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Wii
Manufacturer Nintendo
Type Video game console
Generation Seventh generation era
First available November 19, 2006 (details)
System storage 512 MiB Internal flash memory
Secure Digital card
Nintendo GameCube Memory Card
Controller input Wii Remote
Connectivity Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
USB 2.0 x2
LAN Adapter (via USB)
Online service Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
WiiConnect24
Virtual Console
Wii Menu
Units sold 9.27 million+ (details)
Top-selling game Wii Sports (pack-in, except in Japan)
Wii Play[2]
Backward
compatibility
Nintendo GameCube
Predecessor Nintendo GameCube

The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: [wiː]) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. The console is the direct successor to the Nintendo GameCube. Nintendo states that its console targets a broader demographic than that of Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3.[3] It competes with both as part of the seventh generation of gaming systems. Image File history File links Wii. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1181x1564, 1967 KB) {{Information |Description=Wii with Wiimote (transparent background with reflection). ... A console manufacturer is a company that manufactures and distributes video game consoles. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... 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A distinguishing feature of the console is its wireless controller, the Wii Remote, which can be used as a handheld pointing device and can detect acceleration in three dimensions. Another is WiiConnect24, which enables it to receive messages and updates over the Internet while in standby mode.[4] This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Wii Remote, also nicknamed Wiimote, is the primary controller for Nintendos Wii console. ... An Apple pro mouse A pointing device is any computer hardware component (specifically human interface device) that allows a user to input spatial (ie, continuous and multi-dimensional) data to a computer. ... A depiction of an accelerometer designed at Sandia National Laboratories. ... The space we live in is three-dimensional space. ... An image from Nintendos WiiConnect 24 site WiiConnect24 is a feature of the Wii console first announced at E3 2006 by Nintendo. ... Sleep mode, stand by, and hibernation, all refer to a low power mode for electronic devices such as computers. ...


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.[5] At E3 2006, the console won the first of several awards.[6] By December 8, 2006, it completed its launch in four key markets. E³ logo The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E³, was an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association. ... A member of Liberal Democratic Party Taizo Sugimura in an apology news conference in Japan A news conference or press conference is a media event in which newsmakers invite journalists to hear them speak and, most often, ask questions. ... The history of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) began with its creation in 1995 and has continued through the most recent expo in 2006. ... Satoru Iwata , born December 6, 1959) is the fourth president and CEO of Nintendo succeeding the long-standing previous president of the company, Hiroshi Yamauchi in 2002. ... Gamers play Sonys PS3 in TGS 2006 Booths at the Tokyo Game Show in 2004 The Tokyo Game Show , or simply TGS) is a video game expo / convention held in Tokyo, Japan. ... The history of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) began with its creation in 1995 and has continued through the most recent expo in 2006. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wikinews has news related to: The Wii, Nintendos next generation console, launches in North America The Wii launch marks the last major seventh generation video game console to be released. ...

Contents

History

The console was conceived in 2001, as the Nintendo GameCube was first seeing release. According to an interview with Nintendo's game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, the concept involved focusing on a new form of player interaction. "The consensus was that power isn't everything for a console. Too many powerful consoles can't coexist. It's like having only ferocious dinosaurs. They might fight and hasten their own extinction."[7] The Nintendo GameCube , GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... Shigeru Miyamoto , born November 16, 1952) is a Japanese video game designer. ...


Two years later, engineers and designers were brought together to further develop the concept. By 2005, the controller interface had taken form, but a public showing at that year's E3 was withdrawn. Miyamoto stated that "we had some troubleshooting to do. So we decided not to reveal the controller and instead we displayed just the console."[7] Nintendo president Satoru Iwata later unveiled and demonstrated the Wii Remote at the September Tokyo Game Show.[5] A game engine is the core software component of a computer or video game or other interactive application with real-time graphics. ... A game designer is a person who designs games. ... E³ logo The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E³, was an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association. ... Satoru Iwata , born December 6, 1959) is the fourth president and CEO of Nintendo succeeding the long-standing previous president of the company, Hiroshi Yamauchi in 2002. ... The Wii Remote, also nicknamed Wiimote, is the primary controller for Nintendos Wii console. ... Gamers play Sonys PS3 in TGS 2006 Booths at the Tokyo Game Show in 2004 The Tokyo Game Show , or simply TGS) is a video game expo / convention held in Tokyo, Japan. ...


