Chapter 5. Wii Controllers

I discuss the Wii controllers in reasonable detail in Chapter 1, but because the control system is such an important aspect of the Wii experience and gaming on the Wii, I feel that these devices deserve their very own chapter.

It’s not a leap to argue that the Wii Remote and its accessories are what make the Wii a hot-selling item. Indeed, any particular game—and even the Wii’s main interface—wouldn’t be too impressive if not for the paradigm-shifting controllers.

This chapter looks in detail at the technologies that go into making such a successful wireless environment and also examines the best ways to maximize your control abilities.

The Wii Remote

The backbone of the Wii’s control system is the Wii Remote (Figure 5.1 ...

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