Once the user has downloaded the game or application, it will appear in their Wii Menu or SD Card Menu as a new channel. WiiWare is a companion to the Virtual Console, which specializes in emulated games originally developed for other systems instead of original games.
Like Virtual Console games, WiiWare is purchased using Nintendo Points. However, unlike Virtual Console games, instruction manuals are stored on the Wii Shop Channel itself.
- Video games developers for the Wii Ware have criticized the 40 megabyte size limit imposed on games on the service; the WiiWare version of Super Meat Boy was cancelled after the developer refused to compromise on quality in order to pass under the size limit.
|Predecessor: Nintendo GameCube|
Successor: Wii U
ControllersWii Remote - Nunchuk - Wii Classic Controller - Wii Classic Controller Pro
RevisionsWii Family Edition - Wii Mini
Other HardwareOptical Disc - SD Card - Wii Sensor Bar - Wii Vitality Sensor - Wii Balance Board - Wii MotionPlus - Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector
SoftwareList of Wii Channels - Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection - WiiConnect24 - Virtual Console - Wii Shop Channel - WiiWare