Nintendo seems to have dominated the gaming market with the number of devices sold more largely and diversity than any other name. Particularly is Wii, the fourth-best-selling model worldwide, which had sold 101.63 million units. Wii is a short name for Nintendo Wii, was born in 2006. However, Nintendo wants people to call this device with the name “Wii system”, or “Wii Console”, separately from the Nintendo name. In fact, initially, its codename was “Revolution”, and this name was also voted by reporters as better. However, after that, the company decided to come up with the last name, as now, is “Wii”, because it also has a similar way of reading as “We” – the device for everyone. Compared to other contemporaries in the seventh generation, Microsoft’s Xbox 360, or Sony’s PlayStation 3, the Wii takes the lead, far ahead of them with a gap of 17 million and 14 million, respectively.
The Wii device sells for a listed price of US $244.99, consisting of a console, a bracket, a stand, a Nunchuk, a Wii Remote, along with a Sensor bar. This device was considered to be lightweight at the time, with a figure of 1.2 kg (2.7 lb). Internal memory is integrated with only a 512MB flashcard. However, by using an external memory card, this number can be increased to 32GB or more. In addition to the Wii Remote main controller with a USB connection, a Nunchuk can be connected via a cable to the Remote, for better sensor gain. Both WiFi and Ethernet, or wireless LAN, are supported by the Wii. An interesting feature of this device is that the multiplayer mode can be played in combination on different screens.
Wii Sports can be rated as the most popular game on this system. It is a game pre-installed on the device. However, in Japan and South Korea, those who want to experience this game must go through some setup steps. This game integrates most sports such as Tennis, Baseball, Boxing, Golf, and Bowling. With high sensibility, your participation in these sports in the virtual world is not much different than in real life. It is very interesting now that you can play games and do exercises at the same time. Other equally good games are Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Mario Galaxy, for example. Some of the Wii-based emulators we would recommend to you in case you don’t have a device but still want to experience it are Dolphin, Dolwin, and SuperGCube.