The Nintendo DS is stated to have influenced the Wii design. Designer Ken'ichiro Ashida noted "We had the DS on our minds as we worked on the Wii. We thought about copying the DS's touch-panel interface and even came up with a prototype." The idea was eventually rejected, with the notion that the two gaming systems would be identical. Miyamoto also expressed that "if the DS had flopped, we might have taken the Wii back to the drawing board."[7] “NDS” redirects here. ...


Name

The console was known by the code name of "Revolution" until April 27, 2006, immediately prior to E3.[8] According to the Nintendo Style Guide, the name "is simply Wii, not Nintendo Wii." This means it is the first home console Nintendo has marketed outside of Japan without the company name featured in its trademark. While "Wiis" is a commonly used pluralization of the console, Nintendo has stated that the official plural form is "Wii systems" or "Wii consoles."[9] Nintendo spells "Wii" with two lower-case "i" characters meant to resemble two people standing side by side, representing players gathering together, as well as to represent the console's controllers.[10] The company has given many reasons for this choice of name since the announcement; however, the most well known is: A code name or cryptonym is a word or name used clandestinely to refer to another name or word. ... April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... E³ logo The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E³, was an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association. ... Look up plural in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Wii sounds like 'we', which emphasizes that the console is for everyone. Wii can easily be remembered by people around the world, no matter what language they speak. No confusion. No need to abbreviate. Just Wii.[10]

Despite Nintendo's justification for the name, some game developers and members of the press initially reacted negatively towards the change. They preferred "Revolution" over "Wii"[11] and expressed fear "that the name would convey a continued sense of 'kidiness'[sic] to the console."[12] 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.[13] Nintendo of America's president Reggie Fils-Aime acknowledged the initial reaction and further explained the change: A game developer is a person or business involved in game development, the process of designing and creating games. ... Look up sic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, which is usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... Reginald Reggie Fils-Aime (IPA pronunciation: ) (born March 1961) is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Nintendo of America, the North American division of Japan-based video game company Nintendo. ...

Revolution as a name is not ideal; it's long, and in some cultures, it's hard to pronounce. 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.[14]

Nintendo 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."[15]


Launch

Wii retail display boxes
Wii retail display boxes
Main article: Wii launch

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. At an earlier policy briefing, Nintendo revealed plans to release 6 million console units and 17 million software units during the fiscal year ending March 31, 2007.[16] This included the 4 million or more console units they expected to ship by the end of the 2006 calendar year.[17] It was announced that the majority of the 2006 shipments would be allotted to the Americas,[18] and that 33 titles would be available in the 2006 launch window.[19] As reported, the United Kingdom suffered a large shortage of console units as many high-street and online stores were unable to fulfill all preorders when it was released on December 8, 2006.[20] As of March 2007, some UK stores still had a shortage of consoles,[21] and as of June 2007, demand still outpaced supply in the United States.[22] Image File history File links Wii_Blockbuster_Display. ... Image File history File links Wii_Blockbuster_Display. ... Wikinews has news related to: The Wii, Nintendos next generation console, launches in North America The Wii launch marks the last major seventh generation video game console to be released. ... is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Australasia Australasia is a term variably used to describe a region of Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... This is the calendar for any common year starting on Sunday (dominical letter A), in other words, a common year where Doomsday is Tuesday. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Nintendo announced that they would release their console in South Korea by the end of 2007.[23]


System sales

In the worldwide marketplace, the Wii is currently behind the Xbox 360, which was released one year previously, but far ahead of the PlayStation 3 in total units sold. Since its launch, the monthly sales numbers of the console have been higher than its competitors across the globe. According to the NPD Group, the Wii has sold more units in North America than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 combined in the first half of 2007.[24] This lead is even larger in Japan, where it usually outsells both systems by 4:1 to 6:1 every week.[25] Wikinews has news related to: The Wii, Nintendos next generation console, launches in North America The Wii launch marks the last major seventh generation video game console to be released. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... The PlayStation 3 , trademarked PLAYSTATION®3,[3] commonly abbreviated PS3) is a video game console from Sony Computer Entertainment, and the successor to the PlayStation 2. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ...


