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Nintendo Wii vs Sony PlayStation 2

6.18 in
1.73 in
Nintendo Wii Game Console
Nintendo Wii
11.85 in
7.01 in
Sony PlayStation 2 Game Console
Sony PlayStation 2
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
2 editorial reviews
The Nintendo Wii takes a different approach to gaming. Rather than being technology power hungry, Nintendo decided to focus on the games. Sounds good to us.Read more
Is the world's most playable console hampered by its hardware shortcomings?Read more
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User rating
6
4.3 out of 5
6 user ratings
5 stars
66 %
4 stars
16 %
3 stars
0 %
2 stars
16 %
1 stars
0 %

Full Comparison

Hardware

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Storage
512MB
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None
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CPU cores
1
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1
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GPU Clock Speed
243.0 MHz
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147.0 MHz
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CPU speed
0.73 GHz
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0.3 GHz
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CPU model
IBM PowerPC
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1 Core 64-bit "Emotion Engine" clocked at 294.912 MHz
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GPU name
ATI "Hollywood"
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Graphics Synthesizer
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RAM memory
512MB
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32MB
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Screen

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HDR
no
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no
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Resolutions supported
  • 480i
  • 480p
  • 576i
  • 576p
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  • 480p
  • 576p
  • 720p
  • 1080i
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Controller

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Number of controllers included
2
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N/A
Features
  • Audio/Microphone Input
  • Power Console On/Off
  • Vibration
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Vibration
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Connection Method
Bluetooth
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  • Wired
  • Wireless
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Directional Pad
yes
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yes
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Weight
39.75 oz
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77.6 oz
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Alternative Controller Included
no
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no
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Number of supported wireless controllers
4
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2
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Number of joysticks
N/A
Dual
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Audio

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Audio format
Dolby Pro Logic II
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  • Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Dolby Pro Logic II
  • DTS 5.1
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Features

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Backward compatibility
yes
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yes
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Accessories included
Game
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Additional gamepad
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Type of media supported
DVD
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DVD
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Remote control support
yes
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yes
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Surround decoder (5.1/7.1)
yes
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yes
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Video formats supported
  • 480p
  • 576p
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  • 480p
  • 576p
  • 720p
  • 1080i
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Dimensions

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Depth
8.48 in
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3.07 in
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Width
6.18 in
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11.85 in
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Height
1.73 in
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7.01 in
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Weight
39.75 oz
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77.6 oz
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Colour of product
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Red
  • White
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Black
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Connectivity

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Ethernet
no
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no
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Ethernet connection speed
10/100Mbit/s
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N/A
WiFi
yes
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no
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Wireless networking standard
802.11g
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N/A
USB
yes
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yes
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Number of USB Inputs
2
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2
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Number of USB 2.0 ports
1
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0
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Bluetooth
yes
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N/A
HDMI
no
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no
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Number of HDMI outputs
1
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N/A
Component output
yes
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yes
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Composite output
yes
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yes
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SCART out
no
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yes
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Number of connection ports
4
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2
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S-video output
no
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yes
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VGA outputs
no
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no
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Digital optical input
no
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no
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Digital optical output
no
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yes
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Network

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Online service
Wii "Shop"
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Dynamic Network Authentication System
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Social features
  • Browser
  • Netflix
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N/A
App Store
Nintendo eShop
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N/A
Video Streaming
N/A
yes
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