The Nintendo Wii A New Level of interactive gaming
Outline <ul><li>1) System Overview </li></ul><ul><li>2) The Hardware </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A) Technical Information </li><...
Overview <ul><li>The design philosophy of the system is incorporated into it’s name, which reflects it’s inclusive nature....
Technical Specifications <ul><ul><li>Hardware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CPU “Broadway” operating at 729 mhz </li></ul...
Technical Specifications (cont.) <ul><li>Optical Disk Drive </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supports single and dual layer Wii d...
The Wii Remote <ul><li>Glossy white; Compact </li></ul><ul><li>Powerd by two AA batteries </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporates a...
Controller Accessories <ul><li>The Wii-Remote is designed to work with attatchments </li></ul><ul><li>The Nunchuk: </li></...
Price, Release, Availibilty <ul><li>Pricing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Console is priced at $279.99 CDN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Software <ul><li>Games: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>29 Launch games. Most notably The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Call o...
Channels <ul><li>The Nintendo Wii employs a unique “Channels” system to allow users to navigate content the console offers...
Closing <ul><li>The gaming industry can only progress so far using graphical enhancements alone </li></ul><ul><li>A fresh ...
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  1. 1. The Nintendo Wii A New Level of interactive gaming
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>1) System Overview </li></ul><ul><li>2) The Hardware </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A) Technical Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B) The Controller </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How it works </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Add-ons </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Applications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C) Price, Release Date, and Availability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3) Software and Features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A) Software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Announced Titles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WiiConnect 24 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B) Channels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Channel Overview </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Console </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Overview <ul><li>The design philosophy of the system is incorporated into it’s name, which reflects it’s inclusive nature. </li></ul><ul><li>The Nintendo Wii is the brainchild of the company’s latest efforts to innovate rather than stick with proven formula. </li></ul><ul><li>Designed around enhancing user interactivity, emphasizing original and fresh game-play over extreme enhancements in graphical presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Brief list of features: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unique controller </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WiiConnect 24 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wii Channel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced graphics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DS connectivity </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Technical Specifications <ul><ul><li>Hardware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CPU “Broadway” operating at 729 mhz </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GPU “Hollywood” operating at 243 mhz (Identical to the Gamecubes but on average 1.5 times faster) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>8.5 inches long, 6 inches wide, 2 inches thick (around 3 DVD cases) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interfaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>512 MB of internal flash memory </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Two USB 2.0 ports (For game save data and downloadable content) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SD Card Slot </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless LAN (Optional wired USB LAN adapter sold separately) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4x GameCube Controller ports </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2x GameCube memory card slots </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AV multi-output jack </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nintendo DS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Optical Disk Drive </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Technical Specifications (cont.) <ul><li>Optical Disk Drive </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supports single and dual layer Wii disks, as well as classic GameCube disks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wii Disks are 12 cm in diameter and can hold 4.7 GB per side </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gamecube Disks are 8 cm in diameter and can hold 1.5GB per side </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The Wii Remote <ul><li>Glossy white; Compact </li></ul><ul><li>Powerd by two AA batteries </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporates a built-in 3 axes accelerometer and motion detection hardware to judge motion, tilt, depth, and pitch. Also acts as a pointer. </li></ul><ul><li>Features rumble, on/off switch, speaker, Directional pad, A, B, home, plus, minus, and synchronization buttons on the front face. </li></ul><ul><li>Can connect to a number of add-on devices </li></ul><ul><li>The controller essentially acts as an extension of the arm </li></ul>
  7. 7. Controller Accessories <ul><li>The Wii-Remote is designed to work with attatchments </li></ul><ul><li>The Nunchuk: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analog stick on front face </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two buttons located on the front: C and Z </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also has a built-in accelerometer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Classic Controller: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Operates by plugging into the Wii-Remote to function wirelessly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Features a Directional pad, two analog sticks, X, Y, A, B, select, home, and start, buttons on the front face. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two Z buttons located on the top </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used for games unsuited for the remote, such as classic games downloaded from the Wii channel, or fighting games. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Price, Release, Availibilty <ul><li>Pricing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Console is priced at $279.99 CDN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Games $60-$70 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Console games $5-$25 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wii Remote $45 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nunchuk $25 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classic Controller $25 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Release: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Worldwide launch on Nov.19. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>System includes 1 remote, 1 nunchuk, and WiiSports </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Availibility: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nintendo plans to release 4 million units globally by the end of the year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expected to be more than 400,00 units shipped to Canada on launch </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Software <ul><li>Games: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>29 Launch games. Most notably The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Call of Duty 3, Madden 2007, Need for Speed: Carbon, Red Steel, Rayman; Raving Rabbids, and Excite Truck.. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fully backwards compatible with the GameCube game library. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can download classic NES (Nintendo Entertainment System), Super NES, Nintendo 64, TurboGrafx-16, MSX and SEGA Genesis games via Virtual Console. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WiiConnect 24 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A free service that allows the Wii console to communicate with the Internet, even if the system itself is shut off. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementations include the rapid delivery of new content or game updates without the need to have the system on. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Channels <ul><li>The Nintendo Wii employs a unique “Channels” system to allow users to navigate content the console offers. </li></ul><ul><li>The Wii can have a total of 48 channels. Some are free, while others must be purchased using “WiiPoints” </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of Channels: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Address Book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disc Channel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo Channel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Channel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forecast Channel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>News Channel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Mii” Channel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Console </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Message board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wii Shop </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Closing <ul><li>The gaming industry can only progress so far using graphical enhancements alone </li></ul><ul><li>A fresh new approach is needed, and the Wii provides that </li></ul>
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