Wii

Game console
Date of appearance: November 19, 2006
Trademark: Nintendo
Manufacturer: Nintendo
Generation: Seventh generation
CPU: IBM PowerPC "Broadway" 729 MHz (unconfirmed)
Media: 12 cm Wii Optical Disc 8 cm Nintendo GameCube Game Disc
Memory: 88MB (total), 24MB MoSys 1T-SRAM, 324MHZ, 2.7GB/s bandwidth
Storage: 512 MB Internal flash memory SD card, SDHC card Nintendo GameCube Memory Card
Graphics: ATI "Hollywood" 243 MHz
Photo: Evan Amos
Tags: nintendo, wii


The Wii (/ˈwiː/ wee) is a home video game console released by Nintendo on November 19, 2006. As a seventh-generation console, the Wii competed with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3. Nintendo states that its console targets a broader demographic than that of the two others. As of the first quarter of 2012, the Wii leads its generation over PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in worldwide sales, with more than 101 million units sold; in December 2009, the console broke the sales record for a single month in the United States.

Wii
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Nintendo Wii console with GameCube Memory Card and GameCube Controller connected, and GameCube game semi-inserted.
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A Wiimote, with a strap and a condom on.