The Nintendo Wii was released more than a decade ago, about 13 years to be exact. It is one of Nintendo’s most successful consoles to date (although the Switch seems to be catching up), and it seems that over in the Windsor Court care home located in Wetherby in the UK, the Wii is still finding a lot of use amongst its residents.
When the Nintendo Wii U flopped really hard, many had expressed their concern that Nintendo might be losing it. However, when the Switch launched, it painted a very different story as the console started to gain a ton of popularity and favorable reviews from gamers around the world. It also led to speculation that the console could potentially beat the Wii’s sales.
Consoles these days wear more than one hat, where they are designed to be more than just a device for gaming. Instead they come with various entertainment and social features, like being able to stream movies, chat with friends, and so on. This is why Netflix on the Nintendo Wii made sense.
Nintendo is a bit of an odd company in which some of their ideas seem to be the product of forward thinking, but yet there have been some instances in which the company has been slow to adopt newer technology or features that its competitors have embraced, like the Wii Shop Channel which marked the first time that Nintendo embraced the digital game distribution method.
The Nintendo Wii is one of Nintendo’s best-selling consoles in recent times, which is why when the Wii U was launched, many had expected it to build on the success of its predecessor. However we all know how that story ends, but it seems that Nintendo thinks that they can redeem themselves with the Switch.
When the Nintendo Wii was launched, it was an odd console but it worked and gamers took to it. This led to Sony and Microsoft coming up with motion-based gaming solutions of their own. Then came the Wii U which was the successor to the Wii and in many ways was supposed to be an improvement, but unfortunately it was anything but.
Mr. Miyamoto shares his thoughts behind the creation of Wii motion controls in episode 3 of @UnlockedTVShow. https://t.co/WXMQRtv12v pic.twitter.com/3VK4gVZ3Me — Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 16, 2016While companies like Sony and Microsoft were pursuing more traditional console designs and gameplay, Nintendo decided to do something different with the Wii by introducing motion controls. This opened up the door to a whole bunch of different games and gameplay styles, which also […]
A report out of Colorado brings news of a man who claims that his Nintendo Wii burnt all of his belongings. The man lives in his RV and he says that the fire caused by his console burnt down everything he owns, including the RV. According to the report he had powered down the console but it was plugged in, there’s nothing unusual here because that’s how almost everybody sets up […]
When Nintendo first announced the Wii, it was a bit of a revolutionary device as it offered up motion-controlled gaming, allowing Nintendo to beat Sony and Microsoft to the market with the feature back in 2006. However it seems that the technology was offered to Sony and Microsoft before it made its way to Nintendo.This is according to a the latest Did You Know Gaming? video in which it was […]
If you have yet to jump into any Zelda games all these years, you absolutely have no idea on what you are missing out on. Why not put a stop to this madness and look around, picking up The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D limited edition bundle while you are at it? After all, this unique limited edition bundle is not called just that for no particular reason, since […]
The Nintendo Wii U is definitely not the hottest selling console at the moment. In fact Nintendo had recently slashed sales estimates of the Wii U by 70% and if you thought that it was prime for a price cut in order to generate sales, like what Nintendo did with the 3DS handheld console, you might recall that Nintendo’s President Satoru Iwata stated that they would not be doing that. […]
All good things must come to an end, that is one of the cardinal rules of life. The Nintendo WIi, which was originally scoffed at by certain quarters for its “waggle controls”, managed to have quite a fair run in its lifetime to date. The thing is, the console has more or less reached the end of its lifespan, with the Land of the Rising Sun being the first region […]
Now that Nintendo’s next-generation video game console, the Wii U, is available around the world, it’s understandable the company would be halting the production of its predecessor, the Wii. We learned just a few days ago NIntendo had discontinued the production of the Wii over in Japan, which probably had many fans of the console rushing to their consumer electronics retailer of choice to buy as many of the last-gen console […]
Boy, how fast time flies. Just a few weeks after Nintendo announced that they would cease the manufacturing of the Nintendo Wii for Japan, the gaming company has listed the console as “discontinued” (after some translation work, of course) on its Japanese website. I guess this means that if you happen to be in Japan and would love to pick up a Nintendo Wii, either as a replacement for your […]
It was reported earlier today that Nintendo had updated its Japan website to add a note revealing that the company is going to cease production of the Wii console in Japan soon. A spokesperson for Nintendo Europe has confirmed this, saying that the website was indeed updated back on August 29th to include a “small notice to state that Wii hardware production will stop in the near future.” The spokesperson further said […]
Nintendo promised earlier this year they would roll out updates to its Wii U in the spring and summer to help improve the video game console in a number of important areas. The company released the Wii U’s spring update this past April, although many were wondering where the promised summer update was, considering we’ve entered the fall season in the northern hemisphere a few weeks ago. Nintendo might have been […]
One of the most popular titles for the Nintendo Wii has got to be its Wii Sports titles as they allowed players to make full use of the system as they wave around their Wii remote to play a number of sports-related mini-games. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been a Wii Sports title for the Wii U console yet, but Nintendo is announcing they’re bringing all five Wii Sports activities through the […]
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD will be setting sail onto the Wii U on October 4, leaving many longtime Nintendo and The Legend of Zelda fans counting down the days until the game is finally available for purchase. It turns out The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker wasn’t the only game Nintendo had experimented with by upgrading the graphics of a previously released Zelda game as series lead […]
Nintendo announced a price cut for its Wii U Deluxe just a few weeks ago, and it looks like the company isn’t done slashing pricing as they’re now dropping the price for a number of its more popular Wii games just in time for the holiday season.Three Wii games in total will be receiving a price cut as Super Mario Galaxy 2, New Super Mario Bros Wii. and Wii Sports […]
Nintendo Wii U owners were most likely aware The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD was set to be released this October, but an official release date was never announced by Nintendo. That all changes today as the publisher has just announced the title will be made available in North America on October 4.