| || The Wii Remote Plus Controller is the new standard controller for the Wii gaming system, shipping with new Wii systems as well as available for individual purchase. Like the original Wii Remote before it, this new controller utilizes a triple axis accelerometer along with a built-in optical sensor that works in conjunction with the Wii sensor bar. Together this enables the recognition of player movement as well as gives the controller the ability to act as a pointing device used in-game. Yet what really sets the Wii Remote Plus controller apart is its incorporation of additional gyroscope technology.
Wii Remote Plus gyroscope technology provides on-the-fly rotational motion recognition, once available only to Wii players who purchased the additional Wii MotionPlus accessory for the Wii Remote. The Wii Remote Plus controller contains all these motion-capturing capabilities within the body of a single controller. To top it off the Wii Remote Plus controller maintains the same compatibility to games as the Wii Remote, so you can play most of your old favorites with it. It is also the same size as the Wii remote. Taken together this means no more extra accessories to buy in order to experience the full effect of past or future games designed to take advantage of advanced Wii MotionPlus technology; no more compatibility issues with existing Wii Remote peripherals and skins. Just sync up your Wii Remote Plus controller and have at it.
Wii Shop Channel|
Once you connect your Wii console to the Internet, the Wii Shop Channel is the first place you should visit! First, download additional Wii Channels at no cost to discover unique entertainment just for Wii owners. Next, explore hundreds of famous classic video game hits and innovative new games, available only for download to the Wii console. Purchase Wii Points™** or redeem a Nintendo Points Card™ and start browsing for your next game!
Experience new and unique gameplay, fresh takes on classic franchises, and much more with affordable and downloadable games from the WiiWare service. Titles are downloadable directly to your Wii console via the Wii Shop Channel in exchange for Wii Points**. You can also try before you buy – WiiWare demos for select titles are available at no cost and the selection of demos changes on a regular basis. Learn more about WiiWare.
Rediscover the greatest video game archive in history through the Virtual Console service in the Wii Shop Channel. Download unforgettable titles like the original Super Mario Bros.™, Donkey Kong™, Legend of Zelda™, and hundreds more from past systems like the NES, SNES, N64, Arcade, Commodore 64, NEOGEO, Sega Genesis, Sega Master System and TurboGrafx 16.
| || Mii™ characters are those adorably cartoonish caricatures of friends and family members that can be used in games like Wii Sports™, Wii Fit™ Plus, and Wii Sports Resort™. Create your own Mii characters or download cleverly-designed Mii characters made by other Wii owners once you connect your Wii to the Internet.
Ok Game System 1/12/2012
I'm used to playing PC games so I don't find the family friendly games of the wii too appealing. As a real gamer I actually don't enjoy making too much of a motion when playing a game myself. That said this is an excellent system to play with friends and family. I almost never play by myself and is a ton of fun to play with others.
We love our Wii 6/27/2011
We love our Wii so much that it broke after a few years of play and I just ordered a replacement.
Love it!! 6/22/2011
The ability to play ANY of the older games from the Nintendo platforms is incredible. However, If Nintendo decides this is a great opportunity to gouge new consumers (and the nostolgic among us) for these games then the potential of the Revolution will never be realized.