Saturday, April 9, 2011

Comparing the Competition: Part 3 of 5

Comparing the Competition: Part 3 of 5
The Nintendo Wii is put under the scope for this part of the series.
Included: Glory, Statistics and Tech.
The record breaking Nintendo Wii is the successor to the amazing and popular GameCube.
It is fully backwards-compatible with the super-giant of the sixth generation and features groundbreaking technology such as three-dimensional motion detection and technological specifications. The pricing is and always has been reasonable for the Wii as Nintendo mass produced over 80 million of the machine.

The Wii was released in 2006 as a member of the 7thGen gaming era. Featuring super-tech of the time motion detection, fun games, and full of features, the Wii was quick to compete with the Xbox and PS3. 
Unlike the other two, the Wii has had few major issues and is still in its first revision, making it the only 7thGen console that hasn't been deeply modified since its release. What else would expect from the legendary Nintendo wizards?

Getting down to the dirt...
Nintendo has been shady about the Wii's technical specifications, but it was no surprise to find that the system is one of the least powerful in it's generation. It is estimated to have about 800mhz of CPU power, 300mhz of GPU, 90MB of RAM, 512MB Flash memory for storage, and has built-in Wi-FI, the ability to expand its memory using SD cards, GameCube memory cards, the ability to download updates while in standby mode, and compatibility for digital/optical audio systems, RGB and Component video outputs, and can play standard 12mm DVD size discs as well as the 8mm GameCube discs. It has no DVD/CD compatibility, no HDMI, and limited upgrade potential. Nintendo states that it may make new systems DVD compatible but it is likely they will wait until the 8thGen to do that.

The Nintendo Wii, in spite of its low technical specs, obvious even when playing games, has managed to become one of the best selling game consoles of all time.

Tell me what you think about the Wii.