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Wii console with Wii Remote
CaptionWii console with Wii Remote
TypeVideo game console
Release Date
North America : November 19, 2006
Japan : December 2, 2006
Australasian : December 7, 2006
Europe : December 8, 2006
GenerationSeventh generation
LifespanNovember 19, 2006 (details)
CPUIBM PowerPC-based "Broadway"
GPUATI "Hollywood"
Media12 cm Wii Optical Disc
8 cm Nintendo GameCube Game Disc
Storage512 MB Internal flash memory
SD card, SDHC card
Nintendo GameCube Memory Card
ControllersWii Remote (Plus), Wii Balance Board, Nintendo GameCube controller, Nintendo DS
2 × USB 2.0
LAN Adapter (via USB)
Online ServiceNintendo Wi-Fi Connection, WiiConnect24, Wii Shop Channel
Top GameWii Sports (pack-in, except in Japan and South Korea) 67.71 million (as of September 30, 2010)
Wii Play, 26.71 million (as of December 31, 2009)
CompatibilityNintendo GameCube
PredecessorNintendo GameCube
UnitsshippedWorldwide: 84.64 million (as of December 31, 2010) (details)

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The is a home video game console released by Nintendo on November 19, 2006. As a seventh-generation console, the Wii primarily competes with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3. Nintendo states that its console targets a broader demographic than that of the two others. As of , the Wii leads the generation over the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in worldwide sales, and in December 2009 broke the record for best-selling console in a single month in the United States.

A distinguishing feature of the console is its wireless controller, the Wii Remote, which can be used as a handheld pointing device and detects movement in three dimensions. Another distinctive feature of the console is WiiConnect24, which enables it to receive messages and updates over the Internet while in standby mode.

The Wii is Nintendo's fifth home console and the direct successor of the Nintendo GameCube, being fully backwardly compatible with all Gamecube games and most accessories. Nintendo first spoke of the console at the 2004 E3 press conference and later unveiled the system at the 2005 E3. Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata revealed a prototype of the controller at the September 2005 Tokyo Game Show. At E3 2006, the console won the first of several awards. By December 8, 2006, it had completed its launch in four key markets.

Wii Video

Classic Game Room HD reviews BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE for Nintendo Wii video game console. Based on the popular Cartoon Network TV show, Ben 10 is a side scrolling beat 'em up video game with a 3D style and multiple character changing gameplay elements. This CGRHD review of Ben 10 Alien Force has gameplay footage from Ben 10 Alien Force on Wii (also available on Nintendo DS), showing Spidermonkey at the Waterfall, how to use Big Chill and Jet Ray and Kevin and more. How does Ben 10 Alien Force compare to other side scroller beat em ups like Streets of Rage? Your character has an Omnitirix to change into monster or alien forms (whatever they are, I don't watch the show). This is a fun game and sells at a value price, it may not be the best video game ever made but it keeps to a relatively faithful 2D side scrolling beatem up style while adding some new elements. Plays acceptably with the Wii controller and nunchuck. You can also disable the motion controls which is what I did. Ben 10 is rated E for everyone and is clearly a kids game, but older games looking for some new games on the Wii can find enjoyment with it as well. Classic Game Room HD reviews Wii games as a Wii reviewer reviewing games like Ben 10 Alien Force on Nintendo Wii published by D3.
7.70 min. | 3.95 user rating
Our ten month old, Theo, cracks up watching his dad play golf on the Nintendo Wii.
0.58 min. | 4.86 user rating
For more, visit and
0.67 min. | 4.81 user rating
this is old EDIT: OMG?!3 million views? wow lot of people love Ben 10
2.33 min. | 4.35 user rating
This is why I love Wii Fit. 'Nuff said. Read about the wii fit girl's journey over at: Buy Wii Fit @ PS This is a personal video I made... I just work at Tinsley Advertising (not related to Nintendo whatsoever). However I'd love to do work for them :)
1.17 min. | 4.64 user rating
Using the infrared camera in the Wii remote and a head mounted sensor bar (two IR LEDs), you can accurately track the location of your head and render view dependent images on the screen. This effectively transforms your display into a portal to a virtual environment. The display properly reacts to head and body movement as if it were a real window creating a realistic illusion of depth and space. By Johnny Chung Lee, Carnegie Mellon University. For more information and software visit
4.77 min. | 4.93 user rating
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3.68 min. | 4.78 user rating presents a satircal look at one of Nintendo's "Big" announcements at E3. Wii Fit was billed as a fitness breakthrough. It just looked like standing around to us.
2.88 min. | 4.71 user rating
A closer look at some of the great things youll experience in this upcoming platformer made for both solo and multiple players. See more IGN videos at
2.88 min. | 4.70 user rating Subscribe and check out my newest videos at the link above! A collection of pictures and video from around the net, of smashed up TVs and related injuries to the Nintendo Wii, released just one week ago.
2.27 min. | 3.31 user rating

