Wii give even more Wii details

During Nintendo’s conference today, many details were spilled regarding probably the most eagerly awaited Nintendo console in a long time. And also some sales numbers were given, comparing Nintendo’s console sales compared to Sony’s. Obviously the big N is winning on all fronts with the DS showing a specially strong rise in sales numbers.

One of the other new features is the Mii avatar service. The Mii service allows you to access a “The Sims”-like menu to create your very own avatar which will be stored on the controller. Apparently, this will be the way to virtually represent yourself in games.

Nintendo confirmed that this service will be available to all users, however, it obviously won’t be available for every game. But in online games it might prove to be fun if the avatars are able to show emotions, like in Mario Kart, if you get hit by a turtle shell perhaps your avatar would popup above the kart with a “hurt” expression. A perfect example of this is the Wii Sports game, and you can see exactly what I mean by viewing it for yourself here. Wii sports will be bundled with the Nintendo Wii console.

You can view the Mii Avatar program in action on this page.

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In an attempt to bring the console to the media world, they also demonstrated a “media browser” that allows you to view your pictures and movies stored on SD cards. You’ll also be able to create slide shows with simple effects or even edit your pictures for fun.

As it’s little brother, the DS, the Nintendo Wii will also feature an Opera browser, with simple buttons for scrolling and zooming. You’ll be able to acquire the browser via the prepaid Wii points system (the same used for the virtual console games).

The Wii Connect 24 system, which is what Nintendo is calling it’s “XBox Live” online system will feature BBS, and the usual community functions, and your Mii avatar will be included in your messages instead of a regular avatar.

European users will have to wait until tomorrow to find out when the console is coming out there.

And finally, last, but not least, here is the list of all the Nintendo Wii games which will be released, or that have been announced. To read this list, click on “Read More”.

FIRST-PARTY US WII TITLES
(confirm launch titles in bold)

Battalion Wars II

Big Brain Academy (temporary name)

Excite Truck

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Mario Strikers Charged

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

Super Mario Galaxy (temporary name)

WarioWare: Smooth Moves

Wii Sports (bundled with the Wii console)

THIRD-PARTY US WII TITLES DUE BY MARCH 2007
(confirmed launch titles in bold)

Activision

Call of Duty 3

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

Rapala Tournament Fishing

Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam

World Series of Poker

Atari

Dragon Ball Z Budokai: Tenkaichi 2

Atlus

Trauma Center: Second Opinion

Buena Vista Games

Chicken Little: Ace in Action

Disney’s Meet the Robinsons

Codemasters

Dance Factory

Sidewinder

EA

The Godfather

Madden NFL 07

Need for Speed: Carbon

SSX

Tiger Woods PGA Tour

Konami

Elebits

Majesco

Bust-A-Move Revolution

Midway

The Ant Bully

The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy

Happy Feet

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon

Rampage: Total Destruction

[Missing and presumed canceled–Blitz: The League]

Sega

Sonic and the Secret Rings

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz

SNK

Metal Slug Anthology

THQ

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Barnyard

Cars

SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab

Ubisoft

Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII

Far Cry: Vengeance

GT Pro Series

Monster 4×4: World Circuit

Open Season

Prince of Persia (working title)

Rayman Raving Rabbids

Red Steel

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double Agent

Vivendi Games

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

Via GameSpot.

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