Nintendo Wii

Nintendo Wii
88MB / No HD media drive / No HDMI output
Manufacturer: Nintendo | Product category: Game consoles
Play.com £119.89 04/25/2014 NINTENDO WII CONSOLE WITH + MOTIONPLUS + MARIO & SONIC AT THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES - BLUE
Play.com £119.99 04/25/2014 NINTENDO WII CONSOLE WITH WII SPORTS + WII PARTY + MOTIONPLUS - WHITE
Play.com £119.99 04/25/2014 NINTENDO WII CONSOLE BUNDLE INCLUDING MARIO KART + STEERING WHEEL + REMOTE PLUS + NUNCHUCK - BLACK
Play.com £159.99 04/25/2014 NINTENDO WII CONSOLE BUNDLE WITH WII FIT PLUS PACK - BLACK
SD card reader? Yes
MemoryStick reader No
CF card reader No
CPU? IBM Broadway
Memory? 88MB
Video memory? 24MB
HDD No
USB ports? 2
Ethernet? No
WiFi? Yes
Bluetooth? Yes
480i / 576i Yes
480p / 576p Yes
720p No
1080i No
1080p No
HD media support? No HD media support
Component video? Yes
HDMI? No HDMI output
Additional info Only wireless controllers connected via Bluetooth, Bluetooth is can not be used for anything else
Manufacturer product code(s) 13043 / 160000 / 160003 / 21000149 / 2100158 / 2100167 / 2100190 / 2100290 / 2100440 / 2100467 / 2100558 / 2100590 / 2100690 / 2100690 / 2100790 / 2123240 / 2123267 / 2126340 / 2126366 / 2126367 / 2126467 / 2209927 / 372092 / 464821 / 55773 / GAM0056164 / GAM0063813 / GAM0065292 / GAM63813 / hpaivat / NIN-K-WII BLACK EDITION / RVL-001 / RVL-004 / WII-SPORTSPAK-STARTER-SET
UPC / EAN code(s) 0045496342173 / 0045496880019 / 045496342067 / 045496342111 / 045496342159 / 045496342166 / 045496342173 / 045496342180 / 045496342203 / 045496342210 / 045496342241 / 045496342258 / 045496342258 / 045496342265 / 045496342272 / 045496342357 / 045496342357 / 045496342425 / 045496367794 / 045496367800 / 045496367886 / 045496368357 / 045496880019 / 045496901691 / 5704875044231 / 785138301310

 
  • CPU (CPU type)

    The CPU (or processor ) is the core component of any console. It executes the programs (e.g. games) with the help of other dedicated hardware. The CPU has high impact on the general performance of a console, altough other components and the general architechture of the devide also play a significant role.

  • Memory (Memory installed)

    The amount of internal memory available to execute programs.

  • Video memory (Video memory)

    The amount of video processing memory reserved for graphics board. Presented as megabytes.

  • HDD size (Storage capacity (HDD size))

    If the console has an internal hard disk drive, the storage capacity of the drive is announced here (in giga bytes, GB). The HDD can be used, for example, to store games/game data, photos, music, videos or software.

  • USB ports (Number of USB or USB2 ports)

    The number of USB ports the console has. The ports can bes uses to connect game controllers or external devices, or to read memory cards.

  • Ethernet (Integrated Ethernet / LAN adapter?)

    If the console has an integrated Ethernet port, it can be connected to a local area network (LAN) via the port. The speed of the LAN connection is announced as megabits per second (Mbps).

  • WiFi (Integreated WLAN / WiFi)

    WiFi is a wireless solution to connect a device to a local area network.If the console is WiFi-enabled, it can be connected to a WLAN Network without the use of a connection cable.

  • Bluetooth (Integrated Bluetooth adapter)

    Bluetooth can be used to form a data transfer connection between the console and Bluetooth enabled devices. Another possible use of the technology is to connect external devices or game controllers.

  • HD media support (Support for HD media)

    The console can support some kind of HD media, i.e. it can be used as a HD media player for the supported format(s). Theoretically there can be devices suppporting either HD DVD or Blu-ray, but in practice only the latter is supported by consoles.

  • Component video (Component video output)

    Component Video is a type of video transmission where either luma and chroma difference channels (Y, Cb, and Cr) or red, green, and blue (RGB) video is sent across three separate cables.

