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Wii
Wii logo
Wii with Wii Remote
Manufacturer Nintendo
Type Video game console
Generation Seventh generation
Retail availability November 19, 2006 (details)
Units shipped Worldwide: 67.45 million (as of December 31, 2009)[1] (details)
Media 12 cm Wii Optical Disc
8 cm Nintendo GameCube Game Disc
CPU IBM PowerPC-based[2] "Broadway"
Storage capacity 512 MB Internal flash memory
SD card, SDHC card
Nintendo GameCube Memory Card
Graphics ATI "Hollywood"
Controller input Wii Remote, Wii Balance Board, Nintendo GameCube controller, Nintendo DS[3]
Connectivity Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
2 × USB 2.0[4]
LAN Adapter (via USB)
Online services Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, WiiConnect24, Wii Shop Channel
Best-selling game Wii Sports (pack-in, except in Japan and South Korea) 60.69 million (as of December 31, 2009)[5]
Wii Play, 26.71 million (as of December 31, 2009)[5]
Backward
compatibility
Nintendo GameCube
Predecessor Nintendo GameCube
.The Wii (ウィー?, pronounced /ˈwiː/, like the pronoun we) is a home video game console released by Nintendo.^ Home Free Nintendo Wii + Game mobile phones .
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^ Buy "Nintendo Wii Home Console Game System" from the following sellers ( 6 ) .
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  • Nintendo Wii Home Console Game System - Buy or Sell 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.wigix.com [Source type: General]

.As a seventh-generation console, the Wii primarily competes with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3.^ You are comparing a game company that has 4+ generations of consoles under their belt to one that has 2 (Sony) and 1 (Microsoft).
  • Nintendo: Revolution & free DS online service [Archive] - AppleInsider 25 September 2009 14:54 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: General]

^ We specialise in PlayStation 2, PS2, PlayStation 3, PS3, Nintendo Wii, Wii, Nintendo DS Lite, Microsoft Xbox 360, consoles and accessories.
  • ShopTo.Net - Nintendo WII 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.shopto.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nintendo has once again set the bar for home consoles and the competition (Microsoft and Sony) are going to have to rise to this true the PS2 was the biggest success of the last generation but with the 360 already sold through to nearly 6million units and the wii to have a launch figure of around 5 million Sony is in alot of trouble.

.Nintendo states that its console targets a broader demographic than that of the two others.^ Nintendo President Satoru Iwata is determined to keep the prices of the console and its new games lower than competitors.

^ The partnership between the two companies will extend the reach of content streamed from Netflix farther than ever before, thanks to the mainstream popularity of the Wii console.
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]

^ Consumers wouldn't buy the system if they didn't think it wasn't better than the other two.
  • Nintendo: Revolution & free DS online service [Archive] - AppleInsider 25 September 2009 14:54 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: General]

[6] .As of March 2010, the Wii leads the generation over the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in worldwide sales,[7] and in December 2009 broke the record for best-selling console in a single month in the United States.^ This site tracks the daily sales stats of Wii vs. XBox 360 vs. Playstation.

^ In December 2009, Nintendo sold well in excess of 3 million Wii consoles in the United States.
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted: 2006-04-27 12:36:32.527 Wii sounds pretty weird, but I had the same initial reaction with the Xbox 360.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[8]
.A distinguishing feature of the console is its wireless controller, the Wii Remote, which can be used as a handheld pointing device and detects movement in three dimensions.^ Fly, aim and shoot using the Wii Remote controller.
  • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]
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  • Nintendo | J!-ENT entertainment news pop culture TV music DVD Blu-ray reviews fashion celebrity USA Asia UK 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.nt2099.com [Source type: General]

^ The two Wii features Nintendo thinks will create new levels of gaming community are built-in Wi-Fi access, supported by a new online gaming service, and Wii's intuitive, wireless, motion-sensitive game controller.
  • Wii Game Accessories 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.ddrgame.com [Source type: General]

^ Motion functionality: Use your Wii Remote to buzz in and beat your opponent!
  • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]
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.Another distinctive feature of the console is WiiConnect24, which enables it to receive messages and updates over the Internet while in standby mode.^ Receive Weekly Email and Text Message Updates: Sign up for latest info on concerts, dining, promotions and more!
  • Los Angeles News - Los Angeles Local News and CA News Coverage 9 February 2010 16:016 UTC www.laweekly.com [Source type: General]

^ To enable this mode open the console (with the tilde key ~) and type: set cl_enableSpectatorCam true To get out of this mode open the console and type: set cl_enableSpectatorCam false.

^ The Wii Connect 24 (enables you to remain connected to the Internet while the console is on standby) feature allows you to share the unique stages created with you friends or to receive extra stages from Hudson after the game's launch via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.
  • Cheap Nintendo Wii DS - NEWS 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC nintendeals.com [Source type: General]

[9]
.The Wii is Nintendo's fifth home console, the direct successor to the Nintendo GameCube, and able to play all official GameCube games.^ Home Free Nintendo Wii + Game mobile phones .
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^ Games are all Nintendo does.
  • Nintendo: Revolution & free DS online service [Archive] - AppleInsider 25 September 2009 14:54 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: General]

^ "I can't wait to get home and play Wii" Seriously.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.Nintendo first spoke of the console at the 2004 E3 press conference and later unveiled the system at the 2005 E3.^ First party games are great, always, on any Nintendo system, but I need more than Mario, Metroid and Donkey Kong.
  • Nintendo Revolution Unveiled: News from 1UP.com 23 January 2010 15:19 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ask The Owners is a great way to try and get information and opinions from actual owners of Nintendo Wii Home Console Game System by asking all of them the same question simultaneously.
  • Nintendo Wii Home Console Game System - Buy or Sell 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.wigix.com [Source type: General]

^ When Nintendo needed a showpiece for the unique motion control system of their upcoming Wii console, their developers came up with the original Wii Sports title that was eventually packed in with the system.
  • Wii Sports Resort (Wii) review 22 January 2010 10:42 UTC wii.nintendolife.com [Source type: General]

.Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata revealed a prototype of the controller at the September 2005 Tokyo Game Show.^ Nintendo President Satoru Iwata is determined to keep the prices of the console and its new games lower than competitors.

^ "This is Nintendo's plan: make our existing game world better," said Iwata.
  • Nintendo: Revolution & free DS online service [Archive] - AppleInsider 25 September 2009 14:54 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: General]

^ In the same interview, Iwata also reveals that the Wii MotionPlus will be sold for cheap, and that games that will be utilizing the accessory will be coming.
  • Wii successor needs to be appraised; Wii MotionPlus will be cheap 22 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.qj.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[10] At E3 2006, the console won the first of several awards.[11] By December 8, 2006, it had completed its launch in four key markets.

Contents

History

.The console was conceived in 2001, as the Nintendo GameCube was first seeing release.^ Nintendo's European and American branches have also confirmed that the console will release outside of Japan in Q1 2010.
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^ V roce 2001, když Nintendo vydalo svůj systém Nintendo GameCube , uvedlo opět revoluční ovládací technologii s futuristickým WaveBird .
  • O spolecnosti | .:: NINTENDO - CONQUEST entertainment a.s. ::. 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.nintendods.cz [Source type: General]

^ Just like in 2001 when Xbox and Gamecube were released.
  • Nintendo Revolution Unveiled: News from 1UP.com 23 January 2010 15:19 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.According to an interview with Nintendo's game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, the concept involved focusing on a new form of player interaction.^ Nintendo President Satoru Iwata is determined to keep the prices of the console and its new games lower than competitors.

^ The quick-playing Facts & Friends mode adds a whole new social dynamic to the game that keeps everyone involved by encouraging players to guess whether their opponents will answer their questions correctly.
  • Cheap Nintendo Wii DS - NEWS 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC nintendeals.com [Source type: General]

^ Fans of Nintendo’s fashion-themed Style Savvy™ game for the Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo DSi™ systems will have access to some hot new designs this year, thanks to an expanded partnership between Nintendo and renowned entertainment icon Beyoncé.
  • Nintendo | J!-ENT entertainment news pop culture TV music DVD Blu-ray reviews fashion celebrity USA Asia UK 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.nt2099.com [Source type: General]

"The consensus was that power isn't everything for a console. .Too many powerful consoles can't coexist.^ Too many powerful consoles can't coexist.
  • Nintendo (kottke.org) 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC kottke.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It's like having only ferocious dinosaurs. .They might fight and hasten their own extinction."^ They might fight and hasten their own extinction."
  • Nintendo (kottke.org) 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC kottke.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[12]
Two years later, engineers and designers were brought together to develop the concept further. .By 2005, the controller interface had taken form, but a public showing at that year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) was withdrawn.^ Jon_Jones Posted: 2005-07-01 19:56:45.917 Could the Nintendo handheld DS be a form of wireless controller for the Revolution?
  • Nintendo Revolution Unveiled: News from 1UP.com 23 January 2010 15:19 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Also, the year they show for ON is 2005, not 2006, meaning it would be released this year, but Revolution will be released in 2006.
  • Nintendo Revolution Unveiled: News from 1UP.com 23 January 2010 15:19 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Miyamoto stated that, "[W]e had some troubleshooting to do. So we decided not to reveal the controller and instead we displayed just the console."[12] .Nintendo president Satoru Iwata later unveiled and demonstrated the Wii Remote at the September Tokyo Game Show.^ MotionPlus attaches to the standard Wii Remote and enhances the motion sensing capabilities for a more precise gaming experience.
  • Free Nintendo Wii Game Console - Best Mobile Phone Deals on Orange, O2, T-Mobile, 3, Vodafone 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.mobiles.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo President Satoru Iwata is determined to keep the prices of the console and its new games lower than competitors.

^ This enchanting, exhilarating, explorative game play experience is bursting with new ideas that make exceptional use of the Wii Remote controller.
  • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]

[10]
.The Nintendo DS is said to have influenced the Wii design.^ We specialise in PlayStation 2, PS2, PlayStation 3, PS3, Nintendo Wii, Wii, Nintendo DS Lite, Microsoft Xbox 360, consoles and accessories.
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^ Also note that, similar to the Nintendo DS the Nintendo Wii will not be marketed simply as "Wii" but as the Nintendo Wii and thusly lessening the obvious public backlash that marketing it just as "Wii" would create.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ PS3 like a PSP and the wii like a DS, and if that is anything to go by Nintendo has already won : ) .

.Designer Ken'ichiro Ashida noted, "We had the DS on our minds as we worked on the Wii.^ Also note that, similar to the Nintendo DS the Nintendo Wii will not be marketed simply as "Wii" but as the Nintendo Wii and thusly lessening the obvious public backlash that marketing it just as "Wii" would create.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ As some have noted, Game Boy and DS. I think in time, Wii will fit right in.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

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  • Nintendo Wii Home Console Game System - Buy or Sell 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.wigix.com [Source type: General]

.We thought about copying the DS's touch-panel interface and even came up with a prototype."^ GTA is out or about to come out for xbox (i dont keep up) Don't even get me started on this.
  • Nintendo: Revolution & free DS online service [Archive] - AppleInsider 25 September 2009 14:54 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: General]

^ When the DS came out, people complained about that name too.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.The idea was eventually rejected, with the notion that the two gaming systems would be identical.^ Kid Icarus ( Intelligent Systems ) - Only two games of Kid Icarus have been produced (NES, GB), though Miyamoto hinted that there will be a sequel on Wii .
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^ The Revolution will be able to play games that are unplayable on the other two systems.
  • Nintendo Revolution Unveiled: News from 1UP.com 23 January 2010 15:19 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I’d claim that it was all just a big scam to get people to buy games and accessories in anticipation of eventually owning a console but then the console would never actually be made.
  • Twenty Sided » Blog Archive » The Newest Wii Fan 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.shamusyoung.com [Source type: General]

Miyamoto also expressed that, "[I]f the DS had flopped, we might have taken the Wii back to the drawing board."[12]

Name

.The console was known by the code name of "Revolution" until April 27, 2006, immediately prior to E3.^ DIESLO Posted: 2006-04-27 19:58:24.697 I find nothing wrong with the name it has potintal Wii......Wi?
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Bear Walken Posted: 2006-04-27 15:32:51.837 I thought Revolution had a nice ring to it, but like others have said people won't get one for the name right?
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted: 2006-04-27 15:47:20.323 wut a wierd name but we'll see how this plays out.
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[13] .The Nintendo Style Guide refers to the console as "simply Wii, not Nintendo Wii", making it the first home console Nintendo has marketed outside of Japan without the company name featured in its trademark.^ The sought-after Nintendo Wii is the most energetic console on the market.
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^ Who is going to by a console named Wii?
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

While "Wiis" is a commonly used pluralization of the console, Nintendo has stated that the official plural form is "Wii systems" or "Wii consoles."[14] Nintendo's spelling of "Wii" with two lower-case "i" characters is meant to resemble two people standing side by side, representing players gathering together, as well as to represent the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.[15] The company has given many reasons for this choice of name since the announcement; however, the best known is:
.Wii sounds like 'we', which emphasizes that the console is for everyone.^ Wii sounds like "we," which emphasizes this console is for everyone.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Revolution sounded cool, Wii sounds like wee-wee.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ WiiWare™ Brain Challenge™ (Gameloft, 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone, 1,000 Wii Points): Just like your body, your brain needs to be exercised to stay in shape.
  • Cheap Nintendo Wii DS - NEWS 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC nintendeals.com [Source type: General]

.Wii can easily be remembered by people around the world, no matter what language they speak.^ Wii can easily be remembered by people around the world, no matter what language they speak.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ If they use terms like "Wii will tear down the walls of traditional gaming," and the like, people will get interested.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ I have met peole who now speak English with no accent who had spoke an Asian dialect as their native language.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

No confusion. .No need to abbreviate.^ No need to abbreviate.
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Just Wii.[15]
.Despite Nintendo's justification for the name, some video game developers and members of the press reacted negatively towards the change.^ The free, or "Silver" version of the service offers a slim set of online capabilities, limited to game demo and add-on downloads, and some downloadable video content.
  • Alltop - Top Nintendo News 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC nintendo.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ If only Nintendo Wii would bring back MarioKart (aka the best video game ever), I would definitely buy it.

^ "Donkey Kong 64 (abbreviated as DK 64) is a platformer video game developed by Rare and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64.
  • Alltop - Top Nintendo News 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC nintendo.alltop.com [Source type: General]

They preferred "Revolution" over "Wii"[16] and Forbes expressed fear "that the name would convey a continued sense of 'kidiness' [sic] to the console."[17] The BBC reported the day after the name was announced that "a long list of puerile jokes, based on the name," had appeared on the Internet.[18] Nintendo of America's president Reggie Fils-Aime acknowledged the initial reaction and further explained the change:
.Revolution as a name is not ideal; it's long, and in some cultures, it's hard to pronounce.^ Duck_Waters Posted: 2006-04-27 15:16:55.54 It's been the Revolution so long, that who will want to change the name in conversation?
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ The problem regardless of the new name is that it had been called Revolution for so long that not only did gamers get used to it, but it had actually established itself as that name.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

So we wanted something that was short, to the point, easy to pronounce, and distinctive. .That's how 'Wii,' as a console name, was created.^ Edit Page Name Edit Page Name Nintendo Wii Home Console Game System Edit the name manually instead of using naming rule.
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[19]
.Nintendo of America's then-Vice President of Corporate Affairs Perrin Kaplan defended its choice of "Wii" over "Revolution" and responded to critics of the name by stating, "Live with it, sleep with it, eat with it, move along with it and hopefully they'll arrive at the same place."^ Another what were they thinking move from Nintendo.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ The Revolution is a much cooler name that Wii.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Karaoke Revolution with mic Nintendo WII .
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[20]

Launch

Wii retail display boxes
.On September 14, 2006, Nintendo announced release information for Japan, North and South America, Australasia (Oceania), Asia and Europe, including dates, prices, and projected unit distribution numbers.^ Nintendo's European and American branches have also confirmed that the console will release outside of Japan in Q1 2010.
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^ Sony haven't announced a firm date, simply adding that the game will be released by the end of Spring.
  • Offworld: April 2009 Archives 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.offworld.com [Source type: General]

^ Since trademarking "The Last Story" in Japan, Nintendo have protected the name in Europe and North America.
  • Alltop - Top Nintendo News 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC nintendo.alltop.com [Source type: General]

.It was announced that the majority of the 2006 shipments would be allotted to the Americas, and that 33 titles would be available in the 2006 launch window.^ Ever since the Wii system launched in November 2006, the controllers have been available only in white.
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[21] .The Wii was launched in the United States on November 19, 2006 at $249.99.[22] It was later launched in the United Kingdom on December 8, 2006 at £179.[23] The UK suffered a widespread shortage of console units as many high-street and online stores were unable to fulfill all pre-orders when it was released.^ November 1st, 2006 at 3:22 am .

^ November 21st, 2006 at 6:23 am .

^ Microsoft responded a week later with the price cut of the Xbox 360 Elite to $299, while phasing out the Xbox 360 Pro (20GB) model at a $249.99 price point.
  • Cheap Nintendo Wii DS - NEWS 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC nintendeals.com [Source type: General]

[24] The Wii was launched in South Korea on April 26, 2008 and in Taiwan on July 12, 2008.[25][26]

System sales

Life-to-date number of units shipped, millions
Date Japan Americas Other Worldwide
2006-12-31[27] 1.14 1.25 0.80 3.19
2007-03-31[28] 2.00 2.37 1.47 5.84
2007-06-30[29] 2.95 3.81 2.51 9.27
2007-09-30[30] 3.67 5.46 4.04 13.17
2007-12-31[31] 4.99 8.85 6.30 20.13
2008-03-31[32] 5.90 10.61 7.94 24.45
2008-06-30[33] 6.43 13.11 10.08 29.62
2008-09-30[34] 6.91 15.19 12.45 34.55
2008-12-31[35] 7.80 20.40 16.76 44.96
2009-03-31[36] 7.96 23.54 18.89 50.39
2009-06-30[37] 8.17 24.42 20.03 52.62
2009-09-30[7] 8.68 25.99 21.48 56.14
2009-12-31[1] 9.72 32.02 25.71 67.45
2010-2-28[38] 10.00
.Since its launch, the monthly sales numbers of the console have been higher than its competitors across the globe.^ Darwinia hadn't sold well on launch, so having the Steam guys put it on their system got us a comparatively huge number of sales.
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.According to the NPD Group, the Wii sold more units in the United States than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 combined in the first half of 2007.[39] This lead is even larger in the Japanese market, where it currently leads in total sales, having outsold both consoles by factors of 2:1[40] to 6:1[41] nearly every week from launch until November 2007.[42] In Australia, the Wii exceeded the record set by the Xbox 360 to become the fastest-selling game console in Australian history.^ The console will be larger than the current DSi, with 4'' screens.
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^ The flagship title is the fastest Wii game to reach 3 million in sales.
  • Alltop - Top Nintendo News 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC nintendo.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ Great Console Summary: There's never been a more interactive game console than the Wii.
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[43]
.On September 12, 2007, it was reported by the Financial Times that the Wii had surpassed the Xbox 360, which was released one year previously, and had become the market leader in home console sales for the current generation, based on sales figures from Enterbrain, NPD Group, and GfK.^ Jingle with Jillian December 12, 2007 Just in time for the holidays, WWE Diva Jillian releases A Jingle with Jillian.
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^ The final blow that could get all of the Xbox 360 early adopters to re-purchase Jon Blow's time-warping platformer Braid for the PC/Mac?
  • Offworld: April 2009 Archives 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.offworld.com [Source type: General]

^ We specialise in PlayStation 2, PS2, PlayStation 3, PS3, Nintendo Wii, Wii, Nintendo DS Lite, Microsoft Xbox 360, consoles and accessories.
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[44] .This was the first time a Nintendo console had led its generation in sales since the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.^ If you are not buying a nintendo console this time, what will you buy?
  • Nintendo Revolution Unveiled: News from 1UP.com 23 January 2010 15:19 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I've not found people who call it "Nintendo Entertainment System", nor do they say each letter seperately like "N E S", they litereally say NES or SNES or something.
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^ The game is a follow up to the Donkey Kong Country trilogy on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
  • Alltop - Top Nintendo News 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC nintendo.alltop.com [Source type: General]

