Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Nintendo Wii

After trailing the gaming race for two generations with "me too" consoles, Nintendo is taking a much different approach with its new system. The Nintendo Wii--formerly known as the Revolution--makes use of special motion-sensitive controllers that allow you to swing a sword, throw a punch, or drive a car with a flick of the wrist rather than with the push of a button.

Revolutionary controller design offers unique motion-sensitive gameplay options; built-in Wi-Fi delivers free online services and (eventually) gameplay; Virtual Console has major nostalgia appeal; compatible with all GameCube games and controllers; built-in SD slot for storage and photo viewing; includes Wii Sports game; most affordable of all next-gen systems.

The Bottom line being it lacks the graphical prowess and rich media features of the Xbox 360 and the PS3, but the Nintendo Wii's combination of unique motion-sensitive controllers and emphasis on fun gameplay make the ultra-affordable console hard to resist. At about $250, the Wii also costs considerably less than the Microsoft Xbox 360 or the Sony PlayStation 3.


Bonafide said...

now this is something tht ive bin expecting you to post for ages..

as far as i remember its ranked 2nd best right?? correct me if im wrong..

martian said...

umm .. i seriously have no idea .. :) .. i just like the idea of motion sensors !