  • HDMI (HDMI output)

    HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an interfacing standard for transferring digital video and audio between electronic devices. It is developed primarily for high definition displays in mind.

  • SD card reader (Integrated SD memory card reader)

    Integrated Memory Card Readers can be used to read information from different types of memory cards. The readers can be used for example to save game data to a memory card, view photos from a memory card of a digital camera, or to transfer music or other files from/to the console. Common types of memory cards are SD, MemoryStick, and CF.

  Rating: 4 / 5 Value for money: 5 / 5

My wife and I just bought the new black Wii about two weeks ago and love it. The only thing I wish it had, and Im sure a lot of other people do too, is hdmi support. I also wish it had a better variety of games besides the Mario ones. Dont get me wrong, I love the Mario games, but I guess it just feels like its lacking to me. My wife loves it but I guess since Im more of a gamer than she is she doesnt really think its missing anything. Online is awesome, I love playing Mario Kart online lol and the classic games you can buy are great. I need to get the nes/snes marios asap. Anyways, its great for parties and the games are fairly cheap. If youre looking for a fun cheaper form of gaming than this is the perfect console.

Was this review helpful to you?
turtleboy102
Unverified new user
  Rating: 3 / 5 Value for money: 3 / 5

I loved my wii for the first 6 months i had it, from there it just went down. now all games are for little kiddies and nintendo just isnt realizing how cool the wii would be if the had games for all age ranges. the wii zapper would be amazing if they used it correctly.

Was this review helpful to you?
5 Jun, 2010
  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 5 / 5

The last video game I played was in 1966: so the Wii, to me, is interactive virtual reality hardware for my television. Both hardware and software amaze me, for the price. Previously bedridden, I worked through the back pain for its 'health' program; afterward, though drenched with sweat, I found myself without back pain. Everyday now I'm tracking my scores at billiards, kendo, golf, tennis, table tennis, boxing, &c, and hope to start walking soon. The Wii's possibilities have just started.

Was this review helpful to you?
theracoon
Inactive
  Rating: 3 / 5 Value for money: 4 / 5

Its tons of fun at first but after several hours its boring and id prefer PS3 or an Xbox 360 over the wii any day.

Was this review helpful to you?
  Rating: 4 / 5 Value for money: 2 / 5

I've had a wii since the day it came out and I am one very happy gamer. I've owned an Xbox 360 and compare it to the wii it's a heap more enjoyable. Sure you get the good graphics and HDMI output. But when it comes down to it, it's all about the fun and that's what wii delvers. With fantastic games the whole family can enjoy. Apparently Xbox has some of the best games well not for a younger audience. Gears of War, Halo, COD4 and other war based games are fine to play on your own but if I were to invite guests around I sure wouldn’t play it with them. I would highly disagree with ville30’s point “Poor games, poor graphics. Too kiddie centred, lousy motion controls that seem to be forced on every game. Ridiculous friend code multiplayer system. No DVD support. WORST CONSOLE EVAR! Get an Xbox 360 NOW!” For one no DVD support, are you kidding what about DVDX, geexbox and mplayer (read the forums). The multiplayer system is pretty easy and at least you don’t get banned for just about everything. Also the wii games are meant to be family orientated and not about shooting peoples guts out. As well as that when you get the wii you get everything you need included unlike the 360 where you need headsets, HDD, wireless ect. When you start getting homebrew on this console that’s when it shows its true spirit. It has a huge library of homebrew apps which you could use for emulating older consoles, for enjoying your media library or just playing good old home- brew games. All up wii is a fantastic console with great features and fun games. Sure it has it floors but it’s fun, fast and very interactive which I always look forward to playing!

Was this review helpful to you?
  Rating: 4 / 5 Value for money: 4 / 5

Pros:
Very fun motion controlled gameplay. Being able to replay old games like Star Fox 64 is a plus. Very small and stylish design. Doesn't overheat. Very quiet. Wireless capabilities.

Cons:
Have to buy classic controller for some downloadable games.
Graphics not next-gen. May be a pro, but this console is best played locally with friends and family. Price may be a little more expensive than what its worth. Have to buy USB adapter for LAN (wired) connection.

Review:
Although the Nintendo Wii may not have amazing graphics like the Xbox 360 or PS3, its inovated design, integrated technology, and amazing gameplay make you forget about the graphics.

