Nintendo Wii Console

One of the most popular video game consoles sold today is the Nintendo Wii console, which competes with the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 in a market worth billions of dollars. It is especially popular with families because most of the games available for it are suitable for children. Nintendo is famous for making fun games with lovable characters like Mario and Sonic, which have delighted children around the world for the past three decades. The Nintendo Wii console is also popular with casual gamers who enjoy the many titles that focus on sport and fitness.

Nintendo is a Japanese company that has been operating for more than a century. It started out making playing cards but eventually moved on to toys and other products. For the past thirty-five years, Nintendo have been making video game consoles, starting with the Color TV Game. When Donkey Kong first appeared in 1981, it was an instant success around the world. It was followed in 1983 by the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), which broke the record for sales of video game consoles at the time. The Nintendo Wii console has been even more successful, with over seventy million units sold to date.

When the Nintendo Wii console was launched in 2006, it immediately attracted a lot of interest for its unusual name, design, and controllers. In many ways, it broke the mold and redefined what a video game console could be. The Wii Remote was unlike any other controller that had been seen before, and it was used in a entirely different manner to a gamepad. The appearance of the Nintendo Wii console was initially likened to that of a futuristic toaster, but many gamers have grown to appreciate its stylish design and small footprint. It looks great sitting next to a flat panel television, but the limited range of colors is rather disappointing.

Most video game console have a gamepad as their primary controller but the Nintendo Wii console has something very different. The Wii Remote, which is also called the Wiimote for short, is a rectangular controller that is held in one hand and moved around like a wand. Inside, there is accelerometer that detects movement and rotation around several axes. This allows a player to use the Wii Remote like a baseball bat or tennis racket, making it ideal for playing sports games. It has wireless capability so there are no cables, except when it is connected to a Wii Nunchuk. The Wii Remote has a directional pad (D-pad) and eight buttons, and comes in four attractive colors.

The Wii Remote is not the only controller for the Nintendo Wii console. There is a range of attachments and other controllers that can also be used with it. The Wii Nunchuk is an attachment that provides an extra analog stick and two buttons, and it detects motion and tilting actions just like the Wii Remote does. Other attachments include the Wii Wheel, Wii Zapper, and the Wii Classic Controller. The Wii Balance Board is used with sports and fitness games, like Wii Fit and Wii Ski. Players can even interact with certain games using their voice if they have a Wii Speak controller.

The Nintendo Wii console was launched with just over twenty games, but hundreds of new games have been added every year since then. There are now over one thousand title available in the library, but not all of them are available in all countries. Some games are only sold in Japan while others are only sold in Europe and USA. One of the best features of the Nintendo Wii console is that it can also play games for the Nintendo GameCube. Someone with an old GameCube does not have to spend a fortune buying new games straight away, but can gradually build up their library of Wii games while continuing to play their old GameCube games.

This Nintendo Wii Console Review is Written/Updated on Nov 20th, 2010 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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