Saturday, September 18, 2010

Gadget - Nintendo Wii

Nintendo Wii
The Wii is a home video game console released by Nintendo on November 19, 2006. As a seventh-generation console, the Wii primarily competes with Microsoft, Xbox 360 and Sony Play Station 3. A distinguishing feature of the console is its wireless controller, the Wii remote, which can be used as a handheld pointing device and detect movement in three dimensions. The Wii in Nintendo fifth home console, the direct successor to the Nintendo Game Cube, and able to play all official Game Cube games. By December 8, 2008 it has completed its launch in four key market.

Wii Remote
The Wii remote is the primary controller for the console. It uses a combination of built-in accelerometers and infrared detection to sense its position in 3D space when pointed at the LED within the Sensor Bar. This design allow users to control the game using physical gestures as well as traditional button presses. The controller connects to the console using Bluetooth and features rumble as well as an internal speaker. The device bundled with the Wii retail package is the Nunchuk unit, which features an accelerometer and a traditional analog stick with two trigger buttons. In addition, an attachable wrist strap can be used to prevent the player from unintentionally dropping to throwing the Wii controller.


  • CPU: Power PC based "Broadway" processor.
  • GPU: ATI "Hollywood" made with a 90 nm CMOS process
  • Starlet, reportedly comes with a NEC ARM9 core operating up to 470 MHz
  • 88 MB main memory
  • 3 MB embedded GPU texture memory and framebuffer
Ports and peripheral capabilities
  • Up to 16 Wii Remote controllers
  • SD memory card slot
  • USB 2.0 ports
  • Sensor Bar power port
  • Compatible with optical USB 2.0

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