Saturday, December 15, 2007

Nintendo Wii Review

The Wii is treated as the most compact console of the next generation. Wii weighs about 2.7 pounds. The length of the Wii is 8.5 inches where as the width is 6 inches with thickness of 2 inches. The Wii has similar look like PS3 and Xbox 360 and it can be placed vertically or horizontally with the help of the plastic stand. After setting that in a particular position, you need to plug the power supply and connect the AV (Audio/Video) cable wires to your TV. The output resolution of the Wii is 480p in 16.9 wide-screens. For this, you need to purchase optional cable separately.

The next thing you need to do is to set-up the controllers. Wii comes with a remote and a joystick controller which connects to remote for the game control. This remote works for all the games at a distance of 50 feet. And finally, place 2 AA batteries in the Wii Remote.

Channels of Wii:

Internet Channel: An Opera web browser is available (customized version but with Flash support) is available for Wii. Nintendo added that in order to obtain the customized web browser, you need to surrender Wii points.

Forecast Channel: You can get the updates regarding weather forecast with the help of browsing the 3D globe in it.

News Channel: With the help of this channel, you can get the latest news from all parts of the world.

Wii Message Board: This is where you can exchange the messages with other Wii users all over the world and collect the latest information about the games.

Photo Channel: You can access your digital photos using this channel via a mobile phone or SD card slot. Apart from viewing, you can zoom in the photos; you can create slide shows; you can edit the images in your own and pass the creations to other Wii users.

Mii Channel: Here, you can create the avatar for you which you can use in different Wii games and save those avatars for the later use. This is termed as Mii characters. You can store the maximum of 10 Mii Characters on a Wii remote.

Disc Channel: Make a click here to start the Wii game disc which you’ve inserted earlier.

The price of a Wii is about $250 which is less than half of the price of PS3 whose price is $600 or more. And yes, PS3 provides high quality graphics but for playing some casual games, you don’t need such extreme graphics. If you wish to buy a console for fun and the minimum cost you can afford for that is $250, then the better option is Nintendo Wii.

Nintendo Wii Screenshot

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