The Wii was originally called Nintendo Revolution in its pre-launch and E3 in 2004. The O's represent a compact disc and a GameCube disc. It uses the same style from the GameCube and Game Boy Advance logos.
In April 2006, shortly before Nintendo's E3 2006 conference, the Nintendo Revolution was renamed to Wii. The Nintendo Style Guide refers to the console as "simply Wii, not Nintendo Wii," making it the first console Nintendo has marketed outside Japan to not feature the company name in its trademark.
The Wii wordmark uses a modified version of Horatio, with the "W" being horizontally extended and the "ii," while resized to accommodate the changes found in the former character, remain unaltered. The same wordmark is used for the Wii U logo.
On October 20, 2013, Nintendo discontinued the console in Japan and Europe, but it was still in production in North America and the rest of the world until 2017. Between 2013 and 2019, most of the Wii channels were shutdown (included the Wii Shop Channel), although some channels like the Mii Channel remain available.
The only game series still running for the Wii was Just Dance, which its last game for the console will be released on November 5, 2019.
The Wii Mini was released on December 7, 2012, in Canada, March 22, 2013, in Europe, and on November 17, 2013, in America. It discontinued in 2017 with the Wii U making way for the Nintendo Switch, but third party games are still made.