- With motion-control technology, the gamer can truly interact with the game on a personal level, rather than participating as a passive player
- Up to four Wii Remote Plus controllers can be connected at once using built-in wireless technology powered by Bluetooth
- The Wii controller has a sensor on it that enables the user to select menu preferences, scroll through screens, and activate the game itself
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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, the Wii console bundle comes packed with software and accessories to enhance your Wii experience.
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1. Obviously, it has a fancy controller that does lots of things other controllers can't. It is comfortable and the nunchuck is a fine addition.
2. The menu interface is simple, clean, and expandable.
3. Comes with Wii Sports.
4. Your grandma will play this occasionally.
Here are some cons:
1. The controller is not accurate. I don't know why more people don't comment on this, but you don't point at the thing you want on the screen, you point at a space above or below the thing you want, depending on the size of your TV and whether the light bar is above or below the TV. So, it takes getting used to and is far from amazing. If this was truly a ground-breaking console, why couldn't they figure out a way for the aim to be better? The freaking gun on the NES was more accurate.
2. It includes Wii Sports, yes, but that's the only game that the vast majority of Wii owners will ever play. Your grandma is not going to go out and buy Zelda or Mario Party. I know several middle aged women who went out and got a Wii because of all the hype, played Wii Sports for a few hours, and haven't touched it in months. There are lots of simple games on the system, but none of them are any GOOD. Mindless ports, quickly constructed party games, and bland nonsense plague this system. A real gamer might buy Zelda and perhaps 3 or 4 other games for the system, but that's being pretty forgiving. I personally own Zelda and that's it because all the other games are so childish and rehashed. Mario Galaxy was fun for about 20 minutes but has nowhere near the depth or intellectual value I enjoy on PC games or even PS2/3 games.
3. It is 2008. How can a modern, popular console not support high definition gaming? Whoever decided that was mentally retarded or something. Even with the component cables(which are an extra, ridiculous fee) every single thing on this console looks like absolute crap on my 46" 1080p LCD. Sure, it's at least widescreen, but so are PS2 games. Everything is blocky, ugly, and distracting. My PC and PS3 have games that rival real life. The Wii has games that rival a sack of cow crap.
4. It has no hard drive and the SSD card functionality is painfully limited. No hard drive = No game demos worth downloading, no video downloading, no media storage of any kind, no media streaming of any kind, significantly limited space for game saves, and no custom content downloading, such as backgrounds or mods.
5. No DVD playback. What, the extra 30 cents of manufacturing cost was too much?
6. No high definition disc playback or game capabilities. Already this is a problem for the xbox360 and will surely be a problem for the Wii. Well, maybe not actually since the thing can't even produce graphics that would require the space anyway. The graphics on the Wii look like they could be stored on a 1.44mb floppy.
So, my conclusion is that the Wii would be a great console...4 years ago. Or, it would be a great console now at half the current cost. In no way, shape, or form is this thing worth 250 dollars. I'll probably sell mine and buy it again when it's far cheaper, available in a bunch of lame colors, maybe has a hard drive, and has some worthwhile games available. I give it 2 years to accomplish all of that.
First of all if you are looking for an immersive, mind-blowing entertainment experience, the Wii is just not capable of it. It is grossly underpowered and delivers graphics that are of last-gen quality.(You can get a Game Cube for like 20 bucks and it has the same graphics) There is no Hi-Def, no surround sound, laughable(almost none)online gaming and the thing can't even play DVDs!!!
Ok, enough technical stuff it's all about the gameplay right? Well the motion controller is okay at first but you quickly realize that it has extremely limited applications. After swinging my arm around for an hour I started wishing I could just press a button do to the same thing. I mean you get to flip your hand upwards to jump and they call it revolutionary.... I dont think so.
There are barely any good games for the system either. Mario and Zelda are the only ones to speak of and its the same stuff nintendo has been dishing out for years. Lets see something new!
Bottom line is just know what your buying because chances are your gona get tired of the Wii real quick and it will end up collecting dust like mine did till i sold it. I have the PS3 and the Xbox 360 and both are incredible machines with amazing games, multiple entertainment capabilities, insane graphics and great online play for slightly more money. Think about it.
The Nintendo Wii console has approximately the same stats as the 10-year-old X-Box system. And still it carries the same price tag as the next gen consoles.
The graphics look very gamecubish and sometimes plain atrocious (Red Steel, anyone?). You can't access pages with more than a dozen pictures with the Internet Browser or the system crashes due to lack of memory and computing capability. It lacks HD support or DVD playback option.
None of that would really matter, as we all know it's the games that make the console. But not surprisingly all they offer are just rehashes of games published in the late 80s or mid 90s. All the innovativeness is long gone, buried in the dark past.
The Wii is controlled via a motion sensing system, which you'll find appealing if you're a toddler. The revolution of gaming? Come on people. Give us virtual reality.
You can buy old "classics" through the internet at prices even the mafia daren't ask. If they'd at least put Amiga games available...
Yes, this console might be fun to play with family or friends, but true gamers have neither. This is the revolution of non-gaming. If you want to buy an actual console, I suggest buying X-Box 360 or PS3 instead.