[44]
.On July 11, 2007, Nintendo warned that the Wii would remain in short supply throughout that calendar year.^ Also note that, similar to the Nintendo DS the Nintendo Wii will not be marketed simply as "Wii" but as the Nintendo Wii and thusly lessening the obvious public backlash that marketing it just as "Wii" would create.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ A full two years after launch, it appears the Nintendo Wii is finally becoming more available for purchase.
  • Cheap Nintendo Wii DS - NEWS 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC nintendeals.com [Source type: General]

^ Making its long-awaited debut on Nintendo platforms almost 10 years after the series began, Silent Hill has come to Wii.
  • Alltop - Top Nintendo News 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC nintendo.alltop.com [Source type: General]

[45] .In December 2007, Reggie Fils-Aimé revealed that Nintendo was producing approximately 1.8 million Wii consoles each month.^ Netflix headed to Nintendo?s Wii console .
  • Alltop - Top Nintendo News 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC nintendo.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ New Super Mario Bros Wii is now the fastest selling game to hit 10 million on a single console .
  • Alltop - Top Nintendo News 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC nintendo.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ This manual explains the various channels and channel settings that are available on the Nintendo Wii Console.
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[46] Some UK stores still had a shortage of consoles as of March 2007,[47] demand still outpaced supply in the United States as of June 2007,[48] and the console "selling out almost as quickly as it hits retail shelves" in Canada as of April 2008.[49][50] In October 2008, Nintendo announced that between October and December 2008 the Wii would have its North American supplies increased considerably from 2007’s levels,[51] while producing 2.4 million Wii units a month worldwide, compared to 1.6 million per month in 2007.[52]
.In 2007, the Wii was the second best-selling game console (behind the Nintendo DS) in the US and Japan with 6.29 million and 3,629,361 units sold respectively, according to the NPD Group and Enterbrain.^ In December 2009, Nintendo sold well in excess of 3 million Wii consoles in the United States.
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]

^ DS game Nintendo never made.
  • Offworld: April 2009 Archives 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.offworld.com [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo's European and American branches have also confirmed that the console will release outside of Japan in Q1 2010.
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[53][54][55][56][57] .During the same year, the Wii had outsold the PlayStation 3 by 3:1 in Japan, while the Xbox 360 had sold 257,841 units in that region that year, according to Enterbrain.^ We specialise in PlayStation 2, PS2, PlayStation 3, PS3, Nintendo Wii, Wii, Nintendo DS Lite, Microsoft Xbox 360, consoles and accessories.
  • ShopTo.Net - Nintendo WII 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.shopto.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If your subscription is paid, you can watch Netflix for free on your computer, your Blu-ray player, your PS3, and soon, your Wii—but not on the Xbox 360.
  • Alltop - Top Nintendo News 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC nintendo.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ In December 2009, Nintendo sold well in excess of 3 million Wii consoles in the United States.
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]

[58][59] .In Europe, the Wii sold 0.7 million units in 2006 and 4.8 million in 2007 according to estimates by Electronic Arts.^ In December 2009, Nintendo sold well in excess of 3 million Wii consoles in the United States.
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]

^ It is now only the third Wii game to reach the 3 million mark—the other two being Wii Sports (sold separately from the Wii system in Japan) and Wii Fit.
  • Alltop - Top Nintendo News 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC nintendo.alltop.com [Source type: General]

[60][61] .In 2008, the Wii was the best-selling home console in Japan with 2,908,342 units sold, according to the Enterbrain.^ New Super Mario Bros Wii is now the fastest selling game to hit 10 million on a single console .
  • Alltop - Top Nintendo News 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC nintendo.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ In December 2009, Nintendo sold well in excess of 3 million Wii consoles in the United States.
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^ At Amazon.com, the Nintendo Wii is the top selling video game item, topping the recently released Halo 3: ODST video game (according to the hourly bestsellers list ).
  • Cheap Nintendo Wii DS - NEWS 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC nintendeals.com [Source type: General]

[57][62][63] .Prior to the release of the NPD Group's video game statistics for January 2008, the Wii had been ahead of the Xbox 360 and PS3 in US sales in most months since the Wii and PS3 were released, according to data by the NPD Group.^ PS3 or Xbox 360.
  • Nintendo Revolution Unveiled: News from 1UP.com 23 January 2010 15:19 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wii: June '09 Game Releases!
  • Cheap Nintendo Wii DS - NEWS 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC nintendeals.com [Source type: General]

^ And Wii, as a name and a console, brings something revolutionary to the world of video games that sets it apart from the crowd.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[64] .In the United States, the Wii had sold 10.9 million units by July 1, 2008, making it the leader in current-generation home console sales, according to the NPD Group, surpassing the Xbox 360 which was released a year prior to the Wii.^ In December 2009, Nintendo sold well in excess of 3 million Wii consoles in the United States.
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]

^ New Super Mario Bros Wii is now the fastest selling game to hit 10 million on a single console .
  • Alltop - Top Nintendo News 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC nintendo.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ Veterans Day Salute 2009 November 11, 2009 Considering all the flurry that surrounds our daily lives, it’s all too easy to forget what makes the United States the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave – our veterans.
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[65][66][67] .As of November 1, 2008, the Wii had sold 13.4 million units in the US, almost two million more than Xbox 360 and over twice the number of PlayStation 3 units sold, according to the NPD Group.^ "Wii" sounds much more futuristic and it also sounds as if nintendo is starting to think more brilliantly than ever before.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Sure, the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 have all the technology advances built in to them.
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^ The partnership between the two companies will extend the reach of content streamed from Netflix farther than ever before, thanks to the mainstream popularity of the Wii console.
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[68]
.In Japan, the Wii had surpassed the number of Nintendo GameCube units sold by January 2008;[55] the Wii had sold 7,526,821 units as of December 28, 2008, according to Enterbrain.^ WI1D_G0053 Posted: 2006-04-28 18:23:55.933 Wii?
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^ Wii has now gone triple platinum in Japan after only being on store shelves since December 3, 2009.
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^ Vydání Nintendo GameCube spolu s WaveBird krátce poté (Japan & USA) .
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[62][69] .According to the NPD Group, the Wii surpassed the Xbox 360 to become the best-selling "next generation" home video game console in Canada with 813,000 units sold by April 1, 2008, and had been the best-selling home console for 13 of the previous 17 months.^ Nintendo 64 Home Console Game ...
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^ Gamefly is the largest online video game rental service and offers you a choice from over 6,000 new and classic titles across all consoles and handhelds.
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^ New Super Mario Bros Wii is now the fastest selling game to hit 10 million on a single console .
  • Alltop - Top Nintendo News 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC nintendo.alltop.com [Source type: General]

[49][50] .In the first six months of 2008, the Wii had sold 318,000 units in Canada, outselling its nearest competitor, the PlayStation 3, almost 2:1.[70] According to the NPD Group, the Wii had sold a total of 1,060,000 units in Canada as of August 1, 2008, making it the first current generation home console to surpass the million unit mark in that country.^ New Super Mario Bros Wii is now the fastest selling game to hit 10 million on a single console .
  • Alltop - Top Nintendo News 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC nintendo.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ Ask The Owners is a great way to try and get information and opinions from actual owners of Nintendo Wii Home Console Game System by asking all of them the same question simultaneously.
  • Nintendo Wii Home Console Game System - Buy or Sell 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.wigix.com [Source type: General]

^ Go to order management Just close this window "Nintendo Wii Home Console Game..."
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.In the first seven months of 2008, the Wii outsold the PS3 and the Xbox 360 combined with 376,000 units sold in Canada.^ PS3 or Xbox 360.
  • Nintendo Revolution Unveiled: News from 1UP.com 23 January 2010 15:19 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Posted: 2006-04-27 12:36:32.527 Wii sounds pretty weird, but I had the same initial reaction with the Xbox 360.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ I mean, you can't say your first reaction to the Xbox 360 was any different, and their approach is similar to Nintendo's.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[71] .In the United Kingdom, the Wii leads in current generation home console sales with 4.9 million units sold as of January 3, 2009, according to GfK Chart-Track.^ In December 2009, Nintendo sold well in excess of 3 million Wii consoles in the United States.
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]

^ New Super Mario Bros Wii is now the fastest selling game to hit 10 million on a single console .
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^ Netflix members who are also owners of Nintendo's Wii home console to instantly watch thousands of movies and TV episodes streamed from Netflix directly to their TVs.
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[72][73] .On March 25, 2009, at the Game Developers Conference, Satoru Iwata said that worldwide shipments of Wii had reached 50 million.^ This Wii game has been developed by UK developer Rebellion.
  • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

^ No all game developers and publishers are thinking of is money and will the game sell on said system.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ In December 2009, Nintendo sold well in excess of 3 million Wii consoles in the United States.
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[74]
.While Microsoft and Sony have experienced losses producing their consoles in the hopes of making a long-term profit on software sales, Nintendo reportedly has optimized production costs to obtain a significant profit margin with each Wii unit sold.^ Nintendo must sell the Wii and make their product a force.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Both articles talk more about controlling costs and lowering law firms' profit margins.

^ In December 2009, Nintendo sold well in excess of 3 million Wii consoles in the United States.
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[75] .On September 17, 2007, the Financial Times reported that this direct profit per Wii sold may vary from $13 in Japan to $49 in the United States and $79 in Europe.^ Wii could work in japan, but i'm having a hard time seeing how this is a good idea for the states.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ I may buy the system for the inovative controls, but I'll be making fun of Wii the whole time.
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^ From bars to bling By: Zack Zeigler May 25, 2007 Montel Vontavious Porter has added the ultimate bling to his trophied collection: the United States Championship.
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[76] .On December 2, 2008, Forbes reported that Nintendo makes a $6 operating profit per Wii unit sold.^ In December 2009, Nintendo sold well in excess of 3 million Wii consoles in the United States.
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]

^ WWE makes Forbes "Best" list October 13, 2008 World Wrestling Entertainment has made Forbes’ 2008 list of “200 Best Small Companies.” Read More...
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^ It's ironic that large law firms voluntarily self-report their profits (and more importantly, their profits per partner) and then have clients complain about the firms' profit margins.

[77]
.Nintendo reported on May 7, 2009 increases in operating profits for its fiscal year (April 1, 2008—March 31, 2009), and a rise in sales—setting record earnings compared to the previous year.^ WCBS reports that the 50 and older crowd may have even started the trend years ago.
  • Gothamist: News: February 2010 Archives 9 February 2010 16:016 UTC gothamist.com [Source type: General]

^ On that day, Nintendo's suggested retail price for its record-setting Wii drops by $50 to $199.99.
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^ It took a global economic meltdown and a major upheaval of the legal industry, but law firms seemed to get the message that 2009 was not the year to substantially increase their billing rates.

.Kenji Hall of BusinessWeek called the company "a bright spot in an otherwise dismal Japanese tech sector" citing the unique qualities of the Wii and DSi.^ The changing autumn leaves will be in good company with some new colors for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers.
  • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

^ Personally, I don't care about calling my console a Nintendo Wii because I know what it stands for and what it contains, but for a company who may think about image -- and I know the Japanese definitely care about it -- I can't help feeling Nintendo fumbled something here.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[78] However, Nintendo's financial forecasts until March 2010 had investors and analysts questioning if the company cannot keep its streak from ending. .The Japanese market, which tends to serve as an leading indicator for global markets, saw Wii sales drop by 47% when comparing Nintendo's fiscal year of 2008—2009, to the previous year.^ WigixCEO Jun 15, 2009, 20:47:04 The Nintendo WII can connect to the Internet by utilizing its built in 802.11b/g Wi-Fi for wireless connections or via a USB-to-Ethernet adaptor for DSL connections.
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^ Aug 29, 2008, 19:01:24 We have wii sports and wii play and my 6 year old son loves them!
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^ A Posted: 2006-04-27 14:47:38.7 "Hey guys, let's go play Wii" "Introducing the newest game for the Nintendo Wii."
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.While analysts predicted that game console sales in general will fall in 2009, Hall argued "Nintendo's big advantages are disappearing" amid price reductions of the Xbox 360 and rumors of Sony unveiling a motion-sensing wireless controller.^ Xbox 360 Price List .

^ The two Wii features Nintendo thinks will create new levels of gaming community are built-in Wi-Fi access, supported by a new online gaming service, and Wii's intuitive, wireless, motion-sensitive game controller.
  • Wii Game Accessories 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.ddrgame.com [Source type: General]

^ We specialise in PlayStation 2, PS2, PlayStation 3, PS3, Nintendo Wii, Wii, Nintendo DS Lite, Microsoft Xbox 360, consoles and accessories.
  • ShopTo.Net - Nintendo WII 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.shopto.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[78]
.On September 23, 2009, Nintendo announced its first price drops for the console.^ Nintendo Announces Holiday 2009 Lineup [ Nintendo ] .
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^ Nintendo Announces Holiday 2009 Lineup .
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^ Konami has announced its first DSiWare download title, in the form of Reflection a platform game with puzzle elements designed exclusively for the new Nintendo handheld.
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In the United States, the price was reduced by $50 resulting in a new MSRP of $199.99, effective September 27, 2009.[79] For Japan, the price dropped from ¥25,000 to ¥20,000, effective October 1, 2009.[80] In Europe (with the exception of the United Kingdom), the price of a Wii console dropped to €199 from €249.[81] Nintendo sold more than three million Wii consoles in the U.S. in December 2009, setting a regional record for the month and ending 9 months of declining sales, as a result of the price cut and software releases such as New Super Mario Bros. Wii.[82][83] .As of the end of that month, the Wii is the best selling home video game console produced by Nintendo with sales of over 67 million units, surpassing that of the original Nintendo Entertainment System.^ Nintendo 64 Home Console Game ...
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^ This is a list of sellers that are currently offering "Nintendo Wii Home Console Game System" for sale.
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^ Buy "Nintendo Wii Home Console Game System" from the following sellers ( 6 ) .
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[1]

Demographic

.Nintendo hopes to target a wider demographic with its console than that of others in the seventh generation.^ But, when I'm at the electronics department at a Wal-Mart of Circuit City, more people test out a nintendo console than any other brand.
  • Nintendo Revolution Unveiled: News from 1UP.com 23 January 2010 15:19 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wii remains the fastest-selling home console in history, and reaches more consumers than any other device that currently supports streaming movies from Netflix.
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]

^ "Wii" is worse than nintendo's condename of "Dolphin" for the gamecube and obviously that name did not make it onto the console.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[6] .At a press conference for the then-upcoming Nintendo DS game Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies in December 2006, Satoru Iwata insisted "We're not thinking about fighting Sony, but about how many people we can get to play games.^ I know I think until about Nintendo.
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^ DS game Nintendo never made.
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^ "We're about sticking to the soul of gaming."
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.The thing we're thinking about most is not portable systems, consoles, and so forth, but that we want to get new people playing games."^ "We're about sticking to the soul of gaming."
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^ My friends told me about a new game I can play on my wii wii.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo's Wii video game system (pronounced "we") is designed to attract people, regardless of their age or video game experience, to sit down and play together--whether they're in the same room or on different sides of the globe.
  • Wii Game Accessories 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.ddrgame.com [Source type: General]

[84]
.This is reflected in Nintendo's series of television advertisements in North America, directed by Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan, as well as Internet ads.^ The collection includes six games from the series including Samurai Shodown I, II, III, IV, V and the never before released in North America Samurai Shodown VI .
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^ Nintendo Announces DSi XL, Out in North America in 2010 .
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^ Nintendo Announces DSi XL, Out in North America in 2010 [ Nintendo of Japan ] .
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.The ad slogans are "Wii would like to play" and "Experience a new way to play."^ The inherent social nature of Wii is fully demonstrated in a groundbreaking way with New Super Mario Bros.
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^ This enchanting, exhilarating, explorative game play experience is bursting with new ideas that make exceptional use of the Wii Remote controller.
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^ Twilight Wii version presents a new look and feel, giving fans a great reason to play both the Wii and the DVD boardgame versions.
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.These ads ran starting November 15, 2006 and had a total budget of over US$200 million throughout the year.^ Paterson now projects the deficit for the coming year at $8.2 billion, that's up $750 million from the figure he named in his budget .
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^ Kansas City's Zack Greinke won with just 16 wins, and Wainwright's teammate Tim Lincecum won with 15 wins, the lowest win total ever (for a starter in a nonstrike year).

^ These British independents are just a couple of years younger than me, and they started out when I started out as a journalist.
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[85] .The productions are Nintendo's first broad-based advertising strategy and include a two-minute video clip showing a varied assortment of people enjoying the Wii system, such as urban apartment-dwellers, country ranchers, grandparents, and parents with their children.^ Nintendo's Wii video game system (pronounced "we") is designed to attract people, regardless of their age or video game experience, to sit down and play together--whether they're in the same room or on different sides of the globe.
  • Wii Game Accessories 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.ddrgame.com [Source type: General]

^ I've not found people who call it "Nintendo Entertainment System", nor do they say each letter seperately like "N E S", they litereally say NES or SNES or something.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ I'm not too fond of the name either(I don't think it has enough syllibals), but you don't have to start cursing people to eternal damnation because of a name for a video game system.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

The music in the ads is from the song "Kodo (Inside the Sun Remix)" by the Yoshida Brothers.[86] .The marketing campaign has proved to be successful: pensioners as old as 103 have been reported to be playing the Wii in the United Kingdom.^ It will not catch on mainstream, because (i guess this just didn't occur to nintendo's market researchers) people don't want to play games the way the Wii wants us to.
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^ It would make Wii the greatest viral marketing campaign in the history of man.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Has been released on the iPhone a crazy which I'm playing for so long -- I -- success I can play announcer and -- actually you can switch back and forth between an upgraded graphics and old school ground.
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[87] .A report by the British newspaper The People also stated that Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain has played using the console.^ Wii has a distinctive "ii" spelling that symbolizes both the unique controllers and the image of people gathering to play.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[88]

Hardware

The Wii (top) compared in size to the GCN, N64, North American SNES and NES
.The Wii is Nintendo's smallest home console to date; it measures 44 mm (1.73 in) wide, 157 mm (6.18 in) tall and 215.4 mm (8.48 in) deep in its vertical orientation, slightly larger than three DVD cases stacked together.^ Nintendo 64 Home Console Game ...
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^ Please consider buying a Nintendo Wii if you want to play all those titles on a real console!
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^ "Wii" sounds much more futuristic and it also sounds as if nintendo is starting to think more brilliantly than ever before.
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The included stand measures 55.4 mm (2.18 in) wide, 44 mm (1.73 in) tall and 225.6 mm (8.88 in) deep. .The system weighs 1.2 kg (2.7 lb),[89] which makes it the lightest of the three major seventh generation consoles.^ So, now that all three of the major consoles have announced their pre-holiday price cuts, who do you think will end up on top this holiday?
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^ Make sure you also watch the video sidebar with an interview of Amy Schulman, Pfizer's general counsel (it's about three minutes): .