While Microsoft and Sony had experienced losses producing their consoles, in the hopes of making a long-term profit, Nintendo claims to have optimized production costs to obtain a significant profit margin with each Wii unit sold.[26]

Region Units sold First available
Americas 3.81 million as of June 30, 2007[27] November 19, 2006
Japan 2.95 million as of June 30, 2007[27] December 2, 2006
Europe 2 million+ as of April 13, 2007[28] December 8, 2006
Australia / New Zealand 138,192 / 6 thousand as of August 15, 2007[29][30] December 7, 2006
Total 9.30 million+[27][29]

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Demographic

Nintendo hopes to target a wider demographic with its console than that of others in the seventh generation.[3] At a press conference for the upcoming Nintendo DS game Dragon Quest IX, Satoru Iwata iterated "We're not thinking about fighting Sony, but about how many people we can get to play games. 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."[31] Target market may be defined as a market which an organisation sets its views on, either because it is witnessing an increasing demand for the product produced by the organisation, either because it represents a blue ocean for the organisation to exploit before its competitors get there, so as to... A demographic or demographic profile is a term used in marketing and broadcasting, to describe a demographic grouping or a market segment. ... In the history of computer and video games, the seventh generation began on November 21, 2004 with the United States release of the Nintendo DS. The beginning of the seventh generation for home consoles came on November 22, 2005 with the release of Microsofts Xbox 360, and continued a... “NDS” redirects here. ... Satoru Iwata , born December 6, 1959) is the fourth president and CEO of Nintendo succeeding the long-standing previous president of the company, Hiroshi Yamauchi in 2002. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ...


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 ad slogans are "Wii would like to play" and "Experience a new way to play." These ads ran starting November 15, 2006 and had a total budget of over US$200 million throughout the year.[32] 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. The music in the ads is from the song "Kodo (Inside the Sun Remix)" by the Yoshida Brothers.[33] A television advertisement or commercial (often called an advert in the United Kingdom) is a form of advertising in which goods, services, organizations, ideas, etc. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... Video clips are short clips in video format and predominantly found on the internet where the massive influx of new video clips during 2006 was dubbed as a new phenomenon having a profound impact on both the internet and other forms of media. ... The Yoshida Kyōdai are Japanese musicians and have released several albums under the Domo label internationally as the Yoshida Brothers. ...


Hardware

The Wii (top) compared in size to the GCN, N64, North American SNES and NES

The Wii console is Nintendo's smallest home unit 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, the near-equivalent of three DVD cases stacked together. 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),[34] which makes it the lightest of the three major seventh generation consoles. 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 project code name of "Revolution".[35] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 334 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1145 × 2055 pixel, file size: 153 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube and Wii. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 334 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1145 × 2055 pixel, file size: 153 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube and Wii. ... The Nintendo GameCube , GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... This section needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System or Super NES (also called SNES and Super Nintendo) is a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Brazil, Europe, and Australasia between 1990 and 1992. ... “NES” redirects here. ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... A keep case is a type of DVD (and sometimes CD) packaging. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... In the history of computer and video games, the seventh generation began on November 21, 2004 with the United States release of the Nintendo DS. The beginning of the seventh generation for home consoles came on November 22, 2005 with the release of Microsofts Xbox 360, and continued a... A project code name is a name (usually a single word or short phrase) which is given to a project being developed by industry, academia, government, and other concerns. ...


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. When there is no WiiConnect24 information, the light is off. The disc slot light remains off during game play or when using other features. Two USB ports are located at its rear, and an SD card slot hides behind the cover on the front of the console. The SD card can be used for uploading photos as well as backing up saved game data and downloaded Virtual Console games. As a presently un-circumvented system of digital rights management, Virtual Console data cannot be restored to any system except the unit of origin.[36] To use the SD slot for game save transferring, a software update must be downloaded, so a system that has not been connected to the Internet cannot utilize this feature. The SD card can also be used to create customized in-game music from stored MP3 files, as shown in Excite Truck, as well as music for the slideshow feature of the Photo Channel. Nintendo optical discs refer to the optical disc format used to distribute video games released by Nintendo. ... An image from Nintendos WiiConnect 24 site WiiConnect24 is a feature of the Wii console first announced at E3 2006 by Nintendo. ... Gameplay includes all player experiences during the interaction with game systems, especially formal games. ... A USB Series “A” plug, the most common USB plug Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a serial bus standard to interface devices. ... A USB device for reading various kinds of flash memories, with an SD card plugged in Secure Digital (SD) is a flash (non-volatile) memory card format developed by Matsushita, SanDisk and Toshiba for use in portable devices, including digital cameras, handheld computers, PDAs and GPS units. ... A saved game is a piece of digitally stored information about the progress of a player in a computer or video game. ... Virtual Console ), sometimes abbreviated as VC, is a feature of the Wii gaming console created by Nintendo that emulates older video game consoles and allows players to play games originally released for those consoles. ... Digital rights management (DRM) is an umbrella term that refers to access control technologies used by publishers and other copyright holders to limit usage of digital media or devices. ... In computing, a patch is a small piece of software designed to update or fix problems with a computer program or its supporting data. ... Excite Truck is a video game published by Nintendo and developed by Monster Games for the Wii video game system. ... Slideshow is a modern concatenation of Slide Show. A slideshow is a display of a series of chosen images, which is done for artistic or instructional purposes. ... The Wii Menu is the top level menu interface of the Wii game console. ...


