeer pants.”

    :D

    #7 5 years ago
  8. rainer

    Creative Labs already has a Zii platform queue lawyers fight in 3..2..1..
    http://www.zii.com/Developer/Landing.aspx

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Quiiick

    Zii? Zomg!

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Prof Power Glove

    So the Wii is finally coming out in France? Nice.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. OlderGamer

    “They should’ve called it Jiiz.”

    Blerk, I believe that to be a whole different kind of waggle right there.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. zoopdeloop

    after Zii comes Pii(pee)

    #12 5 years ago
  13. BraveArse

    Engadget have just updated their post after digging around a bit.

    http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/15/nintendo-trademarks-zii-over-in-japan-creative-is-like-zaywh/

    “Update: We’ve done a bit more digging, and it looks as if this here filing may simply be a renewal of a 2006 trademark request. Moreover, we’ve found Nintendo trademarks in Japan for Cii, Bii, Oii and Yii, so it seems the company may just be on some sort of rampage in order to cover its tracks in one form or another.”

    They really should have gone with Oii. I would have bought an Oii on launchday – in fact I would have bought 3. At the very least.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Blerk

    Oii is fantastic!

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Quiiick

    On Nintendo Oii consoles you always play as a nazi in WW2 games.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. bugmenot

    surely this is just to stop ripoff products using similar names to fool unsuspecting(cheapskate) parents

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Slam Da Brakes

    Moi Oii , Oii Boi…absolutely endless!

    #17 5 years ago