Nintendo Wii is the successor to the Nintendo GameCube. Until its official name was announced on April 27, 2006, the Nintendo Wii was known by the codename Nintendo Revolution. The Nintendo Wii is quite different from its competitors the Xbox 360 and PS3.
Instead of focusing on graphical power Nintendo with its Wii will change the way people play games. The system is unique in that the console's controller - affectionately dubbed the 'wii-mote' - can be used as a handheld pointing device as well as detecting motion in all three dimensions. The controller also contains a speaker and a rumbling device.