PS3, Xbox 360 or Wii? With all three consoles being released at around the same time it’s hard to decide which one to grab. Nintendo downplays the importance on graphics and concentrates on family-friendly games and being unique with its revolutionary controller.
The Wiimote controller has acceleromoters inside which senses how it’s being held and if it’s being moved in any direction. It uses a set of infrared sensors to determine the remote’s orientation relative to the television. A set of Infrared diodes in the Wiimote communicates with the Wii’s sensor bar (attached to the television) to serve as a pointer for navigating menus and aiming weapons in 3D space.
These sensors control actions such as baseball bat and golf club swings in Wii Sports, Link's sword slashes in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and even steering trucks in Excite Truck. Moreover, you hold the Wiimote differently depending on the game: grasp it like the hilt of a sword in Zelda and Red Steel, as a baseball bat or tennis racket in Wii Sports, or hold it horizontally as a steering bar for Excite Truck.