|Console Type||Home console|
|Subtype(s)|| Wii Family Edition|
|November 19, 2006|
|Discontinued|| 2011–2013 (original model)|
2013 (Family Edition)
2017 (Wii Mini)
|Backward Compatibility||Nintendo GameCube|
|The Wii did not originate from fanon. This article can be edited freely by everyone in the community.
The Wii (pronounced "we"; codenamed "Revolution") is Nintendo's seventh-generation home video game console, first released on November 19, 2006. Original models were backward-compatible with discs for its predecessor, the Nintendo GameCube. It was succeeded by the Wii U.
Its primary input method is the Wii Remote (nicknamed "Wiimote"), a wireless motion controller with an accelerometer, infrared pointer, and, with the Wii MotionPlus expansion device, gyroscopes. Players can use the Wii Remote to point at interface elements on the television, and to mimic real life actions such as swinging a racket.
Despite its lower specs compared to other home consoles of the time, the Wii found success in targeting a more casual audience. The console was marketed towards families, and casual games, such as sports collection launch title Wii Sports, saw considerable success with non-"gamer" demographics, including the elderly.
The Wii Mini (stylized Wii mini) is a top-loading redesign of the Wii, exclusive to Canada, Europe, and the United States, first released in 2012. It is used to promote low-cost gaming, and does not offer most of the connectivities of previous models, including Nintendo GameCube backward compatibility.
The Wii was officially succeeded by the Wii U in late 2012, and the Wii brand is no longer used for new consoles starting with the Nintendo Switch. Most WiiConnect24 services were discontinued in 2013; Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection support ended in 2014; and the Wii Shop Channel was closed in 2019. Homebrewers have reverse-engineered some of these services to restore support unofficially.
The Wii was Nintendo's first home console to support digital distribution of games and applications, offered through the Wii Shop Channel prior to its closure. This included the WiiWare service, for software developed in-house by Nintendo.
The console also introduced Miis, digital avatars used to represent the player, their family and friends, celebrities, and other characters. Miis can be used in games and other software, with functionality ranging from minor visual changes to makeshift user account systems, and could be entered in online contests prior to the discontinuation of the Check Mii Out Channel. Four Nintendo DS games supported Miis, which could be transferred from Wii consoles or created in-game depending on the game. Miis later became a standard feature of future Nintendo systems, starting with the Nintendo 3DS and its Mii Maker.
The company WiiSmarts Inc. named itself after the Wii, presumably due to many of its games being developed for the console.
WiiAchieve is an achievement system that gives WiiScore (WS) points to players for completing achievements in games. The feature is accompanied by a free WiiAchieve Channel that displays all of the player's earned achievements.
The Wii Armlet is an add-on to the Wii Remote that was intended to provide 1:1 arm motion for motion-controlled fighting games. Its only known use is in Elekid Bash, a fighting game that uses the Wii Armlet's capabilities to throw various punches in-game.
Hardware revisions and successors
|February 3, 2022||Home console||"4D" controller||Nintendo GameCube|
|Nintendo Wiiboot||Hi21508 (t∣b∣c)||Announced September 8, 20XX||Home console||Average $220.83 price point|
|PiiWii||EEA Inc.||2008||Handheld model||Motion control|
Doubles as a Wii Remote
|Super Wii||Unknown||Power Team|
|May 2011||Home console||Unknown||Nintendo GameCube|
|Super Wii Boy||Unknown||Power Team|
|January 2011||Unknown||Unknown||Nintendo GameCube|
|Wii3D||EEA Inc.||Unknown||Home model||Autostereoscopic 3D|
Wii game 3D conversion
|Wii 2||No image||Jaxxxtreme (t∣b∣c)|
|2014||Home model (Wii U)||Wii Remote Plus||Wii|
|Wii 3||SuperLuigi22 (t∣b∣c)|
|2018||Home console||Autostereoscopic 3D GamePad touchscreen|
Miiverse-integrated sharing services
|Wii 3DU||Unknown||Itsanicesunnyday (t∣b∣c)||Unknown||Home console||Autostereoscopic 3D GamePad touchscreen|
Fingerprint and retinal scanners
Game creation system (Super Deluxe Edition)
Streaming services (Super Deluxe Edition)
Screen capture (Super Deluxe Edition)
|Wii Aquamarine||Unknown||EnderLegends (t∣b∣c)||Unknown||Home console||Autostereoscopic 3D Aquamarine GamePad|
Asymmetric 9-player simultaneous multiplayer
