The Wii is Nintendo’s latest gaming console. This 5th generation platform for Nintendo has a unique game controller that sets it apart from the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 (PS3). The game controller can be used in “live motion gaming” like pitching and swinging the controller at the virtual ball in the screen. Hitting a tennis ball back and forth would be another good example of how the Wii controller can operate. This revolutionary addition to interactive gaming has helped the Wii outsell both Xbox 360and PS3 as of the end of 2008.
The Wii hit the market in late 2006. The Wii also has the capability of playing all of the Nintendo Cube games so that people will still have all their old games available for play when they move up to the Wii.
The Wii console is also has online capacities. It is so evolved that people can play from the same console on different TVs and be interactive in online play, thus avoiding the need for the frustrations of split screen play. Like the Xbox 360 and PS3 you can take your gaming to the online world with Wii.
The will even offer a parental control to keep kids from playing games that are unfit for their age. As for Wii exclusive games, they are too numerous to mention. Because of the uniqueness of the motion sensing hand help controllers, Wii games that use this feature of the controller are all exclusive games.
This for of video gaming has made gaming a more physically active event with some f the games you can play. An entire list of dance and exercise “games” are available. The Wii is perfect for this kind of interactive action. Here is an interesting exclusive that we thought that we probably should mention: The Conduit is a first person shooter game wrapped into a science fiction world. You have the campaign to do, and when you finish you can go online and battle with or against your friends in online battles.
Although all of the current gaming consoles are truly incredible (Xbox 360,PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii), what the Wii has done with the motion sensitive game controller, and the way they have learned to use it in various game situations, makes it stand out, at least in the innovation phase of the evolution of gaming. Perhaps this is what has make the Wii the number one sold gaming console in this generation of consoles.
To think of people playing games on their Wii gaming console to get their workout in is truly a different outlook on gaming that we would expect from the past. It is no longer just sitting on the couch and pushing buttons. The addition of the motion detection systems that Wii bought into gaming has allowed Nintendo to expand its demographic impact on the gamer world. In the past they had more of the young children’s market cornered. The Wii allows Nintendo to keep this audience but to bring in young adults, older kids, and even some adults into the Wii world.