Difference between revisions of "Wii"

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===Wii Remote===
[[File:Wii Remote pink.png|thumb|left|200px|A pink Wii Remote]]
[[File:Wii Nunchuk black.png|thumb|left|200px|A black Nunchuk]]
The Wii's controller design is unconventional; instead of taking the dual-control-stick layout of the previous generation like its competitors, it is in a remote control form, with attachments available to work with compatible games, such as a control stick on a Nunchuk attachment, or the Classic Controller, which takes on a layout similar to other consoles' main controllers. The Wii Remote is wireless, and features such innovations as motion and tilt sensing, a first for game controllers. Its sensitivity can be enhanced with {{nw|Wii Motion-Plus}}, although currently it is not compatible with any [[Pokémon games]].
 
===Wii Menu===
[[File:Disc channel.jpg|thumb|rightleft|200px|The Wii Disc Channel]]
The console features a custom GUI made up of different - and expandable - channels, all of which, save the Disc Channel, can be moved around to any of the 47 spaces available on the main menu. New channels can be downloaded via the Wii Shop Channel, and include an Internet browser and games from older systems playable via Virtual Console. The channels can be put on an SD card, and with the introduction of Wii Menu 3.3, SD Card menus can be accessed straight from the main menu.
 
The Wii is backwards-compatible with all GameCube games, as well as with most of GameCube's accessories, such as the controllers, memory cards, GameCube-to-GBA cables, and microphone. It is not compatible with the {{wp|Rumble Pak}} or the [[Game Boy Player]].
 
The cheaper Wii variants, the Wii Family Edition and Wii mini, are not compatible with GameCube games.
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==Variants==
===Wii Family Edition===
[[File:Wii Family Edition.png|thumb|Wii Family Edition]]
The Wii Family Edition is a special model of Wii that removes features from the Wii so it can be sold at a lower price. It is not compatible with [[Nintendo GameCube]] games or hardware like the original model was. It is designed to sit horizontally rather than upright like the original model. It was released on October 23, 2011 in North America and November 4, 2011 in Europe.
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===Wii mini===
[[File:Wii Mini.png|thumb|Wii mini]]
The Wii mini is a special model of Wii that removes features from the Wii so it can be sold at a lower price. It is not compatible with [[Nintendo GameCube]] games or hardware, has no online functions, and does not have an {{wp|Secure Digital|SD card}} slot, restricting the console to only playing games from Wii game discs. It also only has one {{wp|Universal Serial Bus|USB port}} rather than the two on the original Wii, and can only use {{wp|composite video}} cables rather than the {{wp|S-Video}} and {{wp|component video}} cables used by the original Wii. It was released in Canada on December 7, 2012 and Europe on March 22, 2013, and became available in the United States on November 17, 2013.
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==Technical specs==
* Compatibility with both 12cm Wii Game Discs and 8cm GameCube Game Discs
* 88 MB total memory, 24 MB Mo-Sys 1T-SRAM, 324 MHz, 2,7 GB/s bandwidth
* 512 MB internal flash memory, for game, channel, and data saving
* SD memory card bay for expansion of save space. Initially, the system supported SD cards up to 2 GB.; Afterafter the Wii System 4.0 update, the system supports SDHC cards up to 32 GB (However, but games released before the system update may not read SDHC cards), GameCube memory cards (First model only).
* Supports GameCube memory cards (except Wii Family Edition and Wii mini)
* Two USB ports for expansion and/or networking capabilities
 
File:Wii Black.png|A Black Wii
File:Wii Red.png|A Red Wii
[[File:Wii Nunchuk black.png|thumb|left|200px|A black Nunchuk]]
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==Variants==
===Wii Family Edition===
[[File:Wii Family Edition.png|thumb|Wii Family Edition]]
The Wii Family Edition is a special model of Wii that removes features from the Wii so it can be sold at a lower price. It is not compatible with [[Nintendo GameCube]] games or hardware like the original model was. It is designed to sit horizontally rather than upright like the original model. It was released on October 23, 2011 in North America and November 4, 2011 in Europe.
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===Wii mini===
[[File:Wii Mini.png|thumb|Wii mini]]
The Wii mini is a special model of Wii that removes features from the Wii so it can be sold at a lower price. It is not compatible with [[Nintendo GameCube]] games or hardware, has no online functions, and does not have an {{wp|Secure Digital|SD card}} slot, restricting the console to only playing games from Wii game discs. It also only has one {{wp|Universal Serial Bus|USB port}} rather than the two on the original Wii, and can only use {{wp|composite video}} cables rather than the {{wp|S-Video}} and {{wp|component video}} cables used by the original Wii. It was released in Canada on December 7, 2012 and Europe on March 22, 2013, and became available in the United States on November 17, 2013.
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==Cameos==