Exclusive: Unbeatable Reviews Nintendo Wii

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Unbeatable.co.uk gets an exclusive look at the Nintendo Wii before the launch date. Probably the best gaming experience to date, Nintendo can forget about the embarrassment caused by the Nintendo GameCube because the Wii games console is going to be a big hit, taking gaming to a completely new level.

There are some things worth waiting for and the Nintendo Wii definitely falls into that category. Leading UK consumer electronics website Unbeatable.co.uk got an exclusive look at the eagerly awaited gaming console before the launch date.

And it didn't take long to realise the Wii is going to be the big Christmas seller this year, outstripping the Apple iPod, Xbox, or Plasma TVs.

This is probably the best gaming experience to date, and could be the year that Nintendo claims back the console crown.

Our keen gamer, Matt, got a sneak test run of the Wii and there's no denying this is just one of the best gaming experiences around thanks to the unique Wii Remote. Unlike conventional games consoles that only have a four way directional pad, the Nintendo Wii comes with the motion sensor and Wii Remotes which allow a completely virtual gaming experience.

From the video it's clear to see playing the driving game isn't just a case of pressing buttons but actually steering the truck around and really getting involved. With the boxing game and the Wii Nunchuk controller Matt found himself it the middle of a real work out, almost like being in the ring and fighting against Ali.

While it doesn't support HD the graphics are still very good and the Wii connects to the Internet wirelessly using IEEE 802.11b/g, or with a USB 2.0 LAN adaptor, and can even communicate with the Internet when the power is turned off meaning the Nintendo's WiiConnect24 service can update games any time. The Wii Channel offers the chance to send messages to other gamers and e-mail friends, the ability to load up photos with the SD card and browse the net with Opera Web browser.

Going through the menu seemed really easy and very user friendly – with a choice of characters, games and options, all selected by moving the players hands around.

While there'll be 30 titles out on launch date and 10 more every month, the vast backlog of Nintendo games will be accepted thanks to the system's backward-compatibility.

The only downside really is the fact the Wii doesn't support high definition output, though the system does offer 480p progressive scan and a wide-screen mode.

For further details check out the video and review on http://www.unbeatable.co.uk

Unbeatable is one of the UK's leading consumer electronic websites. The site provides daily updates on the latest technology news and thousands of unbiased reviews of all the latest consumer electronic products. Unbeatable also offers a price comparison service with the cheapest prices on the market.

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