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Brief: Nintendo Names Next-Gen Game Console

Once known as Nintendo Revolution, Nintendo's next game console will be called Wii, pronounced "We."

Nintendo on Thursday revealed the name for its next-generation game console. Once known as Nintendo Revolution, the chosen name is Wii, pronounced "We."

Price and launch date have not been announced. The console will compete with Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3 and the Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360.

The double "i" intends to suggest the game controller's tall, thin white profile. The motion-sensitive controller will enable players to swing the remote, simulating play in a tennis, golf or badminton game, the company said.

More details are expected to emerge next month at the E3 conference and expo in Los Angeles, Calif.

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