^ In addition, the anticipated release of Commordore 64 titles makes news as three titles are released on the Virtual Console.
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The console can be placed either horizontally or vertically. .The prefix for the numbering scheme of the system and its parts and accessories is "RVL-" after its code name of "Revolution".[90] The console also features a recurring design theme: the console itself, SD cards, the power supply and all the sockets have one of their corners chipped off in a triangular fashion.^ People had issues with Dreamcast, Gamecube, Xbox, and Channel F and every single one them were the greatest systems of all time.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ All these next-gen console names blow .
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ "While the code-name "Revolution" expressed our direction, Wii represents the answer," said the company in a statement.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.The front of the console features an illuminated slot-loading optical media drive that accepts both 12 cm Wii Optical Discs and Nintendo GameCube Game Discs.^ Nintendo Wii is one of the excellent gaming consoles, and is enriched a variety of wonderful features.
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^ Nintendo 64 Home Console Game ...
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^ The two Wii features Nintendo thinks will create new levels of gaming community are built-in Wi-Fi access, supported by a new online gaming service, and Wii's intuitive, wireless, motion-sensitive game controller.
  • Wii Game Accessories 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.ddrgame.com [Source type: General]

The blue light in the disc slot illuminates briefly when the console is turned on and pulsates when new data is received through WiiConnect24. .After the update that includes System Menu 3.0, the disc slot light activates whenever a Wii disc is inserted or ejected.^ To enable their systems to stream content from Netflix, Wii owners will need a Netflix instant-streaming disc for the Wii console, which will be available at no additional cost to Netflix subscribers.
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]

^ When the instant-streaming disc is inserted into a member's Wii system, an array of movie and TV choices will be displayed right on their TV screen.
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When there is no WiiConnect24 information, the light stays off. The disc slot light remains off during gameplay or when using other features. Two USB ports are located at its rear. An SD card slot hides behind the cover on the front of the console.
.The Wii launch package includes the console, a stand to allow the console to be placed vertically, a circular clear stabilizer for the main stand, one Wii Remote, one Nunchuk attachment, one Sensor Bar, a removable stand for the bar, one external main power adapter, two AA batteries, one composite AV cable with RCA connectors, a SCART adapter in European countries (component video and other types of cables are available separately), operation documentation, and, in all regions except Japan and South Korea, a copy of the game Wii Sports.^ Please consider buying a Nintendo Wii if you want to play all those titles on a real console!
  • nintendo8.com - play Nintendo 8-bit games online (no download required) 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.nintendo8.com [Source type: General]

^ Gamefly is the largest online video game rental service and offers you a choice from over 6,000 new and classic titles across all consoles and handhelds.
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^ I asked 5 of my gaming friends from work this question: "If you saw the word "Wii" on the box of a video game console, how would you pronounce it?"
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.The disc reader of the Wii does not play DVD-Video or DVD-Audio discs.^ Twilight Wii version presents a new look and feel, giving fans a great reason to play both the Wii and the DVD boardgame versions.
  • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]
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^ Does anyone wanna play with my Wii?
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.A 2006 announcement had stated a new version of the Wii capable of DVD-Video playback would be released in 2007;[91] however Nintendo delayed its release to focus on producing the original console to meet demand.^ Yeah it original, but who would honestly name a console 'Wii'.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo introduces new black versions.
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^ MMXZero Posted: 2005-05-10 23:58:49.297 i guessed that nintendo would release the revolution in mid 2006, pretty good, eh?
  • Nintendo Revolution Unveiled: News from 1UP.com 23 January 2010 15:19 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[92] .Nintendo's initial announcement stated that it "requires more than a firmware upgrade" to implement and that the functionality could not be made available as an upgrade option for the existing Wii model.^ But, when I'm at the electronics department at a Wal-Mart of Circuit City, more people test out a nintendo console than any other brand.
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^ There's much more money to be made from happy clients than there is to be lost from underpricing.

^ First party games are great, always, on any Nintendo system, but I need more than Mario, Metroid and Donkey Kong.
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[91] .Despite this assertion, third parties have used Wii homebrew to add DVD playback to the original unmodified Wii units.^ Dozens of games for the Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems are on the way in a wide range of categories from both Nintendo and its third-party partners.
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[93] .The Wii also can be hacked to enable an owner to use the console for other activities than those intended by Nintendo.^ Please consider buying a Nintendo Wii if you want to play all those titles on a real console!
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^ "Wii" sounds much more futuristic and it also sounds as if nintendo is starting to think more brilliantly than ever before.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ The partnership between the two companies will extend the reach of content streamed from Netflix farther than ever before, thanks to the mainstream popularity of the Wii console.
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]

[94] Several brands of modchips are available for the Wii.
.Although before it was released, Nintendo showed the console and the Wii Remote in white, black, silver, lime green, and red,[95][96] it had only been available in white for its first two and a half years of sales.^ Steering wheel Black for Wii an Nintendo WII .
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^ Please consider buying a Nintendo Wii if you want to play all those titles on a real console!
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^ Of the big 3 consoles, the Wii typically has the most releases, and July is no different...
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Black systems were made available in Japan in August 2009,[97][98] and in Europe in November, 2009.[99]
.On July 11, 2007, Nintendo revealed the Wii Balance Board at E3 2007 along with Wii Fit.^ Wii plus FREE Nintendo Wii Fit .
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^ By: Alissa Fuhrman July 11, 2007 Want to become the No.1 contender for an “A” next semester?
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^ Upcoming Nintendo-published games for the Wii console include Wii Fit Plus (Oct.
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[100] .It is a wireless balance board accessory for the Wii that contains multiple pressure sensors used to measure the user's center of balance.^ The secret is in the innovative Wii remote, which uses motion sensors to react to your movements.
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^ Nintendo Wii Fit w/ Nintendo Wii Balance Board .
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^ Nintendo Wii Balance Board Protective Sleeve .
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.Namco Bandai produced a mat controller, a simpler less sophisticated competitor to the balance board, that connects to the GameCube controller port.^ Nintendo Wii Balance Board Mat .
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Wii Remote

From left to right: Nintendo DS Lite, Nunchuk, Wii Remote and strap
.The Wii Remote is the primary controller for the console.^ All it takes is a Wii Remote controller for a simple, yet fulfilling, connection with nature.
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^ The controls are simple: Move the character with the control stick, adjust the crosshairs with the Wii Remote controller and shoot down targets while dodging enemy attacks.
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^ This enchanting, exhilarating, explorative game play experience is bursting with new ideas that make exceptional use of the Wii Remote controller.
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.It uses a combination of built-in accelerometers and infrared detection to sense its position in 3D space when pointed at the LEDs within the Sensor Bar.^ The overall best gaming console currently on the market, the Nintendo Wii uses the Wiimote's (the name for the Wii's controller) built in accelerometer combined a sensitive infrared bar you mount on your TV (included) to translate the motion of your hand into code, and from there apply it to the game.
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^ Defend your space fleet from wave after wave of enemy attacks by equipping a variety of weapons and using a combination of strategic skills and resource management.
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.This design allows users to control the game using physical gestures as well as traditional button presses.^ Apart, this smart gaming device allows the users to download more games from World Wide Web.
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^ This enchanting, exhilarating, explorative game play experience is bursting with new ideas that make exceptional use of the Wii Remote controller.
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^ Shake, push and twist the Wii Remote controller to collect and use in-game items.
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.The controller connects to the console using Bluetooth and features rumble as well as an internal speaker.^ The game features single-player and DS Wireless Play, as well as battles with foes worldwide via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.
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.The Wii Remote can connect to expansion devices through a proprietary port at the base of the controller.^ All it takes is a Wii Remote controller for a simple, yet fulfilling, connection with nature.
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^ The Wii Remote is used to move them through the level, but it is also used with the different items in the game (i.e.
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^ The controls are simple: Move the character with the control stick, adjust the crosshairs with the Wii Remote controller and shoot down targets while dodging enemy attacks.
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.The device bundled with the Wii retail package is the Nunchuk unit, which features an accelerometer and a traditional analog stick with two trigger buttons.^ Use the magical stick (Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers) to perform in lifelike dolphin shows.
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^ Nintendo releases a special, limited-edition bundle of the Wii Sports Resort game and not one but two Wii MotionPlus accessories, which bring enhanced precision to games.
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^ Typically, Wii Sports Resort comes with a single Wii MotionPlus unit at a suggested retail price of $49.99, and additional Wii MotionPlus units are available at a suggested retail price of $19.99.
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.In addition, an attachable wrist strap can be used to prevent the player from unintentionally dropping or throwing the Wii Remote.^ Motion functionality: Use your Wii Remote to buzz in and beat your opponent!
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^ The Wii Remote is used to move them through the level, but it is also used with the different items in the game (i.e.
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^ This enchanting, exhilarating, explorative game play experience is bursting with new ideas that make exceptional use of the Wii Remote controller.
  • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]
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.Nintendo has also since offered a stronger strap and the Wii Remote Jacket to provide extra grip and protection.^ This is a list of sellers that are currently offering "Nintendo Wii Home Console Game System" for sale.
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^ The changing autumn leaves will be in good company with some new colors for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers.
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^ But since I do know what nintendo is capable of producing, I will buy it, even if it bears a pussy name like "Wii".
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.The Wii MotionPlus was announced as a device that connects to the Wii Remote to supplement the accelerometer and Sensor Bar capabilities and enable actions to be rendered identically on the screen in real time.^ Nintendo Wii 7" LCD Portable Screen with sensor bar build-in and car adapter .
  • Wii Game Accessories 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.ddrgame.com [Source type: General]

^ The new black Wii Remote controller will be available packaged with a black Wii MotionPlus accessory, which brings enhanced precision to games.
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^ The secret is in the innovative Wii remote, which uses motion sensors to react to your movements.
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.Nintendo also revealed the Wii Vitality Sensor, a fingertip pulse oximeter sensor that connects through the Wii Remote.^ All it takes is a Wii Remote controller for a simple, yet fulfilling, connection with nature.
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^ The Wii Remote is used to move them through the level, but it is also used with the different items in the game (i.e.
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^ The changing autumn leaves will be in good company with some new colors for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers.
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Memory storage

.The Wii console contains 512 megabytes of internal flash memory and features an SD card slot for external storage.^ Happy Holidays Christmas lets you make fun Christmas-themed e-cards and send them straight to friends' Wii consoles.
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^ Nintendo Wii is one of the excellent gaming consoles, and is enriched a variety of wonderful features.
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^ Nintendo Wii / GameCube Hyperkin 128 MB Memory Card .
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.An SD card can be used for uploading photos as well as backing up saved game data and downloaded Virtual Console and WiiWare games.^ Family Card Games offers appealing cel-shaded graphics, endearing music and friendly, competitive match-ups.
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^ Even better, if the Ambassador helps 10 people connect; they can attain gold status, which will then enable the Ambassador to download all Nintendo first party NES games for free on Virtual Console!
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^ WiiWare and Virtual Console services to a fabulous 500 and featuring a host of beloved characters from across the Nintendo universe.
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To use the SD slot for transferring game saves, an update must be installed. .An installation can be initiated from the Wii options menu through an Internet connection, or by inserting a game disc containing the update.^ I have a Nintendo Wii, and I would like to know how I can connect my Wii to the internet using my laptop.
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^ Hopefully this also means "Wii" will be brought closer through a very solid online game service.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ The Wii Remote is used to move them through the level, but it is also used with the different items in the game (i.e.
  • Nintendo Wii Home Console Game System - Buy or Sell 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.wigix.com [Source type: General]

.Virtual Console data cannot be restored to any system except the unit of origin.^ Among this week's highlights is the Virtual Console debut of the original Super Smash Bros.
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[101] .An SD card can also be used to create customized in-game music from stored MP3 files, as first shown in Excite Truck, as well as music for the slideshow feature of the Photo Channel.^ Family Card Games offers appealing cel-shaded graphics, endearing music and friendly, competitive match-ups.
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^ We usually use custom printing for making cards.
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^ The game features single-player and DS Wireless Play, as well as battles with foes worldwide via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.
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Version 1.1 of the Photo Channel removed MP3 playback in favor of AAC support.
.At the Nintendo Fall Press Conference in October 2008, Satoru Iwata announced that Wii owners would have the option to download WiiWare and Virtual Console content directly onto an SD card.^ Interplay today announced it will update Clayfighter for play on Wii and Nintendo DSi.
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^ Even better, if the Ambassador helps 10 people connect; they can attain gold status, which will then enable the Ambassador to download all Nintendo first party NES games for free on Virtual Console!
  • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]
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^ The partnership between the two companies will extend the reach of content streamed from Netflix farther than ever before, thanks to the mainstream popularity of the Wii console.
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]

.The option would offer an alternative to "address the console's insufficient memory storage". The announcement stated that it would be available in Japan in the spring of 2009.[102] Nintendo made the update available on March 25, 2009. In addition to the previously announced functionalty, it lets the player load Virtual Console and WiiWare games directly from the SD card.^ Nintendo 64 Home Console Game ...
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^ Nintendo Announces Holiday 2009 Lineup [ Nintendo ] .
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^ Announced by Nintendo at E3 2009 .

The update allows the use of SDHC cards, increasing the limit on SD card size from 2 GB to 32 GB.[103]

Technical specifications

.Nintendo has released few technical details regarding the Wii system, but some key facts have leaked through the press.^ Team up with a friend and battle through campaign mode, or recruit up to eight players on a single Wii system in versus mode for an all-out battle.
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^ Clayfighter is planned for a Summer 2010 release via digital download through Nintendo's WiiWare and DSiWare services.
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^ True-Gamer Posted: 2005-05-11 11:50:11.903 Microsoft, Sony, And Nintendo should release their Next-Gen systems at the same time.
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.Though none of these reports has been officially confirmed, they generally point to the console as being an extension or advancement of the Nintendo GameCube architecture.^ THAT far left field with the revolution, since it doesnt go with the console design reports from this article of being only 3 DVD cases high.
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^ Though technical specifications on the Revolution hardware are not yet available, Nintendo says their new console is only two or three times as powerful as the GameCube.
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^ When asked to clarify Rourke’s relationship with WWE, WWE Officials said that they looked forward to the actor being present at WrestleMania Read More...
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.More specifically, the reported analyses state that the Wii is roughly 1.5 to 2 times as powerful as its predecessor.^ Though technical specifications on the Revolution hardware are not yet available, Nintendo says their new console is only two or three times as powerful as the GameCube.
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[2][104] .Based on the leaked specifications, the Wii is the least powerful of the major home consoles in its generation.^ Ask The Owners is a great way to try and get information and opinions from actual owners of Nintendo Wii Home Console Game System by asking all of them the same question simultaneously.
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^ Go to order management Just close this window "Nintendo Wii Home Console Game..."
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^ The free disc looks and operates the same as a disc-based Wii game, and the entire user experience will feel natural and intuitive to Wii console owners.
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Processors:
Memory:
Ports and peripheral capabilities:
  • Up to 16 Wii Remote controllers (10 in Standard Mode, 6 in One Time Mode,[108] connected wirelessly via Bluetooth)
  • Nintendo GameCube controller ports (4)
  • Nintendo GameCube Memory Card slots (2)
  • SD memory card slot (supports SDHC cards as of System Menu 4.0)
  • USB 2.0 ports (2)
  • Sensor Bar power port
  • Accessory port on bottom of Wii Remote
  • Optional USB keyboard input in message board, Wii Shop Channel, and the Internet Channel (as of 3.0 and 3.1 firmware update)[109]
  • Mitsumi DWM-W004 WiFi 802.11b/g wireless module[110]
  • Compatible with optional USB 2.0 to Ethernet LAN adaptor
  • 'AV Multi Out' port (See 'Video' section right)
Built-in content ratings systems:
Storage:
  • 512 MB built-in NAND flash memory
  • Expanded storage via SD and SDHC card memory (up to 32 GB)
  • Nintendo GameCube Memory Card (required for GameCube game saves)
IBM's Wii "Broadway" CPU
ATI's Wii "Hollywood" GPU
  • Slot-loading disc drive compatible with 8 cm Nintendo GameCube Game Disc and 12 cm Wii Optical Disc
  • Mask ROM by Macronix[111]
Video:
Audio:
Power consumption:
†None of the clock rates have been confirmed by Nintendo, IBM, or ATI.

Technical issues

.The first Wii system software update via WiiConnect24 caused a very small portion of launch units to become completely unusable.^ Ever since the Wii system launched in November 2006, the controllers have been available only in white.
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.This forced users to either send their units to Nintendo for repairs (if they wished to retain their saved data) or exchange it for a free replacement.^ Save your favorite snapshots in your Nintendo DSi Camera album and use Nintendo DS wireless communications to send your masterpieces to your friends.
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[120]
.With the release of dual-layer Wii Optical Discs, Nintendo of America has stated that some Wii systems may have difficulty reading the high-density software due to a contaminated laser lens.^ Regardless of what Nintendo may think, graphics sells systems.
  • Nintendo Revolution Unveiled: News from 1UP.com 23 January 2010 15:19 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ask The Owners is a great way to try and get information and opinions from actual owners of Nintendo Wii Home Console Game System by asking all of them the same question simultaneously.
  • Nintendo Wii Home Console Game System - Buy or Sell 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.wigix.com [Source type: General]

^ This is a list of sellers that are currently offering "Nintendo Wii Home Console Game System" for sale.
  • Nintendo Wii Home Console Game System - Buy or Sell 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.wigix.com [Source type: General]

.Nintendo is offering a free repair for owners who experience this issue.^ Netflix members who are also owners of Nintendo's Wii home console to instantly watch thousands of movies and TV episodes streamed from Netflix directly to their TVs.
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^ The free disc looks and operates the same as a disc-based Wii game, and the entire user experience will feel natural and intuitive to Wii console owners.
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[121][122]
.The Wii Remote can lose track of the Wii system that it has been set to, requiring that it be reset and resynchronized.^ The changing autumn leaves will be in good company with some new colors for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers.
  • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

^ Tag this page video games nintendo wii sports wii music game system wii hot gifts motion tracking motion Product Widget ( ?
  • Nintendo Wii Home Console Game System - Buy or Sell 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.wigix.com [Source type: General]

^ Plus, Wii is a visual cue to the mechanics of the system and the remote, I have to say, that's actually pretty clever.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

Nintendo's support website provides instructions for this process, and to troubleshoot related issues.[123]

Legal issues

.Interlink Electronics filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Nintendo over the pointing functionalities of the Wii Remote, claiming "loss of reasonable royalties, reduced sales and/or lost profits as a result of the infringing activities" of Nintendo.^ They result in lost sales.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Motion functionality: Use your Wii Remote to buzz in and beat your opponent!
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^ MySims Camera Publisher: Electronic Arts Players: 1 Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points Description: MySims Camera is a camera application that utilizes popular MySims characters.
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[124] .Law firm Green Welling LLP filed a class action lawsuit against Nintendo for its "defective wrist straps".[125] A Texas-based company called Lonestar Inventions has also sued Nintendo, claiming that the company copied one of Lonestar's patented capacitor designs and used it in the Wii console.^ Company Info: Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, is one of the industry founders and primary hardware and software providers.
  • Nintendo Company Information - GameFAQs 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ One final note: Yesterday marked the third anniversary of the last hour that my firm, Shepherd Law Group , billed.

^ This manual explains the various channels and channel settings that are available on the Nintendo Wii Console.
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[126]
Anascape Ltd, a Texas-based firm, also filed a lawsuit against Nintendo for patent infringements regarding Nintendo's controllers.[127] .A July 2008 verdict found that a ban would be issued preventing Nintendo from selling the Classic Controller in the United States.^ In December 2009, Nintendo sold well in excess of 3 million Wii consoles in the United States.
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo Wii Classic Controller .
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^ Classic Controller Pro Black Nintendo WII .
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.Nintendo is free to continue selling the Classic Controller pending an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.^ Nintendo Wii Classic Controller .
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[128]
On August 19, 2008 Hillcrest Laboratories Inc. filed a complaint against Nintendo with the U.S International Trade Commission. The complaint alleges that the Wii Remote infringes on three of its patents. A fourth Hillcrest patent for graphical interfaces displayed on television screens is also alleged to have been violated. .Hillcrest therefore sought a ban on Wii consoles imported to the U.S.,[129] but on August 24, 2009, Nintendo and Hillcrest reached a settlement, though the terms have not been publicly disclosed.^ This manual explains the various channels and channel settings that are available on the Nintendo Wii Console.
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^ The partnership between the two companies will extend the reach of content streamed from Netflix farther than ever before, thanks to the mainstream popularity of the Wii console.
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^ Ask The Owners is a great way to try and get information and opinions from actual owners of Nintendo Wii Home Console Game System by asking all of them the same question simultaneously.
  • Nintendo Wii Home Console Game System - Buy or Sell 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.wigix.com [Source type: General]

[130]
.The trademark application for "Wii Remote" was given an initial rejection by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.^ In December 2009, Nintendo sold well in excess of 3 million Wii consoles in the United States.
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]

The USPTO claimed that the word remote is commonly used and therefore should not be trademarked. .The USPTO will accept Nintendo's trademark filing if the company disclaims exclusive rights to the word remote in the term.^ The changing autumn leaves will be in good company with some new colors for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers.
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^ Other companies waste millions for what Nintendo is recieving right now.
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[131]

Features

.The console contains a number of internal features made available from its hardware and firmware components.^ (Not to mention that it looks horribly amateur, features an awful and obviously fan-made console design and totally ignores what Nintendo itself has been saying to a large degree).
  • Nintendo Revolution Unveiled: News from 1UP.com 23 January 2010 15:19 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Though technical specifications on the Revolution hardware are not yet available, Nintendo says their new console is only two or three times as powerful as the GameCube.
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^ And Activision's Band Hero, available on both Wii and Nintendo DS, features compelling interactivity between the two hardware systems through wireless connectivity.
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.The hardware allows for extendibility through expansion ports while the firmware and some other pieces of software can receive periodic updates via the WiiConnect24 service.^ Clayfighter is planned for a Summer 2010 release via digital download through Nintendo's WiiWare and DSiWare services.
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^ Why not go a step further and sell us some other companion piece to keep retail in the loop (a toy?
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Wii Menu

Nintendo GameCube ports on the top of the Wii unit
The Wii Menu interface is designed around the concept of television channels. .Separate channels are graphically displayed in a grid and are navigated using the pointer capability of the Wii Remote.^ Shake, push and twist the Wii Remote controller to collect and use in-game items.
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^ Fly, aim and shoot using the Wii Remote controller.
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^ Motion functionality: Use your Wii Remote to buzz in and beat your opponent!
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It is possible to change the arrangement by holding down the A and B buttons to grab channels and move them around. There are six primary channels: the Disc Channel, Mii Channel, Photo Channel, Wii Shop Channel, Forecast Channel, and News Channel. The latter two were initially unavailable at launch, but activated through updates. .Additional channels are available for download from the Wii Shop Channel through WiiWare and also appear with each Virtual Console title.^ WiiWare and Virtual Console services to a fabulous 500 and featuring a host of beloved characters from across the Nintendo universe.
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^ Clayfighter is planned for a Summer 2010 release via digital download through Nintendo's WiiWare and DSiWare services.
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^ To enable their systems to stream content from Netflix, Wii owners will need a Netflix instant-streaming disc for the Wii console, which will be available at no additional cost to Netflix subscribers.
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]

These include the Everybody Votes Channel, Internet Channel, Check Mii Out Channel, and the Nintendo Channel.

