Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Wii Mii Me

One of the features on Nintendo's upcoming new console system (the "Wii," pronounced "We") will be the Mii (pronounced "Me") Channel, which lets you create customized avatars that you can then import into other areas of the system, into specific "Mii-compatible" games, as well as to other console systems through your Wii remote. It's all very cute and clever, tapping into the social networking craze that continues to dominate digital culture. Here's a description of the feature from the Nintendo website:
"Fun 3-D caricatured portraits of users, or Miis, created in this channel can be used on characters across a variety of Wii software. In addition to storing Miis on the Wii, several Miis can be stored in a user’s Wii Remote and taken to a friend’s house to play on another Wii console. Each member of the family can have his or her Wii Remote personalized with their own Mii."

You can read some news coverage of Mii's at Joystiq or watch a demo of the feature here.

  • BTW: The Mii's look a little bit like Wee's, don't they?
  • 1 comment:

    gwappa said...

    so, if I talk about mii, or if wii talk about mii....am I still self-centered? Is this mii/wii thing a nod to japan's dominance of video culture?