Nintendo Wii Consoles
The Nintendo Wii was first introduced in 2006, boasting easy to use motion controls. The Wii became a staple choice of video game consoles for families, with games ranging from single player to party orientated games to share the fun. Several classic Nintendo titles and new games are available on the Wii, allowing for players of all ages to have an enjoyable gaming experience.
As the successor of the GameCube, some models of the Wii are compatible with GameCube games and its respective controller can be connected to the Wii for gameplay. The Wii itself has 512MB of flash memory storage and an SD card can be used to store and upload additional data externally through the SD card slot.
Various accessories were created to enhance the experience of the Wii, but the traditional controller was replaced with the Wii Remote. This handheld pointing device detects movement and the console is controlled by motion and buttons. At its time of release, the Wii was thought to be innovative in its use of technology and making gaming more inclusive and active.
The Nunchuck controller combines with the Wii Remote and is held in the other hand and features a joystick and other buttons, allowing for a more immersive gaming experience.
A number of add ons are available to further improve this classic console, such as Wii+ and a fitness board. Nintendo no longer produces the original Wii, but there are still many new or as new items available for the discerning buyer, as well as used and seller refurbished options.
For young users, the option to set up parental controls are available to better monitor what is being played and viewed. Age restrictions can be implemented to prevent children playing games that are considered unsuitable for them and the Internet Channel can be blocked. The Nintendo Wii also keeps a log of how long the console has been in use each day, allowing parents to better regulate their children’s playing time.