Wii-Mote front side

Front-view and side-view of a Wii Remote

The Wii Remote is the main controller for the Wii. As the name suggests, it looks like a television remote, allowing it to be used in more ways than would be allowed with a standard video gaming controller, which is shown in the Wii Sports series. The production of the normal Wii Remote was discontinued in favor of the Wii Remote Plus.

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.

The Wii Remote is also compatible with the Wii U, and the Wii Remote Plus is compatible with the Wii X.



See also

Wii logo
Predecessor: Nintendo GameCube
Successor: Wii U
Wii Remote - Nunchuk - Wii Classic Controller - Wii Classic Controller Pro
Wii Family Edition - Wii Mini
Other Hardware
Optical Disc - SD Card - Wii Sensor Bar - Wii Vitality Sensor - Wii Balance Board - Wii MotionPlus - Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector
List of Wii Channels - Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection - WiiConnect24 - Virtual Console - Wii Shop Channel - WiiWare
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