Nintendo Wii

Basic Specs

Codename Revolution
Controller connection Wireless
External memory SD, SDHC
Game media Disc
Backwards compatibility GameCube

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...

Codename Revolution

Hardware

Width 8.48 inches
Depth 6.18 inches
Height 1.73 inches
Color White, Black
Exterior surface Glossy

Performance

CPU brand IBM
CPU model Broadway
GPU brand ATI
GPU model Hollywood

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11g, 802.11b
Bluetooth Yes
IR Yes

Audio / Video

Supported resolutions 480p
Supported video files AVI, MOV

Ports

Audio / Video output Component, Composite, S-Video
Controller connection Wireless
Wireless connection type IR
Memory card port(s) 2
USB 2
Expansion slot Yes

Storage

Internal storage 512 MB
External memory SD, SDHC

Software

Game media Disc
Online multiplayer Yes
Online store Yes
Backwards compatibility GameCube

Power

Power supply External

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7.3

Average User Review

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  • Game selection 7
  • Controls 6
  • Performance 6
  • Heat / noise 8

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by Christopher Malone (Currently owns)

    Design: I'd prefer it to be black and horizontal, but at least it is a rectangular prism unlike the weird curve of the PS3.

    Software: Can't complain. Gets the job done.

    Games: You have all the Wii and Gamecube games. Also you have the virtual console for classics and the shop channel has a bunch of original games.

    Controls: I'd prefer the Nunchuk to be wireless. It get's caught in my arm playing Skyward Sword sometimes.

    Performance: Not HD, but if you get the Skyward Sword you'll quickly forget that fact.

    Heat: Doesn't get hot.

    Noise: Pet peeve of mine is the disc reading noise of consoles.

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  • 5.0
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    Reviewed by DillonLarson (Currently owns)

    I don't hate the Wii. In fact, the intensity I remember myself having for one surprises me today. I loved the idea of it before I got it, and I loved it when I got it. But the "coolness" wears off very, very fast. After one too many games of bowling, I realized that I wasn't really having fun anymore. Nintendo had a great idea with the Wii, but they just didn't follow through by making a great console.

    Good Stuff
    - Simple design
    - Novel idea (motion gaming)

    Bad Stuff
    - Poor motion tracking
    - Unstable, boring games
    - Few games for serious gamers
    - Poor software/games ecosystem

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    Reviewed by wickemu (Currently owns)

    I would love this so much more if it were 1080p. It makes a great party system - whenever we have friends over, we almost always pull out Super Mario or Mario Kart. But those good games would be SO much more enjoyable if it had the clarity that games like LittleBigPlanet or Halo have.

    As it is such a less-powered device, heat and noise are really not an issue. The controls are relatively good, though we find ourselves using the motion controls less than we did initially. The system interface is far inferior to the Xbox or PS3, but the list of exclusive titles makes it worth dealing with!

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