Years ago, we were just musing about how fascinating it would be to interact with a video game through body and hand movements. Then around 2006, Wii was introduced and video gaming was never the same. Wii was conceived in 2001 and Nintendo planned on attracting different segments of gamers from hardcore to casual, non-gamers, and even lapsed gamers by putting more emphasis on different gameplay experiences and new forms of interaction instead of cutting edge graphics and costly processor technology.
When asked why the console is named that way, Nintendo officials said that Wii sounds like “we,” which underlines the company’s desire to offer a console that is for everyone. At the same time, Wii is much easier to remember by gamers across the world, regardless of their language.
There is no doubt that Nintendo’s Wii is the most interesting and interactive among the top gaming consoles available today. According to reports, the Wii is the best selling console in many countries. The reason for the success of Wii is that even though it lacks the high-definition display capability, multiple media functions, and powerful processors that come with its competitors, it is the cheapest and most interactive in its generation.
Furthermore, a Wii package already contains several well-liked games. What this means is that you can use the console right away. Adding to the Wii’s popularity are game titles exclusively available on the said console, such as the Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, and the Super Mario Bros. Furthermore, the console appeals to a wider and diverse demographic because of its ease of use.
In July of 2011, Nintendo unveiled the upcoming video game console which will be Wii’s successor at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. The name of this console is Wii U and is set to be released during the holiday season of 2012 in North America, Europe, and Japan. Two of the highly anticipated Wii U games that are exclusive to the upcoming Nintendo console are the Pikmin 3 and the currently untitled fourth installment of the Super Smash Bros. Several third-party Wii U games are also being developed such as Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon online.