Jun 23rd, 2012 publishUpdated   Jul 15th, 2012, 10:34 pm

There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding the Wii U name and Nintendo’s choice. But Nintendo remained firm in its selection and confirmed at E3 that Wii U is the final name of the company’s new video game console. By now most people have accepted that fact and the Wii U name has grown on us, just like the “Wii” brand years ago. But if you’re wondering where the name came from, the above SpongeBob video might be an indication. Apparently, Sponge Bob’s friend Patrick predicted the Wii U name a long time ago. Just kidding! But it’s still quite fun — it’s SpongeBob after all.

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  • Death

    oh lmfao!! I died.

  • Fuzunga

    But I seriously love that you used a SpongeBob clip.

  • T13char

    Wiiiiiiuuuuuu wiiiiiiiuuuuuuu wiiiiiiiiuuuuuu wiiiuuuwiiiuuuuuwiiiiuuuu. Patrick knows more than Sony, Microsoft, and us about the future of gaming consoles.

  • Wii Who

    From this day forward, I shall now call the Wii U, Wee Woo.

  • LOL

    This should be the trailer for the Wii U!!

  • Your mom

    What the… This is MADNESS!
    Madness, THIS IS SPARTA!!!! Sorry just had to.

  • Richnj

    I don’t really care where the name came from. I think it’s nice and simple and I’m glad they kept the “Wii” branding. It keeps the success/love/quality of your previous console but it without the laziness of numbering your console >.>

    Long Live The Wii(s).

  • Isaac_Triplex

    hahaha this was awesome

  • Alienfish

    That chick from Kung Pow! Enter the Fist predicted it long before Patrick did, she couldn’t keep her mouth shut about it! I won’t even get started on ambulances.

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  • AwayToHit

    This is so full of win 😀 Wii U Wii U Wii U Wii U Wii U Wii U Wii U XD

  • Brandon

    Yet again nintendo blows my mind. Coregamers do not like sponge bob. It almost changed my mind about getting it but I really wanna pkay zimbiu

  • Watch_Dog

    I hate SpongeBob.

    • LazerK

      The new Spongebob,yes
      The older seasons 1-3 Spongebob was just awsome



    • Ninty fan

      Japanese and Nintendoy and awesome is he
      If Nintendo awesomeness be something you wish
      Then drop onto E3 and watch press conferences like a hawk.

  • Nintendero

    what? wii u is we you

  • 30yearsofnintendogaming

    seasons 1-3 only good ones. they were AWESOME. also, i was on netflix, watching this episode while i watched this.