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. local_offer fun Nintendo wii u wii u name stars Further Reading Legendary Pokemon coming to Pokemon Go The cost of Nintendo consoles in today's dollars Wii U gets firmware update Watch the Smash 4 EVO Finals on Disney XD Take a peek at this week’s Nintendo Dow 9 things you probably didn't know about Super Mario Bros. 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. Ninty fan WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO 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 NINTENDO’S-PET WHO LIVES IN A PINE APPLE UNDER THE SEA MYAMOTO Ninty fan Japanese and Nintendoy and awesome is he MYAMOTO If Nintendo awesomeness be something you wish MYAMOTO Then drop onto E3 and watch press conferences like a hawk. MYAMOTO 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.