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The Wii Turns 10 Today

Today marks the original release date of the Wii which was released in North America on November 19th 2006. The console redefined playing games with its ambitious and unique controller, the Wii Remote. The Wii also managed to attract a huge audience that otherwise wouldn’t be seen playing video games and Nintendo hopes to recapitalise on this with the upcoming Nintendo Switch platform. Anyway, happy birthday Wii!

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  1. Us hardcore fans may have not liked it all that much but you can’t deny how much of a success it was for Nintendo and how well they handled it in terms of marketing and appealing to casuals.

  2. Not to mention amongst the shovelware. The Wii had it’s share of hits such as…
    *Wii Sports & Wii Sports Resort
    *Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword
    *Red Steel 2
    *Excite Truck & Excite Bots
    *Mad World
    *Resident Evil Umbrella Ch. 1& 2
    *Dead Space Extraction
    *Order Up
    *Mario Galaxy 1 & 2
    *SSX Blur
    *Shawn White Snowboarding 1 & 2
    *Truma Center 1 & 2
    *Truma Team
    *New SMB Wii
    *Boom Blocks 1 & 2
    *Metroid Prime 3 Corruption
    *Metroid Other M
    *Chicken Little
    *Just Dance 2, 3 & 4
    *Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess
    *Watio Ware Smooth Moves
    *Warioland Shake it
    *Ghost Squad
    *House of the Dead 2 & 3
    *Mario Kart Wii
    *Tony Hawks Downhill Jam
    *Fortune Street
    *World of Goo
    *Tasenoko VS Capcom
    These games as well as others were great & memorable titles I play to this very day. If you still have a Wii without a library I suggest these as well as other fantastic titles.

    1. Exactly. So many good memories. If one takes a close look, one will find that the Wii has a great gaming library. And I could add other titles to you list, like The Last Story, The Conduit 1 and 2, Sin and Punishment, Wario Land, Bit.Trip Complete, Epic Mickey, Rock Band and Guitar Hero titles, DKCR, Pandora’s Tower, etc.

  3. I’ve always had a sort of love/hate attitude for the Wii. On one had, I hated it. Because of the crazy Wii remote, and how it made you do stupid, unnecessary things in games. Such as having to shake it, wiggle it, swing it etc. And how it caused some games to be unplayable (and many games to not even come to the console).

    On the other hand, I loved it. Because of the large amount of games, and how unique the Wii remote was (yes, I both love AND hate the remote). Any time I want to play a unique, odd little game, I have hundreds to choose from. And certain games (such as Pikmin 1 and 2, and Resident Evil 4) felt so natural with the Wii remote that it’s hard to imagine playing them any other way.

    And while my 402 Wii games are mostly casual, shovelware, I’m still proud of my collection. And I’m adding more to it on a regular basis (thank you Goodwill and Gamestop…..and ebay). HAPPY 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY, Wii!

    1. Wait… 402 Wii games? O.o

      I know you are The Collector and whatnot, but… Do you have its complete library?

      Anyway, congrats on that achievement!

            1. The PS2 library is ridiculously big, indeed. Some folks say there are over 2.5 K titles for it, but I never checked it myself.

              Regarding the Wii U, I don’t know either, but I guess it’s more than 200. I probably own around 60-70 games for it, and I’m not a collector as I skip every title does not grab my attention.

  4. I still have a wii and a wii u and some months a go a buyed more wii games. And I think that the wii is still whorth it.

  5. I didn’t realize until now, it’s also the 10 year anniversary of when I moved from California (whoopty doo!). I still remember the Wii releasing only a half month after I moved. Life was so hectic back then that it was hard for me to enjoy the Wii for quite a while. Rough times, those were. I still remember the Wii being sold out EVERYWHERE, and me having to wait an extra week before getting one.

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