Useful Notes / WiiWare

WiiWare is a service from Nintendo that allows people to download games to their Wii. Unlike the Virtual Console, which lets you play old games from the past, WiiWare is composed of mostly original titles.

It can be thought of as the Wii's approximate equivalent of the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network. Like the Virtual Console, WiiWare games are added to the roster once a week. Some games were playable online, such as Dr. Mario Online Rx and Tetris Party. Some games also have extra content that can be downloaded to the game for an extra fee, known as Pay + Play. Much like the other console's digital download services, WiiWare has spawned some unique titles of its own.

With the announced shutdown of the Wii Shop Channel, this service will go down alongside any games contained within it. As of March 26, 2018, it is no longer possible to add funds to the Wii Shop, preventing any future purchases from being made.

Compare DSiWare.

WiiWare titles include: