Manufacturer Nintendo
Type Video game console
Generation Seventh generation
First available Flag of the United States / Flag of Canada November 19, 2006
Flag of Japan December 2, 2006
Flag of Australia December 7, 2006
Flag of Europe December 8, 2006
CPU IBM PowerPC-based "Broadway"
GPU ATI "Hollywood"
Media 12 cm Wii Optical Disc
8 cm Nintendo GameCube Game Disc
System storage 512 MB Internal flash memory
Secure Digital card
Nintendo GameCube Memory Card
Controller input Wii remote, Nintendo GameCube controller
Connectivity Wi-Fi
USB 2.0 x2
LAN Adapter (via USB)
Online service Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
Virtual Console
Wii Menu
Backward compatibility Nintendo GameCube
Predecessor Nintendo GameCube
Successor Wii U

The Nintendo Wii is Nintendo's fifth home console and as the direct successor of the Nintendo GameCube. Also known as "Revolution" until April 27, 2006, it was released on late 2006 on all countries, except South Korea in which it was released in 2008. The name for the Wii was first decided to be named Dolphin, but was later changed to the Wii; this is why the Wii emulator on the PC is named Dolphin.

A distinguishing feature of the console is its wireless controller, the Wii Remote, which can be used as a handheld pointing device and can detect acceleration and orientation in three dimensions. Another feature is WiiConnect24, which enables it to receive messages and updates over the Internet while in standby mode. The Wii Remote and Nunchuk combination can be used to play Super Smash Bros. Brawl, while the Wii Remote (turned on its side), the Classic Controller, or a GameCube controller may also be used.

In the Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. Brawl was a game for the Wii in 2008. Backwards compatibility allows for Super Smash Bros. Melee to be played on the Wii, but with GameCube controllers only. Also, Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 64 has been released on the Virtual Console in Japan, Europe and America for 1000 Wii Points. This makes it possible, for the first time, to play all previous Smash Bros. games on the newest game's home console, as well as the first time any past Smash game has been playable on a newer console.

Impact to Super Smash Bros. series

Playable Characters originating from Wii

Character Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U Title
Rosalina X markN X markN X markN CheckmarkY Super Mario Galaxy
Shulk X markN X markN X markN CheckmarkY Xenoblade Chronicles
Wii Fit Trainer X markN X markN X markN CheckmarkY Wii Fit
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