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Microsoft And Sony Both Turned Down Wii Technology Before Nintendo

Did you know that the technology behind the Wii was originally designed with aeronautics in mind? Or that the system was originally designed to be no bigger than two DVD cases? Or that that the console's notification sound imitates a Japanese bird? You have so much to learn about the Wii.

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Jalva928d ago

Then the Wii became a major hit and suddenly you had PS Move and Kinect.

Thatguy-310928d ago (Edited 928d ago )

The technology didn't catapult the wii to success though. The marketing and the gaming fad did. It was a risky decision because Sony and Microsoft knew that their demo won't have so much demand for it and they were right. Nintendo took a risk and introduced a new demographic with the wii that didn't exists before.