I was just browsing the other day and came across a forum talking about the Nintendo Wii - I have to tell you it looks interesting.

The concept itself is a far cry from those of the XBox or the Ps3, mainly being that it EMPHASIZES on FAMILY entertainment as a whole instead of just focusing on graphical & prccessing power.

Anyway, we’ll see if their philosophy holds up once its out in the market.

Granted, it’s probably never going to be as popular as PS3 or XBox, but this is the kind of stuff I’d most probably buy for my kids (if I had any).

… or maybe I’m just getting old.

oho…i just had to register when i saw this hahaha…first…the nintendo wii was not meant to compete with ps3 and xbox 360.thats what nintendo stated…aaandd…even tho it does not concentrate on graphics…it still has great graphics LOL!i saw the new pokemon game for the wii…its amazing…hehe…atacks have effects on background buildings and roads n stuff…u get the idea…its cool…anywayss…this console will be more popular than xbox 360…yep hehe…cos the 360 games suck compare to wii games…alot of gamers say the same thing lol…ps3 will stil be good of course…im a nintendo supporter too hahaha…i can only buy nintendo DS tho haha…but…its still better than a PSP…psp are all brand games and graphics…the DS is real fun…and from taht…ull know nintendo wii will be good…and better…not for kids only eh…for me oso can…haha…its cool…not limited to button pressing…thats the stuff…and they have mario n zelda too!!

Industry observers expect company’s new video game machine to launch before the PlayStation 3 - perhaps by a month or more.

NEW YORK ( – Nintendo has stated numerous times that its next generation video game machine will be less expensive than the competition. Now it appears that it might be on store shelves considerably earlier than many were expecting as well.

While Nintendo has not made any formal announcements about the launch date for the Wii, most of the industry has expected the machine to hit retail at approximately the same time as Sony’s PlayStation 3 (which is set for November 17). Now, industry observers - and insiders - say they expect the system to be available in October, with late September a dark horse candidate.

Indeed, the company appears to be already manufacturing final retail units of the Wii, according to a June 21st analyst’s note from P.J. McNealy of American Technology Research. That would give it a significant head start over Sony (Charts), which has yet to begin final manufacturing of the PlayStation 3. Microsoft’s first Xbox 360 did not roll off the assembly line last year until 69 days before the on sale date of Nov. 22. (That late start in production is the root cause behind last holiday’s shortages.)

“October is a reasonable timeframe,” wrote McNealy.

Nintendo has downplayed any suggested dates. Other industry insiders, who asked not to be named, though, said they, too, are expecting a September or October launch for the Wii.

Early manufacturing will certainly help Nintendo do a better job of meeting consumer demand. New console launches traditionally sell out fast. Because of manufacturing problems, Microsoft (Charts) was not able to come anywhere close to meeting worldwide demand. Widespread shortages of the PlayStation 3 are also expected. Nintendo, like Sony, has given guidance that it expects to ship 6 million units by March 2007.

A pre-November launch wouldn’t be an unusual move for the company. In fact, it was only with the GameCube that the company opted for a November release for a home system. The NES, which established the company as a force in the gaming space, was released in the U.S. on Oct. 18, 1985. The Nintendo 64 dropped on Sept. 29, 1996.

Pricing for the Wii remains a question mark, but the most likely price points are $199 or $249. That would put it considerably below the PS3, which will sell two versions for $499 and $599. Microsoft is not expected to cut the prices of the two versions of the Xbox 360, which currently cost $299 and $399.

That price would also be closer to the sweet spot for mainstream consumers, which the company has said is its primary target this generation. The Wii breaks many of the video game industry’s traditional rules for a “next generation” console. Graphics on games that have been shown to media are not dramatically better than those found on GameCube games - and the system will not support high definition video, unlike its competitors who are using the move to HDTVs as a major part of their system. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has also vowed to keep game prices lower than the $60 price tag for many Xbox 360 games (a price that’s expected to be mirrored for many PS3 titles).

The most unusual aspect of the Wii, however, is its controller, which resembles a television remote-control. Instead of worrying about which button or which thumbstick corresponds to which action, Wii players will simply move their hands and wrists. That movement is then translated into onscreen movements. The remote also features two prominent buttons where the player’s thumb and forefinger will rest.

Nintendo also has yet to announce the full list of games that will launch alongside the Wii, though it has confirmed “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess” and “Metroid Prime 3: Corruption” - the latest installments in two of the company’s premier franchises - will be available on day one. A new Mario game - “Super Mario Galaxy” - is deep in development, but will most likely come out after the Wii has launched.

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Wii is a revolution in the gaming industry. While PS3? You get better graphics, better sound, and that’s it? PS3 still uses the old school gamepad. Wii on the other hand, uses the cool wii-mote motion thingy. It’s sooooooooo coooll!!!


Nintendo reminds me of Mario Brothers… Hehehhe Long time didnt heard of this name… as well as SEGA and the rest… Atari anyone?? hehehhe :smiley: How bout Gameboy? hehe . All right, I dont want to elaborates more on this… best leave it to the younger generation to play with… :smiley: :smiley:

Don’t you know something? in US(i think so) a shipment of Nintendo DS LITE from HongKong and i mean shipment the whole container stolen, rofllmao. the whole container is stollen?

In Japan. Nintendo DS is a must for japanese over the PSP. moreover, they rather pay a price of PSP for a DS.

lol…pity…but i want a bit of that stolen shipment=.=…i wan DS lite!!!it looks much cooler the the clam design of the DS…much more like a small not book…plus the cool logo on the outer part…i want it…very much…and the new pokemon,zelda,children of mana and final fantasy is comin out for the ds!!..aa have u guys seen the ff for ds?its great@@graphics are gewd enuff too!..i want it…and the new pokemon n zelda has better graphics too…hehehehehe…i want them all…no money…id rather buy a ds over the psp anytime!hehe

did i heard the word stolen shipment? hehe underwater kah? :smiley: woo :shock:

hehe…nyum nyum eih?hehe

nitendo wii is enough to get me hooked on video fishing… O.o

hopefully some of those “missing shipments” has made their way in to malaysian shore cough hehehe… :lol: got chance to buy this thing at low price cough :smiley:

jimmy Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:27 pm Post subject:

tensaigamer0 wrote:
hehe…nyum nyum eih?hehe

hopefully some of those “missing shipments” has made their way in to malaysian shore cough hehehe… got chance to buy this thing at low price cough

ArcAngelD Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:03 pm Post subject:

nitendo wii is enough to get me hooked on video fishing… O.o

Just imagine…you go fishing and one of those caught on the hook… :lol:

imagine you caught a whole box!and it was waterproof,shockproof and dropping into sea n drifting of to shore proof…hehehe

yeah then i’ll use it to catch fish… cause everyfish loves the new nitendo wii

i suppose they do…

I suspect smuggling here

i think it will cost a lot