Was this review helpful to you?
  Rating: 1 / 5 Value for money: 3 / 5

we went from 1 wii and 1 ps3 in are house to 0 wii and 4 ps3. the wii just sucks the controls are not that great no one ever played it so we sold it.

Was this review helpful to you?
  Rating: 1 / 5 Value for money: 1 / 5

Poor games, poor graphics. Too kiddy centered, lousy motion controls that seem to be forced on every game. Ridiculous friend code multiplayer system. No DVD support. WORST CONSOLE EVAR! Get a Xbox 360 NOW!

Was this review helpful to you?
  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 4 / 5

It's a fun and very interactive console for the whole family. Although the graphics perhaps can never measure up to the 360's and PS3's. Overall, it provides a good little leisure time for both kids and adults alike.

Was this review helpful to you?
chris4160
Inactive
  Rating: 4 / 5 Value for money: 5 / 5

A nice console, although the reaction times aren't very good. I prefer the browser on the wii over the ps3, but in the end it is my ps3 and xbox 360 that get the most use.

Was this review helpful to you?
  Rating: 3 / 5 Value for money: 4 / 5

This is a great product I have to admit but only for the first two months. I got it about 2 years ago and Loved it for about a month then the second month It got boring. After I hacked it I used it a bit more but the games where just so boring I had to sell it. I brought a PS3!! - good buy I must say! Allow 360 its for people who want new 360 every six months.

Was this review helpful to you?
  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 3 / 5

I think the wii is an amazing console. I have a 360, and it gets hardly the use the wii does. Personally I think the xbox has poor games compared, most popular titles like COD4 and Gears of War...is that a joke?? most popular because you have to follow the rules of everyone else. My wii's multi-region, i can play games from all different countries. Japanese translated games, are simply brilliant. Who cares for the motionplus and movement controls, thats not what the wii is all about, the wii is about fun. A lot of the less well know games on the wii are stupidly hard!! All these people who bang on about the wii being just a family fun console, are wrong!!! Learn about the wii and you'll see there are hundreds of titles which are as good, if not better then the xbox...Like all the games in the Tales and Mario series!!

Was this review helpful to you?
  Rating: 4 / 5 Value for money: 3 / 5

Well lets face it the motion is not exactly what Nintendo said it was going to be. Even with the motion plus it still goes out of sync often. The graphics are lacking and Ive NEVER LIKED THE NAME. lol

But I must say this is a good system to own. Highly modable TONS and tons of Homebrew apps out there to suit anyone's needs. And when the games are made right like Mario, Tigerwoods 10, Zelda ect its a really good experience.

Was this review helpful to you?
  Rating: 4 / 5 Value for money: 5 / 5

jantje

Was this review helpful to you?
  Rating: 4 / 5 Value for money: 4 / 5

Great system for the money and a great system for families but "hard core gamers" will be upset.

Was this review helpful to you?
  Rating: 4 / 5 Value for money: 4 / 5

When the Wii first launched, everybody knew it was going to win the console war... But as the Wii gets older, it has gotten worse. SSBB was the last game released that amazed me, and that was a while back. The graphics are not the best, but what can you expect from a console that still uses Single Layer media. If you want a console to do a good modding to, here you go! next to the Original XBOX, the Wii is the best console to mod.

Was this review helpful to you?
hpinvent
Inactive
  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 4 / 5

The price of the wii is just perfect considering the unique features it has. The games for wii are very well devloped to make the best use of the motion sensetivity.

Ok i agree that the graphics aren't too good but it is the feeling of you being in the game, it is modern and interactive.

I wonder for some of the games which use the motion movements and wonder how other consoles make their games. Could you imagine pressing so many buttons just to turn round or shoot. But in the wii it's one to one.

This in my opinion is the best console on the market, with the latest features.

Was this review helpful to you?
  Rating: 3 / 5 Value for money: 3 / 5

The Wii is very limited in games. What little games it has that are worth playing are wonderful; there just isn't very many of them. Also, it does not have an Xbox Live counterpart. I find it hard to compare this product to the Xbox or PS3 because it seems to have a completely different market.

