Friday, July 28, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
The Fitbit skill for Cortana is Now Available
AMD Completes Ryzen Mainstream Desktop Lineup with the Affordable Ryzen 3 processors
Toshiba TR200 SSD Series Uses 64-Layer 3D Flash Memory
Twitter Struggles to Attract New Users
Panasonic Technology Detects and Predicts a Driver's Level of Drowsiness
HTC U11 Takes Amazon Alexa On the Go
Samsung Electronics Reports Record Profit, Expects High Chip Demand
LG Electronics Reports Second Quarter Profit Although Its Mobile Business is Still Slow
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Games > Nintend...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, November 20, 2006
Nintendo Debuts Wii, Eyes Microsoft, Sony


Nintendo's new Wii video game console debuted at midnight on Sunday as thousands of die-hard fans, some of whom camped out for several days, welcomed the final entrant in the three-way scramble for dominance in the $30 billion global game market.

At the Times Square Toys "R" Us store in New York, a line snaked around the block, with more than 1,000 gamers vying for first rights to take the scrappy game company's new machine home.

More than 900 enthusiasts gathered for the West Coast release at the GameStop store at Hollywood's Universal City Walk.

Instead of trying to steal hard-core gamers from Microsoft and Sony, which have already released the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles, Nintendo hopes to expand the traditionally male video game audience by luring new players.

Nintendo priced the Wii at $250, compared with the $600 premium PS3 and the $400 top-end Xbox 360.

The Kyoto-based Nintendo Co. Ltd., which created video game characters Super Mario and Donkey Kong, has hooked girls and seniors with its "Nintendogs" pet training games and its "Brain Age" cognitive fitness title for its hand-held DS machine that is a break-out hit.

The device offers touch-screen and voice recognition capabilities that allow users to "pet" and speak commands to their dog or to write and speak answers to brain teasers.

Nintendo has taken a similar approach with the Wii.

The console's computing power is dwarfed by the Xbox 360 and the PS3. And the Wii does not offer the lifelike, high-definition graphics its bigger rivals boast.

Still, the Wii has captivated cynical gamers with its one-handed, motion-sensitive controller that lets users simulate fishing, playing tennis or shooting a bow and arrow. Nintendo expects to ship 4 million Wii consoles globally by December 31, double the number of PS3s expected by year end.


Previous
Next
Universal Music sues MySpace        All News        MSI Introduced P6N Series Motherboards
New Sony PSP 3.0 Firmware Offers PS3 Integration     Games News      TakeTwo Interactive Develops 20 Games for the PlayStation 3

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Nintendo's Earnings Boosted by Switch Console Sales
Nintendo Super NES Classic Edition Coming in September for $80
Nintendo Switch Update Available Now
Nintendo: Pokemon Role-playing Game in The Works, Super Mario Games Coming in August
Pokken Tournament DX to Debut on Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch Online to Cost $20 per Year
Bloomberg Media and Twitter Announce a New Global Live Video News Network
New Nintendo 2DS XL Gaming Handheld System Coming On July 28
Nintendo's Switch Console To Double Company's Full-year Profit
Nintendo Broke US Sales Records For 'Zelda' And Switch
Nintendo Says Dead LCD Pixels Are Normal For Switch
Nintendo Switch Teardown Reveals Large Battery, 4GB DDR4 And A Lot Of Cooling

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .