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The Wii is home console released by Nintendo. It was the first video game console to motion-sensing with its remote. The Wii has backwards compatibility with GameCube games, later removed in the Wii Family Edition. The Wii is a seventh-generation console.

The Wii was released on November 19, 2006 in the United States with a retail price of two hundred fifty dollars. The Wii later had a successor, the Wii U. The Wii U was announced at E3 2011, and was first sold at stores in November 2012.


The Wii was first announced at E3 2005 where it was codenamed the "Nintendo Revolution". Nintendo aimed to sell the Wii to a variety of gamers by using new or improved genres.

The Wii was mainly sold from 2006 through 2009, especially since it was mainly played by casual gamers who played games such as Wii Sports or Wii Fit.

In 2009 the Wii sales began to get worse, so Nintendo lowered the console's price. In 2011 a special version of the Wii in light blue was released, and was packed with Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

In 2013 Nintendo released another variation of the Wii, called the Wii Mini, first released in Canada. As the name implies the Wii Mini is a smaller model of the original Wii. The Wii Mini no longer allows internet connectivity.