To make gaming as accessible to people of all ages and all abilities, Nintendo
wanted to create a controller that was as inviting as it was sophisticated. The
outcome is the Wii Remote controller. Nintendo fused the familiarity of a remote
control with the sophistication of motion-sensing technology to come up with an
input device for the ages!
Sporting the size of a traditional remote control, the wireless Wii Remote is a
multifunctional device that is limited only by the game designer's imagination.
In a tennis game, it serves as your racket you swing with your arm. In a driving
game, it serves as your steering wheel. For first-person shooters, the remote
acts as your weapon that you point at an enemy. The list of potential uses goes
on and on. Using Bluetooth technology, the Wii Remote sends your actions to the
Wii console from as far as 30 feet away. As a pointing device, the controller
can send a signal from as far as 15 feet away. Up to four Wii Remotes can be
connected at once, making for some great multiplayer fun!
In addition to its pointing and motion-sensing abilities, the Wii Remote also
includes a speaker and expansion port for additional input devices, such as the
When used with specially designed games, Wii MotionPlus tracks players'
movements in finer detail and with greater accuracy than ever before, building
upon the innovative wireless function of the motion-sensing Wii Remote
controller. Even the slightest twist of the wrist or turn of the body is
replicated exactly on the TV screen, allowing users to become even more immersed
in Wii gameplay.