The Nintendo Wii is a video game console which was invented by Nintendo. It has a number of advantages in comparison with other game consoles. The Wii is available for average customers and in the recent time the rates of its sales have reached great sales figures. It has become the leader on the sale market today. “Nintendo has been doing extremely well in the portable console market, with its GameBoy series dominating the landscape. Even the arrival of Sony’s PSP hasn’t dented Nintendo’s dominance in this arena: while the PSP and DS battle it out for first place, the lower-powered GameBoy Advance continues to rake in the cash”¯ (Sheffield). In the first half of 2007 there were sold more items of the Wii than of such world famous games consoles as Microsoft‘s Xbox 360 and Sony‘s PlayStation 3 (cited in Kuchera).
One of the main advantages of this new video game console is its innovative technical equipment. It has a wireless controller and the Wii Remote which allows to remove it easily and play in any possible play. Now you can move playing and what is more important you can do physical exercises using special games for this purpose. Its three-dimensional graphics creates presence effect and so makes the game even more exciting and thrilling. Three-dimensional movement that is available in the Wii earlier was the privilege only of Virtual Reality games.
One more thing that is really important about the Wii is the fact that now the whole family can play the console. It can be that element that united all the family in the evenings and at weekends. Now it proposes not only such popular video games as Mario, Metroid or Zelda but also interpretations of classical games, such as Wii Sports or Wii Play. Another differentiating feature of this console is the possible to create own Mii characters.
The Mii has really become a common product for average customers in different countries due to its cheap price in comparison with its direct competitors, innovative technology, new opportunities and easiness in use. It is not only interesting to play with the help of this console but it is also very easy to learn. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. It is oriented not only teenagers of 13-25 but allows a range of opportunities for all members of the family.
The Wii also has Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection which allows its users to surf the internet pages without any efforts just sitting on their sofas. It is also possible to play with friends online. The Wii Shop Channel proposes such a variety of games for every taste and age that the Wii can easily compete with TV or computer.
It is important to note that the Wii is not just a console that proposes only video games. It has a great number of other functions, such as Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. It is not oriented only on children and teenagers, it has become the device of common use. It can be a real fun for the family, friends and relatives. The price is rather cheap and it can be proved by the great sales rates during the recent time. It is interesting that this rates become higher and higher every month.