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Wii with Wii Sports Resort - White

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Nintendo Wii
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)

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  • Bundle contents including Wii Sports Resort and the Wii MotionPlus accessory
  • Intuitive controller system highlighted by the included motion controlled Wii Remote and Nunchuk (white)
  • A wealth of games at your fingertips including those on disc as well as backwards compatibility to all Nintendo GameCube games and most peripherals
  • Built-in Wi-Fi access for easy connection to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection gaming services Wii
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  • ASIN: B003EGULF6
  • Item Weight: 9 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: May 9, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,139 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

The Wii console brings a revolution of interactive gaming to people of all ages. Experience intuitive motion controls that deliver a unique social activity for the whole family. Wii gaming gets everyone off of the couch for hours of fun! Now with the addition of Wii Sport Resort and the Wii MotionPlus accessory, the Wii console bundle comes packed with software and accessories to enhance your Wii experience. Plus for the first time, the Wii is availible in two colors, White or Black and comes complete with a matching Wii Remote and Nunchuk.

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Console-based video gaming is one of the most popular of modern digital technologies, cutting across age, demographic and gender divides. Today's players have three dominant platforms to choose from: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 by Microsoft. Each is an impressive multifunctional device, with designs meant to encourage integration into existing home entertainment systems and networks, but each goes about this in different ways. Taking a few minutes to examine the main features, and getting more familiar with available options, accessories and possible limitations of each console is the optimal way to determine which is the best choice for the players in a household.

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Wii
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Models and Pricing (prices may vary) Wii with Mario Kart Wii - $149 160 GB memory - $250
320 GB memory - $300
4 GB memory - $200
250 GB memory - $300
What's in the Box
  • Wii console
  • Wii Mario Kart game
  • One Wii Remote Plus controller
  • One Nunchuk controller
  • Wii Sensor bar
  • Standard composite cable and power cord
  • PS3 console
  • One wireless controller
  • A/V cable for connection to TV
  • USB cable for charging controller
  • Free PlayStation Network (PSN) membership
  • Xbox 360 console
  • One Xbox 360 wireless controller
  • Composite A/V cable (standard definition)
  • A month free Xbox LIVE Gold membership
Motion Gaming? Already included PlayStation Move (sold separately) Kinect for Xbox 360 (sold separately)
Colors (limited edition colors may be available) White and black Black Black
Drive Type CD (just games) CD/DVD/Blu-ray (games, music, movies) CD/DVD (games, music, movies)
Online Play WiiWare PlayStation Network (PSN) Xbox LIVE
Additional Accessories Additional controllers - $10-45 Additional controllers - $40-50 Additional controllers - $40-50
Price Range of Games New releases: ~$30 - $50
Downloadable: ~$5 - $10
New releases: ~$60
Motion: ~$40
Downloadable: ~$5 - $15
New releases: ~$60
Motion: ~$50
Downloadable: ~$5 - $15
Backwards Compatibility Plays all GameCube game titles Offers compatibility with PS1 games Over 300 titles developed for the original Xbox console are currently available
Graphic Quality 480p 1080p 1080p
Great For Designed for Junior to Grandma with titles generally focused on family fun, party games High-powered and highly customizable system for the technical-minded consumers Offers a wide selection of games and accessible entertainment, with user-friendly social tools
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Arcade, Casual and Party games are a Wii Specialty.
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Consider Games Before Choosing a Console

There is not just one kind of console video game, and so the machines that are are used to play them are different as well. Considering the types of games to be played, their availability for the consoles being considered and the ability of those consoles' to present the best gaming experience possible for the game's genre and content is important. The games developed for Wii tend to be more easily accessible, family-friendly productions heavily influenced by Nintendo's classic gaming history. Filled with cartoon-like and childlike characters as well as Arcade-style gameplay situations, Wii games are often referred to as "Casual Games," or "Party Games" typified by brief, simple "mini-games." These small games-within-games are tailor-made for players new to the puzzle-solving aspects of gaming and how that is translated through game controllers to the screen by the player.

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PS3 and Xbox 360 provide the processing power that Action-Adventure, Shooter, Racing and RPG games need.
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PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles are the current version of earlier console releases whose user bases were rooted in game genres such as Action-Adventure, Shooters, Racing, Sports, Role-playing games (RPG) and so on. Gameplay developed in these genres tends to require more focus on the part of the player, and more graphics processing power from the console in order to maintain a quality experience. That is what continues to be the main focus of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Capable of full 1080p HD quality graphics presentation when used with the proper cables and displays, in this area Xbox 360 and PS3 are far beyond what Wii is capable of. Iconic game franchises like Halo, God of War, Fable, Metal Gear Solid, Gears of War, Killzone, Mass Effect, The Elder Scrolls and many others have grown up on these platforms, feeding off of their power. And with the rise of online multiplayer gaming through Xbox LIVE and PSN the high energy, fine graphical specialties of these platforms only continues to grow.