|Wii Classic Edition||Unknown||SuperSim64DS (t∣b∣c)||Unknown||Home console||14 preinstalled ISOs (covering 16 games)|
|Wii Cube||Unknown||DryGuy (t∣b∣c)||Unknown||Unknown||Foldable form factor||Nintendo DS|
|Wii Delta||Adricorp||March 24, 2014||Home console||Unknown||Wii|
|Wii Deluxe||Unknown||Pumpkin games||January 10, 2018|
Discontinued January 10, 2030
|Unknown||High resolution||Nintendo GameCube|
|Wii Fusion||Rareware||April 12, 2014||Home console||Nunchuk||Unknown|
|Wii Jeff||Unknown||MoMo6 (t∣b∣c)||January 23, 2017||Home model||Exclusive game content|
|Unknown||Home console||Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS connectivity|
Game creation system
|Wii Mii||Unknown||SpencerDean (t∣b∣c)||Unknown||Home console||Tablet-style controller|
Built-in surround-sound speakers
|Wii P||Unknown||AgentMuffin (t∣b∣c)|
|Unknown||Joke home console||P-Gun controller|
|Wii Portable||Unknown||BiggestKirbyFanEver1994 (t∣b∣c)||After January 31, 2017||Handheld console||Screen capture|
|Wii U Lite||No image||Santumerino (t∣b∣c)||Unknown||Home model (Wii U)||$99.99 MSRP||Wii U|
|Wii UU||Unknown||AStranger195 (t∣b∣c)||November 18, 2017||Home console||Wii UU GamePad||Wii|
|Wii U.U||Unknown||Matuli Yoshi (t∣b∣c)||Unknown||Handheld console||Autostereoscopic 3D touchscreen||Game Boy Advance|
|Wii U²||No image||Hinodusk (t∣b∣c)|
|Unknown||Home console||Unknown||Nintendo GameCube (Pro)|
|Wii V||Unknown||RustoKomuska (t∣b∣c)||Unknown||Home console||Customizable resolution|
|Wii X||Viva Fin Yata (t∣b∣c)||February 29, 2016||Home console||Motion sensing||Famicom|
Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Game Boy Color
Game Boy Advance
|Wii X (2014)||No image||Santumerino (t∣b∣c)||January 29, 2016||Handheld console||Streaming services||Unknown|
|Wii YEAH||No image||WalkingBird (t∣b∣c)||Unknown||Handheld console||Autostereoscopic 3D and HD touchscreen||Unknown|
|Wii Z||FlameKing Enterprises|
|Summer 2016||Home console||6-player simultaneous multiplayer|
Limb motion sensing
The PiiWii is a portable version of the Wii, developed by EEA Inc., including many features of the Nintendo DSi. Unique features include Motion Control, charging dock, face recognition and interaction with other consoles via serving as a controller and mic.
Super Wii line
The Super Wii line refers to a series of consoles developed by Nintendo and Power Team as successors to the Wii. There is little information available on any unique features and capabilities of these consoles.
The Super Wii is a successor to the Wii, developed by Nintendo and Power Team, and released in May 2011. It is backward-compatible with Nintendo GameCube and Wii games, and forward-compatible with Wii U games.
It was succeeded by the Super Wii Boy, released in January 2015, which continues to support Nintendo Gamecube, Wii and Wii U games through backward compatibility. The Super Wii Boy is not specified to be a home console, so, based on the name, it may have been intended as a hybrid or fully portable console.
The Wii3D is an upgraded model of the Wii, developed by EEA Inc..
It is backward-compatible with normal Wii discs, and includes a mode that allows those games to run in 3D by inserting the disc upside-down. The model also claims to offer infinite save blocks.
Wii Classic Edition
It comes with a Wii Remote, Nunchuk, Disc Reader, and Sensor Bar, and supports all Wii peripherals and games through the Disc Reader. However, comparably to former classic consoles, the Wii Classic Edition is preloaded with 14 ISOs representing 16 Wii games.
In addition, the Wii Classic Edition has a Mii Channel and online multiplayer using the Nintendo Switch Online service infrastructure.
Wii Jeff line
The Wii Jeff line refers to a series of Wii models created by MoMo6. These updates are similar in form factor to the original Wii model, but with a brightly colored finish and a large letter emblem on the side.
The Wii Jeff is the first of these models, and comes in a green color with a "J" emblem. It was released in 2017.
The model supports Wii Menu themes, animal Miis in the Mii Channel, and other features, and has storage space for up to 1,000 channel blocks. Some game content was also made exclusive to this model.
At launch, these benefits were offset by a notable data-erasing bug, which has since been patched out.
A follow-up model named the Wii Katrina was announced to come in purple with a "K" emblem. Another model, the Wii Junior, was billed as the sequel to the Wii Jeff, with an identical finish save for the addition of a subscript "2" in the emblem. However, their articles have since been deleted.
List of games
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