What Is The Nintendo Zii? [Update]

By Spencer . December 14, 2009 . 10:20pm

image No, that’s not a typo. Nintendo filed a trademark for “Zii” in Japan for use with video games and other electronic devices.

 

Paperwork for the trademark went through on October 30, 2009 and just released in the Japanese trademark database today. Seems kind of late to protect Wii typos since the console is three years old…

 

Perhaps, a new Wii on the works?

 

Update: Wait, maybe it is a protective trademark. Nintendo registered the rights to “Zii”, Cii, Bii, and Yii back in 2007. Creative Labs is also working on a Zii of their own, a handheld stem computer running Android. Interestingly, Creative also trademarked the term Zii, but since it’s ZII and not Zii, it’s different even though the katakana is the same.

 

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