Was this review helpful to you?
  Rating: 4 / 5 Value for money: 4 / 5

Great console! Very fun to play when you have friends over. Pretty good library of games (will get better over time) and built in wifi really make it something. The only downfall is that there is no HDD which eventually becomes a problem. Yet for the price it is definitely wort it!

Was this review helpful to you?
  Rating: 3 / 5 Value for money: 3 / 5

This console WILL get boring in 1 month or so. Getting a PS3/360 will be better. Though this entertains me just a little bit now.

Was this review helpful to you?
  Rating: 4 / 5 Value for money: 3 / 5

The graphics aren't great, but they're not "Crap", as many 360/PS3 owners have told me... They aren't as good, of course, but they aren't offensive to the eye.

There aren't as many great official games for it as the 360, but combined with the Wiiware and Virtual Console libraries it at least beats the PS3's library of exclusives.

Once you can run Homebrew on it, it's one of my favorite consoles, the emulators are great! NES, SNES, Master System, Genesis, Turbografx, NeoGeo, Gameboy/Color/Advance, GameGear, and hell, PSX, N64 and Saturn emulators are in development!

Was this review helpful to you?
dublin07
Inactive
  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 5 / 5

brilliant fun and fitness game console wel worth the price

Was this review helpful to you?
  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 4 / 5

I was at first disappointed with my Wii hooked up to an HDTV, and purchased an Xbox 360. Fast forward a year, and the 360 collects dust. There are a lot of original titles for sale, including downloads. Nintendo hasn't forgotten about having fun with more than one player (sans online) and this is a great party machine. Also, pick up some component cables if you have an HDTV, set the Wii to 480p with widescreen presentation, and you'll forget that some games aren't in "HD".

Was this review helpful to you?
  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 4 / 5

This console out does all the next generation consoles in the fact that it is totally worth its price tag and u really do get family friendly fun games that all can enjoy and all can get fitt and active with this piece of awsome tech. :)

Was this review helpful to you?
0%
  Rating: 4 / 5 Value for money: 5 / 5

Cheapest Next Gen Console out there! It may not have the best Graphics, but seriously, that's not what gaming is all about! I really hate people that get mad when the game doesn't have the best graphics! GROW UP! Great Price, Fun Games!

Was this review helpful to you?
  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 1 / 5

i love all the nintendos exept for the gamecube gamecube made the nintendo suck persanaly i love the nintendo 64 becouse well the reson i love the 64 is becouse it has carteges insted of disks and disks can brake easly but the categes can also mess up


Damn I was a retarded 10 year old. Looking back I should have stopped going on websites.

Was this review helpful to you?
  Rating: 2 / 5 Value for money: 2 / 5

I grew up with Nintendo and loved all their consoles until the gamecube. lol.. guess that makes only 2 systems I enjoyed... Anyways I dont care for the Wii too much. I played a buddy of mines and it sucked.. I think the graphics look like crap. Its over rated. You have PS3 for true gamers and then you have the Wii for those that couldnt afford a PS3 and/or wanted a console that didnt require any skill what so ever that even grandma could play...but hey I will give those that bought a Wii some respect... for not buying a XCrap 360......

Was this review helpful to you?
  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 5 / 5

Wii is a dream console. Graphics don't mean much to me, gameplay and the other factors are much important and Wii rocks on those factors. I can't imagine having more fun with PS3/X360.

Was this review helpful to you?
vinny13
Inactive
  Rating: 4 / 5 Value for money: 5 / 5

This is a very fun console. Good price too. The only problem I have with it is that most games look horrible on by 1080P... They definitely could have done a better job with that.

If you like lots of fun over graphics then I suggest you get one of these... Otherwise get a PS3. I have both :P

Was this review helpful to you?
  Rating: 3 / 5 Value for money: 3 / 5

After purchasing my PS3 the Wii hardly gets used. That's definately saying something.

Was this review helpful to you?

Review this product

If you do not have an AfterDawn.com accout yet, please enter a nickname and your email address below.

We will send an account activation link to the email address you provide, so please make sure to use a valid address. Content will be published on site after you have activated your account.

If you already have an AfterDawn.com account, please login using the next tab.

Login by using your AfterDawn username or your email address.


What is the fifth letter in the word 'AfterDawn'?:

Did you notice incorrect or missing information? Submit us corrections for these details

Do you have questions or comments regarding this product? Use our discussion forums to find out more about this and thousands of other products.