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The Pros And Cons Of Wii An Extensive Review

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The Nintendo Wii may not be the next generation powerhouse like that of the Xbox 360 or Playstation 3, but it is still capable of offering timeless entertainment to people of any age or background. I have been a Nintendo gamer since the age of three, and I have yet to be disappointed by any of their products.


The Nintendo Wii is capable of producing a virtual interactive experience that captures your real life motions and portrays them on-screen in a variety of ways. While the Playstation 3 has something similar, I feel that it is not quite matched to that of the Wii and is therefore unique. Also, with the introduction of online capabilities, Nintendo has finally caught up to the online gaming community and has made innovations of their own in the process. You can now download and play an extensive library of games, continually growing, from consoles of Nintendo's past (in addition to new Wii exclusive games called WiiWare). In addition, there are games that get you off the couch and into some action, as well as games that the entire family can enjoy. Lastly, the accessories for the Wii are unparalleled in every sense of the word; there are steering wheels, guns, and other controllers that offer an utterly unique gaming experience for anyone. As time passes, the experience offered by the Wii constantly improves to please even the most hardcore of video gamers.


First of all, there is a limited game library for the Wii itself. While this contains both good and bad qualities, the fact that Nintendo is remaking old games into modern Wii games lacks originality that next generation console consumers demand. Second, as most are well aware, the Wii lacks high definition capabilities and is capable of 480p and 16:9 widescreen only. Not everyone cares about high definition, but in a world moving towards the high definition future, this will pose problems down the road. Also, new accessories are expensive: a new WiiMote (controller for regular play) retails for $39.99, and a new Nunchuk (add-on controller that some games require) retails for $19.99. And unless you purchase rechargeable batteries or the recharge kit for the WiiMotes, you must constantly purchase batteries to keep playing. The cons are small, but they do make an impact.

Final Thoughts:

If you're looking for a cheaper console to entertain yourself, your friends, or your family, then the Nintendo Wii is it. It is definitely the party console that will entertain nearly everyone for hours on end. Lastly, if you're like me and have been playing with Nintendo products for ages, you surely won't be disappointed.