Nintendo buys up a ton of Wii U domain names

It looks like Nintendo’s getting ready for the Wii U’s release by grabbing a ton of domains related to it. Many of them suggest the possibility of games like Wii Fit U, Wii Sports U, or New Super Mario Bros. Mii (which there was ample reason to believe would turn into a full game, anyway). wiiuniverse.net in particular looks interesting – our friends over at 3DS Buzz speculate that it might be the name of the console’s new online network.

  • kirbywii.com
  • mariobrosu.com
  • newsupermariobrosmii.com
  • newsupermariobrosu.com
  • rhythmheavenwii.com
  • rhythmparadisewii.com
  • supermariobrosmii.com
  • supermariobrosu.com
  • wii-u.com
  • wii-u.net
  • wiibalanceboardu.com
  • wiifitu.com
  • wiimusicu.com
  • wiipartyu.com
  • wiiplayu.com
  • wiispeaku.com
  • wiisportsu.com
  • wiiubalanceboard.com
  • wiiufit.com
  • wiiumusic.com
  • wiiuni.com
  • wiiuniverse.net
  • wiiuparty.com
  • wiiuplay.com
  • wiiuremote.com
  • wiiuremote.net
  • wiiuspeak.com
  • wiiusports.com
  • wiiuware.com
  • wiiuwheel.com
  • wiiuzapper.com
  • wiiwareu.com
  • wiiwheelu.com

Do note, however, that the registration of a domain in no way guarantees it will ever be used. For one, if the 3DS is anything to go by, it appears that Nintendo are dropping the “Ware” from their digital distribution services – probably in an attempt to disassociate themselves from their rather lackluster download experience on the Wii and DSi.

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  1. luke

    wii-u.com is actually taken by me. I bought it off godaddy like 5 min after the name was announced at E3. It was the first name suggested after i typed in wiiu.com Not sure where you got this info, but im going to say its not 100%. Love your site man!

    • Look up the domains in the WHOIS database. I think Nintendo’s lawyers took wii-u.com off your hands. They’re registered as the owners of wii-u.com. if you check the WHOIS records for it.

    • Adam

      Ya they took it… I just typed it in and it went straight to Nintendo’s site… Bummer bro :C

    • luke

      DAMN! I got effed in the booty on that one.

  2. ridgeback

    wiiu sounds like a jap asking will you!!

    i imagine a usa tv add sterotype jap rings door bell- jock answers door- jap says wiiu -jock replys FUCK YEAH lol