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Wii would like to play.

— Slogan

The Wii, also known as the Nintendo 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 against 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 for 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,[11] with the same applying to the Wii Mini.

The original model, along with the Family Edition, was discontinued in Europe and in Japan on 20 October 2013.[12] On 20 May 2014, the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service was been discontinued for the Wii, and instead replaced by the Nintendo Network for the Wii U.[13]

Sonic games[]

Sonic and the Secret Rings (2007)
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity (2008)
Sonic Unleashed
Sonic Unleashed (2008)
Sonic and the Black Knight (Wii)
Sonic and the Black Knight (2009)
Sonic 4 Wii box
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I (2010)
Sonic Colors Wii US front foil
Sonic Colors (2010)

Other Wii Games[]

Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games - Wii North American boxart
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games


Super smash bros brawl
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)
Sega Super Stars Tennis2008
Sega Superstars Tennis (2008)
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic games official cover
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (2009)
Sonic & Sega all-stars racing Wii
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (2010)
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Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (2011)

GameCube Games[]

Sonic adv 2 battle box
Sonic Adventure 2: Battle (2001)
Sonic mega collection
Sonic Mega Collection (2002)
Sonic adventure dx
Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut (2003)
Sonic Heroes Coverart
Sonic Heroes (2003)
Gc sonic gems collection p o5pa9w
Sonic Gems Collection (2005)
Shadow the hedgehog (GC)
Shadow the Hedgehog (2005)
Duo Pack Sonic Heroes Super Monkey Ball
Duo Pack: Sonic Heroes / Super Monkey Ball (2005)
Sonic Riders GCN US
Sonic Riders (2006)
SonicAdventure2-Pack US Cover
Sonic Adventure 2-Pack (200X)

Nintendo Selects[]

Brawl Spain Nintendo Selects Box
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2013-2014)

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 for the Sega Genesis and the Master System 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.

Sonic games[]

Sega Master System[]

Sonic1 SMS Wii US icon Sonic2 SMS Wii US icon SC Wii US
Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Sonic Chaos

Sega Mega Drive[]

Sonic1 Wii US Sonic2 MD Wii US DRMBM MD VC Wii US Spinball Wii US
Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Sonic Spinball
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Sonic & Knuckles Sonic 3D Blast


Wii Family Edition[]

A redesigned model of the Wii dubbed the Wii Family Edition was released in late 2011. This model removes Nintendo GameCube backward compatibility entirely and the Wii logo and various labels are re-arranged to fit the console's horizontal design, as opposed to the original's vertical design; the system lacks a vertical stand as a result (though the stand is still compatible).

Wii Mini[]

A smaller, redesigned model called the Wii Mini was released on 7 December 2012 in Canada,[7] 22 March 2013 in Europe,[8] and 17 November 2013 in the US.[6][14] Similar to the Wii Family Edition, the system still lacks GameCube backward compatibility, but additionally, it lacks Wi-Fi support, contains only one USB port, and replaces the automated disc loader with a top-loading disc drive, much like the GameCube. The system also removes the ability to use S-Video and component cables. The Wii Mini was sold for only $99.99 CAD & USD (meaning Canadians got a deal as $100 USD equals roughly $128 CAD) and was discontinued worldwide in 2017.


First4Figures Sonic Wii remote holder

The canceled Sonic Wii Remote holder, by First 4 Figures.




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