Nintendo Patents "Zii" In Japan [Update]

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Zii? Like "Wii" with a "Z"? Japan's Nintendo Co., Ltd. filed a trademark on October 30, 2009 for "Zii".

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The trademark recently popped up on the Japanese trademark database.

The filing, which covers video games and electronic devices, contains little information. Wonder what it could be.

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Update: Looks like Nintendo is attempting to block the branding of the Zee EGG in Japan.

What Is The Nintendo Zii? [Siliconera]

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Andrew Testerman

If I remember right, the suffix "Z" in Japan refers to a sequel, like Dragon Ball Z or Powerpuff Girls Z. So this could be a codename (or perhaps a Japanese-only name) for the next bit of hardware they're coming out with (the sequel to the Wii is the Zii; makes sense to the Japanese, probably =\).