The Wii is a seventh generation television console, and is Nintendo's first home console to feature a built-in shop. Use this tag if the question is about Wii's operating system, hardware, or a Wii-only game feature. You can also use this tag for the Wii Family Edition or Wii Mini, but DO NOT use ...

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Does a Wii/3DS automatically notify you of game updates?

In this question I learned that you have to download patches for games on the Wii/3DS manually from the Nintendo store. I can't think of why some games, like Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess or ...
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Are there any issues if I bought a Nintendo Wii from the US and use it in India?

Will there be any issues if I buy a Nintendo Wii from the US and use it in India? Issues like ports or game campatibility, etc.
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What do the gray/silver crown icons mean in Super Mario Galaxy 2?

In Super Mario Galaxy 2 for the Nintendo Wii, when choosing a galaxy to go to, some galaxies have a gray (or maybe silver is a better description) crown-like icon next to them. I can't tell if this is ...
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Which controllers do I need for playing GameCube and N64 games on a Wii?

I'm completely new in the world of video games, so forgive me if I'm clueless. I just bought a used Wii and found out that it was modified so that it can play N64 and GameCube games. I'm not sure what ...
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Transfer Mii from Wii U to the virtual Wii on the same console

I spent many hours crafting the perfect Mii for my Wii U console. Then I run the virtual Wii mode on that console. I was hoping my Mii would appear there too, but it doesn't. Is there any way to ...
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Are all Wii WiiWare and Virtual Console games available on Wii U eShop?

Does the Wii U eShop contain all the WiiWare and Virtual Console games from Wii Shop Channel? Are there any such Wii games known to be specifically not compatible with the Wii U (e.g. with regard to ...
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What is the machinery depicted in the Metroid Prime Trilogy intro sequence?

The intro video of Metroid Prime 3 has the camera backing out through a tunnel full of machinery. Is it known what this is? Is it the interior of Samus's arm cannon? If this is a spoiler, please mark ...
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Does the Wii Motion Plus make any difference to game that don't need it?

I'm about to get one for Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, but I'm wondering if it will make any difference to games that don't need it, like Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess?
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Wii and S-Video results in black white window

I've bought a third party Wii S-Video + Composite connection cable for my european black Wii (PAL / Wii Sports Resort + Wii Motion Plus edition). The connection of S-Video and my tv tuner card results ...
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Compatibility of US Rock Band equipment with Australian Wii? (RB3 in particular)

I want to pick up the wireless keyboard for Rock Band 3 for Wii. In Australia, as far as I can tell, only EB Games has imported it, and it costs nearly $200AU for the pleasure. Including shipping, ...
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What is the purpose of the Red Star Power?

After using the Red Star Power in the "Gate" universe and collection all 100 purple coins, you get a new power star and then there are a few red star power pickups around the observatory. Is there ...
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Is there a wristband-like controller for the wii?

We've been playing Just Dance and Wii Fit quite a bit lately and I was thinking a small wrist-band or watch type controller would be handy. The wiimote gets heavy for my 5-year-old and you really ...
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Why can we suddenly not connect two guitars and drums to Rock Band on Wii?

So, we've had Rock Band 3 for the Wii for about a month, and it's been working fine. We've got two guitars (one rock band 2 vintage, one newer), plus the pro drumset. Everything was working fine, but ...
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How to play as the Axis side?

On the Turbografx 16 you could play as the Axis side (green) by doing the following: At the title screen choose game mode (new game or 1p continue) then hold Select and press Button I. With the ...
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Wii Virtual Console — Black screen

According to Nintendo, when you get a black screen playing Virtual Console games, you can fix it by pressing Z+A+2 on the "Operations Manual" screen. However, I don't have a Wii Nunchuck, only a ...
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Brain replacement for a Wii?

