Nintendo Wii console

78
Global
Score
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Summary

There's no small amount of love and nostalgia for Nintendo and everything it does -- especially when most of what Nintendo does is upgrade its consoles and re-release the same kinds of games. The Wii represented hope for the future of gaming, but as it turns out that vision has gotten lost in the mix as game consoles have adopted far more advanced features, graphics, and motion capturing-controllers (like the Kinect).

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Breakdown

Game library
7.8
Graphics
5.5
Controller(s)
7.8
Design and form factor
8.7
Other features (media, online, etc.)
6.5
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Specs

Wii

Game format
Optical disc, Downloadable
Backward compatible
yes
Controller type
Wired, Wireless
Motion controls
yes
Video outputs
Component, RCA / composite, S-Video
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Specs

Wii

Game format
Optical disc, Downloadable
Backward compatible
yes
Controller type
Wired, Wireless
Motion controls
yes
Video outputs
Component, RCA / composite, S-Video
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