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Testseek.co.uk have collected 70 expert reviews of the Nintendo Wii and the average rating is 83%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Nintendo Wii.


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The editors liked

  • Small
  • Cute
  • Interactive
  • Cheap
  • Innovative
  • Revolutionary controller design offers motion-sensitive gameplay options
  • Built-in Wi-Fi delivers free online services and (eventually) gameplay
  • Virtual Console has major nostalgia appeal
  • Compatible with all GameCube games and controllers
  • Built-in SD s...
  • Unique control system
  • Fun
  • Unusual games
  • Compact size
  • The most fun gaming experience ever. Motion-sensitivity better than PS3’s tilt joypad. Great price. Sega classics available to download online.
  • Apple TV 2.2 Star rating
  • Apples TV project integrates into your home brilliantly
  • But is quite pricey
  • Great playability
  • Included Wii Sports is compelling
  • Unique controllers
  • Easy-to-use menu system and media functions
  • Innovative motionsensitive controller. Family fun for everyone!
  • The Wii’s innovative motion sensitive control system has redefined video games
  • Or at least carved a new niche within the hobby by making avid gamers out of people who wouldn’t know a joystick from an egg whisk. Affordable and simple
  • This is...
  • Small footprint
  • SD card storage
  • Backwards compatibility
  • Unique multifaceted controller
  • Simple to setup
  • Well built
  • Offers ingame chat on a Nintendo console
  • Easy to navigate menu structure
  • Miiverse social connection
  • Accessible and well stocked eShop

The editors didn't like

  • Graphics
  • Lack of home entertainment features
  • Controller eats batteries and takes some time to get used to
  • Lacks the advanced hi-def graphics and surround sound found on the Xbox 360 and the PS3
  • Requires a wired receiver unit placed near the TV to interface with wireless controllers
  • Cant play CDs...
  • Some disappointing titles
  • Basic
  • Standard-def graphics. No multiplayer online gaming. Not all games suit the format. No DVD playback.
  • Apple TV 2.2
  • Graphics cant compete with the Xbox 360 and PS3
  • Games still expensive
  • Opera browser not included as standard
  • Needs Flash upgrade
  • Media functions could be better
  • Poor battery life for controllers
  • Alienates the hardcore fraternity. Only standarddef visuals.
  • But there’s a downside to Nintendo’s pursuit of this new demographic - it has sidelined the hardcore gamers that were its previous bread 'n' butter audience. Whilst the Wii is well served when it comes to short
  • Simple mini games and m...
  • Doesn't play DVDs
  • No HD output
  • Low battery life for GamePad
  • GamePad range potentially very limited
  • Basic edition's memory is meagre
  • No crossgame chat

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  Published: 2012-12-11, Author: Mark Botwright , review by: avforums.com

  • Unique multifaceted controller, Simple to setup, Well built, Offers ingame chat on a Nintendo console, Easy to navigate menu structure, Miiverse social connection, Accessible and well stocked eShop
  • Low battery life for GamePad, GamePad range potentially very limited, Basic edition's memory is meagre, No crossgame chat

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  Published: 2010-03-26, review by: electricpig.co.uk

  • Small footprint, SD card storage, backwards compatibility
  • Doesn't play DVDs, no HD output
  • Small, cheap and cheerful: as unobtrusive a gaming set top box as you could hope for...

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  Published: 2009-12-17, review by: electricpig.co.uk

  • Innovative motionsensitive controller. Family fun for everyone!
  • Alienates the hardcore fraternity. Only standarddef visuals.
  • If it's good enough for Jamie Redknapp, then it's good enough for us. Just don't mention the lack of hardcore games....

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  Published: 2008-10-31, review by: macworld.co.uk

  • Apple TV 2.2 Star rating: Apples TV project integrates into your home brilliantly, but is quite pricey
  • Apple TV 2.2

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  Published: 2008-09-22, review by: fwd.five.tv

  • The Wii’s innovative motion sensitive control system has redefined video games, or at least carved a new niche within the hobby by making avid gamers out of people who wouldn’t know a joystick from an egg whisk. Affordable and simple, this is...
  • But there’s a downside to Nintendo’s pursuit of this new demographic - it has sidelined the hardcore gamers that were its previous bread 'n' butter audience. Whilst the Wii is well served when it comes to short, simple mini games and m...
  • While there’s little to tempt old-school enthusiasts seeking eye-popping visuals and in-depth single player games, the Wii’s trailblazing motion controls make it a top tech toy for young and old alike.Best offers for the Nintendo WiiMarks and...

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  Published: 2008-08-22, review by: techradar.com

  • Great playability, included Wii Sports is compelling, Unique controllers, Easy-to-use menu system and media functions
  • Graphics cant compete with the Xbox 360 and PS3, Games still expensive, Opera browser not included as standard, Needs Flash upgrade, Media functions could be better, Poor battery life for controllers

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  Published: 2006-12-22, review by: pcadvisor.co.uk

  • Those looking for HD graphics and Blu-ray capabilities should wait for the PS3. But we think the Nintendo Wii, a fun console with a refreshingly different controller, will have a wide appeal – especially among casual gamers. Danny Allen and Robin Mo...

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  Published: 2006-12-08, review by: pocket-lint.com

  • Small, cute, interactive, cheap, innovative
  • Graphics, lack of home entertainment features
  • Although the graphics arent up to what gamers will be expecting for a next generation console, the gameplay and its interactivity will have you jumping around the living room with joy

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  Published: 2006-12-01, review by: theregister.co.uk

  • Is Nintendos Wii the revolution its codename was intended to imply? Well, Nintendos own DS has already targeted casual and older gamers, so theres nothing new there. The Wii brings some social networking technology to the table, but its presentatio...

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  Published: 2006-11-23, review by: stuff.tv

  • The most fun gaming experience ever. Motion-sensitivity better than PS3’s tilt joypad. Great price. Sega classics available to download online.
  • Basic, standard-def graphics. No multiplayer online gaming. Not all games suit the format. No DVD playback.
  • Pure fun in a box. Get some friends round and swing your Wiimote until the early hours ...

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