Nintendo Wii

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The Nintendo Wii (pronounced "wee") is a home video game console released by Nintendo on November 19, 2006. It is most famous for introducing and popularizing the concept of a motion-based controller, which doubled as a pointing device.

The Wii hardware is mostly backward-compatible with the Nintendo Gamecube, and as a result uses many of the same development libraries for homebrew.


  • CPU: IBM PowerPC, 729 MHz
  • Display: ATI 243 MHz, 480i, 480p, 576i
  • RAM: 88 MB (24 MB GPU, 64 MB main)
  • Storage: 512 MB NAND


Main article List of Wii homebrew software

The Wii is easily one of the most thoroughly hacked systems to date with quite a robust homebrew community. While the PSP has a strong set of homebrew resources as well, the WiiBrew community has its own wiki, a still-supported graphics library, and continued support despite the Wii U and Switch existing.

Once a Wii has been modified to enable the Homebrew channel, installing custom software is as easy as copying your compiled game to the SD card along with some text.

See Nintendo Wii softmod for details on how to modify a Wii using software.