The Wii controller uses motion-sensing technology that enables the user to control game actions by moving the entire controller.For example, in the Wii sports game baseball, the user holds the controller and swings it at the video image of a ball.
Microsoft joined the scene in November 2010, with its Kinect (previously announced under the working title "Project Natal" in June 2009).
Unlike the other two systems (Play Station 3 and Wii), Kinect does not use controllers of any sort and makes the users the "controller." Having sold 8 million units in its first 60 days on the market, Kinect has claimed the Guinness World Record of being the "fastest selling consumer electronics device".
Additionally, the revised version of the NDS, the Nintendo DSi, features two built in cameras, the ability to download games from the DSi store, and a web browser.
The Play Station Portable (PSP) released later the same year on December 12, 2004, followed a different pattern.
On September 23, 2009, Nintendo announced its first price drops for the console.
In the United States, the price was reduced by fifty dollars, resulting in a new Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of 9.99, effective September 27, 2009.It became the first handheld video game console to use an optical disc format, Universal Media Disc (UMD), as its primary storage media.The Nintendo DS likewise had connectivity to the internet through the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and Nintendo DS Browser, as well as wireless connectivity to other DS systems and Wii consoles.The Xbox 360 offered games rendered natively at high-definition video (HD) resolutions, the Play Station 3 offered HD movie playback via a built-in 3D Blu-ray Disc player, and the Wii focused on integrating controllers with movement sensors as well as joysticks.Some of the Wii controllers could be moved about to control in-game actions, which enabled players to simulate real-world actions during gameplay (e.g., in the Wii sports tennis game, the user swings the controller to hit the on-screen image of a tennis ball).Like its predecessor, the Xbox 360 received a muted reception in Japan, This early launch did come with some trouble, as technical problems appeared in a portion of Xbox 360 units sold.