My mom's Wii has gotten to where it won't read disks, and my Wii has a fan that's gotten really noisy. I have a spare Wii that I could scrounge for parts, and a tri-wing screwdriver, and I've been a ...
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Move saved games from Wii to PC

My younger son (3) broke the disc for our Wii version of Lego Star Wars, The Complete Saga. My older son (7) would like to play it some more, and I'm thinking of just buying it for the PC through ...
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How are the many signals of a N64 or Wii joystick sent to the console by only 2 wires?

I am curious as to how only 2 wires (perhaps 3 or 4) inside a N64 or Wii gamepad are able to send the many signals of the different inputs at once. It used to be that for just one ON/OFF input, we ...
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Close Quarter Combat in Call of Duty Black Ops

In black ops, when getting in close to an enemy (ignoring the knife of course), is it better to ignore the scope and shoot from the hip? Or is it better to scope in for the accuracy? I was thinking ...
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Can the Wii U Remote Plus be used to play Wii games?

I have a Wii U console. I ordered The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess from Amazon to be able to play them on my Wii U, since I never owned the Wii previously, ...
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Wii extended range sensor bar

My gaming room is just a bit too big. At the far end, where most of my couch space is, the Wii is on the limit of it's detection range, skipping from one frame to the next. I have heard there are ...
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Which wifi channels does the Wii support?

The Nintendo support site recommends using channels 1 or 11, which are too crowded in my area. I can't find any documentation on which channels the Wii actually supports. Edit: Screenshot:
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Is it possible to transfer Wii Virtual Console games to the 3DS?

I bought some NES games on the Wii that are also sold in the 3DS shop. Is it possible to transfer them from the Wii to the 3DS?
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What features does Rock Band 3 for Wii lack?

What features are missing in the Wii edition of Rock Band 3 that the other (PS3 or Xbox 360) editions have? Gameplay functionality only, not console characteristics such as video output resolution.
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Will a step down converter from 220V to 110V-100W “toast” a Nintendo Wii?

I was checking the normal AC 110V to DC adaptor that comes with my Nintendo Wii and it says "52W" but my only options for buying are 50W, 60W or 100W. I am assuming the 50W won't be enough so I don't ...
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Do the Wii U remotes work with the old Wii system?

I know that the old remotes work with the new system, but do the new remotes work with the old system?
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How can I tell if Nintendo Wii accessories are genuine/official?

The Wiimote and Nunchuk resale market (e.g., Amazon/eBay) varies between questionable and legit. Many reviews complain about scam products mixed in with resale of certified genuine hardware. What are ...
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Is it possible to use a Wii Extension controller on a PC without a Wiimote?

Just today I bought this Wii extension controller with the intent of using it on my PC, since the box says that a USB port is used for the wireless emitter. Unfortunately that wasn't the case; the ...
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What is the recommended upgrade path from Wii and 3DS to Wii U?

I've just got a WiiU and am going to dust off my Wii and transfer my Wii data to it. I've connected to the new store and Nintendo network via my 3DS. Is there an order to transfer my Wii data and ...
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Why does my wii not read disc any more?

The disc are brand new, and it simply refuses to read a disc. If it reads a disc and I play it for about 5 seconds, it then says "a rare error occured please remove disc and turn off console" Why?
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Playing Wii Without a TV [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using a laptop as the monitor for a console Is it possible to use the Wii without a TV? I don't have a TV, and have no plans to get one anytime soon. I'm thinking ...
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How to reset the frequency to 50Hz on a Wii that has been set to 60Hz, without a TV supporting 60Hz?

I changed the settings of a Wii to 60Hz, and I can't reset it to 50Hz since the displaying on my TV does not support 60Hz. I have read over the internet that there is a manipulation that can be done ...
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How does ranking adjustment in Wii Sports Boxing work?

The ranking adjustment system in Wii Sports Boxing confounds me. My current ranking is in the 800s, and the opponents pitted against me by the game are ranked from 900 to over 1000. I regularly beat ...
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Smash bros GameCube controller on Wii

Is the Super smash bros for Wii u controller itself (not the adapter as I know it's not compatible) adapter compatible with an original Wii or GameCube? I don't want to purchase used ones from Ebay ...
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How is the Wii U's region locking applied?

