The Wii is Nintendo's biggest-selling home console in its history, out-performing lucrative predecessors such as the NES and SNES, while giving the company a lift after the relative struggles of the GameCube. It shook up the games industry - as the 'me too' reactions of Sony and Microsoft to motion control gaming showed - and captured a mainstream audience with its unique games.

It had a fascinating route to release too. YouTube channel Did You Know Gaming? has tackled the Wii in its latest video, which has some interesting snippets of information. These include the fact that the technology in the Wii Remote was original pitched to and rejected by Microsoft and Sony, and it's explained how Shigeru Miyamoto first explored the Mii idea way back in the Famicom days.

It's an intriguing watch, as always, so check it out below.

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