Motion Gaming

Although motion gaming has been front and center since the launch of the Wii in 2006, the other two consoles have their own motion gaming offerings that provide unique play opportunities on their respective platforms that have also found a wide audience. See a breakdown of the motion gaming capacity of each of the systems below.

Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuk

The Wii Remote Plus controller is the standard wireless controller that ships with each Wii. It combines the intuitive motion controls of the original Wii Remote with the precision technology of the Wii MotionPlus accessory, all built-in to a single unit. The device is handled in a wand-like fashion, and uses internal gyroscope and accelerometer technology to pinpoint the players movements and physical positioning which it then relates into a game via a sensor bar connected to the console. The Wii Remote Plus has only a few buttons making it easy to use. It also contains a speaker, a rumble feature, and an external connector for other input devices like the Nunchuk controller and the Classic Controller.

PlayStation Move

PlayStation Move offers a new and innovative gaming experience for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) system by fusing realistic, high-definition gaming along with accurate, intuitive control. Consisting of a PlayStation Move motion controller, a PlayStation Move Navigation controller (optional in most games) and a PlayStation Eye camera (all sold separately), PlayStation Move enables sophisticated, ultra accurate motion control and immersive gameplay only possible on the PS3 system. In addition, the PlayStation Eye features the ability to process up to 120 frames/second and a built-in 4 microphone array for pristine video quality and video chat capabilities.

Kinect for Xbox 360

Easy to use and fun for everyone, Kinect sensor for Xbox 360 utilizes revolutionary full-body tracking to put players in the center of the fun that is 100% controller-free. After configuring itself by registering a range of points across your body, this amazing technology allows Kinect to recognize and mirror your movements in the game, in effect making your body the controller. The sensor is compatible with every Xbox 360, features a color VGA motion camera (640 x 480 pixel resolution @ 30 frames per second), a depth camera (640 x 480 pixel resolution @ 30 frames per second) and an array of 4 microphones supporting single speaker voice recognition.

Wii Remote Plus with attached Nunchuk
Wii Remote Plus & Nunchuk.
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PlayStation Move featuring the PlayStation Eye peripheral and motion controller
PlayStation Eye & Motion controller.
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The controller-free Kinect sensor for Xbox 360 being used
Controller-free Kinect sensor play.
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Online Play and Functionality

Online functionality is a major focus in console gaming. Each of the three consoles can be used offline, but by integrating them into your home broadband connection you can greatly expand their potential. Each posses a significant online component, but differ in the ways users can interact with it.

WiiWare logo

WiiWare is a service that allows Wii players to download games and applications directly to their Wii console in exchange for purchased Wii Points on the Wii Shop Channel. Online gameplay requires a code to play. It's free to play and there are no names, so kids are protected against unwanted contact. Through Wii's online component players can also gain access to hundreds of classic arcade games available for download through Wii's Virtual Console functionality. The Nintendo Channel allows players to watch gameplay videos, trailers, developer interviews, and even download Nintendo DS game demos wirelessly. Additional Wii online functionality includes a web browser and connectivity with Netflix,* which allows users to stream video efficiently and quietly by means of the console's low energy consumption internal processing.

PlayStation Network logo

PlayStation Network is an all access pass not only to a world of gaming, but also one of entertainment at-large. The service is 100% free, only requiring a PS3 (or PlayStation handheld) and a broadband connection to the Internet. Once you are in visit the PlayStation Store where users can download games, previews, DLC add-ons for games, game demos, game extras, music and streaming video. Purchases can be made using a credit card or a PlayStation Network Card purchased offline. Content can be stored on your console or external media. Online multiplayer gameplay through PSN is simple, yet robust. Simply slip a compatible multiplayer disc into the console, select the multiplayer option and set up your own game or wait to join one in progress. The service also contains Netflix access,* a range of original gaming-oriented video programming, as well as access to PlayStation Home, a 3D world where gamers can interact in a virtual environment.

Xbox LIVE logo

Xbox LIVE is the online entertainment hub for Xbox 360. The service was launched with the original Xbox console in 2002, and has evolved and grown with Xbox 360. The service is two-tiered, with every user receiving a free "Silver membership," which allows for access to content such as free game demos, downloaded video rentals, Xbox LIVE avatar functionality and chat. A paid "Gold Membership" provides access to these and expanded features, including online gaming, HD movies and TV shows through services such as Netflix,* HBO Go,** ESPN, and Hulu Plus, downloadable games, facebook, downloadable content (DLC) for games and more. Players use Xbox LIVE points, which as easily purchased online and offline to access much of the online content. Both Xbox LIVE membership levels allow players to increase their Gamer Score, a running tally of the achievements they have unlocked in games. This is commonly shared information among gamers around the world and a source of pride in the community.

