The home video console Wii which is commonly pronounced as "we" is the production of the Nintendo. The predecessor of Wii is the Nintendo GameClub. The competitors of Nintendo Wii are PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
The unique features of the Nintendo Wii constitute a wireless controller, and the 3 dimensional movement detector remote known as the Wii remote.
The idea of the Wii console was developed in 2001. Till April 2006, The Wii console was famous by the code name "revolution". The spellings of the "Wii" i.e. having two "i" is intended to convey the meaning of two persons standing side by side. This further implicates two players playing at the same time. The producer of the console gives several reasons for the adopted name of the game. One reason is as follows:
The sound of the "Wii" as "we" gives the implication that the video console is for people of every age and region, it is for everyone. Apart from that "Wii" is such a word which can be remembered easily by all the people of the world despite their language.
The Wii was released in September 2006 in Japan, North America, South America, Asia and Europe. Wii made a record sale in United States in 2007 breaking the records for the sale of Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Wii has the honor of being the second best sold video console game in the United States and Japan after Nintendo DS. In Canada as well Wii left behind the Xbox 360 and became the best selling "next generation" video game ever. With the increasing fame and selling records of Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony faced losses in their productions.
The Wii remote is available in many colors like black, white, silver, lime green, and red. The console comes with a stand and can be placed either vertically or horizontally.