Nintendo has shown the console and the Wii Remote in white, black, silver, lime green, and red,[37][38] but has initially been available only in white. At E3 2006, the Wii Remote was shown in light blue. Shigeru Miyamoto stated that other colors would be available after the easing of supply limitations, which were stated to continue until (northern) Spring.[39] Numerous minor changes were made to the design between its original unveiling and launch, including the Nintendo branding used and button placements.


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 (component video and other types of cables are available separately), operation documentation, and (in all regions excluding Japan) a copy of Wii Sports. Wikinews has news related to: The Wii, Nintendos next generation console, launches in North America The Wii launch marks the last major seventh generation video game console to be released. ... The Wii Remote, also nicknamed Wiimote, is the primary controller for Nintendos Wii console. ... The Wii Remote, also nicknamed Wiimote, is the primary controller for Nintendos Wii console. ... The Wii Remote, also nicknamed Wiimote, is the primary controller for Nintendos Wii console. ... A wall wart style variable DC power supply with its cover removed. ... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... Composite video is the format of an analog television (picture only) signal before it is combined with a sound signal and modulated onto an RF carrier. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Three cables, each with RCA plugs at both ends, are often used to carry analog component video Component video is a video signal that has been split into two or more components. ... Wii Sports ) is a video game produced by Nintendo for the Wii. ...


A Nintendo spokesperson has announced that the company plans to release a version of the console with DVD-Video playback capabilities in 2007.[40] Even though software will be used to enable DVD-Video functionality, it "requires more than a firmware upgrade" and cannot therefore be implemented through the WiiConnect24 network.[40] The DVD-Video format logo. ...


Wii Remote

Main article: Wii Remote
From left to right: Nintendo DS Lite, Nunchuk, Wii Remote, and strap
From left to right: Nintendo DS Lite, Nunchuk, Wii Remote, and strap

The Wii Remote is a controller that uses a combination of accelerometers and infrared detection (from an array of LEDs inside the Sensor Bar) to sense its position in 3D space. This design allows users to control the game using physical gestures as well as traditional button presses. The controller connects to the console using Bluetooth, and features rumble and an internal speaker. The Wii Remote can connect to other devices through a proprietary port at the base of the controller. 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. In addition, an attachable wrist strap can be used to prevent the player from unintentionally dropping or throwing the Wii Remote. In response to incidences of strap failures, Nintendo is offering a free, stronger replacement for all straps.[41] The Wii Remote, also nicknamed Wiimote, is the primary controller for Nintendos Wii console. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 936 KB) Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 936 KB) Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... The Nintendo DS Lite ) (sometimes abbreviated DSLite, or simply Lite, sold as the iQue DS Lite in China) is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. ... The Wii Remote, also nicknamed Wiimote, is the primary controller for Nintendos Wii console. ... The Wii Remote, also nicknamed Wiimote, is the primary controller for Nintendos Wii console. ... The Wii Remote, also nicknamed Wiimote, is the primary controller for Nintendos Wii console. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A depiction of an accelerometer designed at Sandia National Laboratories. ... Image of two girls in mid-infrared (thermal) light (false-color) Infrared (IR) radiation is electromagnetic radiation of a wavelength longer than that of visible light, but shorter than that of radio waves. ... Blue, green and red LEDs. ... The Wii Remote, also nicknamed Wiimote, is the primary controller for Nintendos Wii console. ... The space we live in is three-dimensional space. ... Bluetooth logo This article is about the electronic protocol named after Harald Bluetooth Gormson. ... Haptic, from the Greek αφή (Haphe), means pertaining to the sense of touch (or possibly from the Greek word haptesthai meaning “contact” or “touch”). Haptic technology refers to technology which interfaces the user via the sense of touch by applying forces, vibrations and/or motions to the user. ... Proprietary indicates that a party, or proprietor, exercises private ownership, control or use over an item of property, usually to the exclusion of other parties. ... The Wii Remote, also nicknamed Wiimote, is the primary controller for Nintendos Wii console. ... An analog stick from the GameCube game controller An analog stick, sometimes called thumbstick, often mistakenly referred to as a joystick, is an input device for a controller (often a game controller) that is used for two-dimensional input. ... The Wii Remote, also nicknamed Wiimote, is the primary controller for Nintendos Wii console. ...


