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Manufacturer Nintendo
Type Home console
Release date(s) United States of America November 9, 2006
Japan December 2, 2006
Europe December 8, 2006
Australia December 7, 2006
Media Wii Optical Disc, GameCube Game Disc, Digital distribution
  • Wii Remote
  • Wii Classic Controller
  • Nintendo GameCube Controller
  • Nintendo DS
  • Wii Balance Board
Predecessor Nintendo GameCube
Successor Wii U

The Wii is a home gaming console and is Nintendo's fifth home gaming console. The Wii became known for its controller, called the Wii Remote, which has motion and tilt sensitivity, and a plug for control extensions on the bottom. The Wii Remote also had a pointer functionality for menu selection, such as managing inventory slots in Animal Crossing: City Folk.

The Wii's original model, featuring GameCube backward compatibility, was released in 2006 and discontinued in 2013. Two redesigned models for the Wii were released: the Wii Family Edition, which was released in 2011 and removed GameCube compatibility, and Wii Mini, a cheaper model with no online connectivity released in 2013. Both revisions have since been discontinued.

The console had a mainline installment in the Animal Crossing series, titled Animal Crossing: City Folk, released on November 16, 2008 in the United States and on December 5 for PAL regions.

The Wii sold 101.63 million[1] units worldwide and held the title of being Nintendo's best selling home console up until 2021 where the Nintendo Switch surpassed it by selling 103.54 million units.


The Wii has various methods of inputting commands like the Wii Remote, Nunchuk, Classic Controller, and the GameCube (GCN) controller. Most games that were released supported these functions by giving the player optional input method like Wii Remote turned horizontally

Special controllers (which are not compatible with Animal Crossing: City Folk) have been released for this console, like the Wii Balance Board, primarily used for the best-selling Wii Fit. The Wii Wheel is a plastic shell that came with Mario Kart Wii that allows the Wii Remote to sit in comfortably and provides the player with a better gaming experience. The Wii Zapper came with Link's Crossbow Training and is primarily used for first-person shooters such as Resident Evil 4. The Wii MotionPlus, was released in June 2009 and was included with Wii Sports Resort. The MotionPlus offers true 1:1 control. It is now built inside the Wii Remote (renamed Wii Remote Plus due to this).


Mii Channel[edit]

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The Mii Channel is one of the preinstalled channels for the Wii. It is based on a Japanese game. It was released in North America on November 9, 2006, in Japan on December 2, 2006, in Australia on December 7, 2006, and in Europe on December 8, 2006. On the Mii Channel, players can create Miis, virtual characters that can represent them on various games. One of these games is Animal Crossing: City Folk, where players can get a Mii mask at Shampoodle by selecting "Makeover." The first makeover is free, while any more after that cost 3,000 Bells.

Nintendo Channel[edit]

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The Nintendo Channel was another channel for the Wii console. It gave players updates on new games and videos. In the City Folk section there were videos to help keep track of current Animal Crossing news. The Nintendo Channel ceased functioning on June 28, 2013, due to the disconnection of WiiConnect24.

Animal Crossing-related games[edit]

Wii games[edit]

Game Image Release date(s)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl SSBB.jpg Japan January 31, 2008
United States of America March 9, 2008
Australia June 26, 2008
Europe June 27, 2008
South Korea April 29, 2010
Animal Crossing: City Folk CF Box NA.jpg United States of America November 16, 2008
Japan November 17, 2008
Australia December 4, 2008
Europe December 5, 2008
South Korea January 28, 2010

Backwards compatibility[edit]

Game Image Release date(s) Available By
Super Smash Bros. Melee SSBM Box.jpg Japan November 21, 2001
United States of America December 3, 2001
Europe May 24, 2002
Australia May 31, 2002
GameCube Disc
Doubutsu no Mori+ DnM+ Box.png Japan December 14, 2001 GameCube Disc
Animal Crossing PG Box NA.png United States of America September 16, 2002
Australia October 17, 2003
Europe September 24, 2004
GameCube Disc
Doubutsu no Mori e+ DnMe+ Outer Box.png Japan June 27, 2003 GameCube Disc


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