Backward compatibility

.The Wii console is backward compatible with all official Nintendo GameCube software, as well as Nintendo GameCube Memory Cards and controllers.^ Either way, Nintendo is going to hold their own in this "console war" that all fanboys (this includes the XB, Sony and Nin fanboys) created.
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^ In December 2009, Nintendo sold well in excess of 3 million Wii consoles in the United States.
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^ Upcoming Nintendo-published games for the Wii console include Wii Fit Plus (Oct.
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.Compatibility with software is achieved with the slot-loading drive's ability to accept Nintendo GameCube Game Discs.^ Part of the philosophy driving Nintendo's decisions behind introducing the Nintendo DS and their Revolution research and development has been keeping the heart of gaming in tact, and that appears to be a central part of Revolution.
  • Nintendo Revolution Unveiled: News from 1UP.com 23 January 2010 15:19 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nintendo GameCube Preview Disc .
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The console supports progressive-scan output in 480p-enabled GameCube titles. .Peripherals can be connected via a set of four GameCube controller ports and two Memory Card slots concealed by removable flip-open panels.^ Nintendo Wii / GameCube Hyperkin 128 MB Memory Card .
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[2] .The console therefore retains connectivity with the Game Boy Advance and e-Reader through the Game Boy Advance Cable, which is used in the same manner as it was used with the GameCube.^ Gamecube, which suggests that ON will be able to connect to either console.
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^ Progress through the game by tackling the goons and boss of each stage using your arsenal of kicks, punches, throws and other techniques to beat them into submission.
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^ And then there's the Gamecube, which doesn't use DVDs, and therefore can't be pirated easily, yet it's hardly a competitor to the other two current-gen systems.
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.This feature can only be accessed on those select GameCube titles that previously utilized it.^ Available exclusively on Wii, this new VS. series fighting game features global online game play for those who have access to a broadband Internet connection.
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The Wii for release in South Korea lacks GameCube backward compatibility.[132]
.A Wii console running a GameCube disc is restricted to GameCube functionality.^ "Wii" is worse than nintendo's condename of "Dolphin" for the gamecube and obviously that name did not make it onto the console.
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^ The free disc looks and operates the same as a disc-based Wii game, and the entire user experience will feel natural and intuitive to Wii console owners.
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^ To enable their systems to stream content from Netflix, Wii owners will need a Netflix instant-streaming disc for the Wii console, which will be available at no additional cost to Netflix subscribers.
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]

.As such, a GameCube controller is required to play GameCube titles, as neither the Wii Remote nor the Classic Controller functions in this capacity.^ Motion functionality: Use your Wii Remote to buzz in and beat your opponent!
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^ All it takes is a Wii Remote controller for a simple, yet fulfilling, connection with nature.
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^ The controls are simple: Move the character with the control stick, adjust the crosshairs with the Wii Remote controller and shoot down targets while dodging enemy attacks.
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.A Nintendo GameCube Memory Card is also necessary to save game progress and content, as the Wii internal flash memory will not save GameCube games.^ A Posted: 2006-04-27 14:47:38.7 "Hey guys, let's go play Wii" "Introducing the newest game for the Nintendo Wii."
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Upcoming Nintendo-published games for the Wii console include Wii Fit Plus (Oct.
  • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

^ Try your hand at one of three card games: Daifugo, Speed or Memory.
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Backward compatibility is limited in some areas. .Online and LAN-enabled features for Nintendo GameCube titles are unavailable on the Wii, as the console lacks serial ports for the Nintendo GameCube Broadband Adapter and Modem Adapter.^ I mean seriously, the Nintendo Wii.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ The two Wii features Nintendo thinks will create new levels of gaming community are built-in Wi-Fi access, supported by a new online gaming service, and Wii's intuitive, wireless, motion-sensitive game controller.
  • Wii Game Accessories 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.ddrgame.com [Source type: General]

^ Gamefly is the largest online video game rental service and offers you a choice from over 6,000 new and classic titles across all consoles and handhelds.
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.The console uses a proprietary port for video output and is therefore incompatible with all Nintendo GameCube audio/video cables (composite video, S-Video, component video and RGB SCART).^ Gamefly is the largest online video game rental service and offers you a choice from over 6,000 new and classic titles across all consoles and handhelds.
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^ To coincide with the HD broadcast, a revolutionary new set – made up of HD video screens – will be used for all three WWE brands.
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^ Either way, Nintendo is going to hold their own in this "console war" that all fanboys (this includes the XB, Sony and Nin fanboys) created.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.The console also lacks the GameCube footprint and high-speed port needed for Game Boy Player support.^ Wii ownership also opens an avenue for players to the industry's most diverse and unique collection of home console games.
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^ High Stakes allows players of any level to enjoy Texas Hold'Em game play.
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^ Each park has four sets of games and a Bonus Round to test players' speed and accuracy.
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Nintendo DS connectivity

.The Wii system supports wireless connectivity with the Nintendo DS without any additional accessories.^ The two Wii features Nintendo thinks will create new levels of gaming community are built-in Wi-Fi access, supported by a new online gaming service, and Wii's intuitive, wireless, motion-sensitive game controller.
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^ Also note that, similar to the Nintendo DS the Nintendo Wii will not be marketed simply as "Wii" but as the Nintendo Wii and thusly lessening the obvious public backlash that marketing it just as "Wii" would create.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ The changing autumn leaves will be in good company with some new colors for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers.
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.This connectivity allows the player to use the Nintendo DS microphone and touchscreen as inputs for Wii games.^ DS game Nintendo never made.
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^ Wii or us or them is still gonna have FUN games much like my DS Release date??
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ By sharing the demo of the game via DS Download Play, up to seven more people with their own Nintendo DSi systems can use a local wireless connection to join you for some head-to-head or cooperative action.
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.The first example Nintendo has given of a game using Nintendo DS-Wii connectivity is that of Pokémon Battle Revolution.^ DS game Nintendo never made.
  • Offworld: April 2009 Archives 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.offworld.com [Source type: General]

^ By sharing the demo of the game via DS Download Play, up to seven more people with their own Nintendo DSi systems can use a local wireless connection to join you for some head-to-head or cooperative action.
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^ Use Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to invite friends to a race.
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.Players with either the Pokémon Diamond or Pearl Nintendo DS games are able to play battles using their Nintendo DS as a controller.^ I am more interested in the game play and the controller.
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^ Using it, I can replay ever game I've ever played.
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^ DS game Nintendo never made.
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[3] .Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time, released on both the Nintendo DS and Wii, features connectivity in which the two games can advance simultaneously.^ DS game Nintendo never made.
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^ Capcom brings the Resident Evil series back to the Nintendo Wii with the sequel to the highly successful, million-selling title, Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles.
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^ The game has the same look and feel established in the hit Nintendo DS game The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass.
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.Nintendo later released the Nintendo Channel, which allows Wii owners to download game demos or additional data to their Nintendo DS in a process similar to that of a DS Download Station.^ DS game Nintendo never made.
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^ Below is a partial list of upcoming games for Wii, the WiiWare service, Nintendo DS and the Nintendo DSiWare service.
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^ Wii or us or them is still gonna have FUN games much like my DS Release date??
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[133] .The console is also able to expand Nintendo DS games.^ DS game Nintendo never made.
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^ The game has the same look and feel established in the hit Nintendo DS game The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass.
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^ That is the fact that more people would buy a nintendo console due to its lower price range and games being a little easier to play.
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[3]

Online connectivity

.The Wii console is able to connect to the Internet through its built-in 802.11b/g Wi-Fi or through a USB-to-Ethernet adapter, with both methods allowing players to access the established Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service.^ Use Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to invite friends to a race.
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^ The two Wii features Nintendo thinks will create new levels of gaming community are built-in Wi-Fi access, supported by a new online gaming service, and Wii's intuitive, wireless, motion-sensitive game controller.
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^ With a multiplayer mode that can be accessed by local wireless play or with broadband Internet access and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, playing UNO has never been so fun and easy, so be the first to get rid of all your cards.
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[2] Wireless encryption by WEP, WPA (TKIP/RC4) and WPA2 (CCMP/AES) are supported.[134] .AOSS support was discreetly added in System Menu version 3.0.[135] Just as for the Nintendo DS, Nintendo does not charge fees for playing via the service[6][136] and the 12 digit Friend Code system controls how players connect to one another.^ The two Wii features Nintendo thinks will create new levels of gaming community are built-in Wi-Fi access, supported by a new online gaming service, and Wii's intuitive, wireless, motion-sensitive game controller.
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^ I have been a nintendo player all my life i mean i never owned another sytem but i am considering it now with how rediculous they are getting with the controllers, I like the gamecube wireless controllers and I think if they just shrink them up a bit and give them metallic colors they would look awsome for the revolution system, but thats just my opinion Congratulations TheBigGDev!
  • Nintendo Revolution Unveiled: News from 1UP.com 23 January 2010 15:19 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Team up with a friend and battle through campaign mode, or recruit up to eight players on a single Wii system in versus mode for an all-out battle.
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.Each Wii also has its own unique 16 digit Wii Code for use with Wii's non-game features.^ This enchanting, exhilarating, explorative game play experience is bursting with new ideas that make exceptional use of the Wii Remote controller.
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^ Shake, push and twist the Wii Remote controller to collect and use in-game items.
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^ Using the camera and microphone, you become the hero in your own game.
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[136][137] .This system also implements console-based software including the Wii Message Board.^ The free disc looks and operates the same as a disc-based Wii game, and the entire user experience will feel natural and intuitive to Wii console owners.
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^ To enable their systems to stream content from Netflix, Wii owners will need a Netflix instant-streaming disc for the Wii console, which will be available at no additional cost to Netflix subscribers.
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]

^ The Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems have a huge selection of games for everyone on your list, including many that you won't find anywhere else.
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.One can also connect to the internet with third-party devices.^ Posted: 2006-04-28 14:24:40.637 One day I will create a device that allows people to detect sarcasm over the internet.
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^ GameCube, Revolution, and a third device that would somehow connect to both GameCube and Revolution.
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^ If a third party makes a great game, the cube usually gets it.The competitors may have more games, but they are usually just copies of one another.
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[138]
.The service has several features for the console including the Virtual Console, WiiConnect24, Internet Channel, Forecast Channel, Everybody Votes Channel, News Channel and the Check Mii Out Channel.^ Gamefly is the largest online video game rental service and offers you a choice from over 6,000 new and classic titles across all consoles and handhelds.
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^ WiiWare and Virtual Console services to a fabulous 500 and featuring a host of beloved characters from across the Nintendo universe.
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^ Check out the two new trailers below.
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.The console can also communicate and connect with other Wii systems through a self-generated wireless LAN, enabling local wireless multiplayer on different television sets.^ Team up with a friend and battle through campaign mode, or recruit up to eight players on a single Wii system in versus mode for an all-out battle.
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^ In other words, you hook up your (high-speed) internet connection to your Revolution at home, and your home now becomes a wireless internet hot-spot.
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^ With a multiplayer mode that can be accessed by local wireless play or with broadband Internet access and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, playing UNO has never been so fun and easy, so be the first to get rid of all your cards.
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.Battalion Wars 2 first demonstrated this feature for non-split screen multiplayer between two or more televisions.^ And Activision's Band Hero, available on both Wii and Nintendo DS, features compelling interactivity between the two hardware systems through wireless connectivity.
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^ Battle your friends in two-player split-screen arcade mode and tailor your tactics with different dragon and rider combinations, each with its own strengths and weaknesses.
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[139]
.On April 9, 2008, the BBC announced that its online BBC iPlayer would be available on the Wii via the Internet Channel; however, some users experienced difficulties with the service.^ Available exclusively on Wii, this new VS. series fighting game features global online game play for those who have access to a broadband Internet connection.
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^ LotRgamer07 Posted: 2006-04-27 13:54:41.527 Wii...If it was April Fools Day, I would laugh, but it isn't.
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On November 18, 2009, BBC iPlayer on the Wii was relaunched as the BBC iPlayer Channel,[140][141] which is free to download from the Wii Shop Channel.[142] The service is only available to people in the UK.
.On December 26, 2008, Nintendo announced that it will launch a new video channel for the Wii.^ Interplay today announced it will update Clayfighter for play on Wii and Nintendo DSi.
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^ Konami has announced its first DSiWare download title, in the form of Reflection a platform game with puzzle elements designed exclusively for the new Nintendo handheld.
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^ Nintendo announced that it will launch a Connection Ambassador Promotion.
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Parental controls

.The console features parental controls, which can be used to prohibit younger users from playing games with content that would be considered unsuitable for their age level.^ I am more interested in the game play and the controller.
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^ Using it, I can replay ever game I've ever played.
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^ The two Wii features Nintendo thinks will create new levels of gaming community are built-in Wi-Fi access, supported by a new online gaming service, and Wii's intuitive, wireless, motion-sensitive game controller.
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.When one attempts to play a Wii or Virtual Console game, it reads the content rating encoded in the game data; if this rating is greater than the system's set age level the game will not load without a correct override password.^ Wii Play (Game only) .

^ Combining beautiful cel-shaded graphics and exciting game-play features, this is one rumble you won't want to miss.
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^ I'm -- correct decision read the little delayed funny notes about the game in game informer is this.
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.The parental controls can also restrict Internet access, which blocks the Internet Channel and system update features.^ Available exclusively on Wii, this new VS. series fighting game features global online game play for those who have access to a broadband Internet connection.
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.Since the console is restricted to Nintendo GameCube functionality when playing Nintendo GameCube Game Discs, GameCube software is unaffected by Wii parental control settings.^ I am more interested in the game play and the controller.
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^ Wii Play (Game only) .

^ The two Wii features Nintendo thinks will create new levels of gaming community are built-in Wi-Fi access, supported by a new online gaming service, and Wii's intuitive, wireless, motion-sensitive game controller.
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.European units mainly use the PEGI rating system,[145] whereas North American units use the ESRB rating system.^ Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points Description: From Skyworks comes the slickest basketball game for the Nintendo DSi system.
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[146] .The Wii unit supports the native rating systems of many countries, including CERO in Japan, the USK in Germany, both the PEGI and BBFC in the United Kingdom and the OFLC in Australia and New Zealand.^ A horde of new features including a new system that allows players to modify the difficulty level according to their playing skills will bring accessibility and fun to both the hardcore and casual gamer.
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^ Link uses a variety of new items and weapons, including the Whirlwind, which players activate by blowing into the microphone of the Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSi system.
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^ According to Fox News , "The terrorist organization is deploying operatives to the United States to carry out new attacks from inside the country, including 'clean' recruits with a negligible trail of terrorist contacts, CIA Director Leon Panetta said.
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.Homebrew developers have reverse-engineered the function that Nintendo uses to recover lost parental control passwords and created a simple script to obtain parental control reset codes.^ Create new puzzles with the built-in editor or use the Nintendo DSi Camera application to turn your photos into puzzles.
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[147]

Software library

Wii Optical Disc in case
.Retail copies of games are supplied on proprietary, DVD-like Wii Optical Discs packaged in a keep case along with instruction information.^ Wii or us or them is still gonna have FUN games much like my DS Release date??
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^ I'm not going to like going up to the counter at EB Games and asking to pre-order a game for my "wii".
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^ The new black Wii Remote controller will be available packaged with a black Wii MotionPlus accessory, which brings enhanced precision to games.
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On European releases, these retail boxes have a triangle printed at the bottom corner of the paper insert sleeve side. The hue of the triangle can be used to identify which region the particular title is intended for and which manual languages are included. The console supports regional lockout.[148]
.New games representing Nintendo's flagship franchises, including The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, Pokémon, and Metroid, have been released, or are in development for Wii, in addition to many original titles and third party developed games.^ Mario title ever, New Super Mario Bros.
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^ Also, a new game like Zelda Windwaker and Super Mario Cart.
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^ Assuming that N64 was not as good as the Super Nintendo and not having a Metroid game at that.
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Nintendo has received strong third party support from prominent companies like Ubisoft, Sega, Square Enix, Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts, and Capcom, with more games being developed exclusively for Wii than for the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360.[149] Nintendo also launched the New Play Control! line, a selection of enhanced GameCube games for the Wii featuring updated controls.[150]
.The Virtual Console service allows Wii owners to play games originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Nintendo 64, as well as Sega's Mega Drive/Genesis and SG-1000 Mark III/Sega Master System,[151] NEC's TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine, SNK's Neo Geo console, the Commodore 64, and a selection of arcade games.^ The two Wii features Nintendo thinks will create new levels of gaming community are built-in Wi-Fi access, supported by a new online gaming service, and Wii's intuitive, wireless, motion-sensitive game controller.
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^ Nintendo's Wii video game system (pronounced "we") is designed to attract people, regardless of their age or video game experience, to sit down and play together--whether they're in the same room or on different sides of the globe.
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^ Virtual Consolee Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi Original platform: Genesis Publisher: SEGA Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E 10 (Everyone 10 and Older) - Fantasy Violence Price: 800 Wii Points Description: Easy to play, hard to master, Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi, first released in 1987, is the sequel to the original Shinobi arcade game, and is one of the only games in the Shinobi series to feature true arcade-style game play.
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[152] .Virtual Console games are distributed over broadband Internet via the Wii Shop Channel, and are saved to the Wii internal flash memory or to a removable SD card.^ And Wii, as a name and a console, brings something revolutionary to the world of video games that sets it apart from the crowd.
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^ The free disc looks and operates the same as a disc-based Wii game, and the entire user experience will feel natural and intuitive to Wii console owners.
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^ Upcoming Nintendo-published games for the Wii console include Wii Fit Plus (Oct.
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.Once downloaded, Virtual Console games can be accessed from the Wii Menu as individual channels, or directly from an SD card via the SD Card Menu.^ And Wii, as a name and a console, brings something revolutionary to the world of video games that sets it apart from the crowd.
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^ Even better, if the Ambassador helps 10 people connect; they can attain gold status, which will then enable the Ambassador to download all Nintendo first party NES games for free on Virtual Console!
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^ The free disc looks and operates the same as a disc-based Wii game, and the entire user experience will feel natural and intuitive to Wii console owners.
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.There is also a Wii homebrew community dedicated to creating and playing content that does not receive Nintendo endorsement.^ Wii love Nintendo, but there is a limit...
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^ The two Wii features Nintendo thinks will create new levels of gaming community are built-in Wi-Fi access, supported by a new online gaming service, and Wii's intuitive, wireless, motion-sensitive game controller.
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^ Cause everyone will see MS and Sony with their multifunction console and Nintendo's system that does nothing but play games and movies.
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.The game development suite Unity for Mac OS X can be used to create official Wii games.^ This Wii game has been developed by UK developer Rebellion.
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^ This enchanting, exhilarating, explorative game play experience is bursting with new ideas that make exceptional use of the Wii Remote controller.
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^ Shake, push and twist the Wii Remote controller to collect and use in-game items.
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[153] .The developer must however be authorized by Nintendo to develop games for the console.^ If nintendo is going to pull this off, they MUST have a good online system otherwise I dont forsee a good future for thier consoles.
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^ Upcoming Nintendo-published games for the Wii console include Wii Fit Plus (Oct.
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^ We have to pull together and FAST. http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/webform.jsp Game Console names are always dumb--hello!
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Games must also be submitted to and accepted by Nintendo in order to be sold.
.Over 509.66 million Wii games were sold worldwide as of December 2009, with 54 titles surpassing the million-unit mark.^ Capcom brings the Resident Evil series back to the Nintendo Wii with the sequel to the highly successful, million-selling title, Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles.
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^ Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, announced today that two titles on display at the 2009 Tokyo Game Show will be coming to North America and Europe in 2010.
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^ It is no worse than the ipod, which as we all know has sold millions of units.
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[1] The most successful game is Wii Sports, which comes bundled with the console in most regions, and sold 60.69 million copies worldwide as of December 2009,[154] and surpassed Super Mario Bros. as the best-selling game of all time.[155] .The best-selling unbundled game is Wii Play, with 26.71 million units.^ Wii Play (Game only) .

