Wii Console with Mario Kart Wii Bundle - White

by Nintendo

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Product ID: 177638


  • Included accessories - The Wii Remote controller is easy to use.
  • Games - Experience hundreds of games for the Wii console
  • Console-based video gaming is one of the most popular of modern digital technologies, cutting across age,
    demographic and gender divides. Today's players have three dominant platforms to choose from: Nintendo
    Wii, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 by Microsoft. Each is an impressive multifunctional device, with designs
    meant to encourage integration into existing home entertainment systems and networks, but each goes
    about this in different ways. Taking a few minutes to examine the main features, and getting more familiar
    with available options, accessories and possible limitations of each console is the optimal way to
    determine which is the best choice for the players in a household.

    Console Choices


    The Wii gaming console with Wii Remote Plus wireless controller View larger

    PlayStation 3

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    Xbox 360

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    Models and Pricing (prices may vary) Wii with Mario Kart Wii - $149 160 GB memory -
    320 GB memory - $300
    4 GB memory - $200
    250 GB memory - $300

    What's in the Box * Wii console
    * Wii Mario Kart game
    * One Wii Remote Plus controller
    * One Nunchuk controller
    * Wii Sensor bar
    * Standard composite cable and power cord

    * PS3 console
    * One wireless controller
    * A/V cable for connection to TV
    * USB cable for charging controller
    * Free PlayStation Network (PSN) membership

    * Xbox 360 console
    * One Xbox 360 wireless controller
    * Composite A/V cable (standard definition)
    * A month free Xbox LIVE Gold membership

    Motion Gaming? Already included PlayStation Move (sold separately)
    Kinect for Xbox 360 (sold separately)

    Colors (limited edition colors may be available) White and black Black

    Drive Type CD (just games) CD/DVD/Blu-ray (games, music, movies)
    CD/DVD (games, music, movies)

    Online Play WiiWare PlayStation Network (PSN) Xbox LIVE

    Additional Accessories Additional controllers - $10-45 Additional controllers - $40-50
    Additional controllers - $40-50

    Price Range of Games New releases: ~$30 - $50
    Downloadable: ~$5 - $10 New releases: ~$60
    Motion: ~$40
    Downloadable: ~$5 - $15 New releases: ~$60
    Motion: ~$50
    Downloadable: ~$5 - $15

    Backwards Compatibility Plays all GameCube game titles Offers compatibility with PS1
    games Over 300 titles developed for the original Xbox console are currently available

    Graphic Quality 480p 1080p 1080p

    Great For Designed for Junior to Grandma with titles generally focused on family fun, party games
    High-powered and highly customizable system for the technical-minded consumers
    Offers a wide selection of games and accessible entertainment, with user-friendly social tools

    Screenshot from Just Dance 3Arcade, Casual and Party games are a Wii Specialty.
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    Consider Games Before Choosing a Console

    There is not just one kind of console video game, and so the machines that are are used to play
    them are different as well. Considering the types of games to be played, their availability for the
    consoles being considered and the ability of those consoles' to present the best gaming
    experience possible for the game's genre and content is important. The games developed for Wii tend to be
    more easily accessible, family-friendly productions heavily influenced by Nintendo's classic
    gaming history. Filled with cartoon-like and childlike characters as well as Arcade-style gameplay
    situations, Wii games are often referred to as "Casual Games," or "Party Games" typified by brief, simple
    "mini-games." These small games-within-games are tailor-made for players new to the
    puzzle-solving aspects of gaming and how that is translated through game controllers to the screen by the

    Screenshot from Batman: Arkham CityPS3 and Xbox 360 provide the processing power that Action-Adventure, Shooter, Racing
    and RPG games need.
    View larger. PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles are the current version of earlier console
    releases whose user bases were rooted in game genres such as Action-Adventure, Shooters, Racing, Sports,
    Role-playing games (RPG) and so on. Gameplay developed in these genres tends to require more focus on the
    part of the player, and more graphics processing power from the console in order to maintain a
    quality experience. That is what continues to be the main focus of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Capable
    of full 1080p HD quality graphics presentation when used with the proper cables and displays,
    in this area Xbox 360 and PS3 are far beyond what Wii is capable of. Iconic game franchises like Halo, God
    of War, Fable, Metal Gear Solid, Gears of War, Killzone, Mass Effect, The Elder Scrolls and
    many others have grown up on these platforms, feeding off of their power. And with the rise of online
    multiplayer gaming through Xbox LIVE and PSN the high energy, fine graphical specialties of these
    platforms only continues to grow.

    Motion Gaming

    Although motion gaming has been front and center since the launch of the Wii in 2006, the other two consoles have
    their own motion gaming offerings that provide unique play opportunities on their respective platforms that have also
    found a wide audience. See a breakdown of the motion gaming capacity of each of the systems below.

    Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuk

    The Wii Remote Plus controller is the standard wireless controller that ships with each Wii. It combines the
    intuitive motion controls of the original Wii Remote with the precision technology of the Wii MotionPlus accessory, all
    built-in to a single unit. The device is handled in a wand-like fashion, and uses internal gyroscope and accelerometer
    technology to pinpoint the players movements and physical positioning which it then relates into a game via a sensor bar
    connected to the console. The Wii Remote Plus has only a few buttons making it easy to use. It also contains a speaker,
    a rumble feature, and an external connector for other input devices like the Nunchuk controller and the Classic

    PlayStation Move

    PlayStation Move offers a new and innovative gaming experience for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) system by fusing
    realistic, high-definition gaming along with accurate, intuitive control. Consisting of a PlayStation Move motion
    controller, a PlayStation Move Navigation controller (optional in most games) and a PlayStation Eye camera (all sold
    separately), PlayStation Move enables sophisticated, ultra accurate motion control and immersive gameplay only possible
    on the PS3 system. In addition, the PlayStation Eye features the ability to process up to 120 frames/second and a
    built-in 4 microphone array for pristine video quality and video chat capabilities.

    Kinect for Xbox 360

    Easy to use and fun for everyone, Kinect sensor for Xbox 360 utilizes revolutionary full-body tracking to put players
    in the center of the fun that is 100% controller-free. After configuring itself by registering a range of points across
    your body, this amazing technology allows Kinect to recognize and mirror your movements in the game, in effect making
    your body the controller. The sensor is compatible with every Xbox 360, features a color VGA motion camera (640 x 480
    pixel resolution @ 30 frames per second), a depth camera (640 x 480 pixel resolution @ 30 frames per second) and an
    array of 4 microphones supporting single speaker voice recognition.

    Wii Remote Plus with attached NunchukWii Remote Plus & Nunchuk.
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    PlayStation Move featuring the PlayStation Eye peripheral and motion controllerPlayStation Eye & Motion controller.
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    The controller-free Kinect sensor for Xbox 360 being usedController-free Kinect sensor play.
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    Online Play and Functionality

    Online functionality is a major focus in console gaming. Each of the three consoles can be used offline, but by
    integrating them into your home broadband connection you can greatly expand their potential. Each posses a significant
    online component, but differ in the ways users can interact with it.

    WiiWare logo WiiWare is a service that allows Wii players to download games and applications
    directly to their Wii console in exchange for purchased Wii Points on the Wii Shop Channel. Online gameplay
    requires a code to play. It's free to play and there are no names, so kids are protected
    against unwanted contact. Through Wii's online component players can also gain access to hundreds of
    classic arcade games available for download through Wii's Virtual Console functionality. The Nintendo
    Channel allows players to watch gameplay videos, trailers, developer interviews, and even download Nintendo
    DS game demos wirelessly. Additional Wii online functionality includes a web browser and connectivity with
    Netflix,* which allows users to stream video efficiently and quietly by means of the console's low energy
    consumption internal processing.

    PlayStation Network logo PlayStation Network is an all access pass not only to a world of gaming, but
    also one of entertainment at-large. The service is 100% free, only requiring a PS3 (or PlayStation handheld) and a
    broadband connection to the Internet. Once you are in visit the PlayStation Store where users can download games,
    previews, DLC add-ons for games, game demos, game extras, music and streaming video. Purchases can be made using a
    credit card or a PlayStation Network Card purchased offline. Content can be stored on your console or external media.
    Online multiplayer gameplay through PSN is simple, yet robust. Simply slip a compatible multiplayer disc into the
    console, select the multiplayer option and set up your own game or wait to join one in progress. The service also
    contains Netflix access,* a range of original gaming-oriented video programming, as well as access to PlayStation Home,
    a 3D world where gamers can interact in a virtual environment.

    Xbox LIVE logo Xbox LIVE is the online entertainment hub for Xbox 360. The service was launched
    with the original Xbox console in 2002, and has evolved and grown with Xbox 360. The service is two-tiered,
    with every user receiving a free "Silver membership," which allows for access to content such
    as free game demos, downloaded video rentals, Xbox LIVE avatar functionality and chat. A paid "Gold
    Membership" provides access to these and expanded features, including online gaming, HD movies and TV shows
    through services such as Netflix,* HBO Go,** ESPN, and Hulu Plus, downloadable games,
    facebook, downloadable content (DLC) for games and more. Players use Xbox LIVE points, which as easily
    purchased online and offline to access much of the online content. Both Xbox LIVE membership levels
    allow players to increase their Gamer Score, a running tally of the achievements they have unlocked in
    games. This is commonly shared information among gamers around the world and a source of pride in
    the community.

    * Existing Netflix unlimited membership account required.
    ** Requires a valid subscription to HBO content through a cable or satellite provider.


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