On April 26, 2006, Nintendo’s addition to their line up of video game system is the Nintendo Wii system, formerly codenamed “Revolution”. Nintendo had expressed “wii” represents the answer to their idea of a video game system – something that breaks down the walls between video game players and those who deem video games as uninteresting and too complicated.
Nintendo on their Wii system (“wii” is read as “we”), would like to emphasize that the console is made for everyone else around the world, whatever tongue people speak and whether they’re video gamers or not. Nintendo’s video game guru Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed that the unveiling of the “Revelation” will be in E3 2006. The Nintendo wii system comes with a remote that can manipulate movements in the video game “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess” such as the bow and arrow, throwing the boomerang, as well as other actions thanks to the motion-sensor.
In a policy briefing on June 7, 2006, Nintendo revealed its plans of releasing six million console units as well as 17 million software units in the fiscal year that ends March 31, 2007. Included in this are more than four million console units that intend to ship towards the end of 2006.
The Nintendo Wii system was officially launched on November 14, 2006, in North America and along that are 21 titles that were released on that same day, while 12 more games are scheduled for release in 2006. Together with the console package in everywhere else including Japan is Wii sports.
Here are game titles together with the release of the Nintendo Wii system: Avatar: The Last Airbender, Cars, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Need for Speed: Carbon, Red Steel, Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam, Wii Play, Call of Duty 3, GT Pro Series, Madden NFL 07, Monster 4×4 World Circuit, Rayman Raving Rabbids, SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab, Trauma Center: Second Opinion, and Wii sports.
The Nintendo Wii system measures only 44mm wide, 157 mm tall, and 215.4 mm deep. If you’d like a comparison, stacking three standard DVD cases can give you an approximate size of the Nintendo Wii system. It’s 1.74 kg weight makes this the lightest console yet compared with its counterparts. The console can take in 12cm game discs specified for the wii system The console is available in silver, white, black, red, and lime green colors, however, the initially available color in the market is white.
In case you’re wondering what is inside the package of the Nintendo wii system, it includes a stand for the console to be positioned vertically, a circular clear stabilizer, the console itself, as mentioned a “wii” remote, a Nunchuk attachment, a stand for the sensor bar that is removable, a sensor bar, an external main power adapter, two AA batteries, AV cables (although other component cables may be purchased separately) and Wii sports. Let’s just hope Nintendo, this time, has inherently packed in this gaming package exciting games for the novice and pros.