Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library
Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library


The Nintendo Wii is not only a digital console, but also the first ever high-definition console that Nintendo has ever made up to date. It comes with a wireless controller called the "Wii Remote". Games made exclusively for the Wii are stored in DVD/CD-sized optical discs. The Wii is backward compatible with GameCube discs, memory cards, and controllers, as well as wireless connectivity with the Nintendo DS. In addition, there is a Virtual Console service that allows you to play games originally released for the analog consoles (i.e. NES, Super NES and Nintendo 64).

This console was unveiled on May 9, 2006, and was released on November 19, 2006 in North America, December 2, 2006 in Japan, December 8, 2006 in Europe, and April 26, 2008 in South Korea. Games were produced until late 2019. The Wii is currently priced at $199.99. In 2011 and 2012, two revisions: the Wii Family Edition and Wii Mini were released. Both dropped GameCube backwards compatibility, but can still play Wii games. They were not released in Japan, China, and Australia.


Some notable Wii games include Super Mario Galaxy (2007), Mario Kart Wii (2008), New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009), Kirby's Epic Yarn (2010), and Kirby's Return to Dream Land (2011). If you don't have a Wii console, these games can only be played with Dolphin.


The first Wii logo shown below is just a regular logo, while the other two were taken from video game trailers for Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Return to Dream Land.