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||Super Mario Galaxy|
|Wii Fit Trainer||Wii Fit|