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The Wii is a video game console developed by Nintendo, for which several Sonic the Hedgehog games were released. The Wii is the successor to the Nintendo GameCube and the predecessor to the Wii U.

The Wii competed in the seventh generation of video game consoles alongside Sony's PlayStation 3 and Microsoft's Xbox 360.

Early models of the Wii were backward-compatible with all Nintendo GameCube games and accessories (Except The Gameboy Player). However in late 2011, a reconfigured version of the Nintendo Wii, the "Wii Family Edition" was released. This version removed the Nintendo GameCube compatibility.[5] The same thing applies with the Wii Mini.

Although currently sold in North America, its original model has been discontinued in Europe (along with its Family Edition model) and in Japan since 20 October 2013.[6] As of 20 May 2014, the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service has been discontinued for the Wii, and instead replaced by the Nintendo Network for the Wii U.[7]

List of Sonic games on Wii

Sonic and the Secret Rings (2007)
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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (2007)
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity (2008)
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Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)
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Sega Superstars Tennis (2008)
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Sonic Unleashed (2008)
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Sonic and the Black Knight (2009)
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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (2009)
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Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (2010)
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Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I (2010)
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Sonic Colors (2010)
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Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (2011)

Virtual Console

The Virtual Console logo.

The Virtual Console (often abbreviated as VC) is a section of the Wii Shop Channel that offers titles released on past consoles. Several Sonic the Hedgehog games were released on this service. The Wii was the first console to offer this service, with the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U later adopting the service. Nintendo discontinued the Wii Shop Channel in 2018.

List of Sonic games on Virtual Console

Sega Master System

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Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Sonic Chaos

Sega Mega Drive

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Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Sonic Spinball
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Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Sonic & Knuckles Sonic 3D Blast

Wii Mini

A smaller, redesigned model called the Wii Mini is released on 2 December 2013 in Canada,[8] 15 March 2013 in Europe and on 17 November 2013 in the US.[9] Unlike the Wii, it lacks internet connection, Nintendo GameCube backward capabilities, has only one USB Port and some features. The Wii Mini was sold for at least US/CA$99.99. The Wii Mini was discontinued worldwide in 2017.


The canceled Sonic Wii remote holder by First 4 Figures.




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  2. Sanders, Kathleen (13 September 2006). US Wii Price, Launch Date Revealed. IGN. Retrieved on 13 June 2018.
  3. Guillemin, Christophe (7 December 2006). Nintendo met en place 400.000 consoles Wii pour son lancement en France (French). ZDnet. Retrieved on 13 June 2018.
  4. CESA (2014). "11". CESA Games 2014 White Paper. CESAGames. p. 159. ISBN 978-4-902346-30-5.
  5. Humphries, Matthew (17 August 2011). Nintendo’s new Wii drops Gamecube compatibility, bundles more games. Retrieved on 22 June 2018.
  6. Fingas, Jon (20 October 2013). Nintendo stops selling Wii consoles in Japan. Engadget. Retrieved on 22 June 2018.
  7. Nintendo. Service Discontinuation: Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Service. Retrieved on 22 December 2014.
  8. Nintendo Introduces new Wii Mini That's all about the Games. Nintendo (27 November 2012). Retrieved on 22 June 2018.
  9. Makuch, Eddie (4 November 2013). $99 Wii Mini confirmed for U.S.. Gamespot. Retrieved on 22 June 2018.
  10. Nintendo Power March 2007