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Wii Powerpoint

  1. 1. It’s the Wii! <ul><li>PowerPoint created by James Truong </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is the Meaning of This? <ul><li>The purpose of this PowerPoint is to explain what the Nintendo Wii is and why it will have a place in textbooks. </li></ul>
  3. 3. A Wii is born <ul><li>The idea of the Wii console was thought up during the time of the GameCube release in 2001. </li></ul><ul><li>The Wii was first released in Japan on September 14, 2006. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Creator <ul><li>The mastermind behind it all is Shigeru Miyamoto. He is a world-renounced videogame designer. </li></ul><ul><li>He is known as the “father of modern video gaming.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Asian Invasion <ul><li>The console was released </li></ul><ul><li>on November 19, 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>About eight days after, </li></ul><ul><li>600,000 Wii’s were reported </li></ul><ul><li>to be sold. </li></ul><ul><li>The first purchaser was Isaiah “Triforce” ( “Zelda” reference) Johnson, who is in the black sweatshirt. </li></ul>
  6. 6. A One Console Revolution <ul><li>The Wii will be in future text books. </li></ul><ul><li>It has revolutionized game play and has impacted society. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Motion Sensor Action! The Wii remote, or “Wiimote”, interacts with a sensor bar by using accelerometers, infrared LED’s, and triangulation. In general, a player’s Wiimote movements would determine their character’s actions. A gamer would have to move in order to play.
  8. 8. Better than the Rest <ul><li>The Wii is the only console to focus on motion game play. It changes the concept of sitting down while gaming. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Aiding the Elderly <ul><li>The Wii may get the elderly involved with videogames. </li></ul><ul><li>Senior citizens at the Sedgebrook retirement community in Lincolnshire, England, line up to play “Wii Sports.” </li></ul><ul><li>The residents of other retirement homes, such as the Sunrise Senior Living Centre, also have Wii fans. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Free Samples, Anyone? <ul><li>Nintendo brought 38 Wii’s to Central Park on May 19 th , 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>During this major event, the company celebrated the release of the “Wii Fit” and allowed the public to tryout the new game. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Promoting a Healthy Society <ul><li>Wii Fit has about 40 different activities, including aerobic exercises and yoga. </li></ul><ul><li>1.8+ million copies were sold worldwide, making one person healthier at a time. </li></ul>
  12. 12. It is a Goldmine <ul><li>In only 1 ½ years, about 24 million Wii’s have been sold worldwide, and Nintendo made a profit of $190+ million from Wii related products. </li></ul><ul><li>The Wii has the potential of being a major source of wealth for Nintendo. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Wii got Hurt <ul><li>Several stories of Wii related injuries have arose ever since the Wii’s release. </li></ul><ul><li>To prevent further injuries, Nintendo offers stronger wrist straps, incase of accidental dropping or throwing, and Wiimote jackets, for easy gripping. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Wii are in Pain <ul><li>Injuries range from cuts, </li></ul><ul><li>massive and minor, to black eyes. </li></ul><ul><li>One person got hit on the </li></ul><ul><li>arm with a Wiimote and fainted. </li></ul><ul><li>While playing tennis on Wii Sports, a person swung their Wiimote and hit a friend in the eye. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Wii will go down in History <ul><li>Events are remembered because they impact society. </li></ul><ul><li>The Wii impacts the world through exercise, bringing together the young and old, economics, and public health, in good and bad ways. </li></ul><ul><li>Wii can expect it to be in future textbooks. </li></ul>
  16. 16. The End