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The Black Nintendo Wii Hardware Bundle

Updated on March 24, 2011

Why should I get a black Nintendo Wii?

The truth is, there isn't much different between a black or a white or a red Wii. They all play the same games and the graphics are all the same. The big reason I wanted a black Wii is that it matches with my television, my Playstation 3, and my Xbox 360 Elite system with the Kinect Sensor, in addition to matching with my Playstation 2 and original Xbox, which I rarely play anymore but I still keep near my TV.

The Black Nintendo Wii hardware bundle comes with a black Wii console, a black Wii Remote plus, the original Wii Sports video game (that's the one with bowling, tennis, and boxing), and the newer Wii Sports Resort video game. Considering you're getting the console with two games, the price is cheaper than the Xbox 360 or the Sony Playstation 3.

So, how does Wii stack up against its competitors in this generation of video game consoles? Well, Nintendo went with a different approach than Microsoft and Sony. While Microsoft and Sony spent a lot of money figuring out how to pack more processing power into their systems so they could offer better graphics, Nintendo focused more on how people actually play the video games. They revolutionized gaming with the Wii Remote, which is no only wireless but also uses motion sensing technology so games are less about button-pushing and more about making motions with your hand. These motions usually relate to the motions of your character in the game.

The Wii was a big hit when it came out, especially with younger gamers and adults who hadn't played a lot of video games before. The graphics weren't as good as the other systems, so it wasn't quite as popular with the so-called "hardcore gamers", and it continues to struggle in that demographic, even with the release of popular games like those from the Call of Duty series.

Sony and Microsoft were unable to ignore what Nintendo has done with the Wii, so they have both attempted to copy it. Sony came out with their Move controller, which is basically like a more advanced version of the Wii Remote. That's nice and all, but remember that the PS3 with the Move controller will cost a good $100 to $150 more than the Wii, and most of the games cost more. Microsoft came out with their Kinect Sensor, which is an expensive add-on to their system that allows players to play Kinect-compatible games without the use of any controller at all. The technology is amazing, but the cost of the system and the Kinect Sensor plus a game will set you back close to $400.

So, is Wii worth the price? It is if your whole family plans on using it and you want a greater selection of family-friendly games. Even grandparents will find this system fun. If you're the type of gamer who has to have the best of everything no matter what the cost, from the perfect TV to top-notch graphics in your video games, the Playstation 3 or Xbox 360 will probably be the better choice.


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