^ Wii is the top-selling home video game system of this generation, and as such brings the Netflix experience to a broad and diverse mass market.
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^ In addition, Rebellion has provided additional tweaks and polish to the overall game so ensuring the Wii version of the game is the very best yet.
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[5]

Reception

The system was well received after its exhibition at E3 2006. .At the event, Nintendo's console won the Game Critics Awards for Best of Show and Best Hardware.^ With a sleek hardware design and free online Nintendo games, Nintendo is gearing up to take the top next gen spot.
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^ That is the fact that more people would buy a nintendo console due to its lower price range and games being a little easier to play.
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^ Cause everyone will see MS and Sony with their multifunction console and Nintendo's system that does nothing but play games and movies.
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[11] In the December 2006 issue of Popular Science, the console was awarded with the Grand Award Winner in Home Entertainment.[156] .Spike TV's Video Games Award also granted the console the award in breakthrough technology.^ Gamefly is the largest online video game rental service and offers you a choice from over 6,000 new and classic titles across all consoles and handhelds.
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^ And Wii, as a name and a console, brings something revolutionary to the world of video games that sets it apart from the crowd.
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^ I asked 5 of my gaming friends from work this question: "If you saw the word "Wii" on the box of a video game console, how would you pronounce it?"
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[157] .GameSpot chose the console as the Best Hardware on their Best and Worst 2006 awards show.^ Denogginizer_OS Posted: 2006-04-27 23:22:55.493 This has to be the worst name EVER for a console.
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^ The_Limper Posted: 2006-04-27 12:57:14.823 This is the worst console name in existance.
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^ Posted: 2006-04-27 20:58:12.65 gamespot and now 1up showing the stupid clip you can go to the site and see.
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[158] .The system was also chosen as one of PC World magazine's 20 Most Innovative Products of the Year.^ Not fully convinced that it's seemingly effortlessly one of the most original and addictive puzzle games of the past several years?
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^ The one I've got is showing its age a bit, but it's still my most precious possession in the whole world.
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^ Linda McMahon ranked one of the "Most Powerful Women in Cable" November 20, 2008 As posted on Cable360.net Nov.
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[159] The console received a Golden Joystick for Innovation of the Year 2007 at the Golden Joystick Awards.[160] .In the category of Engineering & Technology for Creation and Implementation of Video Games and Platforms, Nintendo was awarded an Emmy for Game Controller Innovation by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.^ February 23, 2008 Created by the Academy of Wrestling Arts & Sciences in 1986, WWE’s Slammy Award is arguably considered to be sports-entertainment’s version of the Oscar – only bigger.
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^ Konami has announced its first DSiWare download title, in the form of Reflection a platform game with puzzle elements designed exclusively for the new Nintendo handheld.
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^ Previously: GDC video: Watch the 2009 Independent Games Festival Awards - Offworld GDC video: Watch the 2009 Game Developer Choice Awards - Offworld .
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[161]
.The worldwide success of the Wii has caught third party developers by surprise, leading to some apologizing for the quality of their early games.^ Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, announced today that two titles on display at the 2009 Tokyo Game Show will be coming to North America and Europe in 2010.
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^ Dozens of games for the Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems are on the way in a wide range of categories from both Nintendo and its third-party partners.
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^ This early on there's no set date or target platform, but Anderson says the game will be in development for at least another year.
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.In an interview with German news magazine Der Spiegel, Ubisoft's Yves Guillemot and Alain Corre admitted that they had made a mistake in rushing out their launch titles, promising to take future projects more seriously.^ I even made a mistake spelling the title!
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^ It looks like they're starting to correct some mistakes, they made in the past.
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^ I think they did a decent job but this seems like they were just trying to rush something out before E3.
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[162] .Take-Two Interactive, who released few games for the Nintendo GameCube, changed its stance on Nintendo by placing a higher priority on the Wii.^ A Posted: 2006-04-27 14:47:38.7 "Hey guys, let's go play Wii" "Introducing the newest game for the Nintendo Wii."
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^ With a sleek hardware design and free online Nintendo games, Nintendo is gearing up to take the top next gen spot.
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^ Now, here is Nintendo changing the name to Wii.
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[163]
.At the same time, criticism of the Wii Remote and the Wii hardware specifications has surfaced.^ Though technical specifications on the Revolution hardware are not yet available, Nintendo says their new console is only two or three times as powerful as the GameCube.
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^ Wii, the first Mario game ever to allow four players to take part in the action at the same time.
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^ Nintendo's iconic Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers are getting a new look, just in time for the holidays.
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.Former GameSpot editor and Giantbomb.com founder Jeff Gerstmann stated that the controller's speaker produces low-quality sound,[164] while Factor 5 President Julian Eggebrecht criticized the hardware audio as being substandard for a console of its generation.^ Last spring, Mayor Bloomberg said he wanted full control of both projects , which are currently being jointly developed by the city and the state.
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[165] .U.K.-based developer Free Radical Design stated that the Wii hardware lacks the power necessary to run the software it had scheduled for release on other seventh generation consoles.^ The free disc looks and operates the same as a disc-based Wii game, and the entire user experience will feel natural and intuitive to Wii console owners.
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^ With a sleek hardware design and free online Nintendo games, Nintendo is gearing up to take the top next gen spot.
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^ In December 2009, Nintendo sold well in excess of 3 million Wii consoles in the United States.
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[166] .The online connectivity of the Wii was subject to criticism, as Matt Casamassina of IGN compared it to the "entirely unintuitive" service provided for the Nintendo DS.^ Dozens of games for the Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems are on the way in a wide range of categories from both Nintendo and its third-party partners.
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^ The game features single-player and DS Wireless Play, as well as battles with foes worldwide via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.
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^ Below is a partial list of upcoming packaged and downloadable games for the Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems.
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[167]
.An executive for Frontline Studios expressed that major publishers are wary of releasing exclusive titles for the console due to the perception that third-party companies are not strongly supported by consumers.^ Wii remains the fastest-selling home console in history, and reaches more consumers than any other device that currently supports streaming movies from Netflix.
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^ Third-party publishers are supporting Nintendo platforms with impressive quality and wide-ranging titles.
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^ Most third-party developers won't spend their limited resources trying to redesign their game for the console which is going to rank a distant third globally.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[168] .In his blog, 1UP.com editor Jeremy Parish stated that Nintendo was the biggest disappointment for him in 2007. Commenting on the lack of quality third-party support, he stated that "the Wii landscape is bleak.^ In December 2009, Nintendo sold well in excess of 3 million Wii consoles in the United States.
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]

^ And 1up.com, I dont know how much cash Nintendo gave you to market this system under its new name, but its hard to believe anyone would look at the name Wii and be impressed.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Dozens of games for the Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems are on the way in a wide range of categories from both Nintendo and its third-party partners.
  • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]

Worse than it was on N64. Worse than on GameCube...the resulting third-party content is overwhelmingly bargain-bin trash."[169]
.Game designer and The Sims creator Will Wright shared his thoughts on the Wii within the context of the current console generation: "The only next gen system I've seen is the Wii – the PS3 and the Xbox 360 feel like better versions of the last, but pretty much the same game with incremental improvement.^ Next gen Wii to be called Poo .
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ And now I really like the xbox 360.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ So, here's my marketing genius at work after 2 margaritas: 1) Nintendo Hug (feel the embrace) 2) Nintendo HS (Home System, simple yet simple) 3) Nintendo Gaboojabee (hey people thought Google was weird) 4) Nintendo Kii (like Wii, only slightly less pussy) 5) Nintendo 365 (we totally shit on anything 360) There, all those names are totally better than Wii, and Wii is still better than Xbox 360.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.But the Wii feels like a major jump – not that the graphics are more powerful, but that it hits a completely different demographic."^ I just hope Nintento is working on getting more major 3rd party developers signed on, like Sony does.
  • Nintendo Revolution Unveiled: News from 1UP.com 23 January 2010 15:19 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[170]
.Using the Wii is often seen as being more physically demanding than other game consoles.^ Progress through the game by tackling the goons and boss of each stage using your arsenal of kicks, punches, throws and other techniques to beat them into submission.
  • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]

^ "Wii" sounds much more futuristic and it also sounds as if nintendo is starting to think more brilliantly than ever before.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ And Wii, as a name and a console, brings something revolutionary to the world of video games that sets it apart from the crowd.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[171] Some Wii players have occasionally experienced a form of tennis elbow referred to as "Wiiitis."[172] A study published in the British Medical Journal states that Wii players use more energy than they do playing sedentary computer games. It is however indicated that while this energy increase may be beneficial to weight management, it is not an adequate replacement for regular exercise.[173] .A case study published in the American Physical Therapy Association’s journal Physical Therapy focused on use of the Wii for rehabilitation of a teen with cerebral palsy.^ Pretty Blonde - American Teen & E3- Fable 2, Fallout 3, Mirror's Edge, Wii Music, Killzone 2, Resistance 2, Gears of War 2, and much more .
  • Revision3 > The Totally Rad Show > Episode 118: Periodd - Year One, Wii Motion Plus, Red Faction:... - iPhone, jack black, Michael Cera 22 January 2010 10:42 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It is believed to be the first published research showing the physical therapy benefits resulting from use of the gaming system.^ No all game developers and publishers are thinking of is money and will the game sell on said system.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ First party games are great, always, on any Nintendo system, but I need more than Mario, Metroid and Donkey Kong.
  • Nintendo Revolution Unveiled: News from 1UP.com 23 January 2010 15:19 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I don't think major game publishers are freaking out saying "O God The System is Now Named Wii.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.Researchers say the gaming system complements traditional techniques.^ I don't think major game publishers are freaking out saying "O God The System is Now Named Wii.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ The traditional role-playing game features an engrossing story and a robust battle system.
  • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]

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.Nintendo is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889 in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards.^ Company Info: Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, is one of the industry founders and primary hardware and software providers.
  • Nintendo Company Information - GameFAQs 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo Co., Ltd of Kyoto, Japan je špičkovou, celosvětově uznávanou a respektovanou veličinou na poli interaktivní herní zábavy.
  • O spolecnosti | .:: NINTENDO - CONQUEST entertainment a.s. ::. 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.nintendods.cz [Source type: General]

In the mid-twentieth century, the company tried several small niche businesses, such as a love hotel and a taxi company. .Over the years, it became a video game company, growing into one of the most powerful in the industry.^ Company Info: Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, is one of the industry founders and primary hardware and software providers.
  • Nintendo Company Information - GameFAQs 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ Do you have the vital video game skills to defeat thousands of competitors in one of the largest online wrestling game tournaments ever?
  • WWE: Inside WWE > News 9 February 2010 16:016 UTC www.wwe.com [Source type: General]

^ Richard Lemarchand's microtalks turned out to be one of the finest and most inspiring sessions of GDC, and the one session archetype I hope will turn into a new long-lasting tradition.
  • Offworld: April 2009 Archives 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.offworld.com [Source type: General]

Contents

Sourced

  • "My Name is Reggie. I'm about kicking ass and taking names -- and We're about making Games."
  • "A game that keeps a smile on the player's face is a wonderful thing. .Nintendo's theme for 2006 will be 'Create new fun.'^ Posted: 2006-04-27 13:54:20.027 I tink the name really shows the new directiom that nintendo is going for,good luck for nintendo.
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ A curated selection of original 8-bit Nintendo cartridges given new labels by the local finest design houses and illustrators, each imagining games never created.
    • Offworld: April 2009 Archives 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.offworld.com [Source type: General]

    ^ StriderKuja Posted: 2006-04-27 19:41:07.933 I:m not a nintendo fan, and I hate the new controller, but I AM rooting for them this time around.
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    .Spread the fun of games to everyone.^ Deck the halls with downloadable fun this week as Nintendo offers 11 new games to engage and entertain everyone in the household.
    • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

    .To do this, we must return to the beginning, to recapture the essence that made people who enjoy games even now enjoy them in the first place."^ Now Even when nintendo starts there marketing campaign and all the non-gamers see thats it's called the "we" and what it stands for, it still will get made fun of.
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Even better, if the Ambassador helps 10 people connect; they can attain gold status, which will then enable the Ambassador to download all Nintendo first party NES games for free on Virtual Console!
    • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

    ^ They contain ideas that now turn up in my games writing without me even consciously writing them down.
    • Offworld: April 2009 Archives 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.offworld.com [Source type: General]

  • "...I've never once been embarrassed that children have supported Nintendo. I'm proud of it. That's because children judge products based on instinct. Everyone wants to appeal to people's instincts, but it's not easy. That doesn't mean we're making products just for children. .We believe that there's interactive entertainment that people in their 60s, 70s and 80s can enjoy, so we're doing various things."^ Catching it you know on cable on doing laundry and and enjoying -- or watching on plane trip to me like I was really fund was really funny things."
    • Revision3 > The Totally Rad Show > Episode 118: Periodd - Year One, Wii Motion Plus, Red Faction:... - iPhone, jack black, Michael Cera 22 January 2010 10:42 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • "Our competitors are always saying that Nintendo is just for children.^ Our cute hero's adventure is just too big and immersive for one screen, so he'll have to jump between the top and bottom screens of your Nintendo DSi system.
    • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

    .To counter that, what we really need to do is explain to customers and potential customers [that we do not just make games for kids]."^ I just came off of the game that up I really enjoyed playing is this game yeah you.
    • Revision3 > The Totally Rad Show > Episode 118: Periodd - Year One, Wii Motion Plus, Red Faction:... - iPhone, jack black, Michael Cera 22 January 2010 10:42 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Customize your matches with a variety of different options, such as flooding the arena with projectiles or making the game insanely fast.
    • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Is the case may give kids gone off the train can happen is they really offended at some -- in just a scam.
    • Revision3 > The Totally Rad Show > Episode 118: Periodd - Year One, Wii Motion Plus, Red Faction:... - iPhone, jack black, Michael Cera 22 January 2010 10:42 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Nintendo DS

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  • "The DS represents a critical moment for Nintendo's success over the next two years.^ And Activision's Band Hero, available on both Wii and Nintendo DS, features compelling interactivity between the two hardware systems through wireless connectivity.
    • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

    If it succeeds, we rise to the heavens, if it fails, we sink into hell."

Wii

  • "I suppose I could give you a list of the technical specs. .I believe you would like that, but I won't for a simple reason: they really don't matter."^ "I don't know, would you be offended if I get a black Wii?"
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Jerry-Lenin-headed "legendary Russian glam-rock band" Lady's Man (says Dreamlore: "You wouldn't believe, but Lenin is not a pseudonym, it's a real surname."
    • Offworld: April 2009 Archives 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.offworld.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Visual quality has improved (you know, no more black and white, things are in color now, they look real, stuff like that) Audio quality has improved (now the spaceship sounds like it flying behind you and stuff, man, 5.1 is great.
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

  • "We want to thank everyone who wrote good things about it the day you heard it—both of you."
    • Reggie Fils-Aime. .E3 2006
    • Joking about the reaction to the Wii's name when it was first announced.
  • "You say you want a Revolution?"^ But, Wii is not such a bad name once you think about it.
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Revolution is a much cooler name that Wii.
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ DodgeballCannon Posted: 2006-04-28 13:23:35.683 No, I'm not talking about the name "Wii".
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

Unsourced

  • "Nintendo is the company which makes the most innovative products. I am not sure that I would be able to make games like that elsewhere. .At Nintendo I can make the games which I want."^ Which cuts off most 3rd party developers who want to make an adult game for a system with a kiddish sounding name.
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Nintendo DSi owners will be able to take pictures of themselves and put them directly into the game as "WANTED! posters.
    • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Hell it makes it stronger by stating how different Nintendo wants to be.
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

Slogans

Here are the slogans on Nintendo (Slogans that Nintendo has used other than in English are also included):
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  • Now you're playing with power.^ You're 17 now.
    • Gothamist: News: February 2010 Archives 9 February 2010 16:016 UTC gothamist.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If you really like the game you're playing simply click 'Keep It' on the Gamefly website and the game is yours at a discounted price.
    • Revision3 > The Totally Rad Show > Episode 118: Periodd - Year One, Wii Motion Plus, Red Faction:... - iPhone, jack black, Michael Cera 22 January 2010 10:42 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Once you're done playing a game, send it back, and Gamefly will send you the next available game on your list.
    • Revision3 > The Totally Rad Show > Episode 118: Periodd - Year One, Wii Motion Plus, Red Faction:... - iPhone, jack black, Michael Cera 22 January 2010 10:42 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .(NES, 1985)
  • Now you're playing with power.^ But now Nintendo needs you.
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Now it is just malice in the air no not -- he said was when you're near your backswing CA DC got.
    • Revision3 > The Totally Rad Show > Episode 118: Periodd - Year One, Wii Motion Plus, Red Faction:... - iPhone, jack black, Michael Cera 22 January 2010 10:42 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If you're playing in two-player mode, each player must pick a kid.
    • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

    Super power. .(SNES, 1991)
  • Now you're playing with portable power.^ You're 17 now.
    • Gothamist: News: February 2010 Archives 9 February 2010 16:016 UTC gothamist.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If you're playing in two-player mode, each player must pick a kid.
    • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Get your Wii Remote controllers ready - you're about to play with them in ways you've never imagined.
    • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

    (Game Boy)
  • Play it loud! (Game Boy, 1994)
  • 3-D game for a 3-D World (Virtual Boy)
  • Get into it! .(Game Boy Color, 1998)
  • Vous n'en reviendrez pas (N64, France 1998)
  • Feel Everything Everywhere (Game Boy Color, Europe 1999)
  • Welcome to the future (N64, Europe 1999)
  • Change the System (N64)
  • Get N or get out.^ I don't think major game publishers are freaking out saying "O God The System is Now Named Wii.
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The changing autumn leaves will be in good company with some new colors for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers.
    • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Classic top-down 2-D game play is updated with colorful 3-D graphics, a new perspective, new levels, new enemies and game-changing power-ups.
    • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]

    (N64)
  • Life, Advanced. .(Game Boy Advance, 2001)
  • La vie est un jeu (GameCube, France 2002)
  • Gaming 24:7 (Europe 2002)
  • Touching Is Good.^ I can only add a touch of context and place it somewhere between the Game Boy Advance's bit Generations game Dotstream and a neon-razor take on the ubiquitous genre of cave/helicopter web-games .
    • Offworld: April 2009 Archives 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.offworld.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Pokemon: Johto Photo Finish: Game Boy Advance Video .
    • Nintendo Company Information - GameFAQs 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Game Boy Wars Advance 1+2 .
    • Nintendo Company Information - GameFAQs 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

    (Nintendo DS)
  • Touch Me!"Touchez-moi!" .(DS, 2005)
  • Pick up and play (DS, Europe 2005)
  • Open up and play (DS, Europe 2005)
  • Pour changer (Wii, France 2006)
  • Playing = Believing (Wii, 2006)
  • Wii would like to play.^ Frizzle Fry Posted: 2006-04-27 16:13:44.183 Who wants to play with my wii wii?
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Lancuh Posted: 2006-04-27 18:08:32.603 I really don't want to have to say "I'm going to play with my Wii now."
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Wii is not going to bring the whole family together to play games like it claims, because families have never come together to play games.
    • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    (wii)
  • Who are you? (Etats-Unis)
  • Too much fun. (Canada)

Strategy wiki

Up to date as of January 23, 2010
(Redirected to Category:Wii article)

From StrategyWiki, the free strategy guide and walkthrough wiki

Wii
The console image for Wii.
Manufacturer Nintendo
Active 2006—present
Total Games 562 (196 present)
← Nintendo GameCube (none) →
Popular guides
  1. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  3. Wii Sports
  4. The Godfather: The Game
  5. Super Paper Mario
  6. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  7. Resident Evil 4
  8. Metroid Prime
  9. Dead Rising
  10. Super Mario Galaxy
.The Wii was released around the world in late 2006. Codenamed "Revolution" during most of its development, the official name was announced by Nintendo on April 27, 2006, ahead of that year's E3 game show.^ Organizers of the Nottingham, UK-based games festival GameCity have announced that the festivities will continue for their fourth year this October 27-31st , and will be, they say, "very different from other videogame events [including GameCity 3]".
  • Offworld: April 2009 Archives 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.offworld.com [Source type: General]

^ And now, Nabi developer Gerald Tock writes in with this latest video above, showing off the latest improvements being made to the forthcoming WiiWare version of the game (newly announced in January), including full fight scene editing and smoother flow all around.
  • Offworld: April 2009 Archives 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.offworld.com [Source type: General]

^ Not fully convinced that it's seemingly effortlessly one of the most original and addictive puzzle games of the past several years?
  • Offworld: April 2009 Archives 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.offworld.com [Source type: General]

.Nintendo's goal, as stated by their president as well as other key figures, was to "expand the audience of gaming", using with a simple motion-sensitive controller which resembles a television remote (see photos below).^ See below for his PS3 game opener.
  • Offworld: April 2009 Archives 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.offworld.com [Source type: General]

^ Other notes is the fact that every single structure in this game is indestructible so where we used to have ground that you -- now we have buildings and I'm not talking.
  • Revision3 > The Totally Rad Show > Episode 118: Periodd - Year One, Wii Motion Plus, Red Faction:... - iPhone, jack black, Michael Cera 22 January 2010 10:42 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ See Q-games' PixelJunk Eden Encore expansion in motion .
  • Offworld: April 2009 Archives 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.offworld.com [Source type: General]

Contents

Controller

The Nintendo Wii has a remote-shaped controller. This has a motion sensor and it also has a built-in speaker with a rumble feature.

