Designed for kids ages five to 95, the revolutionary Nintendo Wii isn't just a next-generation system - it's an all-generation system. The innovative minds at Nintendo discovered that the evolution of gaming has made video games very complex, and those who once enjoyed playing games with their entire families have become alienated. The Wii is pronounced "we" for a reason - it symbolizes Nintendo's driving philosophy: this system is for everyone. Whether you're a hardcore gamer, a casual player or a grandparent who'd like to play a game with your grandchild, the Wii will provide you with a wondrous experience that returns gaming to simpler times while also defining a new age of game development.
In addition to amazingly realistic next-generation graphics and a variety of outstanding titles to choose from, the true magic of the Wiistarts right in the palm of your hand - the controller. The unique WiiRemote controller is wireless and motion-sensitive, allowing you to use everyday motions to simulate the motions in your game. The Nunchuk controller attaches to the Wii Remote and uses an analog stick along with motion-sensing technology to assist in character movement. Imagine yourself in the thrilling world of Wii Sports, the awesome, action-packed sports game included with your Wii console. Using your Wii Remote controller, you'll chase down powerful tennis serves, add touch to your golf swing to avoid tricky sand traps, overpower speeding fastballs to knock them out of the baseball park and more. The Wii Channel Menu, which is the first screen that will appear on your TV, provides a simple user interface that includes the Video Console Channel, News Channel, Forecast Channel, Photo Channel, Internet Channel, Wii Message Board and the Wii Shop Channel. Using the Mii Channel, you can even create playable caricatures of yourself called Miis that you can use in a variety of Wiiapplications. With an innovative motion-sensitive controller and the WiiChannel Menu, the Wii will truly make you feel less like just a player and more like you're really part of the game.
• Wireless, motion-sensitive Remote controller and motion-sensitive analog Nunchuk controller allow you to use real-life motions to simulate in-game character motions, such as throwing a pass or swinging a sword, making you truly part of the game • Remote includes a speaker, a rumble feature and an expansion port for added gaming excitement • Easy yet exciting playability makes the Wii fun for players of any age or skill level • Connect up to four Wii controllers at once with Bluetooth wireless technology • Wii Channel Menu provides an easy-to-use interface where you can choose and play games, get news or weather, view and send photos, surf the Internet, post or send messages and shop for video games • Mii Channel allows you to create a caricature of yourself you can use across a variety of Wii software; Miis can be stored on theWii hard drive or in your controller to take with you to play on your friends' Wii consoles • Sleek, compact design measures just 8.5"H x 6"W x 2"D and allows you to place the Wii vertically or horizontally to fit almost any TV setup • Play Wii games and enjoy full backward compatibility with your entire library of Nintendo GameCube titles, all on one machine • Connect to the Internet wirelessly, even when your system is turned off, to receive surprises and game updates with theWiiConnect24 service • With ownership of the Wii, you will have access to purchase and download 20 years of game titles from the Nintendo 64, the Super NES and the Nintendo Entertainment System, as well as selections from Sega Genesis and TurboGraf consoles • Save your games on 512MB of internal flash memory • Two USB 2.0 ports and a Wi-Fi connection provide a variety of connectivity options, such as wireless communication with the Nintendo DS • Secure Digital memory card bay allows you to retrieve digital photos from your camera's Secure Digital card and edit them in the Photo Channel • Completely compatible with all Nintendo GameCube games and includes four ports for classic Nintendo GameCube controllers and two slots for Nintendo GameCube memory cards