The proceeding console to the Wii was the Nintendo GameCube.
Prototype Wiimotes for the Revolution were wired controllers that reused GameCube controller plugs and GameBoy advance SP buttons, as well as back and pause buttons instead of + and -.
The Wii Development kit is internally similar to a Wii, but has 128 megabytes of RAM.
In October 2011 a hardware revision of the Wii was released that removed GameCube support.
101.63 million Wii consoles and 921.85 million Wii games were sold over the course of Wii production.
The Wii was succeeded by the Wii U.
On January 30th, 2019 the Wii shop channel shut down.
Releases for the Wii continued long after the system was discontinued, with the multi platform Shakedown Hawaii receiving a limited 3000 copy physical release in 2020.
Nintendo stopped repairing Wii consoles in March 2020 due to an inability to find parts needed for repairs.
Please understand, I am not saying that technology is unimportant. I understand that technology is important. But if we are just focusing on technology and investing in an IT manufacturing plant to come up with higher performance processing [chips], we will not succeed.
The Wii is powered by an IBM 750CL Broadway CPU clocked at 729 megahertz.
The Wii has 64 megabytes of GDDR3 RAM for general use, and 24MB of 1T-SRAM located close to the GPU.
The Wii uses an ATI GPU named Hollywood, clocked at 243 megahertz. The GPU also includes an undocumented independent computer based on an NEC ARM926EJ-S processor, unofficially known as Starlet, and clocked at 243 megahertz and has independent ROM and RAM, which handles security tasks.
The Wii Shop channel played synth Bossa Nova music while shopping.
- Super Mario Galaxy
- No More Heroes
- Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn - Direct sequel to Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
- Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
- Super Paper Mario
- Wii Fit
- Mario Party 8
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse
- 428: Shibuya Scramble
- Captain Rainbow
- Klonoa - 2.5D platformer. Critical success, commercial failure.
- Wii Sports Resort
- Just Dance - First entry in the Just Dance Series. Wii exclusive.
- New Super Mario Bros. Wii
- Monster Hunter Tri
- Sin & Punishment: Star Successor
- A Boy and His Blob
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
- The Last Story
- Pandora's Tower
- Kirby's Return to Dream Land
- Fortune Street
Homebrew & Mods
- Video Game Console Library - Nintendo Wii page.
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