Technical specifications

Nintendo has released few technical details regarding the Wii system, but some key facts have leaked from the press. 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. More specifically, the reported analyses state that the Wii is roughly 1.5 to 2 times as powerful as its predecessor.[1][42] The Nintendo GameCube , GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ...

Processors:

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  • Up to four Wii Remote controllers (connected wirelessly via Bluetooth)
  • Nintendo GameCube controller ports (4) (one can be used in conjunction with four Wii Remote units for five-player multiplayer capability)
  • Nintendo GameCube Memory Card slots (2)
  • SD memory card slot
  • USB 2.0 ports (2)
  • Sensor Bar port
  • Accessory port on bottom of Wii Remote
  • Optional USB keyboard input in message board and Wii Shop Channel (as of 3.0 firmware update)[46]
  • Mitsumi DWM-W004 WiFi 802.11b/g wireless module[47]
  • Compatible with optional USB 2.0 to Ethernet LAN adaptor
  • Multi-output port for component, composite or S-Video

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  • 512 MiB built-in NAND flash memory
  • Expanded storage via SD card memory (up to 2 GB)
  • Nintendo GameCube Memory Card (required for GameCube game saves)
IBM's Wii "Broadway" CPU
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[48]

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Technical issues

The first firmware update via WiiConnect24 caused a very small portion of units to become completely unusable. 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.[52] It has also been reported that a Wii console receiving WiiConnect24 data in standby mode can overheat to the point of damaging the GPU and CPU. This has caused pixelation problems[53] and instances of total hardware failure.[54] As of April 21, 2007, it is possible to contact Nintendo and send it for repair.[53] A small number of routers are partially or totally incompatible with the Wii console, due to the way the Wii interacts with them, and the firewalls that the routers use. Although the firewall in some routers can be disabled to provide partial or full functionality with the Wii, some firewall settings on some routers cannot be changed and therefore are incompatible with the Wii. Nintendo has provided a list of incompatible units.[55] There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


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.[56] Anascape Ltd, a Texas-based firm, also filed a lawsuit against Nintendo for patent infringements.[57] Green Welling LLP filed a class action lawsuit against Nintendo for their "defective wrist straps."[58] 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.[59] Interlink Electronics is a technology company that specializes in user interfaces. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... In law, a class action is an equitable procedural device used in litigation for determining the rights of and remedies, if any, for large numbers of people whose cases involve common questions of law and fact. ...


Features

The console contains a number of internal features made available from its hardware and firmware components. The hardware allows for extendibility through expansion ports while the firmware can receive periodic updates via the WiiConnect24 service. In computing, firmware is software that is embedded in a hardware device. ... An image from Nintendos WiiConnect 24 site WiiConnect24 is a feature of the Wii console first announced at E3 2006 by Nintendo. ...


Wii Menu

Main article: Wii Menu
Wii Menu
Wii Menu

The Wii Menu operating system 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. It is possible to change the arrangement of the channels by holding down the A and B buttons. 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 firmware updates. Additional channels are available for download from the Wii Shop Channel and also appear with each Virtual Console title. The Everybody Votes Channel was released on February 13, 2007.[60] The full version of the Internet Channel was released on April 11, 2007 and currently requires 500 Wii Points for purchase.[61] The Wii Menu is the top level menu interface of the Wii game console. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... It has been suggested that Maintenance OS be merged into this article or section. ... The term television channel generally refers to either a television station or its cable/satellite counterpart (both outlined below). ... The Wii Remote, also nicknamed Wiimote, is the primary controller for Nintendos Wii console. ... Virtual Console ), sometimes abbreviated as VC, is a feature of the Wii gaming console created by Nintendo that emulates older video game consoles and allows players to play games originally released for those consoles. ... The Everybody Votes Channel start screen The Everybody Votes Channel is a Wii Menu channel that allows users to vote in simple opinion polls and compare and contrast opinions with those of friends, family and people across the globe. ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Internet Channel is a version of the Opera web browser for use on the Wii by Opera Software and Nintendo. ... is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Wii Points is a payment system that Nintendo uses for its Wii console through the Wii Shop Channel. ...


In June 2007 Nintendo announced a new service called WiiWare. The service will allow small and large developers to create their own games that can be bought through the Wii Shop Channel with Wii Points.[62] The Wii Menu is the top level menu interface of the Wii game console. ...


