Nikkei Electronics has obtained Nintendo Co., Ltd.'s latest "Wii" game console launched in the US on November 19, 2006. This was naturally the Wii's English version. First we opened the box and confirmed what were inside. Along with English, French and Spanish were provided as optional language settings. There was no Japanese option.

Inside the box was double-decker structure. Upper deck was packed with manuals, Wii Remote (controller) and cables, while bottom deck was with Wii main unit and AC adaptor.

The contents of the box. Wii was much smaller than we had expected before acquiring actual product.

We fiddled with Wii and found that players can create and register faces of characters (Mii) to be used in titles by themselves.