Nintendo Wii console

78
Global
Score
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Model
late 2006

Key Specs

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

General

Game format
Optical disc, Downloadable (Slot loading) (8.5 GB)
Backward compatible
yes (1 generations)

Controllers / accessories

Controller type
Wired, Wireless (Bluetooth) (AA)
Controllers (max)
4
Direction control
D-pad, Thumb stick (1)
Motion controls
yes (Accelerometer, Camera / optical)
Rumble support
Built-in (1 motors)
Other peripherals
Array

Audio / video

Video outputs
Array
Video formats
Array
Audio outputs
Array

Media

Audio playback
yes (AAC)
Video playback
no
Photo viewer
yes (JPEG)

Networking / online service

Internet connectivity
yes (yes) (None) (None) (Multiplayer, Voice chat, Store, Browser) (no) (yes) (no)

Storage

System storage
yes (Hard drive, Memory card)

Hardware

CPU speed
729 MHz
CPU cores
1
GPU speed
243 MHz
System RAM
88 MB
USB
2.0 (2 ports)
Requires host console
no

Power

Power adapter
External
Model
RVL-101

Key Specs

Game format
Optical disc, Downloadable
Backward compatible
no
Controller type
Wired, Wireless
Motion controls
yes
Video outputs
Component, RCA / composite, S-Video

General

Game format
Optical disc, Downloadable (Slot loading) (8.5 GB)
Backward compatible
no

Controllers / accessories

Controller type
Wired, Wireless (Bluetooth) (AA)
Controllers (max)
4
Direction control
D-pad, Thumb stick (1)
Motion controls
yes (Accelerometer)
Rumble support
Built-in (1 motors)
Other peripherals
Array

Audio / video

Video outputs
Array
Video formats
Array
Audio outputs
Array

Media

Audio playback
yes (AAC)
Video playback
no
Photo viewer
yes (JPEG)

Networking / online service

Internet connectivity
yes (yes) (None) (None) (Multiplayer, Voice chat, Store, Browser) (no) (yes) (no)

Storage

System storage
yes (Memory card)

Hardware

CPU speed
729 MHz
CPU cores
1
GPU speed
243 MHz
System RAM
88 MB
Internal ROM
512 MB
USB
2.0 (2 ports)
Requires host console
no

Power

Power adapter
External
Model
late 2011

Key Specs