The Smallest Console Nintendo Ever Made

The Wii is Nintendo’s smallest home console to date; it measures 44 mm (1.73 in) wide, 157 mm (6.18 in) tall and 215.4 mm (8.48 in) deep in its vertical orientation, slightly larger than three DVD cases stacked together. The included stand measures 55.4 mm (2.18 in) wide, 44 mm (1.73 in) tall and 225.6 mm (8.88 in) deep. The system weighs 1.2 kg (2.7 lb), which makes it the lightest of the three major seventh-generation consoles. The Wii may stand horizontally or vertically. The prefix for the numbering scheme of the system and its parts and accessories is “RVL-” for its code name, “Revolution”. We have yet to find out why Nintendo did not bring great games like battlefield 4 into Wii, since the console has a big potential it seems...

Wii Demographics

today we will continue with our blogs on Wii and discuss the demographics of the game. Thanks for stopping by. Nintendo has hoped to target a wider demographic with its console than that of others in the seventh generation. At a press conference for the then-upcoming Nintendo DS game Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies in December 2006, Satoru Iwata insisted “We’re not thinking about fighting Sony, but about how many people we can get to play games. The thing we’re thinking about most is not portable systems, consoles, and so forth, but that we want to get new people playing games.” This is reflected in Nintendo’s series of television advertisements in North America (directed by Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan) and its...

The Wii Name

What about the name “Wii”…. lets talk about it on todays blog…. The console was known by the code name “Revolution” until April 27, 2006, immediately before E3. The Nintendo Style Guide refers to the console as “simply Wii, not Nintendo Wii”,  making it the first home console Nintendo has marketed outside Japan without the company name in its trademark. While “Wiis” is a commonly-used plural form for the console, Nintendo has stated that the official plural form is “Wii systems” or “Wii consoles. Wii was supposed to offer many great games like battlefield 4 along with bf4 hacks mainly due to the fact that the console was very powerful, but that never happened for some reason....

Wii History

todays blog is the history of the game Wii The console was conceived in 2001, as the Nintendo GameCube was first released. According to an interview with Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, the concept involved focusing on a new form of player interaction. “The consensus was that power isn’t everything for a console. Too many powerful consoles can’t coexist. It’s like having only ferocious dinosaurs. They might fight and hasten their own extinction.” Two years later, engineers and designers were brought together to develop the concept further. By 2005 the controller interface had taken form, but a public showing at that year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) was canceled. Miyamoto stated that “[W]e had some...

Its Wii week

The Wii  is a home video game console released by Nintendo on November 19, 2006. As a seventh-generation console, the Wii 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 first quarter of 2012, the Wii leads the generation over PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in worldwide sales; in December 2009, the console broke the sales record for a single month in the United States. It is though, very unfortunate that we will not see battlefield 4 on Wii which means that there will be no hacks for battlefield 4 either. The Wii introduced the Wii Remote controller, which can be used as a handheld pointing device and which detects movement in three...