The Nintendo Wii Turns Five Today, Dust Yours Off and Say Happy Birthday

Do you remember where you were five years ago? If you're a gamer there's a good chance you were standing in line waiting for the Nintendo Wii, and an even better chance you didn't get one. » 11/19/11 6:30pm 11/19/11 6:30pm

Nintendo Wii U FAQ

Nintendo's next console, the Wii U, has got us excited. It combines the best parts of the Wii with the graphical power of the other consoles and throws in the most insanest, ridiculously awesome controller we've ever played for good measure. But I'm sure you guys have questions. Here's what we know about the Wii U so… » 6/08/11 3:30pm 6/08/11 3:30pm

Wiimote and iPhone Combine Powers to Become...the Invisible Instrument!

I love this little Kickstarter project which has received some serious heat in the time it's been running. The creator wants to build an app he can release on the App Store (hopefully for free), which will pair a Wiimote with iPhone or iPod Touch for some serious music-making. » 4/15/11 2:20pm 4/15/11 2:20pm

Sonic's Depressing New Gig: Charging Wiimotes

Sonic, that talented hedgehog you might remember for racing around at superhedgehog speeds or flamboyantly collecting golden rings, has a new line of work. Charging Wiimotes. God only knows where Tails has ended up. » 12/27/10 7:40pm 12/27/10 7:40pm

How to Stream Media without Buying Any More Gear

So, you'd love to get the movies, music, and photos from your laptop to your living room, but you don't want to buy another box, right? Well, If you have a game console, you're in luck. ZOMG IT'S SOOOO EASY. » 10/18/10 1:00pm 10/18/10 1:00pm

Netflix Streaming on Wii Doesn't Require a Disc Anymore

Just when Nintendo-loving Netflix streamers were feeling left out in the cold, Wii has joined the PS3 in dropping the Netflix disc requirement. Instead, Netflix is available as a download from the Wii Shop Channel. » 10/18/10 8:31am 10/18/10 8:31am

Nintendo Celebrates Mario's Birthday With Red Wiis and Gaming Boxsets

This month marks the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., and in good form Nintendo has painted Wiis red and rereleased Super Mario All Stars in a cherry red boxset. Itsa Mario time! » 10/07/10 11:05am 10/07/10 11:05am

New Wiimote With Inbuilt MotionPlus Inadvertently Outed

Leaked on the retailer Gamestop's website in the artwork for the FlingSmash game is the "Wii Remote Plus," which looks to be a wiimote with inbuilt MotionPlus, for more accurate real-time control. » 9/24/10 8:00am 9/24/10 8:00am

Sony Move Review: Don't Be Wii 2.0

As expected, Sony's Move is perfectly competent, hardware-wise, because Sony is a hardware company. But making games that mimic Nintendo's casual-friendly Wii party games is the wrong move. Instead, they need to focus on their true fanbase: The hardcore fans. » 9/17/10 1:00pm 9/17/10 1:00pm

Jaws Will Drop When Nintendo's Next Console Appears, Warns Game Designer

Nintendo game designer (and co-creator of Metroid) Yoshio Sakamoto is hyping up Nintendo's next console—even if it could be another eight years away. "At Nintendo we always have the obligation to surprise users with a new game console." » 9/07/10 7:20am 9/07/10 7:20am

The Wii Gets a Golden Classic Controller for GoldenEye

Nintendo is bringing back GoldenEye, the classic first-person shooter from the N64 days. So it's only natural that they bring a golden controller with it. » 8/11/10 10:44am 8/11/10 10:44am

The Ultimate Nintendo Wii Accessory: Inflatable Mario Kart

I was skeptic when I first saw this inflatable Mario kart for the Nintendo Wii last month. I thought it was silly. After seeing it in action in E3, I'm sold. [Twitpic via Angel Jimenez] » 6/17/10 2:20pm 6/17/10 2:20pm

Nintendo Prez Suggests Next Console Could Be 3D

It's a good week for Nintendo to be hinting at their next console going 3D. After all, their 3DS portable has been lapped up by every dog in town for E3, and all eyes are on Ninty's next move. » 6/17/10 7:40am 6/17/10 7:40am

Some Wii Accessories Are Better Left Unmade

It's inflatable, so at least you can stow it away under your bed or in a closet in its natural deflated state—but really, how many times would you actually use this racing kart? » 6/01/10 7:00pm 6/01/10 7:00pm

Wii Still Proves Big Draw For 'Molester Monks'

Despite the Wii being available for almost four years now, it's still proving a tool worth buying to lure in unsuspecting kiddies. Not that we're recommending you do that, obviously. » 5/31/10 3:00pm 5/31/10 3:00pm

Nintendo Investigating Foxconn Conditions

Contrary to a lot of reports, more than just Apple's products are made at Foxconn's Shenzhen factories. Nintendo, whose Wii and other products are made there, has announced it shall be investigating the working and living conditions of the factory workers in light of the suicides. [MarketWatch via Kotaku] » 5/28/10 4:35am 5/28/10 4:35am

Konnet PowerV Duo Charges 2 Wiimotes, 2 USB Devices

Having an induction charger for your Wiimotes is a necessity. Having one that can charge your Wiimotes and two USB devices at the same time might be a little extravagant. Thankfully, at $35, the Konnet PowerV Duo a justifiable extravagance. » 5/25/10 7:00pm 5/25/10 7:00pm

Wii Sales Down 21% In Last Year, But Why?

Cold, hard proof that Nintendo needs to pull its head out of its arse and release some new hardware (not just relying on a 3D novelty to work wonders): they sold 21 per cent less Wiis last year. » 5/06/10 3:58am 5/06/10 3:58am

Wii Emulator Shows Off Some Super-Widescreen Viewpoints

This is what Super Smash Bros. Brawl looks like at a super-widescreen resolution, when using Dolphin, a Wii emulator on a PC. It's so wide, you can barely make it out when shrunk down to fit Gizmodo's image constraints. » 4/07/10 6:01am 4/07/10 6:01am

Nintendo Wii Netflix Watch Instantly Discs Arrive Tomorrow

The first batch of Netflix Watch Instantly discs for the Wii have been shipped, so if you already ordered one, you can track its status—some people are slated to get 'em as early as tomorrow. [ Netflix, Thanks tipsters!] » 3/25/10 1:09pm 3/25/10 1:09pm