Backward compatibility

Nintendo GameCube ports on the top of the Wii unit
Nintendo GameCube ports on the top of the Wii unit

The Wii console is backward compatible with all official Nintendo GameCube software, as well as Nintendo GameCube Memory Cards and controllers. Compatibility with software is achieved with the slot-loading drive's ability to accept Nintendo GameCube Game Discs. The console supports progressive-scan output in 480p-enabled Nintendo 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.[1] The console is therefore compatible with the Game Boy Advance and e-Reader through the Game Boy Advance Cable. A GameCube controller is required to play GameCube titles, as neither the Wii Remote nor the Classic Controller functions in this capacity. A Nintendo GameCube Memory Card is also necessary to save, as the Wii internal flash memory will not save GameCube games. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... The Nintendo GameCube , GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Nintendo GameCube , GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... Nintendo optical discs refer to the optical disc format used to distribute video games released by Nintendo. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the Nintendo device. ... Nintendo Gamecube Game Boy Advance Cable The Nintendo GameCube Game Boy Advance Cable is a cable used to connect the GameCube (GCN) and the Game Boy Advance (GBA) to trade information. ... This is a list of the 648 games released for the Nintendo GameCube video game system, organized alphabetically by their English title. ... The Wii Remote, also nicknamed Wiimote, is the primary controller for Nintendos Wii console. ... The Wii Remote, also nicknamed Wiimote, is the primary controller for Nintendos Wii console. ...


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 Broadband Adapter and Modem Adapter. The console uses a proprietary port for video output and is therefore incompatible with Nintendo GameCube composite video, S-Video, and component video cables. The console also lacks Game Boy Player support. The Wii was initially compatible with the GameCube Action Replay, which would work with GameCube titles. The firmware update to 3.0 has caused restrictions along with various unlicensed freeloaders, however.[63] The Nintendo GameCube Broadband Adapter (commonly known as the GameCube BBA) is a broadband modem for the Nintendo GameCube console. ... The Nintendo GameCube Modem Adapter is a dial-up modem for Nintendos GameCube console. ... Composite video is the format of an analog television (picture only) signal before it is combined with a sound signal and modulated onto an RF carrier. ... S-Video (also known as Y/C) is a baseband analog video format offering a higher quality signal than composite video, but a lower quality than RGB and component video. ... Three cables, each with RCA plugs at both ends, are often used to carry analog component video Component video is a video signal that has been split into two or more components. ... The Game Boy Player is a device made by Nintendo for the Nintendo GameCube which enables Game Boy (although Super Game Boy enhancements are ignored), Game Boy Color, or Game Boy Advance cartridges to be played on a television. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Nintendo DS connectivity

The Wii system supports wireless connectivity with the Nintendo DS without any additional accessories.[16] The connectivity allows the player to use the Nintendo DS microphone and touchscreen as inputs for Wii games. The first example Nintendo has given of a game using Nintendo DS-Wii connectivity is that of Pokémon Battle Revolution. Players with either Pokémon Diamond or Pearl are able to play battles using their Nintendo DS as a controller.[64] It has also been announced that the Nintendo DS will be able to play game demos downloaded from the console, which they would receive from Nintendo, similar to a DS Download Station.[65] The console is also able to expand Nintendo DS games.[64] “NDS” redirects here. ... It has been suggested that Touch panel be merged into this article or section. ... Pokémon Battle Revolution ) is the first Pokémon game on Nintendos Wii home console. ... Pokémon Diamond , Pocket Monsters Diamond) and Pokémon Pearl , Pocket Monsters Pearl) are a pair of role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS handheld video game console. ... Demo disc released with a magazine. ... DS Download Stations is an in store demo service launched by Nintendo in early 2006. ...


Online connectivity

Main articles: Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, WiiConnect24, Virtual Console, and Internet Channel

The Wii unit 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.[1] Wireless encryption by WEP, WPA (TKIP/RC4) and WPA2 (CCMP/AES) are supported.[66] AOSS support was discreetly added in firmware update 3.0.[67] Just as for the Nintendo DS, Nintendo does not charge fees for playing via the service[3][68] and the Friend Code system controls how players connect to one another. It is reported that only one Wii system code is required.[69][68] This system also implements console-based software including the Wii Message Board. Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection logo Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection is an online service run by Nintendo to facilitate free Internet play in compatible Nintendo DS and Wii games. ... An image from Nintendos WiiConnect 24 site WiiConnect24 is a feature of the Wii console first announced at E3 2006 by Nintendo. ... Virtual Console ), sometimes abbreviated as VC, is a feature of the Wii gaming console created by Nintendo that emulates older video game consoles and allows players to play games originally released for those consoles. ... The Internet Channel is a version of the Opera web browser for use on the Wii by Opera Software and Nintendo. ... IEEE 802. ... IEEE 802. ... Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection logo Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection is an online service run by Nintendo to facilitate free Internet play in compatible Nintendo DS and Wii games. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Wireless security. ... Wired Equivalent Privacy or Wireless Encryption Protocol (WEP) is a scheme to secure IEEE 802. ... Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA and WPA2) is a class of systems to secure wireless (Wi-Fi) computer networks. ... IEEE 802. ... AOSS (AirStation OneTouch Secure System) by Buffalo Technology allows secure wireless connections with the push of a button. ...


