The Wii is a video game console and was released by Nintendo on November 19, 2006.
It is the 5th home console from Nintendo and its successor of its not so successful platform, the Nintendo GameCube. The Wii has many components such as being compatible with GameCube discs and it even has 4 GameCube ports for games such as Super Smash Bro’s Brawl in which you can use the Wiimote or the GameCube controller to play. But the biggest and most interesting thing about the Wii is its motion censor in which you are “moving” to play the game. Games such as The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword use the motion censor to the best of its ability. In the game play you actually move the Wii-mote to move the sword and to click anything on screen and for various items in the game such as the bow and arrow.
Getting back to the Wii itself, it has a Menu that you can have different channels for things such as managing your photo’s or even checking the weather. It also has channels that you can buy through the Wii shop channel with Wii points or if you know what you’re doing you can put on your own channels such as Wiiflow which is a channel that allows you to rip your own games and put it on your Wii so that you can play them without a disc and even share games with your friends! Although you can, it is not recommended to rip rented games or trade games on the internet (for legal reasons). Another interesting thing about the Wii menu is that you can actually get emulators which are basically a system on a system, for example, you could be playing the original Super Mario Bro’s or the orignal Sonic with the classic controller right on your Wii! For this you need an SD card but the game files are super small (about 512kb) which is less than a megabyte.
Last but not least, for “hacking” games you don’t use the typical disc where you have to type in all of the codes. Instead you use an SD card and a channel such as the Homebrew channel and then get a WAD such as Gecko and all you have to do is copy paste codes onto a wordpad and use a program such as CodeManager to put those files onto your SD.