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Wii console and controller

The Wii console alongside a Wii Remote.

The Wii is a video game console developed by Nintendo, for which several Sonic the Hedgehog games were released. The Wii is the successor to the Nintendo GameCube and the predecessor to the Wii U.

The Wii competed for sales in the seventh generation of video game consoles alongside the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.

Early models of the Wii were backward-compatible with all Nintendo GameCube games and accessories. However in late 2011, a reconfigured version of the Nintendo Wii, the "Wii Family Edition" was released. This version removed the Nintendo GameCube compatibility.[1] The same thing applies with the Wii Mini.

Wii logo

The Wii logo.

Although currently sold in North America, its original model has been discontinued in Europe (along with its Family Edition model) and in Japan since 20 October 2013.[2][3]

List of Sonic games on Wii

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A Nintendo Power magazine featuring Sonic Colors.


Virtual Console

VCLogo

The Virtual Console logo.

The Virtual Console (often abbreviated as VC) is a section of the Wii Shop Channel that offers titles released on past consoles. Several Sonic the Hedgehog games were released on this service. The Wii was the first console to offer this service, with the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U later adopting the service.

List of Sonic games on Virtual Console

Sega Master System

Sega Mega Drive (SEGA Genesis)

Wii Mini

A smaller, redesigned model called the Wii Mini is released on 2 December 2013 in Canada[4], 15 March 2013 in Europe and on 17 November 2013 in the US[5]. Unlike the Wii, it lacks internet connection, Nintendo GameCube backward capabilities, has only one USB Port and some features. The Wii Mini will be sold for at least US/CA$99.99.

Box Art Gallery

Box art for all Sonic the Hedgehog games released on the Wii.

Trivia

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I is the only Sonic game to be released as WiiWare, as its sequel, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II was released on other consoles and not to the Wii due to the WiiWare's hardware constraints.
  • According to Yojiro Ogawa, a port of Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) was originally going to be released on the Wii. However, due to the differences in hardware, Sonic & the Secret Rings was made instead.[6]

References

  1. http://www.geek.com/games/nintendos-new-wii-console-drops-gamecube-compatibility-bundles-more-games-1413513/
  2. [1]
  3. [www.engadget.com/2013/10/20/nintendo-stops-selling-wii-consoles-in-japan/]
  4. [www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/ONIEEqvK1pbPyTbW2lWO6QnPUiqqvuuI]
  5. [www.gamespot.com/articles/99-wii-mini-confirmed-for-u-s/1100-6415943/]
  6. Nintendo Power March 2007

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