Nintendo Wii

Updated February 28, 2014
Nintendo Wii
Bottom Line

The Nintendo Wii can't compete with Sony and Microsoft when it comes to serious gaming, but experts say it's a great choice for younger kids and families thanks to its huge selection of fun, family-friendly titles.

Gaming performance

Low res, high fun. The Nintendo Wii isn't known for high-octane gaming or realistic graphics, and it only outputs in standard definition. That leads reviewers to say that serious gamers should look to the Sony PlayStation 3 or Microsoft Xbox 360 , if not the newer Sony PlayStation 4 or Microsoft Xbox One instead. Still, owners say the Wii is fun, easy to use and a great way to spend time with friends or family. The Nintendo Wii was the first to bring motion control to gaming, and early complaints about its accuracy have been answered with improvements to the technology.

ProsMotion-detection game controllers, Fun for kids and familiesConsOnline gaming is cumbersome, Average graphics, No CD, DVD or Blu-ray playback

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