The service has several features for the console including the Virtual Console, WiiConnect24, Internet Channel, Forecast Channel, Everybody Votes Channel, and the News Channel. 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. Battalion Wars 2 first demonstrated this feature for non-split screen multiplayer between two or more televisions.[70] The Wii is capable of supporting 32 players simultaneously through the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, as will be featured in Medal of Honor: Heroes 2.[71] Virtual Console ), sometimes abbreviated as VC, is a feature of the Wii gaming console created by Nintendo that emulates older video game consoles and allows players to play games originally released for those consoles. ... An image from Nintendos WiiConnect 24 site WiiConnect24 is a feature of the Wii console first announced at E3 2006 by Nintendo. ... The Internet Channel is a version of the Opera web browser for use on the Wii by Opera Software and Nintendo. ... The Wii Menu is the top level menu interface of the Wii game console. ... The Everybody Votes Channel start screen The Everybody Votes Channel is a Wii Menu channel that allows users to vote in simple opinion polls and compare and contrast opinions with those of friends, family and people across the globe. ... The Wii Menu is the top level menu interface of the Wii game console. ... Local area network scheme A local area network (LAN) is a computer network covering a small geographic area, like a home, office, or group of buildings. ... Battalion Wars 2 is a game for the Wii, a sequel to the GameCube game, Battalion Wars. ...


Parental controls

The console features parental controls, which can be used to prohibit younger users from playing games with content considered unsuitable for their age level. When a Wii or Virtual Console game is attempted to be played, 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. The parental controls can also restrict Internet access, which blocks the Internet Channel and system update features. Since the console is restricted to GameCube functionality when playing Nintendo GameCube Game Discs, GameCube software is unaffected by Wii parental control settings. Parental Control panel in Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. ...


European units mainly use the PEGI rating system,[72] whereas North American units use the ESRB rating system.[73] 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. PEGIs logo Pan European Game Information, or more commonly PEGI, nicknamed Peggy, is a European video game content rating system. ... The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a self-regulatory organization that applies and enforces ratings, advertising guidelines, and online privacy principles for computer and video games and other entertainment software in the United States and Canada (officially adopted by individual provinces 2004-2005). ... This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ... The USKs official logo. ... PEGIs logo Pan European Game Information, or more commonly PEGI, nicknamed Peggy, is a European video game content rating system. ... British Board of Film Classification logo The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), originally British Board of Film Censors, is the organisation responsible for film and some video game classification and censorship within the United Kingdom. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Software library

See also: List of Wii games and List of video games published by Nintendo
Wii Optical Disc in keep case

Games representing Nintendo's flagship franchises, including The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Mario, Animal Crossing, Pokémon, Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart and Fire Emblem, have been announced for the console. Likewise, there are original titles for it as well as expected third party games.[74] Ubisoft announced eight titles for release over the launch period, and have stated that they have a further six currently in development while Midway Games has announced six titles.[75] EA has declared their '100%' support for the system[76] and has since gone on to purchase long-time partner Headgate Studios, which now develops exclusively for Nintendo's console.[77] Namco Bandai also announced that they are developing 37 games for the Wii for their fiscal year ending March 2008.[78] On April 27, 2007, Satoru Iwata stated that 45 out of Nintendo's 124 first-party games are being developed for the console. The other 79 titles are being developed for the Nintendo DS.[79] As of July 25, 2007 the Wii has more exclusive games in development than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.[80] This is a sortable list of the released of upcoming Wii games, referred to by their English titles. ... This is a list of computer and video games published by Nintendo. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A keep case is a type of DVD (and sometimes CD) packaging. ... The official sword and shield logo of The Legend of Zelda introduced during the release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. ... The Metroid ) games are a series of video games produced by Nintendo. ... Mario ) is a video game character created by Japanese game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and is the official mascot of Nintendo. ... Dōbutsu no Mori logo used in Japan Animal Crossing, known in Japan as Dōbutsu no Mori lit. ... Pokémon logo This article deals with the video games. ... Super Smash Bros. ... A screenshot from Mario Kart Wii. ... Wallpaper featuring Eliwood, Hector and Lyn from Fire Emblem (Game Boy Advance), the first Fire Emblem to be released internationally. ... Ubisoft Entertainment (formerly Ubi Soft) is a computer and video game publisher and developer with headquarters in Montreuil, France. ... Midway Games (NYSE: MWY) is an American video game publisher. ... Electronic Arts (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS) is an American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. ... EA Salt Lake is a computer game developer located in Bountiful, Utah, United States. ... Namco Bandai Holdings, Inc. ... April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Satoru Iwata , born December 6, 1959) is the fourth president and CEO of Nintendo succeeding the long-standing previous president of the company, Hiroshi Yamauchi in 2002. ... “NDS” redirects here. ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Perrin Kaplan had originally stated that the system would be region-free.[81] However, corrections from Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe concurred that the console does support regional lockout.[82] Perrin Kaplan is the vice president of Marketing & Corporate Affairs for Nintendo of America Inc. ... Regional lockout is the programming practice, code, chip, or physical barrier used to prevent the playing of media designed for a device from the country where it is marketed on the version of the same device marketed in another country. ...


