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someone posted in our forums

Anyway, that whole line about the name being palattable in every language is hogwash. There is no native sound for “wi” in Japanese, the closest approximation would sound somewhere between “ui” and the intended “we”. Young Japanese won’t have a problem with it, but older ones will probably give up trying to pronounce it after a few months. Here’s hoping that the Japanese market comes up with an easier-on-the-stomach moniker for it.

but i don’t know how true that is