The Nintendo Wii, which debuted this week, has left consumers feeling satisfied. The Wii is Nintendo’s seventh gaming console, and its features are more extensive than anything Nintendo has released before.
Like the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, the Wii has an internal hard drive and has wireless capability. The console, with its 512 MB of memory, can be set up horizontally or vertically.
A distinctive feature of the Nintendo Wii is that instead of a tray, the unit has a self-loading media bay to play the disks. To make the Wii even more unique in the world of gaming is the system’s feature that allows the players to play any Nintendo game ever made.
Any Nintendo GameCube disk will be compatible with the Wii system. Developers of the system boast about the “backward compatibility.” The makers of the Wii are referring to the ability to download Nintendo classics from any of their previous systems and play them on the Wii.
Priced at $249, the Wii is cheaper than the Xbox 360 and potentially easier to get than the Playstation 3. Nintendo announced a release of at least 4 million consoles while Playstation 3 continues to decrease their production to around 400,000 units.
The Nintendo Wii is a definite option for those looking to stay in their budget for the upcoming holidays.