- The Nintendo Wii stood out from its competitors with its motion-based controls, attracting a wide audience of families and non-traditional gamers.
- Despite being phased out in favor of the Wii U, the Wii retains a strong fanbase due to its classic first-party titles.
- One Nintendo fan has created a display using their modded Wiis. The systems are modded to keep the LED lighting activated whenever the system is on.
A dedicated Nintendo Wii fan recently modded their many consoles in a visually impressive display. Nintendo launched the Wii as a competitor to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2006, and it stood out from its contemporaries thanks to its inventive motion-based controls. Using the system’s WiiMote controller, players could see their movements recreated in-game, and this novel approach helped bring in a wider audience of families and non-traditional gamers. As a result, the Nintendo Wii quickly became one of the highest-selling video game consoles of all time.
The Wii was eventually phased out in favor of the Nintendo Wii U in 2012, but it still retains a strong fanbase thanks to a wide range of classic first-party titles like Super Mario Galaxy, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. More tech-savvy Wii fans have also devised creative ways to mod their consoles over the years, transforming the system into a Game Boy Color-shaped handheld or even using it to run emulated versions of classic games that weren’t included in the Wii’s Virtual Console store.
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Reddit user MineOSaurus_Rex put together an impressive display for their many old Nintendo Wii consoles, which they shared a picture of on r/gaming. They modded their systems to keep the LED lights in their disk drives glowing, as they usually only light up when the console is turned on or reading a recently inserted disk. The result is an impressive tower of glowing blue lights that has gained over seven thousand upvotes as of this writing.
Modded Wiis Are Helpful When Farming Shiny Pokemon
Many other Reddit users have commented about why MineOSaurus_Rex has so many Nintendo Wii consoles at the ready, leading them to explain that they use them for hunting shiny Pokemon, using the consoles to run multiple Pokemon games at once to increase the likelihood of running into an ever-illusive alternate color variant. As for finding all of these consoles, MineOSaurus_Rex says that they tend to search Japanese marketplaces, thrift shops, and local game stores for old Wii hardware, adding that using outlets like eBay isn’t the best way to find them.
Whenever MineOSaurus_Rex next uses their collection of modded Nintendo Wii consoles to farm for shiny Pokemon, they can now do so without the systems taking up too much room. The perpetually glowing light adds a nice look to this display, and serves as another example of fans finding creative new functions and uses for Nintendo’s beloved seventh-generation console.
The seventh generation saw the creation of the Wii. Nintendo’s system was built to compete with the ever-popular Xbox 360 and PS3. Featuring motion controls and a unique lineup of games, the Wii became a very popular console for the tech giant.
- Original Release Date
- November 9, 2006