Retail copies of Wii games are supplied on DVD-like optical discs. Wii Optical Discs are packaged in a keep case along with instruction information. 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. Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ... In computing, sound reproduction, and video, an optical disc is flat, circular, usually polycarbonate disc whereon data is stored. ... A keep case is a type of DVD (and sometimes CD) packaging. ...


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.[6] In the December 2006 issue of Popular Science the console was awarded with the Grand Award Winner in Home Entertainment.[83] Spike TV's Video Games Award also granted the console the award in breakthrough technology.[84] GameSpot chose the console as the Best Hardware on their Best and Worst 2006 awards show.[85] The system was also chosen as one of PC World magazine's 20 Most Innovative Products of the Year.[86] The worldwide success of the Wii has caught third party developers by surprise, leading to some apologizing for the quality of their early games. In an interview with German news magazine Der Spiegel, Ubisoft's Yves Guillemot and Alain Corre admitted that they have made a mistake to rush their launch titles, promising to take future projects more seriously.[87] Take-Two Interactive, who released few games for the Nintendo GameCube, has changed its stance on Nintendo, putting a higher priority in developing for the Wii with Manhunt 2 being their first release on the system.[88] The history of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) began with its creation in 1995 and has continued through the most recent expo in 2006. ... The Game Critics Awards are a set of prestigious annual awards held after the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E³) since 1998 to current. ... This article is not about the magazine, Popular Science Popular science is interpretation of science intended for a general audience, rather than for other scientists or students. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information. ... PC World is a global computer magazine published monthly by IDG. It offers advice on various aspects of PCs and related items, the Internet, and other personal-technology products and services. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ubisoft Entertainment (formerly Ubi Soft) is a computer and video game publisher and developer with headquarters in Montreuil, France. ... Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. ... The Nintendo GameCube , GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... Manhunt 2 is a video game developed by Rockstar Games and the sequel to 2003s Manhunt. ...


At the same time, criticism of the Wii Remote and the Wii hardware specifications has surfaced. Jeff Gerstmann of GameSpot has stated that the controller's speaker produces low-quality sound,[89] while Factor 5 President Julian Eggebrecht criticized the hardware audio as being substandard for a console of its generation.[90] U.K.-based developer Free Radical Design has stated that the Wii hardware lacks the power necessary to run the software they have scheduled for release on other seventh generation consoles.[91] An executive for Frontline Studios also 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.[92] 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.[93] Scott Steinberg, Sega's U.S. Vice President of Marketing, expressed concern about the creative depth of the Wii pool and said that all developers will have to take responsibility to create new, innovative games. He also stated that he was concerned that the Wii is a fad and that games on it will look dated in a few years compared to those on other consoles. However, Steinberg recanted his previous comments in a follow-up in which he shares the view on the system's innovation and acknowledged Nintendo's sales success. He also said that he believes Sega has "the responsibility to take advantage of Wii's potential".[94] Jeff Gerstmann (born August 1975) is the editorial director at popular gaming website GameSpot. ... Factor 5 is a software and video game developer that is best known for the Star Wars series Star Wars: Rogue Squadron. ... Free Radical Design is a video game developer, based in Nottingham, England. ... Matt Casamassina (born December 1975) is a video game journalist working for IGN. He is the author of many reviews and previews of Nintendo games,[1] and the editor-in-chief of the IGN Nintendo Team. ... IGN is a multimedia news and reviews website that focuses heavily on video games. ... “NDS” redirects here. ... Sega Corporation ) is a multinational Japanese video game software and hardware development company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ...


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