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Q: "Wii" vs. "Nintendo Wii"?
A: The first and most frequently asked question — and the official trademark is just "Wii". See the Talk archives (pages 6 through 10) and the separately archived survey if you need the details.
Q: "Wii" vs. "The Wii"?
A: The official trademark is not The Wii™ but Wii™. People generally call the console "the Wii" (like a common noun), while Nintendo prefers to phrase it as just "Wii" (like a name) to utilize its similarity to we (e.g. "Wii will change gaming forever"). A discussion on the subject can be found in Archive 18.
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Q: Wii Remote strap problems?
A: Information on Wii Remote strap failures and Nintendo's replacement offer are summarized in the article. Further details are documented in the Wii Remote article. Discussion on the subject can be found in Archive 21.

Wii brew[edit]

Should there be a link to the Wii Wiki here? [1] Atum World There's an Acadia for that too! That is the link.

I Support Daiyusha (talk) 09:20, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

Backward compatibility[edit]

If early PS3s use the Emotion Engine to achieve PS2 compatibility, what do early Wiis use to achieve GameCube compatibility? (talk) 21:36, 25 February 2016 (UTC)

PS3 adapted a new architecture(cell) for its CPU, while the PS2's Emotion Engine(The CPU) used an advanced MIPS architecture, its so basic we learn MIPS architecture as part of our EE Major. Cell is based on Power Architecture and has similarities to powerpc.
Wii's CPU just used an extension over the Gamecube's microarchitecture(both are powerpc using power architecture, and wii's broadway chip's architecture was built over GC's gekko chip), this made it unnecessary for any complex emulation engine to run Gamecube games, they "probably"(just my opinion) ran natively on the processor. Similarly Espresso(Wii U's cpu) has Power Architecture, but whether or not its an evolution of Broadway chip is unknown(but likely). Daiyusha (talk) 09:14, 14 September 2016 (UTC)
Also its likely that the newer Wii's can play gamecube games but lack the GC I/O ports. This is because the newer Wii's still have the same architecture. Daiyusha (talk) 09:16, 14 September 2016 (UTC)
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External links modified[edit]

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Question? Archived sources still need to be checked

Cheers.—cyberbot IITalk to my owner:Online 09:52, 28 February 2016 (UTC)

Was the Wii Discontinued in the US?[edit]

Did Nintendo silently kill the Wii in the US?

What I am seeing:

  • The American Wii site is just a redirect to the Wii U Page.
  • It's hard to find in stores in the US (still there, but it could have been made a long time ago)

No website has talked about this topic since 2013, and in 2013 the Wii WAS selling in the US

but this is 2016, so is the Wii Discontinued in the US — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thespaceface (talkcontribs) 19:16, 8 March 2016 (UTC)


This article, for FA status, should really cover more on Wii homebrew: efforts to hack the Wii, uses of the Wiimote outside just games, etc. even in passing. I am no longer watching this page—ping if you'd like a response czar 05:52, 20 March 2016 (UTC)