"Where can I find information about specific games for the Wii? How do I find games of a certain type, or games that are right for my family?"
The Wii console has a huge library featuring hundreds of great games. You can browse through them on our own game guide HERE, with screenshots, trailers, game info, and more. If you're looking for specific types of games, the game guide also has special lists that help you narrow your search depending on what you're looking for. Click any of the following for a helpful pre-sorted list: FAMILY, SPORTS, and MARIO.
"Where can I find information about Wii accessories?"
The Wii console has a variety of compatible controllers and accessories. If you're looking for info on the main Wii controllers that come in the box, click HERE. If you're looking for info about other accessories like the Wii Balance Board, Wii Wheel, Classic Controller Pro, and more, click HERE.
There are a number of other accessories made by companies besides Nintendo, including carrying cases or other peripherals. Please check with your local retailer, or online for more info about those. Always be sure to look for the Official Nintendo Seal on any Wii products you buy. If you have any specific questions about an accessory, call our Consumer Service Center at 1-800-255-3700 between 6am-7pm (PST) 7 days a week. (U.S. and Canada)
"What is Wii mini?"
Wii mini is a compact, red and black version of the Nintendo Wii system that comes packed with a copy of the Mario™ Kart Wii game, a red Wii Remote™ Plus controller and a Nunchuk Accessory. It works with nearly 1,400 disc-based Wii games and most Wii accessories.
The family-friendly system has no Internet capabilities and does not play Nintendo GameCube games. Available on November 17th for just $99.99 MSRP*.
* MSRP: Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual price may vary. See retailer for details.
"I am new to video games. Do you have a guide to get me started with Wii?"
The great part about Wii is that it's really easy to pick up and play. Everything you need to get started comes in the box, including a great game—to see what's in the box, click HERE. The rest of this website has lots of great information about Wii features and games that may answer some of your questions.
If you still can't find what you're looking for, browse the rest of this Wii FAQ section to see more frequently asked questions, or visit the Nintendo Support section HERE for answers to just about any question you may have. You can also call Nintendo's Consumer Service Center at 1-800-255-3700 between 6am-7pm (PST) 7 days a week. (U.S. and Canada)
"What are the hardware specs of the Wii?"
You can visit our official tech specs section for more details about Wii hardware specs. Click HERE to see it.
"Where do I buy Wii games and accessories? Why can't I buy from your website?"
Nintendo doesn't sell games direct—we're too busy making them! However, we do work with a variety of major retailers nationwide, both online and offline. Click HERE for a list. If you click "BUY NOW" on any game page on Nintendo.com, you'll be taken to a page that shows which retailers actually have your product in stock. Please note that retailers set their own prices—our listed prices on Nintendo.com are simply the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. If you are looking for select Nintendo accessories and replacement parts, you can find some of those in our online store. Click HERE to see what we have.
"How do I make Hulu Plus and Netflix work on my Wii?"
If you have questions about setting up and using Hulu Plus or Netflix on your Wii console, we've got answers. For Hulu Plus, click HERE. For Netflix, click HERE. If you can't find what you're looking for, you may also want to try the Hulu Plus support page HERE, and the Netflix Support page HERE.
You can also call Nintendo's Consumer Service Center at 1-800-255-3700 between 6am-7pm (PST) 7 days a week. (U.S. and Canada)
"Where do I find downloadable software on my Wii console, and how do I download it?"
The Wii Shop Channel is your gateway to all downloadable software on the Wii. You can learn more about the channel HERE. You'll need a broadband Internet connection in order to access the channel—click HERE for a great step-by-step tutorial on how to connect. Once you're up and running, it's time to explore all of the great offerings from the Wii Shop Channel, including software, classic games, and new games—all downloadable right to your Wii console. Click HERE to learn more about this great built-in entertainment.
To see a list of the classic games available for download, click HERE. To see a list of new games available for download, click HERE. To learn about the built-in software, plus FREE downloadable Wii Channels Netflix, and more, click HERE.