Comment: I assume he means when they stopped using the development name

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I assume he means when they stopped using the development name

"Revolution" and started using the release name "Wii". They, and the other console makers, always have codenames for their hardware when they're still in development. The N64 was codenamed "ProjectReality", the Gamecube was "Dolphin". The development names end up getting preserved in the model numbers of the consoles and their accessories (Gamecube is DOL-001, GC controllers are DOL-003, Wii console is REV-001, controllers are REV-003). Even now, the next XBOX is referred to by the gaming media by it's codename, "Durango". The PS4 is codename "Orbis".

Codenames for consoles have been a development staple for a long, long time.

http://www.gamesradar.com/console-codenames-before-they-were...