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Xbox: Kinect launch bigger than Wii - Tweet this news's Aaron Greenberg believes that the Kinect motion sensor will have a more successful launch than the Nintendo -Wii-. In an interview with Eurogamer, ... - Date : Mon, 01 Nov 2010 01:19:35 GMT+00:00
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Boston Herald--If you won't even consider playing it because you think you're too old, then you probably shouldn't be playing video games at all. By Nintendo for the -Wii-. ... - Date : Mon, 01 Nov 2010 10:23:22 GMT+00:00
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HealthNews--Now she is adding to her enterprises with a new product for the -Wii-. Jillian Michaels: Fitness Ultimatum 2011 is debuting this coming month (November 16, ... - Date : Sun, 31 Oct 2010 15:21:10 GMT+00:00
Wii Sports Resort Now Features Wii RemotePlus - Tweet this news year, Nintendo released -Wii- Sports Resort, and the bundle featured the -Wii- MotionPlus add-on. But in 2010, Nintendo is now phasing in the -Wii- ... - Date : Mon, 01 Nov 2010 10:05:12 GMT+00:00
Final: Rock Band 3 PS3, Xbox 360, Wii a robust music simulation - Punch Jump (blog) Tweet this news
Punch Jump (blog)--s -Wii- is a robust music simulation title that offers pro and casual controls, and a streamlined interface to rock hard with any band. ... - Date : Sat, 30 Oct 2010 23:17:58 GMT+00:00
Nintendo will not cut Wii prices - UberGizmo (blog) Tweet this news
UberGizmo (blog)--Nintendo is looking to stem their falling figure of -Wii- sales, but that does not include the option of dropping the price of its -Wii- cnosole. ... - Date : Mon, 01 Nov 2010 09:48:58 GMT+00:00
Wii Review - 'Family Party: Fitness Fun' - Tweet this news Nintendo -Wii- console is mostly known for its large offering of family-friendly minigame compilations, a genre that has been met with great success on ... - Date : Mon, 01 Nov 2010 08:22:56 GMT+00:00

Life-to-date number of units shipped, millions
System sales :
Date Japan Americas Other Worldwide
2006-12-31 1.14 1.25 0.80 3.19
2007-03-31 2.00 2.37 1.47 5.84
2007-06-30 2.95 3.81 2.51 9.27
2007-09-30 3.67 5.46 4.04 13.17
2007-12-31 4.99 8.85 6.30 20.13
2008-03-31 5.90 10.61 7.94 24.45
2008-06-30 6.43 13.11 10.08 29.62
2008-09-30 6.91 15.19 12.45 34.55
2008-12-31 7.80 20.40 16.76 44.96
2009-03-31 7.96 23.54 18.89 50.39
2009-06-30 8.17 24.42 20.03 52.62
2009-09-30 8.68 25.99 21.48 56.14
2009-12-31 9.72 32.02 25.71 67.45
2010-03-31 10.34 33.40 27.19 70.93
2010-06-30 10.52 35.20 28.24 73.97
2010-09-30 10.79 35.91 29.20 75.90
2010-12-31 11.45 40.53 32.67 84.64


Wii Remote (Wii MotionPlus, Third-party accessories) * Wii Balance Board * Wii Speak
Online service
Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection (connector, games) * WiiConnect24 (games) * System software * Nintendo Points
Wii Menu
Everybody Votes * Homebrew * Internet * Mii * Wii no Ma * Check Mii Out!
ListBest-selling * Classic Controller * GameCube controller * Miis * New Play Control! * Touch! Generations
Virtual ConsoleJapan * North America * PAL region (Europe and Australia) * South Korea
WiiWareList (North America, PAL region)
Wii SeriesSports * Play * Fit * Chess * Music (songs) * Sports Resort * Fit Plus * Party

Nintendo video game hardware

ConsolesColor TV Game (Game 6 * Game 15 * Racing 112 * Block Breaker * Computer TV Game) * NES (Disk System * NES-101 model * Nintendo M82) * Super NES (Super Game Boy * (Super Game Boy 2 * Satellaview * SNES-101) * Virtual Boy * Nintendo 64 (64DD) * Nintendo GameCube (Game Boy Player * Panasonic Q) * iQue Player * Wii (Virtual Console * WiiWare)
HandheldsGame & Watch (Mini Classics) * Game Boy (Pocket * Light) * Game Boy Color * Pokémon mini * Game Boy Advance (SP * Micro) * Nintendo DS (Lite * DSi * DSi XL) * Nintendo 3DS
ArcadeEarly arcade games * Vs. System * PlayChoice-10 * Nintendo Super System * Triforce
PeripheralsData Recorder * DK Bongos * e-Reader * Famicom Four-way Adaptor * Game Boy Camera * Game Boy Printer * GameCube GameBoyAdvance Cable * Game Link Cable * NES Advantage * NES Four Score * NES Max * NES Satellite * NES Zapper * Nintendo 64 controller (accessories) * Nintendo GameCube controller * Nintendo Power * Power Glove * Power Pad * R.O.B. * Rumble Pak * SNES Mouse * SNES Multitap * Super Advantage * Super Scope * U-Force * WaveBird * Wii Balance Board * Classic Controller * Wii Remote (Wii MotionPlus * Third-party accessories) * Wii Speak * Wii Zapper
TechnologyGame Pak * Nintendo optical disc
OtherPokémon Pikachu (Pokemon Pikachu 2) * Pokéwalker

Seventh generation video game consoles

PlayStation 3 * Wii * Xbox 360 * Zeebo

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