Nintendo Wii buying guide
How to buy a Nintendo Wii
The Wii is a widely popular gaming system that allows the whole family to get up and play games together. You can also use it to stay in shape by playing one of the many aerobic video games available for the Wii, such as the Wii Fit Plus or Zumba Fitness. Researching how to buy a Nintendo Wii system beforehand can save you time and allow you to find one that is right for you and your family.
>> Which color Nintendo Wii to buy?
There is one type of Nintendo Wii on the market. However, it does come in multiple colors. You can choose a white, black, blue or red console depending on your personal taste. Wii consoles are equipped with 12 MB of internal flash memory, built-in wired and wireless capabilities, two SD memory card slots and two USB 2.0 ports. The console can be purchased in a bundle that includes extra controllers and video games. There are many types of Nintendo Wii bundles available. An example of a bundle would be one that comes with the console, Wiimote, Wii steering wheel and a Wii driving video game. A Wii console is designed with processing technologies that allow the console to run quietly while it minimizes power consumption.
>> Nintendo Wii advantages
One major advantage Nintendo Wii has over other systems is your movement. Instead of sitting in front of the TV for hours while you play your video games, you get to use your entire body. Wii makes getting exercise easy and lots of fun. Parental controls are also available on the Wii system. This allows you to control what software is accessed based on the ESRB rating, prohibit the use of Wii Points and restrict the ability to send and receive messages online.
>> How many games can be stored on the Wii console?
The number of games that can be saved on a Wii console differs depending upon the size of the game. The standard flash drive memory on a Nintendo console is 512 MB, with room for two removable SD memory cards. The extra storage will allow you to save hundreds of games on one console. Many of the Wii video games are designed so that within the main game are smaller, mini-games.
>> Which Wii remote should you use?
There is no question that the biggest selling point for the Wii console is the controller. Some features of Nintendo Wii remotes include motion sensors that sometimes allow you to control gaming action with the flip of your wrist. More often, you use your entire body to control games.
In addition to the Wiimote (standard controller), there are special controllers. Nintendo Wii offers a Wii sword and shield that can be used in games such as Zelda. There is also a Wii steering wheel, golf club and baseball bat. With these devices, you slip your Wiimote into them and swing, slash or steer your way through the game. A huge bonus for the Wii system is the ability to use a handheld Nintendo DS and DS Lite system as the controller. The Wii Remote Plus is a controller that can be connected to the console through a wireless connection. These special controllers are equipped with a speaker, expansion port and rumble feature so you can feel the action. They are also available in a variety of colors, including red, blue, white and black. Players can connect four of the Wii Remote Plus controllers at one time to the Wii.
>> What are the best Nintendo Wii accessories for you?
The best Nintendo Wii accessory is rechargeable batteries. Using rechargeable batteries not only saves you money, but is also environmentally friendly. Charging and holding docks are available (sold separately) for use with the controllers. Using charging and holding docks means that you will always have fully-charged batteries when you're ready to play. The ability to use an SD memory card means that you can add even more storage to the standard 512 MB of built-in flash memory. Skins are also available for Nintendo Wii consoles and remotes. The skins easily fit over your hardware so you can add color and design to your system to suit your style and home decor. Deciding which accessories to purchase depends on the types of games you play and how your gaming area is set up.
>> How does the Wii point system work?
When learning how to buy a Nintendo Wii, consider the extras that come with owning the console. One such extra is the Wii point system, which allows you to shop Nintendo Wii directly from your console. To use the points, visit the Virtual Console area of the Games Shop to make your purchase. You can download and play classic games that were originally designed for play on the Sega Genesis, Nintendo 64, Super NES and NES. Parents can set limits on how many Wii points a child can spend in one day. Nintendo Wii points can be purchased in 1,000, 2,000, 3,000 and 5,000 point quantities. One point is equal to one cent.
>> Additional features
Out of the major gaming consoles on the market, an advantage of the Wii is that it doesn't require an extra unit to play with movement. There are also other advantages of Nintendo Wii consoles:
- Wired connectivity
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Netflix streaming
As you can see from this Nintendo Wii buying guide, this gaming system packs a lot of fun into a small package that your entire family can enjoy.