The two most common colors for the Wii
|Release date(s)|| November 9, 2006|
December 2, 2006
December 8, 2006
December 7, 2006
|Media||Wii Optical Disc, GameCube Game Disc, Digital distribution|
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 Wii has various methods of inputting commands like the Wii Remote, Nunchuk, Classic Controller, and the GameCube (GCN) controller. Most games that have recently been released are supporting these functions by giving the player optional input method like Wii Remote turned on its side.
Special controllers have been released for this console, like the Wii Balance Board, primarity 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, the latest controller, 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).
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.
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.
|Super Smash Bros. Brawl|| January 31, 2008|
March 9, 2008
June 26, 2008
June 27, 2008
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|Animal Crossing: City Folk|| November 16, 2008|
November 17, 2008
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|Game||Image||Release date(s)||Available By|
|Super Smash Bros. Melee|| November 21, 2001
December 3, 2001
May 24, 2002
May 31, 2002
|Animal Crossing|| December 14, 2001
September 16, 2002
October 17, 2003
September 24, 2004
|Doubutsu no Mori e+||June 27, 2003||GameCube Disc|
|Wii on other wikis|
• Dragon Quest Wiki
• Fire Emblem Wiki
• F-Zero Wiki
• Lylat Wiki
• Metroid Wiki
• Starfy Wiki
• Super Mario Wiki
• Xeno Series Wiki
• Zelda Wiki
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