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Nintendo Wii

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    7.4 7.4 from 71 reviewers
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  • Ease of use (78)
    6.3 6.3 from 78 reviewers
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Nintendo Wii

The Wii is a home video game console released by Nintendo. The Wii is Nintendo's smallest home console to date; it measures at 44 mm (1.73 in) wide, 157 mm (6.18 in) tall and 215.4 mm (8.48 in) deep in its vertical orientation. This is the near-equivalent of three DVD cases stacked together. The system weighs 1.2 kg (2.7 lb), which is the lightest of the seventh generation consoles. The front of the console features an illuminated slot-loading optical media drive that accepts both 12 c…

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Nintendo Wii

The Wii is a home video game console released by Nintendo. The Wii is Nintendo's smallest home console to date; it measures at 44 mm (1.73 in) wide, 157 mm (6.18 in) tall and 215.4 mm (8.48 in) deep in its vertical orientation. This is the near-equivalent of three DVD cases stacked together. The system weighs 1.2 kg (2.7 lb), which is the lightest of the seventh generation consoles. 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. The blue light in the disc slot illuminates briefly when the console is turned on and pulsates when new data is received through WiiConnect24.

Features

The Wii Remote is the primary controller for the console. 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. This design allows users to control the game using physical gestures as well as traditional button presses. Besides that, the controller connects to the console using Bluetooth and features rumble as well as an internal speaker. The Wii Remote can connect to expansion devices through a proprietary port at the base of the controller. This is the Nunchuk unit, which features an accelerometer and a traditional analog stick with two trigger buttons. In addition, an attachable wrist strap can be used to prevent the player from unintentionally dropping or throwing the Wii Remote. The Wii can connect up to four Wii Remote controllers or four Nintendo GameCube controllers. Furthermore, it has two Nintendo GameCube memory card slots, a SD memory card slot, two USB 2.0 ports and a Sensor Bar power port. The Wii uses a PowerPC-based “Broadway” processor, made with a 90 nm SOI CMOS clocked at 729 MHz CPU and a ATI “Hollywood” GPU made with a 90 nm CMOS clocked at 243 MHz GPU.

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  • Which console would be better to buy, a Wii or a Xbox 360?

    I am looking at buying either a Nintendo Wii or an Xbox 360. I don't know which one is better, i need some advice.

    Answered by KristoferB 2009-01-03:

    If you're looking at games then the Xbox has been around longer and has many, many more games, but it doesn't have the features like the Wii has, so you'll have to figure out what you want more, the features of the library of

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