The Nintendo Wii is currently the best selling games console out today. However if you look at it closely this may sound surprising. Technically speaking the xbox 360 is a better console and the playstation 3 is a vastly superior console. So how can the Wii possibly be so popular? It all about gameplay! This is where Nintendo's novel ideas about gaming have shown that you do not need power to have some great games.
The first thing you will notice is the controller. Shaped, and held, like a remote control for your television it is clear that the Wii is going to have a different offering. The controller provides motion gaming such as swinging a tennis bat or bowling a ball. This put the Nintendo Wii into a whole new era of gameplay that only now, several years after the Wii was released, the other major players are beginning to catch up with.
So now that the other console have caught up and have far greater processing power does this mean it is the end for the Wii? No, far from it. The Wii is still many years ahead in this area, there software is more advanced in this area, their mistakes have been made and solved and they have a huge library of games already out.
And then of course there is all the optional extras that are available for the Wii. The first and perhaps most well known is the Wii balance board which is sold with Wii Fit. This board has pressure pads to work out how you are standing, how your posture is and ways to enhance this. Games have begun to make use of the board to provide some very realistic games which cannot be matched by Sony or Microsoft. The games include skate boarding, skiing and snowboarding. With the balance boards these games really come alive and provide much more interactivity then playing with a standard controller.
Wii Motion Plus is another idea that Nintendo brought out to further enhance the wii remote controller.
The motion plus offers extra motion sensing to allow even more realistic games. This enhancement to the controller offers an exact representation of your hand movement allow games to be ultra realistic. So much so that many game manufacturers have said that to create a game this realistic would only be suitable for sporting professionals and that the average person would be unable to play.