Wii MotionPlus

The MotionPlus attached and unattached to a Wii Remote.
The Wii MotionPlus is an expansion device for the Wii Remote video game controller that allows it to more accurately capture complex motion. According to Nintendo, the sensor in the device supplements the accelerometer and Sensor Bar capabilities of the Wii Remote to enable actions to be rendered identically on the screen in real time. The device incorporates a dual-axis "tuning fork" angular rate sensor, which can determine rotational motion. The information captured by the angular rate sensor can then be used to distinguish true linear motion from the accelerometer readings. This allows for the capture of more complex movements than possible with the Wii Remote alone.
The Wii MotionPlus features a pass-through External Extension Connector, allowing other expansions such as the Nunchuk or Classic Controller to be used simultaneously with the device. The attachment has a color-coded mechanical slide switch for locking the clip release. When attached to the Wii Remote, the unit extends the length of the controller body by approximately 1½ inches (4 cm). Each Wii MotionPlus incorporates a longer, custom version of the Wii Remote Jacket to accommodate the added length.

Wii Speak

Wii Speak is a microphone accessory for the Wii. Connected to the console via USB, the device can be placed near the video display, allowing voice chat to be conducted with the entire room. The device features an LED to indicate when the microphone is active. Wii Speak was announced at Nintendo's 2008 E3 media briefing. .It was released separately and bundled with Animal Crossing: City Folk on November 16, 2008, in North America, and was released on December 5, 2008, in Europe.^ Here is the complete list of DS games that are available now in North America and Europe.
  • DS games out now - release dates - Nintendo Life 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC ds.nintendolife.com [Source type: General]

See also

Subcategories

This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.

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W

Pages in category "Wii"

The following 193 pages are in this category, out of 193 total.

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B

C

D

E

F

  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • Far Cry Vengeance
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time
  • Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  • Forever Blue

G

G cont.

  • Guitar Hero: Metallica

H

I

J

  • James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace

K

L

  • The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon
  • The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night
  • The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
  • Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
  • Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  • Link's Crossbow Training
  • Little King's Story
  • LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias

M

N

  • Need for Speed: Carbon
  • Need for Speed: Nitro
  • Need for Speed: ProStreet
  • Need for Speed: Undercover
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  • NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams
  • No More Heroes
  • No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle

O

P

  • Petz: Dogz 2 and Catz 2
  • Petz: Monkey Madness
  • Phantom Brave: We Meet Again
  • Pikmin
  • Pikmin 2
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
  • Pokémon Battle Revolution
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Keep Going! Blazing Adventure Squad, Let's Go! Stormy Adventure Squad, and Go For It! Light Adventure Squad
  • Pokémon Rumble
  • Poképark Wii: Pikachu's Big Adventure​
  • Prince of Persia: Rival Swords

P cont.

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T

  • TMNT
  • Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World
  • Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
  • Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
  • Transformers: The Game
  • Trauma Center: Second Opinion

W

X

  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine

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  • Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure

Gaming

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

.From Wikia Gaming, your source for walkthroughs, games, guides, and more!^ Explore the community The Wii Game community Latest activity 3 hours ago 6,215 customers have contributed 959 products, 283 lists & guides and more...
  • Amazon.com: Jenga: Nintendo Wii: Video Games 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Congratulations on becoming a genuine gaming loser who enjoys flaming other games more than playing your own!
  • Nintendo Revolution Unveiled: News from 1UP.com 23 January 2010 15:19 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wii-Media - download films, games and more to your wii!
  • Wii-Gamer - Home 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC wii-gamer.com [Source type: General]
  • Wii-Gamer - Home 25 September 2009 14:54 UTC www.wii-gamer.com [Source type: General]

Nintendo Wii
Manufacturer Nintendo
Type Console
Release Date November 19, 2006 NA
December 2, 2006 JP
December 7, 2006 EU
December 8, 2006 AU
Media DVD, GameCube Optical Disc
Save Format On-Board Memory, SD Card, Memory Card (GameCube)
Input Options Wii Remote
Special Features Pointer and Motion Sensor, Virtual Console, WiiConnect24
Units Sold 48.72 Million as of March 25, 2009
Top Selling Game Wii Sports: 44.17 million as of March 25, 2009
Variants N/A
Competitor(s) Sony PlayStation 3
Predecessor Nintendo GameCube
Successor TBA
.
The Wii is the official name for Nintendo's next home game console.
^ FIFA 08 - Nintendo Wii Game .
  • Compare Prices of Nintendo Wii Games, read Nintendo Wii Game Reviews & buy online 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.comparestoreprices.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nintendo have today announced the official name of their previously codenamed console the Revolution as the "Nintendo Wii!".
  • Wii-Gamer - Home 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC wii-gamer.com [Source type: General]
  • Wii-Gamer - Home 25 September 2009 14:54 UTC www.wii-gamer.com [Source type: General]

^ Formula 1 2009 - Nintendo Wii Game .
  • Compare Prices of Nintendo Wii Games, read Nintendo Wii Game Reviews & buy online 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.comparestoreprices.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.While the competing Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 push the limits of raw computing power (and cost), the Nintendo Wii is designed to be inexpensive, unobtrusive, and as focused on gaming as possible.^ FIFA 08 - Nintendo Wii Game .
  • Compare Prices of Nintendo Wii Games, read Nintendo Wii Game Reviews & buy online 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.comparestoreprices.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Formula 1 2009 - Nintendo Wii Game .
  • Compare Prices of Nintendo Wii Games, read Nintendo Wii Game Reviews & buy online 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.comparestoreprices.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ NHL 2K9 - Nintendo Wii Game .
  • Compare Prices of Nintendo Wii Games, read Nintendo Wii Game Reviews & buy online 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.comparestoreprices.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It has been recently revealed that the Wii's software development kits are priced at the incredibly low sum of $2,000. This will, perhaps, pave the way for riskier and cheaper titles to appear on the Wii.^ Wii price revealed .
  • Wii-Gamer - Home 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC wii-gamer.com [Source type: General]
  • Wii-Gamer - Home 25 September 2009 14:54 UTC www.wii-gamer.com [Source type: General]

^ Engadget has received a tip that shows a screen grab from what appears to be a Best Buy computer showing that the price cut for the Wii to $199 will be announced by Nintendo on Friday.
  • DailyTech - Nintendo Wii Price Dropping to $199 this Weekend 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ Midway have recently revealed in a press release that they will be developing three games for the Nintendo Wii, named Blitz: The League , Happy Feet and The Ant Bully .
  • Wii-Gamer - Home 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC wii-gamer.com [Source type: General]
  • Wii-Gamer - Home 25 September 2009 14:54 UTC www.wii-gamer.com [Source type: General]

[1]
.Wii is best known for its unique, motion-sensing controller, as well as its virtual console functionality that will allow players to download and play the entire Nintendo catalog of games from the NES to the Nintendo 64, as well as TurboGrafx-16 and Sega Genesis games.^ FIFA 08 - Nintendo Wii Game .
  • Compare Prices of Nintendo Wii Games, read Nintendo Wii Game Reviews & buy online 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.comparestoreprices.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So it decided, with the Wii, to play a different game entirely."
  • Nintendo (kottke.org) 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC kottke.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One of the very best games on the Wii.

.This console, along with their handheld system, the Nintendo DS, represents Nintendo's attempt at capturing untapped demographics of non-gamers.^ This page automatically checks the listed merchants on a regular basis to see whether or not they have Nintendo Wii Console & Nintendo Wii Systems and Bundles in stock.
  • Nintendo Wii Tracker - Find Nintendo Wii In Stock Online 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC wiitracker.com [Source type: General]

^ Now Even when nintendo starts there marketing campaign and all the non-gamers see thats it's called the "we" and what it stands for, it still will get made fun of.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Gamers will then be able to purchase the created games through the console's Wii Shop channel once Nintendo has quality-checked it.

.The theory behind their unique control system is that because it is intriguing and easier to use, non-gamers and former gamers (who stopped with the NES) will be more likely to buy the system.^ This is because of the non-use of buttons.

^ Wii is creating worldwide excitement with its unique control system, an inventive, first-of-its-kind controller whose position can be detected in a 3-D space.
  • WII MODS HACKS ( Wii Mod Chip ) 2010 - WWW.BLADE.CC - Wii Mod chips & Wii Mods Brisbane Wii Repairs Nintendo Wii Mods Brisbane Australia 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.modchip-wizard.com [Source type: General]

^ Games like No More Heroes, De Blob, Zack and Wiki, and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption all make excellent use of the Wii Remote.

In this respect, they believe they are not competing with the PS3 or the Xbox 360.
Nintendo Wii North American Packaging.

Contents

Features

.Wii games are 12cm diameter optical discs, the same size as a standard CD or DVD. The Wii will also accept and play the smaller GameCube game discs.^ The Wii can accept both Wii and GameCube disks.
  • Nintendo Wii : Read reviews and compare prices at Ciao.co.uk 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.ciao.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ This is because the game plays the same each round .

^ The game is so addicting that you may not need another Wii title for several weeks before you stop playing.
  • Find the Best Nintendo Wii Games - Reviews, Tests & Ratings 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.testfreaks.com [Source type: General]

.Instead of a normal disc tray, the Wii will feature a self-loading media bay that will accept both the 12cm optical discs and the GameCube discs.^ The Wii can accept both Wii and GameCube disks.
  • Nintendo Wii : Read reviews and compare prices at Ciao.co.uk 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.ciao.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ At the heart of the Wii is a PowerPC CPU (code-named “Broadway”), made with a 90nm SOI CMOS process, jointly developed with and manufactured by IBM The powerful GPU was developed with graphics industry leader ATI. A single self-loading media bay plays single- or double-layered 12-cm optical discs for the Wii console, as well as 8-cm Nintendo GameCube discs.
  • WII MODS HACKS ( Wii Mod Chip ) 2010 - WWW.BLADE.CC - Wii Mod chips & Wii Mods Brisbane Wii Repairs Nintendo Wii Mods Brisbane Australia 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.modchip-wizard.com [Source type: General]

^ Two disc formats, one slot: Instead of a tray, a single, innovative, self-loading media bay will play both 12-centimeter optical discs used for the new system as well as Nintendo GameCube discs.
  • Nintendo Wii - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

.Nintendo has stated that, in addition to being backwards compatible with the GameCube, the Wii will utilize Internet connectivity and internal emulation software to download and play Nintendo 64, Super NES, and NES games, and some titles are available that were never before released in America.^ Backward compatibility: The new console plays all games from the current Nintendo GameCube generation.
  • Nintendo Wii - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Some wii games can also be downloaded from the internet and played on Free wii game servers.
  • WII MODS HACKS ( Wii Mod Chip ) 2010 - WWW.BLADE.CC - Wii Mod chips & Wii Mods Brisbane Wii Repairs Nintendo Wii Mods Brisbane Australia 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.modchip-wizard.com [Source type: General]

^ Plus Revolution is going to be backwards compatible with current gamecube games.
  • Nintendo: Revolution & free DS online service [Archive] - AppleInsider 25 September 2009 14:54 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: General]

.On March 23, 2006, it was announced at Game Developers Conference 2006 that this system would also allow Sega Genesis and TurboGrafx-16 games to be played on the console.^ And consoles are for playing games.
  • Nintendo: Revolution & free DS online service [Archive] - AppleInsider 25 September 2009 14:54 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: General]

^ The Wii is one of the most popular consoles around as it not just allows people to face off against each other by physically playing games, but can also be a good way to get into shape.
  • Make A Difference And Win A Nintendo Wii | The University Kid 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.theuniversitykid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A video game system that encourages physical activity, levels the playing field for everyone, and is inherently social is revolutionary.
  • Twenty Sided » Blog Archive » The Newest Wii Fan 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.shamusyoung.com [Source type: General]

.The feature has been named a virtual console.^ WiiWare and Virtual Console services to a fabulous 500 and featuring a host of beloved characters from across the Nintendo universe.
  • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]

^ Yeah, the Wii has a feature called Virtual Console.

.The Wii console itself is stated to be roughly the size of three standard DVD cases stacked on top of one another.^ The Wii is your console of choice, and just the sort of eye-opening kick in the pants the biz has been desperately in need of for, oh, roughly the last half-decade or so.

^ Three DVD\'s stacked together produced more thickness than the console and because of this, it fits snugly down the side of my widescreen television.
  • Nintendo Wii : Read reviews and compare prices at Ciao.co.uk 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.ciao.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Wii…wii must support the new console for what it IS, not for its name….we must start the revolution of video gaming..and wii needs fans and supports to back itself up!
  • Snark Hunting | Nintendo Wii. Brilliant! 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.snarkhunting.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The system launched in North America on November 19, 2006 at the price of $249.99. It does not play DVD movies.^ November 19, 2006 .
  • WII MODS HACKS ( Wii Mod Chip ) 2010 - WWW.BLADE.CC - Wii Mod chips & Wii Mods Brisbane Wii Repairs Nintendo Wii Mods Brisbane Australia 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.modchip-wizard.com [Source type: General]

^ The console is scheduled for release at US$249.99/CA$279.95 on November 19, 2006 in North America, at JP¥25,000 on December 2, 2006 in Japan, at AU$399.95 on December 7, 2006 in Australia, and at GB£179.99/€249.99 on December 8, 2006 in Europe.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC locke.citizendium.org:8080 [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES, is an 8-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Brazil, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
  • The Mean Machines Archive - About the Nintendo Entertainment System 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.meanmachinesmag.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Nintendo has said the reason for this decision is that the Wii is a game device, not an entertainment suite as Microsoft and Sony are attempting to make, and presumably DVD playback is isolated within the accessory such that the Wii itself doesn't burden the consumer with unnecessary cost.^ FIFA 08 - Nintendo Wii Game .
  • Compare Prices of Nintendo Wii Games, read Nintendo Wii Game Reviews & buy online 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.comparestoreprices.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Formula 1 2009 - Nintendo Wii Game .
  • Compare Prices of Nintendo Wii Games, read Nintendo Wii Game Reviews & buy online 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.comparestoreprices.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Try to find a Wii game that doesn't have Wii in it?
  • Wii successor needs to be appraised; Wii MotionPlus will be cheap 22 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.qj.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ports in the rear of the console accept GameCube controllers for backwards compatibility.^ The system has slots for GameCube controllers and memory cards, at it is completely backwards compatible with GameCube Games.
  • Nintendo Revolution Thread [Archive] - 3D Realms Forums 25 September 2009 14:54 UTC forums.3drealms.com [Source type: General]

^ Backward compatibility: The new console plays all games from the current Nintendo GameCube generation.
  • Nintendo Wii - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Lasakon 05-18-2005, 07:19 AM It's a backwards compatible system, meaning the gamecube controller ports are under the fold out.
  • Nintendo Revolution Thread [Archive] - 3D Realms Forums 25 September 2009 14:54 UTC forums.3drealms.com [Source type: General]

This means peripherals such as the DK Bongo and the Wavebird are compatible.
.Wii also features a number of "Channels" that serve different functions on the system.^ That's largely because each Wii has its own unique "friend code," a series of numbers you can find in the system's configuration menu.
  • Nintendo Wii - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ The systems interface - the channels, the wireless control with the Wii-mote etc - is slick and easy to use.
  • Nintendo Wii : Read reviews and compare prices at Ciao.co.uk 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.ciao.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The channel home page is the system's default gateway, which also provides access to the disc-based Wii/GameCube games and Virtual Console titles.
  • Nintendo Wii - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

.First is the Disc channel, which is used to load up and play Wii and Gamecube games.^ Using it, I can replay ever game I've ever played.
  • Offworld: April 2009 Archives 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.offworld.com [Source type: General]

^ Simple game with simple graphics is BOAT load of fun to play with on the WII....
  • Nintendo Wii Home Console Game System - Buy or Sell 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.wigix.com [Source type: General]

^ The game is so addicting that you may not need another Wii title for several weeks before you stop playing.
  • Find the Best Nintendo Wii Games - Reviews, Tests & Ratings 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.testfreaks.com [Source type: General]

.The Photo Channel lets you view photos and videos off of an SD memory card.^ You can further import and manipulate digital snapshots to create funky images or MP3 soundtrack-backed slideshows using a dedicated photo channel.

^ Four Wii Remote controllers can communicate with Wii, which features a bay for an SD memory card.
  • WII MODS HACKS ( Wii Mod Chip ) 2010 - WWW.BLADE.CC - Wii Mod chips & Wii Mods Brisbane Wii Repairs Nintendo Wii Mods Brisbane Australia 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.modchip-wizard.com [Source type: General]

^ The console has 512mb onboard flash memory, and supports SD Cards.
  • Nintendo Revolution Thread [Archive] - 3D Realms Forums 25 September 2009 14:54 UTC forums.3drealms.com [Source type: General]

.The Mii channel allows you to create, from scratch, a cartoon-like caricature of yourself or friends which can then be used as playable characters in such games as Wii Sports.^ Miis don't seem that useful, but they can be used as characters in games such as Wii Sports , and as avatars in the Wii's Message Channel.
  • Nintendo Wii - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Use a customized Mii™ character to create personal sessions.
  • Cheap Nintendo Wii DS - NEWS 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC nintendeals.com [Source type: General]

^ You can also use your own Mii character's face on your wrestler.
  • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]

.Mii's, as they are called, can also be shared with friends.^ Once you add friends to your Wii\' s address book (and as long as sharing settings are setup) your friends Mii\'s will slowly begin to appear on your Mii Channel.
  • Nintendo Wii : Read reviews and compare prices at Ciao.co.uk 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.ciao.co.uk [Source type: General]

.The internet channel was released as a free download on December 26. It allows you to surf the internet via a wi-fi connection with a special beta version of the Opera Browser.^ While once free, Opera's Internet Channel browser is now a 500-point ($5) download.
  • Nintendo Wii - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ I can also browse the internet using the free Opera browser.

