The controller is very innovative and has features that were not present in past video game controllers. The most notable feature of the Wii's remote control is it's motion sensing ability. You are able to do multiple things with this remote, including swing it, aim, pull back, use it as a steering wheel, and much more. It also has two separate controls, the main one or the one that is usually displayed, resembles a standard television remote control, and the second unit, title the Nunchuk expansion, allows the player to have more gameplay abilities. Some games require the Nunchuk expansion, which is possibly why it came free with the console. Much like the Wii remote, the Nunchuk also has motion-sensing controls. The Wii Remote also has a speaker located below the Home button and above the 1 button. This remote requires two AA batteries, or it can be charged via a third-party charger. In the game Wii Sports Resort, an accessory has to be connected to the standard remote to allow improved motion sensing.
|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