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Nintendo Wii makes a great home package for everyone

Filed under: Nintendo Wii Consoles — Tags: , , , — Adon Garuda @ 03:56 December 8, 2009

Pros

Innovative; Motion-sensing abilities; Large Game Library; Easy-To-Use; Virtual Console adds Nostalgic Feel, Ultra-Affordable, Built-in Wi-Fi

Cons

PS3/Xbox 360 are more powerful; Graphics capabilities means lacking in high-end A/V options; AA batteries to charge remotes; sensor bar required, cannot play CD/DVD’s

Summary

Despite its Cons, its innovative controllers and fun game-play make this console simply irresistible.Regardless of age, this little toy can liven up any party…!

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Introduction

The Nintendo Will is one of the most popular consoles in the world today, with over 56 million units sold. It was released in 2006, but it was conceived as early as 2001, when the Nintendo GameCube was seeing its first release. Its most unique feature are the innovative motion-sensitive controllers that give players the control to directly interact with their favourite games.

If you are the type of person who requires HD capabilities, Blu-Ray/DVD Support and superior surround sound, stop reading now. If you want this, buy a PlayStation 3. However, should you be games connoisseur, a person who grew up with Mario and Zelda, then the Wii should be on your Buy-It-Now-List.

Features and Design

Although being part of the next generation bracket, its Processor and GPU will not go toe-to-toe with the PS3 or Xbox 360. It is roughly twice as powerful as the GameCube, but it does not woo audiences for its capabilities. Due to its restraints, it is not the type of machine to show off your new HDTV.

On the other side of the coin, the Nintendo Wii’s remarkable combination of unique motion-sensitive controllers and their emphasis on fun gameplay make this console irresistable. It is the cheapest of the three next generation consoles so that allows it the opportunity to become someone’s second console, the non-serious one.

The console is very small and light. It measures 1.75 inches height by 6.25 inches width by 8.5 inches breadth and comes in white. When running, it can be placed horizontally or vertically and comes with a stand to add stability if the latter is chosen. The console uses Wii discs and can play older GameCube discs.

The system comes with 512MB of internal memory which can be used to stored saved games, photos, downloaded Virtual Console Titles and other information. More memory can be added to the system using SD Cards. They are cheap and easily available.

The Wii’s navigation is done through a series of pages called Wii Channels that take advantage of the WiiConnect24’s always-on design. The Mii Channel lets users create avatars, Miis, which are used in certain games.

The Wii’s Virtual Console offers the bulk of the system’s online content. It is the opposite to the Playstation Network and Xbox Live in that classic video games from generations past are played. It now supports NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, Sega Genesis, and Neo-Geo titles. For this feature alone, the system is worth every penny.

The system’s unique wireless controller is what really sets it apart from other competitors and all the consoles that have been previously made. The Wiimote, has motion sensors that enable the user to input directly using a particular motion, for example your tennis or golf swing.. It can also play sound sound and also includes an in-built rumble pack, giving games a more realistic feel.  It can also be connected to an analog stick, making the “Nunchuck controller”.

This truly is a console that everyone can enjoy. It has the capabilities of livening-up any party and can bring you one step closer to childhood if you decide to walk down memory lane…As of December 2009, there are hundreds of games in many different genres. If you haven’t decided to have a Wii, now is a great time…!

Technical Specifications:

ATI Hollywood

  • 90nm Process
  • 243 MHz
  • Napa: Graphics Processor with 3MB Embedded Memory
  • Vegas: Audio DSP and 24MB 1T-SRAM
  • Starlet: ARM9 Processor (I/O, Communication, Security)

IBM Broadway CPU

  • 90nm Process
  • PowerPC
  • 729 MHz
  • 32-bit Integer
  • 64-bit Floating-Point (or 2 x 32-bit SIMD)
  • 64KB L1 Cache (32KB Instruction + 32KB Data)
  • 256KB L2 Cache
  • 2.9 GFLOPS

CPU External Bus

  • 64 Bits Wide
  • 243 MHz
  • 1.9 Gigabytes per Second Bandwidth

Memory

  • 24 Megabytes MoSys 1T-SRAM
  • 64 Megabytes GDDR3 DRAM

Storage

  • 12cm Wii Optical Disc (DVD Based)
  • 512MB Internal NAND Flash Memory
  • SD Memory Cards

Ratings

Graphics 8/10
Audio 8/10
Variety of Games 9/10
Accessories 10/10
Price 10/10

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