There's No Wii HD (High Definition) at the Moment
But the Wii's Graphics are Still Superb
The Wii console doesn't come in Wii HD at the moment (even if you have a HD-Ready TV), but even without high definition the Wii games have amazing graphics. High Definition (or HD) means very clear, life-like pictures on a television screen or monitor.
You can see just how good the Wii's graphics are in some of the screenshots on this page, or by visiting the Wii Games section and looking at the screenshots for games like Super Mario Galaxy, Mario Kart Wii or Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.
When Nintendo designed the Wii, they decided to make games that would appeal to people who had never really played video games before. One of the important things that Nintendo decided was to leave out HD graphics. This was because of the cost of the HD graphics card that goes in the console, and also the cost to make video games in high definition.
Not having Wii HD makes both the Wii console and Wii games cheaper for people to buy than other video games systems. But just because they aren't in HD doesn't mean that the Wii graphics aren't very, very good though.
If you're looking for fun and interesting games, and you love playing together with friends and family, you'll be amazed at the Wii's high quality graphics.
If you're interested in reading a bit more about the graphics on the different video games systems, you can read a comparison of the Wii vs PS3 (Playstation 3) console.
The HD graphics on the Playstation 3 and XBox 360 are often superb, and hardcore gamers who are really into their games might look seriously at the graphics. For anyone else who enjoys great, solid fun though, the fact that the Wii doesn't have high definition graphics won't even be noticed!Don't let the lack of Wii HD graphics stop you finding out more about the Wii, there's lots more to learn about in The Wii Explained section.Nintendo Wii Explained Home
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