Nintendo Wii Specs, Info And History


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Nintendo Wii Console Specifications

  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Also Known As: Revolution(code name)
  • Dimensions(w, h, d): Horizontal – 6.18in x 1.73in x 8.46in(157mm x 44mm x 215mm) 
  • Weight: 3.84 lbs
  • CPU: Broadway IBM PowerPC clocked at 729 MHz
  • Memory: 64 MB GDDR3 SDRAM, 24 MB 1T-SRAM(accessible for graphical textures and video data usage)
  • Storage: 512 MB (flash memory), SD/SDHC(Removable), gamecube memory card(removable, first version only)
  • Sound: Audio DSP –  Stereo, Dolby Pro Logic II compatible. Wii Remote – 1 speaker
  • Video/GPU: 3 MB ATI Hollywood GPU clocked at 243 MHz
  • Resolutions: 480i, 480p, 576i(PAL)
  • Media: Wii Optical Disc, Gamecube Game Disc(first version only), Digital
  • Ports: 2 x Gamecube memory card slots, 4 x Gamecube controller ports, SD/SDHC, Sensor Bar port, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, AV Multi Out(composite video, S-Video(NTSC only), RGB SCART(PAL only), component), 
  • Online Capable?: Yes, PS2 Wii Shop Channel(discontinued 01/30/2019), Nintendo Wi-Fi connection(discontinued(05/20/2014), WiiConnect24(Discontinued 06/27/2013)
  • Hardware Units Sold(worldwide): 101.63 million 
  • Software Units Sold(worldwide): 921.41 million
  • # Of Launch Titles: Americas: 23, Australia/Asia: 13, Japan: 17, Europe: 19 see full list
  • # Of Games Released: 1540
  • Best Selling Game:  Wii Sports(82.88m) see top 10
  • Sales Ratio (Games:Consoles ): 9.2:1
  • Console Generation: 7th
  • Predecessor: Gamecube
  • Successor: WIi U
  • Lifespan: 2006-2017

 

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Wii Launch Titles

AM: Americas

EU: Europe

JP: Japan

AU: Australia/Asia

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender AM
  • Barnyard AM
  • Call of Duty 3 AM EU AA
  • Cars AM EU AA
  • Crayon Shin-Chan: Saikyou Kazoku Kasukabe King Wii JP
  • Dragon Bal Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 NA
  • Elebits JP
  • Ennichi no Tatsujin JP
  • Excite Truck AM
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy AM
  • Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection EU
  • GT Pro Series AM EU AA
  • Happy Feet AM EU
  • Kororinpa: Marble Mania JP
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess AM JP EU AA
  • Machi Kuru Domino JP
  • Madden NFL 07 AM EU
  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance AM
  • Monster 4×4: World Circuit AM EU
  • Necro-Nesia JP
  • Need for Speed: Carbon AM EU AA
  • Open Season AM EU AA
  • Rampage: Total Destruction AM EU AA
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids AM EU AA
  • Red Steel AM JP EU AA
  • SD Gundam G Breaker JP
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature From The Krusty Krab AM EU
  • Super Fruit Fall EU
  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz AM JP EU AA
  • Super Swing Golf JP
  • Tomagotchi: Party On!/Tomagotchi’s Sparkling President JP
  • Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam AM EU AA
  • Trauma Center: Second Opinion AM JP
  • Wario Ware: Smooth Moves JP
  • Wii Play JP EU AA
  • Wii Sports AM JP EU AA
  • Wii Island JP

 

Best Selling Wii Games(millions)

(*) Bundled with console and sold separately

  1. Wii Sports: 82.88 million (*)
  2. Mario Kart Wii: 37.24 million (*)
  3. Wii Sports Resort: 33.11 million (*)
  4. New Super Mario Bros.: 30.28 million (*)
  5. Wii Play: 28.02 million
  6. Wii Fit: 22.67 million
  7. Wii Fit Plus: 21.13 million 
  8. Super Smash Bros. Brawl: 13.3 million
  9. Super Mario Galaxy: 12.79 million
  10. Just Dance 3: 10.1 million

Total Software Sales(Units): 921.41 million

 

Wii Launch Prices

  • US: $249.99
  • JP: ¥25,000
  • AU: A$399.95
  • EU: £249.99

 

Launch Dates of the Wii

  • NA: November 19, 2006
  • JP: December 2, 2006
  • AU: December 7, 2006
  • EU: December 8, 2006

 

Discontinued

  • JP: October 20, 2013
  • EU: October 20, 2013
  • NA: 2017(RVL-201 Wii Mini)
  • AU: 2017(RVL-101, RVL-201 Wii Mini)

 

Wii Units Sold

  • JP: 12.77 million
  • NA: 45.51 million
  • EU: 33.88 million
  • Other Regions: 9.48 million

Worldwide: 101.64 million

 

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