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Wii (pronounced like the word "we", IPA: /wiː/) is Nintendo's seventh-generation video game console, and is the company's fifth home console. Its official project code name was Revolution.
Wii is unique in that the console's controller, the Wii Remote (or "Wii-mote"), may be used as a handheld pointing device as well as detecting motion in three dimensions. The controller also contains a speaker and a rumbling device to provide sensory feedback. The console has a stand-by feature entitled WiiConnect24, enabling it to receive messages and updates over the Internet while consuming very little electrical power.
Technical specifications GameCube connectivity at the top of the Wii console underneath a cover. Enlarge GameCube connectivity at the top of the Wii console underneath a cover.
Nintendo has, at present, released very little technical specifics regarding the Wii console. The known details include:
* CPU: IBM PowerPC processor codenamed "Broadway" (made with a 90 nm SOI CMOS process) * GPU: ATI "Hollywood" (made with a 90 nm CMOS process, contains embedded DRAM made by NEC Electronics)
* 1T-SRAM (amount unknown)
Ports and peripheral capabilities:
* Up to four Wii Remote controllers (connected wirelessly via Bluetooth) * One SD memory card slot * Two USB 2.0 ports * One Sensor Bar port * Four Nintendo GameCube controller ports * Two Nintendo GameCube memory card ports * Compatible with optional USB 2.0 Ethernet LAN adaptor
* 512 MB built-in flash memory * Expansion available via SD card memory and USB mass storage * Slot-loading disc drive compatible with: o 12cm Wii optical disc (4.7 GB Single layer or 8.7 GB Dual Layer) o 8cm GameCube optical disc o DVD Video (optional additional purchase)
Built-in content ratings systems:
* PEGI, ESRB, CERO, and OFLC
* Wi-Fi by Broadcom * Standardized Bluetooth by Broadcom
* Up to 480p and will work with a computer monitor as well as any TV or projector * Component (including Progressive scan), composite or S-Video output * 16:9 support
* Main: Stereo - Dolby Pro Logic II-capable * Controller: Built-in speaker
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