Nintendo's Wii Facts

Nintendo's Wii Facts
Nintendo Wii is a gaming console that was first released by Nintendo in 2006. The Nintendo Wii's main competitors were the Sony PlayStation 3 and the Microsoft Xbox 360. In December 2009 it broke the U.S. record for console sales in one month. By the first quarter of 2012 the Nintendo Wii had sold more than 101 million units around the world. Wii also introduced a pointing device that enables it to detect three dimensional movement, called the Wii Remote controller. Nintendo first mentioned the Wii console in 2004 but it was not released until 2006. It had been first conceived when the Nintendo Game Cube was being released, in 2001.
Interesting Nintendo's Wii Facts:
Nintendo Wii has gone on to be a major market leader in the console demographic of gamers. It has accomplished this despite being less powerful than the Sony PlayStation 3 and the Microsoft Xbox 360.
It is Nintendo Wii's marketing system and control system that makes it ideal for the entire family that has made it the leader in the console industry.
During development the Nintendo Wii had the codename Revolution. It got the name Wii because the two 'i's' were meant to symbolize two people playing beside each other. The 'i's' are also meant to symbolize the two controlers - the Nunchuk and the Wii Remote.
Some of the most popular games of the Nintendo Wii include Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, Wii Play, Mario Kart Wii, Wii Fit, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Wii Fit Plus, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Mario Galaxy, and Mario Party 8.
The most popular third party game to be sold for Nintendo Wii is Just Dance 2.
The Nintendo Wii console is capable of supporting both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Reports say that even the Queen of England has played Nintendo Wii.
Police officers on a drug raid were captured on a surveillance camera playing the Wii.
The Wii balance board in Japan does not support as much weight as the Wii balance board sold to customers in the West.
The Nintendo Wii is unlike other consoles that it is actually backwards compatible with the GameCube.
The Nintendo Wii is the smallest home gaming console created for commercial sale to date.
One of the features of the Nintendo Wii that makes it unique is that the controller is actually a wand that players must move around to achieve their desired effect in the game. A tennis game requires the player to swing the controller like a tennis racket.
Some Nintendo Wii players have complained that the controller leaves their hand and hits the TV during play. The wrist strap is important to use.
The motion sensor technology that has made Nintendo Wii so popular with gamers was originally offered to Microsoft and to Sony. Both declined. The Xbox team didn't like the idea.
Following the release of Nintendo Wii, Nintendo was sued by Triton, IA Labs, and Philips for the motion-control capabilities. Philips was the only company that was successful in their patent-violation lawsuit.

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