Wii vs. Xbox

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The Wii and the Xbox are two of the most popular video game consoles, along with the Sony PlayStation 3.

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CPU IBM PowerPC-based "Broadway" Custom 733 MHz Intel Pentium III Coppermine-based processor
Storage capacity 512 MB Internal flash memory SD card, SDHC card Nintendo GameCube Memory Card 8 or 10 GB internal HDD (both formatted to 8 GB) 8 MB memory card
Generation 7th generation console Sixth generation era
Online services Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection WiiConnect24 Wii Shop Channel Xbox Live
Manufacturer Nintendo Microsoft
Graphics ATI "Hollywood" 233 MHz nVidia NV2A
Media 12 cm Wii Optical Disc 8 cm Nintendo GameCube Game Disc, Downloads DVD, CD
Connectivity Wi-Fi Bluetooth 2 × USB 2.0 LAN Adapter (via USB) 100Mbit Ethernet, 4xUSB 2.0
Controller input Wii Remote, Wii Balance Board, Nintendo GameCube controller, Wii Classic Controller Pro 4 maximum (wired)
Successor Wii U Xbox 360
Motion Sensing Wii Remote: Wii Remote (up to 4 Controllers) Wii MotionPlus (merged into Wii Remote Plus) Nunchuk attachment Sensor Bar: Infrared LED per controllers Kinect
Wireless networking Wi-Fi Yes (add-on)

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As of late June, Nintendo had sold 52.6 million Wii consoles; and said it expects to sell another 23.8 million by the March 2010 fiscal year end. Meanwhile, Microsoft had sold 31 million Xbox 360 consoles as of late August.

edit Xbox and Wii price drops

Nintendo announced a price drop to $200 for the Wii in September 2009. Sony reduced the price of its top-of-the-line PlayStation 3 by $100 to $300 in August, sparking big sales gains. Microsoft also reduced the cost of the most expensive Xbox 360 and the newest consoile, Xbox One.

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July 31, 2013, 1:42am

xbox all the way

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April 10, 2014, 9:57pm

No offence to the people who like the wii but who the f*** would vote for the wii cause you can't buy any wii games and I have bought 3 controllers 1 with a the other wii thingy the other 2 are one's and I have bought games (of course.) and 3 steering wheels

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