Can someone please let me know how the Wii U is region locked? ie. what are the regions that games can be bought from for both the Wii U and how this applies to backwards compatibility for Wii games?...
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I just bought a new TV and now my Wiimote has a delay for its action

So I just bought a new LCD tv that I thought would be better than my old CRT. however, I've noticed a significant delay between when I press a button during gameplay (Black Ops) and whe the action ...
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What does the number next to the skull and crossbones mean?

In Sid Meier's Pirates (on the Wii in my case), when sailing there is a minimap with various symbols and numbers next to it. The manual that comes with the game makes no mention of what these symbols/...
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Where can I find Rock Band instruments for Wii

I've been searching for Rock Band instruments for the Wii and I cant seem to find anything. It seems that they aren't carried in stores any more and they only place i can find them is private sales on ...
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How do additional songs work on the Wii version of Rock Band 3?

I know that former iterations of both this game and Guitar Hero games provided "expansion discs" or something of that nature to release some of the songs that were available as DLC for the Wii console,...
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Why will my Skylanders Giant Wii game not work in the Wii U?

My 6year old son loves playing Skylanders. He has the Skylanders Giant game for the Wii and is wanting to play it on his new Wii U. I thought the Wii games were supposed to still work on the Wii U, ...
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I deleted a duplicate Mii from my Wii U. It was one that I'd imported from my Wii. Is it also gone from the Wii menu?

Somehow, I had one version of my Mii on my Wii, and one version on my 3DS. When configuring my Wii U, I used the 3DS version, since that was the only one I could import on initial setup. After ...
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Have the Skull Woods Dungeon's wallmasters been made easier on Virtual Console?

I am a long time fan and veteran player of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for the Super Nintendo, and I recently downloaded the Wii Virtual Console version of the game. Last night, I beat the ...
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Super Smash Bros. Brawl for Wii freezes at map selection menu

Recently I decided to play Super Smash Bros. Brawl for my Wii. The game appeared to load fine, until I tried to play a multiplayer game. I selected some characters, and as soon as I pressed +, the ...
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Wii Swapforce missing entire area?

My husband has the swapforce game for the PS3 and my son and nephews have it for the wii. My husband has areas that the wii doesn't have. For example when you jump (forgive me, I am a MOM not a ...
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Contra Rebirth Wii on Dolphin: can't move when shooting

I run Contra Rebirth WiiWare at Dolphin Emulator for Ubuntu. I'm using Logitech Rumblepad2 that I use to emulate Wiimote. And I can't run when I'm shooting. What's wrong?
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How do I forward Wii mail to another Wii?

How do I forward mail that was sent to me in my Wii mail to another Wii? I want to send LetterBomb to my friend's Wii without using a MAC address. I have all the files on an SD card for him, I just ...
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How to get under the ring and use the tables, ladders and chairs?

My son has come to a frustrating part in the WWE13 game on the Wii. He is unable to get under the ring and reach for tables, ladders, and chairs. What buttons to need to be pressed to get through this ...
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NBA2k11 Wii - Right Stick Passing

Is anyone able to use right stick passing on NBA 2k11 for Wii? I tried displaying the icon pass icons, by pressing Zr, and then flicking with the right stick, but it results (always) in a shot to the ...
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American Wii plugged in a European socket (110V plugged into 220V socket); what happened?

I have an American Wii and a USB hard drive. I plugged them both in using the wrong transformer and now my Wii doesn't turn on anymore, but the USB hard drive still works fine. Is the Wii ...
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Does mario 64 on the wii u look any better than it did on the wii?

It is still in 4:3, and I've seen people say it is still only rendered at 640x480... which is disappointing, it would be cool to see some basic upgrades like widescreen and a higher native resolution. ...