So both companies went back to the drawing board and took almost 5 years to come up with a competing technology. But they did it in style. By mid-2011 with the introduction of Sony PS3 Move and Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect both companies outsmarted Nintendo Wii motion controller technology.
While Sony PlayStation 3 and the Microsoft Xbox 360 both emphasize their impressive graphical capabilities, Nintendo downplays the importance of graphics on its new console. Wii lacks support of HD video or surround sound unlike PS3 or Xbox 360 and the TV need to be connected through analog video using RCA cables. Wii comes with a 2GB SD memory card and 2 USB ports. It also comes with an optical drive but it reads only Wii games discs and does not support DVD videos or CDs. However Wii can be made to support DVDs using third party Home Brew software (wiibrew.org). Main menu is given below which is not very attractive looking either. So it is more for a casual gamer and not for somebody who looks for a game console with multimedia capabilities.
Wii Online features
You can connect Wii to Internet using Wi-Fi and play online with friends across the globe, download new & classic games, or even watch an episode of Nintendo Week on the Nintendo Channel. You can shop online; browse the net using an Opera based browser and watch Netflix videos for $7.99 per month.
Mii™ characters are those cartoonish caricatures of friends and family members that can be used in games like Wii Sports™, Wii Fit™ Plus, and Wii Sports Resort™. You can create your own Mii characters or download Mii characters made by other Wii owners once you connect your Wii to the Internet
Wii Balance Board
The Wii Balance Board is an interesting (For me this is the most interesting feature of Wii) and innovative accessory created for the Wii™ Console for fitness freaks. It is available exclusively with the purchase of Wii Fit™ / Wii Fit Plus that lets you get off of your couch and into the game. As you step onto the board, it interprets the movement of your feet and brings your motions to life, just like the Wii Remote™ controller. By sensing your weight and balance, an incredibly accurate control scheme is possible.
Wii Fit Plus
Wii Fit Plus is an enhanced version of Wii Fit. It combines fun and fitness into one product. It can change how you exercise, how you balance, and even how you move. Wii Fit Plus is packed with every feature from Wii Fit—plus new exercises and tools to personalize your exercise routine. If you already have a profile on the original Wii Fit, you can easily transfer it over to Wii Fit Plus. Using Wii Fit Plus you can do Yoga, Aerobics, Strength training etc.
Strength training with Wii Fit Plus is a great way to help build and tone your muscles. You'll get one-on-one instructions from an on-screen trainer who can help guide you through the motions. If your push-ups are a little shaky, you'll receive breathing tips, as well as advice on keeping a good pace—things that can be difficult to notice when training alone.
Nintendo 3D S
Nintendo 3DS is a portable gaming for you and supports 3D. There is slide control to vary the depth of 3D effect. You can put off the 3D and play it in 2D too.