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Video Game Console Museum - 2006 - Nintendo Wii
Gaming
Written by Danrok   
Tuesday, 10 October 2006 10:58
Article Index
Video Game Console Museum
1972 - Magnavox Odyssey
1977 - Atari 2600
1982 - Donkey Kong (Handheld)
1983 - Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
1984 - Atari 7800
1986 - Sega Master System
1988 - Sega Mega Drive
1990 - Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
1994 - Sony PlayStation
1996 - Nintendo 64
2000 - PlayStation 2
2001 - Nintendo GameCube
2001 - Xbox
2004 - Sony PlayStation Portable
2005 - Xbox 360
2006 - Sony PlayStation 3
2006 - Nintendo Wii
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Nintendo Wii

The Nintendo Wii game console is due to be released in the USA in November 2006, and elsewhere in December 2006.

It will be sold for $250 in the US and £179 in the UK.

Wii logo
Wii logo

Processor

  • PowerPC CPU codenamed "Broadway"
  • 90nm process
  • 729 MHz clock speed

Graphics

  • ATI "Hollywood" running at 243 Mhz

Audio

  • Dolby Pro Logic II Stereo 

Memory & Storage

  • 88MB of 1T-SRAM system memory (64MB main and 24MB secondary)
  • 512MB of internal flash memory (expandable using SD cards)
  • Slot loading drive accepts 12cm Wii discs and 8cm Game Cube discs

Networking & Ports

The Wii can connect via wireless to a Nintendo DS. 

  • 802.11b/g wireless built-in
  • Two USB 2.0 ports 

Nintendo Wii
The Nintendo Wii

Nintendo Wii
A Wii on display
 

Game Controller

Wii-mote
The Wii-mote
 

Games & Software

The standard Wii package will be bundled with Wii Sports which features tennis, golf, bowling and boxing.

Nintendo have anounced that the Opera web browser will be made available for download and use on the Wii. It will be offered free of charge until June 2007.

Red Steel
Screenshot from Red Steel on the Wii

External Links

wii.nintendo.com The official Wii homepage at Nintendo.com



 
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