^ Why does it have to be released at December 26.

.Java and Flash 7 are supported, and typing is done with the use of a virtual keyboard that appears on screen.^ Lomas also has a picture of a $15 laptop sold in India that appears to use a primitive black-and-white LCD screen and also purports to be an educational computer.
  • $12 Indian 'TV computer' a knockoff of '80s Nintendo system, not Apple II 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: General]

^ Integrated Web browser with Flash support Ability to Download classic games in Virtual Console Cons .
  • Nintendo Wii - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ Wide-screen users will notice the one annoying flaw of the Virtual Console: old-school games have no wide-screen support.
  • Nintendo Wii - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

.The full Opera browser was released in the summer of 2007 at a cost of 500 Wii Points ($5).^ "Wiimote keycodes can be detected by JavaScript in the Wii Opera browser [but] I could not find a JavaScript library that facilitates handling these input events, so I created my own" .
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^ Minigolf (Shin'en Multimedia, 1-4 players, 900 Wii Points) Virtual Console Phantasy Star™ IV (SEGA GENESIS, 1 player, 800 Wii Points) Full details: .
  • Cheap Nintendo Wii DS - NEWS 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC nintendeals.com [Source type: General]

^ Check out the full list of new video game releases (USA) for the month of June 2009 on the Nintendo Wii!
  • Cheap Nintendo Wii DS - NEWS 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC nintendeals.com [Source type: General]

.The Forecast Channel allows users to not only check their local weather, but weather all over the globe.^ You get the same Globe feature which is present in the Weather Channel for looking around for news but an extra feature is what I cal the Headline view.
  • Nintendo Wii : Read reviews and compare prices at Ciao.co.uk 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.ciao.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Available for download on the Wii Shop Channel are the Internet Channel, Everybody Votes channel, News Channel and Forecast Channel (for weather).
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^ The new controller allows users to pinpoint targets in games or move through the Wii Channel Menu with precision and ease.
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.The Voting Channel was released on February 6th, 2007. It features popular polls that users can participate in, then are later sent the outcome.^ The Check Mii Out Channel lets you share your various Miis online and have other users rate and vote for them in informal contests.
  • Nintendo Wii - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ To vote, check the user-submitted legends on the initial post , and pick your favorite via the poll behind the jump.
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^ The votes have been cast and the polling's now closed: congratulations to Offworldians Chiro , Infiniteammo and BDJSB7 for taking an overwhelming majority of votes for their user-submitted legends in the BattleForge contest .
  • Offworld: April 2009 Archives 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.offworld.com [Source type: General]

Controller

.On September 15, 2005, during the Tokyo Game Show, Nintendo finally revealed their offbeat controller, which was promised to play games in a whole new way.^ I am more interested in the game play and the controller.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ The wiimote in a way has revolutionized game play.
  • Wii successor needs to be appraised; Wii MotionPlus will be cheap 22 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.qj.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We have finally performed a new Nintendo!
  • Snark Hunting | Nintendo Wii. Brilliant! 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.snarkhunting.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It is shaped like a remote control, with a D-Pad and large A-button on the top.^ One of the many (though mostly still unknown) revolutionary aspects of the system comes from its unconventional and unique controller (sometimes known as the Freehand controller and Remote Controller, nicknamed the Wii-mote), which in its basic form is shaped like a television remote control .
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^ How do motion-sensing video game controllers (like the Wii remote) work ?
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^ Thirdly, I inserted the 2xAA batteries which came in the box to my Wii-mote (the remote controlled shaped controller) and was ready to roll.
  • Nintendo Wii : Read reviews and compare prices at Ciao.co.uk 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.ciao.co.uk [Source type: General]

.On the bottom (where the player's fingers would naturally rest) is a B button, that will act like a trigger button.^ The controller really does look like a remote, and it doesn't have as many buttons as you would expect it to.
  • Nintendo Wii - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ You grasp the frisbee, or Wii Remote in this case, by pressing the button and then flick the Wii Remote like you would a real frisbee.
  • Wii Sports Resort (Wii) review 22 January 2010 10:42 UTC wii.nintendolife.com [Source type: General]

^ When you touch the console "ON" button for the first time and play wii sports or any other game its just like you are a hardcore player.

.At E3 2006 Nintendo showed these slight variations to the controller.^ On May 1st 2006, at Nintendo’s pre-E3 2006 conference in Los Angeles, Nintendo revealed that the new name of its next gen console was in fact a hoax.
  • Snark Hunting | Nintendo Wii. Brilliant! 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.snarkhunting.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At E3 in May of 2005, Nintendo displayed the first prototype for their 'next-generation' system, codenamed the Nintendo Revolution (now known as the Wii ), though hiding its controller until the Tokyo Game Show later that year.
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^ The Nintendo Wii's controller has mainly so far been showed off using small mini-games to demonstrate what it can do.
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The "b" and "a" buttons are now "1" and "2", respectively. ."Start" and "Select" have changed to "+" and "-". One of the biggest changes, however, is the inclusion of an internal speaker in the microphone, allowing for "depth of sound", and presumably the "+" and "-" buttons will change the speaker's volume.^ Also also: I noticed that the menu for selecting levels to play is a musical instrument in its own right, allowing the player to create melody with chord changes and everything.
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^ They changed this rule during the Super NES era, allowing Sega to start a massive console war against Nintendo with the Sega Genesis and Game Gear .
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^ The new version features many different features, such as users being able to adjust the backlight, and repositioned start and select buttons.
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.The "home" button, probably for Wii menu accessing, also now looks like a house.^ Now with a name like Wii...
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ The Post decides that though the bank "looks nothing like Torn's house, the two-story yellow Colonial does not resemble a commercial building and could be mistaken for a home—especially to someone who was smashed."
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^ Which means the end product is nice and clean, and it looks like an enhancement, rather than minimizing the sleek look of the Wii.
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.The controller also has a port at the bottom allowing for first- and third-party peripherals to be plugged in, including the new classic controller, featured below.^ NICE TRY!" Nintendo did have some of their best first party titles in the NES age, but third party contributed much more.
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^ The controller additionally features a port located on the bottom that several accessories may use.
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^ Relatively lightweight and fun to fiddle with, a bottom-mounted attachment port also legs you plug in supporting peripherals like the nunchuk secondary pad.

.There's also a Nunchuk device, featured to the right (sleek device attached to the controller) which will be used for a variety of games.^ The system has all wireless controllers (that's right, plural, as in they seem to be talking about using multiple control device types for the system).
  • Nintendo Revolution Thread [Archive] - 3D Realms Forums 25 September 2009 14:54 UTC forums.3drealms.com [Source type: General]

^ Agulf 05-19-2005, 02:44 AM Mblackwell said: 3) The system has all wireless controllers (that's right, plural, as in they seem to be talking about using multiple control device types for the system).
  • Nintendo Revolution Thread [Archive] - 3D Realms Forums 25 September 2009 14:54 UTC forums.3drealms.com [Source type: General]

^ Sony's Six-Axis controller didn't have rumble, a feature that we have come to expect from video game systems.
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.In addition to these features, the Wii controller also has a power button (like the Xbox jewel,) built in rumble features (of course) and, most surprisingly, the ability to transmit its exact location back to the Wii system.^ Apparantly, people like the control system of the Wii.

^ There are also new motion-control innovations in the pipeline from Sony and Microsoft, and Nintendo hopes its Wii will hang on with the revival of its most popular video game hero.
  • Wii | ITworld 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.itworld.com [Source type: General]

^ Wii is creating worldwide excitement with its unique control system, an inventive, first-of-its-kind controller whose position can be detected in a 3-D space.
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.This feature functions like a 3-Dimensional mouse, allowing the game to respond to any and all movement of the controller.^ This allows the system to understand six axes of movement (x, y, z, pitch, roll and yaw ), allowing the console to identify the position and tilt of the controller in 3D space.
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^ This game allows the player to use motions and button presses on the Wiimote and Nunchuk to control a six member Mii band to play preset songs.
  • Find the Best Nintendo Wii Games - Reviews, Tests & Ratings 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.testfreaks.com [Source type: General]

^ To play a Wii Sports game, all you need to do is pick up a controller and get ready for the pitch, serve or that right hook.
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.You can slash it like a sword to slash in a game, or swing it to simulate hitting a ball with a tennis racket, or twist it slightly to turn in a racing game.^ Intsead of pressing X to hit the ball in tennis, you just swing the Wii-Mote.

^ In a tennis game, it serves as your racket you swing with your arm.
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^ One of the most popular game types for the Wii is Simulations; the player uses the Wii remote to mimic real life actions such as swinging a tennis racket, throwing a pitch or putt-ing a golf ball.
  • Find the Best Nintendo Wii Games - Reviews, Tests & Ratings 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.testfreaks.com [Source type: General]

.The whole thing is held with one hand.^ It took me a while to grasp using to things at once (remote in one hand and nunchuck in the other).
  • Nintendo Wii : Read reviews and compare prices at Ciao.co.uk 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.ciao.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ I didn’t have an opinion before because I’d never used the thing, but now that I’ve held one and experienced it for myself, I will say it is not a gimmick but an innovation .
  • Twenty Sided » Blog Archive » The Newest Wii Fan 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.shamusyoung.com [Source type: General]

^ WII IS GONNA RULE! Im starting to get concered about getting my hands on one, especially after seeing 1 person wanted a ps3 on this whole forum.

.For more traditional control, the controller can be turned 90 degrees so that players hold it sideways, turning it into an NES-like controller, which would have the 1 and 2 buttons function as the A and B buttons.^ I would like to get more info on it.
  • Keen and Graev’s Gaming Blog » Nintendo 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.keenandgraev.com [Source type: General]

^ Added bonus: You can also tilt the sucker sideways and hold it like a traditional gamepad, wiggling your wrists to, say, manually send Excite Truck’s off-road vehicles skidding down hairpin curves in place of traditional d-pad controls.

^ The analog stick is in the correct place- not pushed into the middle of the controller as an add on like on PS. .
  • Nintendo: Revolution & free DS online service [Archive] - AppleInsider 25 September 2009 14:54 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: General]

.This is to help play downloadable NES ports.^ The Sega version outshines the NES port in almost every aspect, and is just more fun to play.

.There is also a "classic controller" that can be attached to the Wii remote, which features a shape like the SNES controller, but with two analog sticks at the bottom like PlayStation's Dual Shock.^ The outcome is the Wii Remote controller.
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^ There are also new motion-control innovations in the pipeline from Sony and Microsoft, and Nintendo hopes its Wii will hang on with the revival of its most popular video game hero.
  • Wii | ITworld 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.itworld.com [Source type: General]

^ This portable gaming system comes with wireless controllers and the Wii Remote.
  • Free Nintendo Wii Contract Deals � Mobile Phones With Nintendo Wii As Free Gift Buy Cheap Deals Get Nintendo Wii Free Of Cost 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.onlinemobilephoneshop.co.uk [Source type: General]

.More images of the controller can be found here.^ OK. After testing, I found out the the Wiimote actually works better and has more functions then the GameCube controllers do.
  • tinyhack.com » WiiApple: Apple IIe Emulator for Wii 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC tinyhack.com [Source type: General]

(Note that these images are old and don't have the changes brought upon the controller from E3 2006.)

Development and Announcement

.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.^ The Nintendo Revlution will be a console that will change gaming.
  • Nintendo Wii - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ At E3 in May of 2005, Nintendo displayed the first prototype for their 'next-generation' system, codenamed the Nintendo Revolution (now known as the Wii ), though hiding its controller until the Tokyo Game Show later that year.
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^ Nintendo E3 2009 Press Conference Videos - G4tv.com G4TV .
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.At E3 2006, the console won the first of several awards.^ On May 1st 2006, at Nintendo’s pre-E3 2006 conference in Los Angeles, Nintendo revealed that the new name of its next gen console was in fact a hoax.
  • Snark Hunting | Nintendo Wii. Brilliant! 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.snarkhunting.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It has won numerous awards including several "Greatest Game of all Time" awards.
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By December 8, 2006, it completed its launch in four key markets. .During the week of September 12, 2007, the Financial Times declared that the Wii is the current sales leader of its generation.^ The most current version of the Wii Code of Conduct, which may be revised by us from time to time, is posted at http://support.nintendo.com.
  • Amazon.com: Jenga: Nintendo Wii: Video Games 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ This is a list of sellers that are currently offering "Nintendo Wii Home Console Game System" for sale.
  • Nintendo Wii Home Console Game System - Buy or Sell 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.wigix.com [Source type: General]

^ Comments Related Articles PS3 Sales Grew 104% During First Week of Slim Availability September 4, 2009, 10:26 AM .
  • DailyTech - Nintendo Wii Price Dropping to $199 this Weekend 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

.The console was conceived in 2001, as the Nintendo GameCube was first seeing release.^ For more information, see: Nintendo GameCube .
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^ Overview Edit Talk History September 27th Update : Wii sees a price drop of $50, to $199 in the US. The Wii is Nintendo' s fifth console and successor to the Nintendo Gamecube .
  • Nintendo Wii - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ Currently playing through the first one and it sucks Nintendo hasn't announced the 2nd one's release yet.
  • NINTENDO OF AMERICA: Please announce Professor Layton 2 release plans. - Page 2 - NeoGAF 17 September 2009 14:014 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.According to an interview with Nintendo's game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, the concept involved focusing on a new form of player interaction.^ Shigeru Miyamoto — Nintendo's chief designer and video game producer.
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^ Someone can hook an adaptor to their Game Boy and connect it to a mobile phone which people can receive news, trade, and battle with other players across Japan.
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^ Nintendo President Satoru Iwata is determined to keep the prices of the console and its new games lower than competitors.

"The consensus was that power isn't everything for a console. .Too many powerful consoles can't coexist.^ Too many powerful consoles can't coexist.
  • Nintendo (kottke.org) 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC kottke.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It's like having only ferocious dinosaurs.^ It's like having only ferocious dinosaurs.
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.They might fight and hasten their own extinction."^ They might fight and hasten their own extinction."
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.Two years later, engineers and designers were brought together to further develop the concept.^ Helly Hansen has announced that it will also be opening new concept stores in Manchester, UK on October 27th and in Gothenburg, Sweden later this year.

.By 2005, the controller interface had taken form, but a public showing at that year's E3 was withdrawn.^ If they really are working on a Wiimote-like controller themselves , they will show it no earlier than E3 2010 and it will launch no earlier than 2011.

^ In my house, this was called the "give the controller to my 11-year-old cousin and let him show you how it's done" feature.
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^ We're going to show a racing game at E3 where you use the core controller in a very different way.
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Miyamoto stated that, "We had some troubleshooting to do. .So, we decided not to reveal the controller and instead we displayed just the console."^ The Wii will come with one controller and Virtual Console usage as standard, although no special bundles have been revealed yet.
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^ Nintendo have revealed the Wii's controller will not contain re-chargeable batteries like the DS, instead running on standard AA batteries (lithium ion or alkaline).
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^ I currently own every Nintendo console since the Nes, but the motion controls, the Gamecube like hardware I just don't like.
  • DailyTech - Nintendo Wii Price Dropping to $199 this Weekend 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

.Nintendo president Satoru Iwata later unveiled and demonstrated the Wii Remote at the September Tokyo Game Show.^ I love the nintendo Wii remote!
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^ Satoru Iwata — Current president of Nintendo (2002-present).
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^ MotionPlus attaches to the standard Wii Remote and enhances the motion sensing capabilities for a more precise gaming experience.
  • Free Nintendo Wii Game Console - Best Mobile Phone Deals on Orange, O2, T-Mobile, 3, Vodafone 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.mobiles.co.uk [Source type: General]

.The Nintendo DS is stated to have influenced the Wii design.^ We specialise in PlayStation 2, PS2, PlayStation 3, PS3, Nintendo Wii, Wii, Nintendo DS Lite, Microsoft Xbox 360, consoles and accessories.
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^ Nintendo have revealed the Wii's controller will not contain re-chargeable batteries like the DS, instead running on standard AA batteries (lithium ion or alkaline).
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^ Also note that, similar to the Nintendo DS the Nintendo Wii will not be marketed simply as "Wii" but as the Nintendo Wii and thusly lessening the obvious public backlash that marketing it just as "Wii" would create.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.Designer Ken'ichiro Ashida noted, "We had the DS on our minds as we worked on the Wii.^ Also note that, similar to the Nintendo DS the Nintendo Wii will not be marketed simply as "Wii" but as the Nintendo Wii and thusly lessening the obvious public backlash that marketing it just as "Wii" would create.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ As some have noted, Game Boy and DS. I think in time, Wii will fit right in.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Our custom printing works closely with our customers to create the best card designs for your business.
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.We thought about copying the DS's touch-panel interface and even came up with a prototype."^ GTA is out or about to come out for xbox (i dont keep up) Don't even get me started on this.
  • Nintendo: Revolution & free DS online service [Archive] - AppleInsider 25 September 2009 14:54 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: General]

^ When the DS came out, people complained about that name too.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.The idea was eventually rejected, with the notion that the two gaming systems would be identical.^ Kid Icarus ( Intelligent Systems ) - Only two games of Kid Icarus have been produced (NES, GB), though Miyamoto hinted that there will be a sequel on Wii .
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^ The Revolution will be able to play games that are unplayable on the other two systems.
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^ I’d claim that it was all just a big scam to get people to buy games and accessories in anticipation of eventually owning a console but then the console would never actually be made.
  • Twenty Sided » Blog Archive » The Newest Wii Fan 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.shamusyoung.com [Source type: General]

.Miyamoto also expressed that, "If the DS had flopped, we might have taken the Wii back to the drawing board."^ Your player will not begin moving forward until you draw back your arm with the Wii Remote in hand.
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Games

.Every console will launch with Wii Sports as a packed-in game.^ All apart from the Japanese launch pack will include Wii Sports .
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^ The Nintendo Wii is an efficient gaming console which is enhanced with various high end applications.
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^ Ultimate Wii Games Rooms, just so you know, consists of a Nintendo Wii Console, Wii Sports game, Samsung 26" LCD TV, a mini fridge and a case each of 330ml Fanta, Sprite, and Dr Pepper.
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Currently known or presumed Wii titles in planning or development include Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Red Steel, Super Mario Galaxy, WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Sonic and the Secret Rings, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Madden NFL 2007, Super Smash Bros. .Brawl, Wii Orchestra, Elebits, Rayman Raving Rabbids, Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam and Project H.A.M.M.E.R..^ Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam .
  • Nintendo Suomi - Nintendo DS -pelilista 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.nintendo.fi [Source type: General]
  • .:: NINTENDO - CONQUEST entertainment a.s. ::. 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.mojenintendo.cz [Source type: General]
  • Spiele - Konsolen - Wii | GamePRO.de 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.gamepro.de [Source type: General]

^ As far as party games go, you *must* try Rayman Raving Rabbids II (or the original; the second is easier to get started on with a group).
  • Twenty Sided » Blog Archive » The Newest Wii Fan 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.shamusyoung.com [Source type: General]

^ Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 - Nintendo Wii Game .
  • Compare Prices of Nintendo Wii Games, read Nintendo Wii Game Reviews & buy online 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.comparestoreprices.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Finally, in addition to these games, games (From all Nintendo consoles from the NES to the N64, as well as the Sega Genesis and Turbo Grafx-16) can be downloaded from the Virtual Console service for $5.00 to $10.00 apiece.^ The Nintendo Revlution will be a console that will change gaming.
  • Nintendo Wii - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ In addition to the aforementioned Classic Controller (for Virtual Console games).
  • Nintendo Wii - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo is calling this service the Virtual Console.
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Virtual Console

.As mentioned earlier, the Wii will be able to download and play a variety of games using the Wii's Virtual Console.^ Using it, I can replay ever game I've ever played.
  • Offworld: April 2009 Archives 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.offworld.com [Source type: General]

^ And consoles are for playing games.
  • Nintendo: Revolution & free DS online service [Archive] - AppleInsider 25 September 2009 14:54 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: General]

^ Said games will be able to be downloaded and played.
  • Nintendo Revolution Thread [Archive] - 3D Realms Forums 25 September 2009 14:54 UTC forums.3drealms.com [Source type: General]

.It will be able to download NES, SNES, and N64 games as well as games for the Sega Genesis and TurboGrafx-16. Users purchase Wii points, which are used as a sort of online currency to buy the classic games.^ Has appeared on the arcades, NES, SNES, and Wii .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]
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^ PM Are those NES/SNES/N64 games free?
  • Nintendo Revolution Thread [Archive] - 3D Realms Forums 25 September 2009 14:54 UTC forums.3drealms.com [Source type: General]

^ Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel.
  • Nintendo | J!-ENT entertainment news pop culture TV music DVD Blu-ray reviews fashion celebrity USA Asia UK 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.nt2099.com [Source type: General]

.Prices start at $10 for 1,000 wii points, and are sold in increments of $10 thereafter.^ The ps3 is $500-$600 and the wii is half that so ps3 would make the same money if wii sold 1,000,000 and the ps3 only sells 500,000.SONY is a multi millionare company anyways.