* Existing Netflix unlimited membership account required.
** Requires a valid subscription to HBO content through a cable or satellite provider.

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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best "tech-toy" we've purchased - for ages 3-103 August 19, 2010
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
We bought our Wii in 2007- my husband went down to Best Buy in the middle of the night and waited on a line that snaked around the building in the hopes of maybe scoring one of these elusive consoles.

He DID score one, and we've been playing almost daily (which is pretty amazing for a console and games that are more than three years old!) since then.

A snap to set up, incredibly easy to use. The Wii-mote is a game control like no other- simply wave it like a magic wand and the sensor bar, which comes with the console, picks up the signal and communicates your position and movement to the Wii so that you can twirl, swoop, smash, lunge, jump your heart away as you play.

Our whole family has gotten a lot out of this console. I'm 36, female, and NOT a gamer, and I've found myself gravitating towards puzzle games, fishing (!!), the Endless Ocean series, brain teasers, and the Wii Sports Franchise, my daughter (who was a little over one year old when the Wii arrived) has always been able to play along and now is addicted to the many games out for preschoolers (Dora/Diego, the different Disney games- especially Princess and the Frog, Carnival Games, Wii Sports + Wii Sports Resort) and my husband, in his 40's, does everything from Zelda to playing poker on the Wii.

We spent a significant amount of time playing together, but we also play alone.

I think, in many ways, the Wii has become our "family board game". It's a life saver in summer and during Florida Hurricane Season, when it's rainy and too hot to go outside. We can all gather together and get our mind off the gloomy weather for a bit.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Got rid of cable - only have Wii August 25, 2010
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
After years of getting robbed by the cable company we had enough and got rid of cable TV. We bought the Wii system and have enjoyed it very much! My wife and 5 year old child never get tired of the games and we all enjoy watching movies on it from Netflix.

The system is easy to set up and you can be using it in a matter of a few minutes. The games are fun, the graphics are great, and the extra features like the news channel and weather has me not missing TV at all.

Get off the couch and get a Wii.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soo much fun June 17, 2010
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I only bought the Wii now, even though it has been out for years. I really wish I had bought one sooner. It is cheaper than PS3 (the console I would normally buy if I had to get just 1), but I don't like the collection of games PS3 has right now. They definitely have more, but I feel like the games are mostly geared towards guys, and they're missing the cute games like Mario that I grew up on. This bundle comes with Wii Sports and Sports Resort, which are incredibly fun. If you're not one to go out and play sports, this is the next best thing. Nintendo Wii is affordable for most people too unlike the PS3. Definitely recommended for adults and kids alike.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wii is fantastic! September 23, 2010
By mmrodg
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I'm over 50 and my daughters told me the Wii would be good exercise, and I was skeptical. However, after having it for a month. They are exactly right. Guitar hero has helped my left wrist and elbow. I used to suffer from infrequent elbow pain, but it helped rehab my elbow and it feels strong now. The Wii sports resort give you bowling, basketball, and archery. Basketball in particular is a decent workout for someone my age and the bowling and archery are some exercise. I am happy with my Wii and my daughter just ordered the Wii fit plus which gives even more opportunity for exercise in my living room. I highly recommend the Wii for any age!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I want to love Wii, but Nintendo's ignorance prevents it from being more than a way to entertain groups of people that may randomly show up at my home. The fact they insisted on sticking with 480p while the rest of the world moved on to bigger and better things like 720p/1080p means that it's never going to look "great" on an high def TV. Next, the motion controls can be a bit flaky. They improved with the Motion Plus add-on, but creating additional hardware requirements destroys the simplicity console gamers enjoy. Next, because the Wii is essentially a smaller Gamecube with better specs, it's not given the credit its due. Sure it didn't have problems pushing sales, but there are very few people I know who actually still use their Wii. That's a shame really, because there are some great games that I don't feel get recognition because they are on the Wii. Pretty much every first party title from Nintendo is worth playing from start to finish, and third parties have managed to make good use of the control scheme, such as the ultraviolent Madworld, the sweat inducing Just Dance series, the Tiger Woods series, Okami, Goldeneye, and Muramasa just to name a few. Unfortunately there are so many crappy titles that are released with piss poor implementation of the motion sensing, that it makes it hard for the casual gamers to sort through the crap from the true gems. I'd argue it's much easier for a bad Wii game to push someone away from the console then a bad PS3/360 game. The latter both use traditional control schemes (ignoring the Kinect and Move) so it's much easier to at least create a mediocre control scheme. Read more ›
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