Thread: Nintendo Wii Ceases Production
- 10-21-2013, 07:57 PM #1
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Nintendo Wii Ceases Production
The Japanese company Nintendo, specializing in the creation of video games and gaming consoles will no longer produce console Wii. The company says that in this way will be a transition to a new generation of consoles.
Nintendo Wii - game console of seventh generation, the fifth home console and the successor company Nintendo Nintendo GameCube. Prior to April 27, 2006, when it was announced the official name of the console, it was code name Revolution. It was a direct competitor to Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3.
Earlier, representatives of Nintendo stated that the phase-out of boxes - it's a natural transition from one product generation to the next . "Our next-generation console Wii U is already on the market, it is more advanced, but at the same time allows you to play games created for the Wii", - said in a statement on the official website of Nintendo.
The decision to freeze the project Wii was not a surprise, since Nintendo has long ceased to develop games for the platform , focusing on the new console, Wii U, which, however, can not yet adequately compete with giants like PS and Xbox.
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The company produces Wii since 2006 and during that time has implemented more than 100 million consoles worldwide. A distinctive feature of the console is its unique wireless controllers Wii Remote and Wii MotionPlus, reacting to the player's movement.
History of Nintendo started in 1889. Fusadziro Yamauchi started his business in Kyoto, Japan. Then the corporation called Marufuku and produced hanafuda playing cards in a special Japanese style. In 1978, Nintendo has created a unit whose sole focus is the production and sale of arcade games. In 1983, Nintendo released in Japan its first eight-bit video game console Family Computer (Famicom) and, as it turned out, the most advanced at the time - the system will eventually took 90% of the Japanese market.
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