You dont just play Wii, you experience it!
Since its launch in 2006, the Wii has quickly revolutionized the console gaming market. Not only have its motion sensitive controls grabbed the excitement of avid gamers, but Wii has truly been the first console to say Games are for the whole family.
To truly understand how Wii revolutionizes gaming, you have to try it for yourself. Quite simply, Wii is for everyone. The ease of use and interactivity of the Wii remote and Nunchuck allows for a unique social gaming experience for the whole family. You dont just play Wii, you experience it!
The Nintendo Wii utilises a unique control system for unparalleled interaction with a wide range of innovative games. The ergonomic Wii remote uses a three-axis motion sensor to detect physical movement and translate them into control commands. Why press a button when you can make the action yourself; the Wii remote becomes your table tennis paddle, golf club, steering wheel, drumstick and sword, letting you control your gaming experience as if you are really participating in the event itself. A range of optional add-ons for the Wii controller such as gun, tennis racket and baseball bat attachments add even more realism to this interactive experience.
Combine the Wii remote with the innovative Nunchuk control to take this interaction even further; gain two-handed control, wield both sword and shield in adventure games and get an even more immersive experience out of sporting games.
Wii Connect 24
With WiiConnect24 you can use the Ninetendo Wii for more than just paying games. WiiConnect24 keeps you connected to the internet even when the power is off, downloading new content and delivering unique new experiences everyday. The Wii Message Board utilises WiiConnect24 to help you keep in touch with friends, relatives and other Wii users the world over; you can even receive messages from the games you are playing, adding a new depth to the interactive experience provided by the Wii.
Entertainment & Media
Wii Channels is a content menu, divided into Channels, that uses WiiConnect24 to extend the interactive capabilities of the Nintendo Wii. Keep up to date with the latest news and weather forecasts with news and weather channels, create a photo channel with personalised images to share with family and friends, stay in touch with the Wii Message Board Channel and settle disputes with the Everybody Votes Channel. A Wii Shop Channel gives you access to games for the Virtual Console feature (see below), software updates and additional Wii channels.
A Virtual Console feature provides downloadable access to classic favourites from the NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, Sega Mega Drive, NEOGEO and TurboGrafx games consoles. A Classic Controller is available to provide the ultimate in nostalgic gaming experiences (sold separately).
The Nintendo Wii can connect to the internet via Wi-Fi connectivity (IEEE 802.11b/g) or an optional Ethernet LAN adaptor. Two USB 2.0 ports provide connections for a range of peripheral accessories and compatible devices.
Bluetooth technology allows up to four Wii remotes to be connected wirelessly. Wireless communication is also possible between the Nintendo Wii and the Nintendo DS hand-held system.
A host of creative accessories help to further enhance the unique levels of interaction provided by the Nintendo Wii. The Wii Zapper combines the Wii remote and Nunchuk controllers in a single housing to add unrivalled depth to first person combat games while the Wii Wheel and Wii Balance Board put you right in the thick of racing and sports games.
The Wii LAN Adapter attaches to the Wii via USB to provide internet access for any Wii users that do not have a wireless internet connection.
Other Wii Features
The Nintendo Wii features 512 MB of internal flash memory that can be expanded via a SD memory card bay. Nintendo Wi-Fi provides a fast, free and safe way to play games online with other Wii users. All you need is an existing internet connection.
The Nintendo Wii is backwards compatible with Nintendo GameCube media, allowing you to play your old favourites on your new system. It provides connections for up to four GameCube controllers and two GameCube memory cards.