Wii - Timeline

Thursday22nd Oct 2020

  • Poll Rate Your Favourite Wii Games

    Help us assemble the top 50 Wii games ever

    Next year will be the fifteenth anniversary of the humble Nintendo Wii, the little motion-controlled console which broke away from the competition and started a revolution. It was a brilliantly compact piece of hardware (the size of three DVD boxes, remember?) which hosted a huge library of fantastic titles...

Friday9th Oct 2020

Wednesday23rd Sep 2020

Sunday20th Sep 2020

Friday28th Aug 2020

Saturday22nd Aug 2020

  • Random Astronomical Discovery In Super Mario Galaxy's Logo

    Get your telescope out

    This probably isn't the sort of Super Mario Galaxy article you were hoping or expecting to see around the time of the Nintendo mascot's 35th-anniversary celebrations but here we are...Twitter user and "starboy" CometMedal has been closely inspecting the 2007 Wii entry's logo. So what have they found? An edited image of the...

Monday3rd Aug 2020

Friday3rd Jul 2020

Friday26th Jun 2020

Wednesday17th Jun 2020

  • News Nintendo's Wii Is Still A Hit In Care Homes 13 Years Later

    Residents are "hooked"

    If you can believe it, it's now been around 13-and-a-half years since the Wii first burst into our living rooms, taking the world by storm thanks to its virtual takes on tennis, bowling and the like. If you were old enough at the time, you'll likely remember the stories that would circulate around the time of the console's...

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Wednesday10th Jun 2020

Monday8th Jun 2020

Wednesday27th May 2020

  • Random In Japan, You Can Buy A Nintendo Wii For 50 Cents

    And DS consoles are under a dollar

    The Wii and DS were phenomenally successful consoles, selling over 250 million units between them worldwide. That's great news when a system is 'alive' and still getting new games, but when it's a decade down the line, the software has dried up (well, almost dried up) and

Wednesday13th May 2020

Friday8th May 2020

Thursday7th May 2020

Monday4th May 2020

Sunday3rd May 2020

Wednesday8th Apr 2020

Monday6th Apr 2020

Wednesday25th Mar 2020

  • News Switch Has Now Surpassed Wii's Lifetime Sales In Japan

    But Wii's worldwide total remains on top

    The Nintendo Switch had a hugely successful week in Japan last week, shifting a massive 392,576 units according to Famitsu data. This places the console at an estimated 12.8 million sales over its relatively short lifetime, which means Nintendo's latest machine has just hit a new, significant milestone. As...

Tuesday28th Jan 2020

Monday27th Jan 2020

  • News Nintendo Will Stop Repairing Wii Consoles In Japan This March

    Farewell, old friend

    The Nintendo Wii is quite a machine – not only did it usher in a new era of motion-based gaming and turn millions of non-gamers into dedicated players (only for them to arguably drift away towards smart devices not long afterwards), it also sold a staggering 101.63 million units globally, making it Nintendo's most successful...

Sunday26th Jan 2020

Thursday23rd Jan 2020

Tuesday21st Jan 2020

Sunday12th Jan 2020

  • Feature Game Of The Decade Staff Picks - Super Mario Galaxy 2

    Another dimension, new galaxy

    Following on from our reader-voted Top 50 Games of the Decade, Nintendo Life staff members will be picking their personal favourite Nintendo games between the years 2010-2019. Today, PJ takes us right back to the start of the decade... Being asked to choose your favourite game of the decade should, in theory, be a...

Monday30th Dec 2019

  • Feature 2010-2019 - Nintendo's Decade In Review

    The highs and lows of the past 10 years

    So, that's it then – another decade is over. The past ten years are perhaps a little unusual in that they've been a reverse of the ten that preceded them; in the year 2000, Nintendo was struggling to keep pace with Sony in the home console arena and was facing competition for the handheld market thanks to...

Monday16th Dec 2019