When the Nintendo Wii video game console hit the market in late 2006, it revolutionized gaming. It didn’t try to compete head to head with the other top video game consoles. Instead, the Wii focused on ease of use and the fun side of gaming. Apparently a lot of people like this new type of gaming since it has outsold both the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.
So what’s the appeal?
Well, first off it’s priced affordably as compared to the other two top gaming consoles. New games are also priced reasonably.
Secondly and maybe more importantly, it doesn’t intimidate the casual gamer. It doesn’t matter whether you are an experienced gamer or someone who has never played a video game. Within a very short period of time anyone can be playing and having a great time with this system.
The Nintendo Wii uses a motion-sensing controller to play Wii games. And since these motions imitate motion in real life, it is easy to get involved. Whether it’s swinging a tennis racket in “Wii Sports”, steering trucks in “Excite Trucks” or slashing with a sword in “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess”, there is something to appeal to almost anyone.
With the Wii, you can play the full line-up of your favorite Nintendo games from the past. It is backward compatible with GameCube and also features Nintendo’s Virtual Console. With Virtual Console you can download games from older generation systems at a reasonable price.
Perhaps the only negative to the Nintendo Wii has to be its lack of high-definition graphics and the surround-sound richness found in other major systems.
The Nintendo Wii video game console [http://www.videogameconsoles.ca] is here to stay, judging by its ever-increasing popularity. Who could have predicted that a system so radically different would have made such an impact?