The Wii has a strange name. It is also a very different type gaming device. It makes you get up and get physically involved with the game. It is not as powerful as its competitors. The graphics are not as good as those of its competitors. Yet, it has become wildly popular. We decided to investigate what makes this gaming device so appealing.

The Wii comes in an unassuming white and blue box as shown in Figure 1.

Nintendo Wii ReviewFigure 1: The Wii box.

Figure 2 shows some of the Wii box contents which include: the Wii console, the console  stand, the sensor bar, the Wii remote (also called the WiiMote) a Wii Remote jacket, and the Wii nunchuk. Also included (not shown) is a power cord, an operations manual, and a standard composite cable for hooking the Wii up to the television. The Wii Sports disk, shown in Figure3, is also included and provides a good set of games to get you started on the Wii.

Nintendo Wii ReviewFigure 2: In the box.

Nintendo Wii ReviewFigure 3: The Wii Sports disk.


Sandy Berger, respected computer authority, journalist, media guest, speaker, and author, has more than three decades of experience as a computer and technology expert. Her eight books include: How to Have a Meaningful Relationship with Your Computer, Your Official Grown-up’s Guide to AOL and the Internet, Cyber Savers –Tips & Tricks for Today’s Drowning Computer Users, Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to Better Living through Technology, Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to the Internet, Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to Gadgets & Gizmos, Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to Online Health & Wellness, and Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to Online Travel. Sandy’s newspaper column, magazine articles, feature stories, product reviews, and computer tips can be found at her website, Compu-KISS.