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Nintendo Wii console

Nintendo Wii console

from  $257.99+
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78 Global Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
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).

Reviews

80
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 8

72
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 303
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Specs

Key Specs

Game format
Optical, Downloadable
Online features
Multiplayer, Voice chat, Store, Browser
Drive capacity
5127
Controller type
Wired, Wireless
Motion controls
Yes
Video outputs
Component, Composite, Svideo
Backward compatible
Yes
Game format
Online features
Drive capacity
Controller type
Motion controls
Video outputs
Backward compatible
Optical, Downloadable
Multiplayer, Voice chat, Store, Browser
5127
Wired, Wireless
Yes
Component, Composite, Svideo
Yes

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78 Global Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

50
Edward
It's true that the majority of the games are good,it's just that the motion...read more
80
Engadget Reader
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
80
Engadget Reader
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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