With fierce competition in the game console world, the Nintendo Wii offers a breath of fresh air and an innovative approach to gaming. The Wii features a small, highly esthetic clean design and its key feature is the uniquely designed controller known as the "Wiimote". This wireless controller responds to three dimensional motions, translating these movements to actions in games. It also has an additional attachable "nun chuck" which is perfect for sports games, among others. The unique design of the Wiimote and an array of games which make use of this make the Wii appealing to people of all ages and enjoyable either on your own or with friends and family, especially with the bundled Wii Sports game. However, the Wii isn't without flaw; compared to the competing consoles the Wii has relatively weak system hardware and thus offers significantly less impressive graphics limited to a maximum resolution of 576i, with no high definition support. Also, although it has wireless and wired networking capabilities and Internet services, the Wii offers a rather limited online gaming experience compared to the one offered by other consoles. Another downside is that the Wii can not act as a media player and does not offer DVD playback- restricting it to be used solely as a gaming console.
We believe though that albeit these disadvantages, the unique gaming experience and the extremely competitive pricing make the Wii an excellent choice for those who seek a game console
The Wii (ウィー?) (pronounced as the English pronoun we, IPA: /wiː/) is a home video game console released by Nintendo. As a seventh-generation console, the Wii primarily competes with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3. Nintendo states that its console targets a broader demographic than that of both. As of December 31, 2008 the Wii leads the generation over the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in worldwide sales.
A distinguishing feature of the console is its wireless controller, the Wii Remote, which can be used as a handheld pointing device and detect movement in three dimensions. Another distinctive feature of the console is WiiConnect24, which enables it to receive messages and updates over the Internet while in standby mode.
The Wii is Nintendo's fifth home console, the direct successor to the Nintendo GameCube, and able to play all official GameCube games. Nintendo first spoke of the console at the 2004 E3 press conference and later unveiled the system at the 2005 E3. Satoru Iwata revealed a prototype of the controller at the September 2005 Tokyo Game Show. At E3 2006, the console won the first of several awards. By December 8, 2006, it had completed its launch in four key markets.