^ When the Ambassador helps connect 20 people (which is the maximum number for the reward), the total amount of Wii Points received will equal 10,000, which can be spent on fun and unique WiiWare games.
  • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]

^ MAGNETIS Publisher: YULLABY Players: 1-4 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Price: 500 Wii Points Description: MAGNETIS is all about attraction.
  • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]

.Game prices are as follows: NES Games: 500 Wii Points TurboGrafx-16: 600 Wii Points Genesis Games: 800 Wii Points SNES Games: 800 Wii Points Nintendo 64 Games: 1,000 Wii Points (it is rumored some N64 games may be higher) New games are released every Monday.^ Pilotwings - Has been on the Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64 and is rumored to make a return on the Wii.
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^ Has appeared on the arcades, NES, SNES, and Wii .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]
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^ Arcade games released by Nintendo .
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.Games are playable using the wii remote, a gamecube controller, and the new "Classic Controller", shown to the left.^ Have you used a gamecube controller?
  • Nintendo: Revolution & free DS online service [Archive] - AppleInsider 25 September 2009 14:54 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: General]

^ Fly, aim and shoot using the Wii Remote controller.
  • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]
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  • Nintendo | J!-ENT entertainment news pop culture TV music DVD Blu-ray reviews fashion celebrity USA Asia UK 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.nt2099.com [Source type: General]

^ Shake, push and twist the Wii Remote controller to collect and use in-game items.
  • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]

Games shown at E3 2006 on the Virtual Console include Super Mario Bros., Super Mario World, Super Mario 64, an otherwise-unnamed Sonic the Hedgehog game, and Bonk's Adventure.
.Hudson has stated that they will put every game they've made on these consoles available on the Wii.^ Are they going to name their console "wii?"
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Midway have recently revealed in a press release that they will be developing three games for the Nintendo Wii, named Blitz: The League , Happy Feet and The Ant Bully .
  • Wii-Gamer - Home 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC wii-gamer.com [Source type: General]
  • Wii-Gamer - Home 25 September 2009 14:54 UTC www.wii-gamer.com [Source type: General]

^ With that said, I don't think the thought process behind bringing Wario Ware to the Wii was too difficult, as the game is made up of crazy min-games.
  • Wii-Gamer - Home 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC wii-gamer.com [Source type: General]
  • Wii-Gamer - Home 25 September 2009 14:54 UTC www.wii-gamer.com [Source type: General]




Connectivity

A Wii, showing the Gamecube controller and memory card slots
.The Wii has built-in wireless Internet capabilities, and Nintendo DS connectivity, probably in the same breath.^ How to connect my Nintendo Wii to the internet using my laptop?
  • Nintendo Wii Home Console Game System - Buy or Sell 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.wigix.com [Source type: General]

^ WigixCEO Jun 15, 2009, 20:47:04 The Nintendo WII can connect to the Internet by utilizing its built in 802.11b/g Wi-Fi for wireless connections or via a USB-to-Ethernet adaptor for DSL connections.
  • Nintendo Wii Home Console Game System - Buy or Sell 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.wigix.com [Source type: General]

^ By sharing the demo of the game via DS Download Play, up to seven more people with their own Nintendo DSi systems can use a local wireless connection to join you for some head-to-head or cooperative action.
  • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]

.Nintendo has announced a partnership with GameSpy to create two kinds of networking services for Wii users: one that would allow typical free-for-all online play, and another that would restrict a person's play to a set list of people they have personally met in order to add to this list.^ One can access the Internet on the Nintendo Wii in the hassle-free manner.
  • Free Nintendo Wii - Free Nintendo Wii with Contract Phones - Cheap Phones With Free Gifts in UK 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.freecontractmobilephone.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ FIFA 09 All-Play Wii .
  • Compare Prices of Nintendo Wii Games, read Nintendo Wii Game Reviews & buy online 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.comparestoreprices.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ All Steam services are now online.

.Satoru Iwata's reason for this second option is his belief that current online games alienate most gamers, implicatively because of the chaos inherent in online games; see John Gabriel's Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory.^ Nintendo President Satoru Iwata is determined to keep the prices of the console and its new games lower than competitors.

^ The demographic Nintendo wants to invite into the world of video games will appreciate this name for the exact reason that current gamers seem to loath it… because it does not suggest anything high tech, it makes no attempt to be kewl, and it is innocently sophisticated.
  • Snark Hunting | Nintendo Wii. Brilliant! 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.snarkhunting.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The “venting” time, was for current gamers, Nintendo understands fully the demographic that currently is drawn to video games, and they know how that particular demographic would respond to this name.
  • Snark Hunting | Nintendo Wii. Brilliant! 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.snarkhunting.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It has been said that upcoming DS titles will be able to link up with future Wii titles wirelessly.^ But what about other upcoming titles, particularly the third party portfolio, which is still a sore spot for Wii owners?

^ Nintendo has, however, indicated that it will be able to link wirelessly to the forthcoming Wii though no details have been released.
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^ It also features a built in microphone and the ability to connect up to 16 Nintendo DS systems together wirelessly.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]
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.It's likely that the Wii will serve a router-type functionality, and allow DS users to extend their play to the greater Internet.^ The Wii is not going to bring the whole family together to play games like it claims, because families have never come together to play games.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ To play a Wii Sports game, all you need to do is pick up a controller and get ready for the pitch, serve or that right hook.
  • WII MODS HACKS ( Wii Mod Chip ) 2010 - WWW.BLADE.CC - Wii Mod chips & Wii Mods Brisbane Wii Repairs Nintendo Wii Mods Brisbane Australia 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.modchip-wizard.com [Source type: General]

^ There have been pictures circulating the internet recently, apparently showing Nintendo supposedly Wii games actually being played on gamecubes hidden beneath the stands.
  • Wii-Gamer - Home 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC wii-gamer.com [Source type: General]
  • Wii-Gamer - Home 25 September 2009 14:54 UTC www.wii-gamer.com [Source type: General]

.The Wii will also be able to download Nintendo DS demo games from Nintendo's free online service.^ FIFA 08 - Nintendo Wii Game .
  • Compare Prices of Nintendo Wii Games, read Nintendo Wii Game Reviews & buy online 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.comparestoreprices.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Pokemon is an awesome Nintendo DS game.
  • Alltop - Top Nintendo News 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC nintendo.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ Some wii games can also be downloaded from the internet and played on Free wii game servers.
  • WII MODS HACKS ( Wii Mod Chip ) 2010 - WWW.BLADE.CC - Wii Mod chips & Wii Mods Brisbane Wii Repairs Nintendo Wii Mods Brisbane Australia 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.modchip-wizard.com [Source type: General]

The demos can then be transferred wirelessly to the DS.

Name controversy

Wii carry Case
.Nintendo's fifth console will indeed be named something other than the "Nintendo Revolution". As of April 27, 2006, the console has been renamed "Wii". According to the Wii's website, "the code-name 'Revolution' expressed our direction, Wii represents the answer."^ Nintendo have today announced the official name of their previously codenamed console the Revolution as the "Nintendo Wii!".
  • Wii-Gamer - Home 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC wii-gamer.com [Source type: General]
  • Wii-Gamer - Home 25 September 2009 14:54 UTC www.wii-gamer.com [Source type: General]

^ Could wii have a naming revolution on our hands?
  • Snark Hunting | Nintendo Wii. Brilliant! 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.snarkhunting.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nintendo Revolution’s new name is Pii.
  • Snark Hunting | Nintendo Wii. Brilliant! 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.snarkhunting.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Pronounced "We", the name is meant to represent the inclusiveness Nintendo aims for with this new direction.^ Nintendo Revolution’s new name is Pii.
  • Snark Hunting | Nintendo Wii. Brilliant! 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.snarkhunting.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On May 1st 2006, at Nintendo’s pre-E3 2006 conference in Los Angeles, Nintendo revealed that the new name of its next gen console was in fact a hoax.
  • Snark Hunting | Nintendo Wii. Brilliant! 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.snarkhunting.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "While the code-name "Revolution" expressed our direction, Wii represents the answer," said the company in a statement.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.The use of two I's is meant to signify two players playing together, as well as two controllers.^ Nearly 15 years on, it plays as well in my mind as it used to on my trusty 14" Trinitron.
  • Offworld: April 2009 Archives 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.offworld.com [Source type: General]

^ We might as well get used to playing with our Wii’s.
  • Snark Hunting | Nintendo Wii. Brilliant! 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.snarkhunting.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Team up with a friend and enjoy two-player simultaneous game play for a better chance of survival.
  • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]

.The response from fans as well as the gaming media was almost entirely negative across the board.^ In a nutshell, Broken Steel will remove the game's ending entirely, with Bethesda's Pete Hines saying simply to fans that called for an open-ended resolution, "We got the idea."
  • Offworld: April 2009 Archives 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.offworld.com [Source type: General]

^ You can select the classic nine-by-nine sukodu game boards as well as Grand Sudoku, which challenges you to complete five intersecting sudoku boards simultaneously.
  • Wii Caf� 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.wiicafe.com [Source type: General]
  • Wii Caf� 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC www.gccafe.com [Source type: General]
  • Nintendo | J!-ENT entertainment news pop culture TV music DVD Blu-ray reviews fashion celebrity USA Asia UK 14 January 2010 11:48 UTC www.nt2099.com [Source type: General]

^ You can select the classic nine-by-nine Sudoku game boards as well as Grand Sudoku, which challenges you to complete five intersecting Sudoku boards simultaneously.
  • Cheap Nintendo Wii DS - NEWS 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC nintendeals.com [Source type: General]

.Many found the name "Revolution" to be better, and "Wii" to be a case of trying too hard to come up with a trendy name.^ I will try to avoid using the name Wii.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ How many shitty puns can Wii come up with?
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ The Revolution is a much cooler name that Wii.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.Nintendo responded by claiming that other famous brand names, such as "Lexus", "Ikea" and "Google", are all odd sounding at first.^ First of all if you're a Nintendo hater for no reason that's cool just be a real "big g" and stand on that with some balls.
  • Nintendo Revolution Unveiled: News from 1UP.com 23 January 2010 15:19 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The “venting” time, was for current gamers, Nintendo understands fully the demographic that currently is drawn to video games, and they know how that particular demographic would respond to this name.
  • Snark Hunting | Nintendo Wii. Brilliant! 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.snarkhunting.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I am sure some people were curious when Google or Yahoo came out with such interesting names, but look at where they are at now.
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

Satoru Iwata also mentioned the purpose of the name is so that it will not have to be abbreviated, making it easier for casual consumers, some of whom don't know that the "GBA" is also the "Game Boy Advance."
.It should be noted that the official name of the console is not "Nintendo Wii" or even "The Wii", but simply "Wii" according to Nintendo's style guide on their E3 2006 press packet site.^ Nintendo should take notes.
  • Wii successor needs to be appraised; Wii MotionPlus will be cheap 22 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.qj.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And Wii should all be taking notes… .
  • Snark Hunting | Nintendo Wii. Brilliant! 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.snarkhunting.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Who is going to by a console named Wii?
  • Are Wii Ready? Nintendo's Revolution Renamed: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

Launch details

Wii used in Advertisements

In a push to promote the Wii in Europe, Nintendo teamed up with Coca Cola to campaign the Wii across TV and other media for a month starting May 4, 2007. Ten winners who grabbed one of the lucky 182 million packs of Fanta, Sprite and Dr. Pepper received an "Ultimate Wii Game Room" which includes a Wii, a Samsung LCD TV, mini fridge and a case of Sprite, Fanta, and Dr. Pepper.
.On April 26 2007 the fast food store Wendy's announced that they are coming out with a set of Wii toys of their Kids' Meal.^ Motion+ is coming out for the Wii.
  • Wii successor needs to be appraised; Wii MotionPlus will be cheap 22 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.qj.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is a sport that comes as naturally to the Wii’s control system as it does a racket and ball, and for many avid Wii gamers it was the first game they ever experienced on the system.
  • Alltop - Top Nintendo News 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC nintendo.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ RE, how stupid is nintendo really i mean come on when will they come out with a new zelda .
  • Nintendo E3 2009 Press Conference Videos - G4tv.com 20 January 2010 10:11 UTC g4tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There will be five toys in total.^ There are 10 stages per level with a total of five levels, creating 50 stages in all.
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Gallery

Japan

    • December 2nd
    • 25,000 Yen
    • One Wiimote controller + Nunchuk included
  • Accessories:
    • Wiimote (3800 Yen)
    • Classic Controller (1800 Yen)
    • Nunchuk (1800 Yen)
  • 30 Virtual Console games at launch, with 10 new Virtual Console games every month.

North America

    • November 19th
    • 249.99 USD
    • One Wiimote controller + Nunchuk included
    • Wii Sports packed in.
  • Accessories:
    • Wiimote (39.99 USD)
    • Classic Controller (19.99 USD)
    • Nunchuk (19.99 USD)
    • Wii Zapper (19.99 USD)
  • 30 Virtual Console games at launch, with 10 new Virtual Console games every month.

Launch titles

Related links

  • [2]
  • Nintendo Wii - The official Nintendo Wii website
  • Wii vs. PS3 on G4

Ads

  • LA Wii ad
  • Wii for all
  • Wii Naperville
  • Japanese ads
  • Wii Hong Kong ad

See also


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Simple English

File:Wii
The Wii console with its remote controller.

The Wii (pronounced "we") is a video game console (a video game machine) made by Nintendo.[1] It first came out on November 19, 2006 in North America. It plays video games made for the Wii and the Nintendo GameCube.[1]

Nintendo, the company that made the Wii, says they want to focus more on new ways to play games. The Wii uses a controller, called the Wii Remote, that is very different from the controllers of other video game consoles. It can be held with just one hand, and uses technology that senses the player's movements.

By making the Wii, Nintendo says they are trying to change the way video games are looked at and played. The Wii was made for all people of any age or interest. By making it easier to play, Nintendo thinks that they can get people who do not normally play games to start playing.

Contents

Wii Channels

There are many things called Channels on the Wii. They are called Channels because just like on TV, you can look through channels by pressing - and +. Just like watching different channels on TV, you usually can not find all the things you want to know on one channel. Each Wii Channel does something different. Some of them need to connect to the internet to work, using either Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection or WiiConnect24, but for some information that has been saved can be viewed without a connection to the internet.

Disc Channel

Games are played on this channel after a game disc, or Nintendo Gamecube disk, is put in the disc slot.

Wii Shop Channel

The Wii Shop Channel is used to download Virtual Console and WiiWare games and also Wii channels mentioned here. An internet connection is needed to use this channel.

Mii Channel

The Mii Channel is where a player can make avatars to represent them, either in the Mii Channel's online feature Mii Parade, or in games and most other Wii channels mentioned here.

News Channel

The News Channel is used to look up news on different topics, ranging from your country's news, to sport and entertainment. You need an internet connection to use this channel.

Forecast Channel

The Forecast Channel is used to check the weather forecast around the world. There is a feature that lets you select your local area to receive weather updates. You need an internet connection to use this channel.

Everybody Votes Channel

The Everybody Votes Channel is a channel containing regularly updated polls. There are three national polls (updated on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays) along with one worldwide poll. You need an internet connection to use this channel.

Internet Channel

The Internet Channel is used to access the Internet. It is based on the Opera Browser. You need an internet connection to use this channel. From 1st September 2009, the Internet Channel became free to download after an update was released to support Adobe Flash. Refunds consisting of a free Virtual Console NES title worth 500 Wii Points were offered by Nintendo to Wii owners who had downloaded it beforehand for the same price.

Check Mii Out Channel

The Check Mii Out Channel (known as Mii Contest Channel in the UK) is used to send and pick up other Miis, and is also used in voting contests to see which Mii is the best. You need an internet connection to use this channel.

Nintendo Channel

The Nintendo Channel is used to watch videos, collect and send feedback on certain Wii titles, and to download Nintendo DS game demos using the DS Download Service. An internet connection is needed to use this channel.

Today and Tomorrow Channel

The Today and Tomorrow Channel is a new channel, released on 9th September 2009, used to view daily horoscopes. Up to six Mii characters can be registered. It offers advice on five topics; love, work, study, communication, and money. It also offers hints on food, fun, and care. Another feature is a Mii compatibility check.

Homebrew Channel

The Homebrew Channel is an unofficial channel used for loading unofficial software or, Homebrew. With Homebrew, you can do many things that the Wii Can't normally do on its own (Use Google Earth, Play DVD's, stream media from a PC, Play free games, run Emulators, backup games you own and run them off a portable storage device) .

Currently, all Wiis can install The Homebrew Channel via BannerBomb

Wii Speak Channel

The Wii Speak Channel is downloadable once you receive the Wii microphone, used in certain games like Animal Crossing: City Folk.

Wii Remote

[[File:|thumb|right|200px|The Wii Remote in someone's hand.]] The Wii Remote is a controller that is just like a regular television remote. The Wii Remote uses accelerometers and infrared light sensors (from LEDs inside a 'sensor bar') to know where it is in 3D space.[2] This lets people control the game using physical movement and also by pressing buttons. The controller connects to the console using Bluetooth. It has a rumble feature (the controller shakes when the game being played tells it to do so) and a speaker inside the remote. An attachment to the Wii Remote that comes with the Wii console and can also be bought by itself in stores is the Nunchuk controller. It also has an accelerometer and an analog stick with two buttons, and connects to the bottom of the Wii Remote with a wire. A wrist strap can also be used to stop the player from dropping or throwing the Wii Remote. Because of problems with the straps, Nintendo has given all players a free stronger replacement for all straps.[3] It also comes with a cover called the Wii Remote Jacket, which protects the Wii Remote and the thing that it hits from being damaged or broken.[4] It also gives a stronger grip which makes it harder for the Wii Remote to slide out of players' hands.

Attachments for the Wii Remote

Nintendo and many other companies have made attachments for the Wii Remote. They are usually connected by a wire or by a small plug at the bottom of the Wii Remote.

Nunchuk

[[File:|thumb|right|150px|The Nunchuk, looked at from the side.]] The Nunchuk is the most common attachment for the Wii Remote. It is made to fit perfectly into someone's hand. It comes packaged with the Wii. The Nunchuk has an analog stick on the front and two buttons on the back. A Nunchuk is needed for many Wii games, as the it is required to move characters around the game.

Wii Motion Plus

The Wii Motion Plus connects to the bottom of the Wii remote to help the sensors find the remote more accurately. It improves the playing of some games.

Classic Controller

Nintendo has released a "classic" controller for the Wii. The design is similar to the SNES's controller, but has two analog sticks and four shoulder buttons as apposed to two. It is very good for playing older games that can be bought from the Wii Shop Channel, and is made mainly for that purpose.

Zapper

There is also a case that looks like a gun for the Wii Remote and Nunchuk. It is named the Zapper after a NES gun controller. When the Wii Remote and the Nunchuk are placed inside it, the shape of the controller in they player's hands is changed. The Zapper does not actually plug into the Wii Remote, it just holds it in place. The Zapper also includes a free, short game to help the player get used to it.

Instruments

There are many pretend instruments made by Nintendo and other companies for playing music video games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band. So far, they have made guitars and drums. They plug into the bottom of the Wii Remote. There are also microphones that plug into USB on the back on the Wii console.

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