Nintendo’s Wii on Toys ‘R’ Us hot holiday list

“Toy retailer Toys ‘R’ Us has unveiled its ‘hot toy’ list for the upcoming holiday season, and this year it includes a video game console for the first time — Nintendo Co. Ltd.’s Wii,” Nicole Maestri reports for Reuters.

Maestri reports, “Wii’s inclusion in the list comes as electronics play an increasingly prominent role in children’s toys.”

“Nintendo’s Wii will make its U.S. debut on November 19 in what is expected to be a hot holiday season for video game consoles, with Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 3 slated to hit U.S. stores November 17,” Maestri reports. “The Wii, priced at $250, features a motion-sensing controller that operates like a television remote control and lets players simulate swinging a bat, sword or tennis racquet.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: Not Apple-related, but may be interesting to some MDN readers. We’re going to follow the story of Nintendo’s Wii for pretty obvious reasons.

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18 Comments

  1. “The Wii, priced at $250, features a motion-sensing controller that operates like a television remote control and lets players simulate swinging a bat, sword or tennis racquet.”

    Does your TV remote do anything when you swing it around? Mine sure doesn’t.

  2. Don’t see why you’re supporting the Wii. The PS3 is clearly the best in terms of overall graphics and fun (plays a much larger library of games) for a bit more. Like the Mac (a bit more for better quality, better OS etc.) The Wii may be innovative though but I think you’re just biased against Sony.

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