Nintendo Wii Game Console — Video Game Console — eGames.com Video Game Wiki
Above: Wii shotgun/rifle blaster controller
However, each game required special controllers in order to take full advantage of the game. After five games, one could easily spend as much or even more on a Nintendo Wii system than an Xbox system. But as marketing has shown, it is easier to sell a low payment today and several smaller ones later. This approach helped propel the Nintendo Wii to sales of 80 million by 2011 and in first place some 30 million more sales than second place Xbox 360.
The only downside was the life of batteries. But Nintendo can hardly be blamed for this. Consumers want wireless, not wired and wireless requires batteries and batteries wear with use.
Above: Wii sports controllers
The lack of advanced HD graphics and surround sound has been brought up as another downside of the console. However, we disagree as technology was never what the console was about. The Nintendo Wii set out to provide a positive user experience to all members of the family and provide family friendly games all at an affordable price. In this regard they won.
The technology world, and game console world is littered with failed console that were technology leaders, but failed to connect with developers and users.
Another plus of the system: it gets kids to become active without them even realizing it.