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Nintendo Wii Controller (Wii)

Platform : Nintendo Wii
211 customer reviews

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  • Wireless remote control for Nintendo Wii
  • The Wii Remote can be a sword for one game, a steering wheel for racing, a paintbrush, golf Club, airplane and more
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo Wii
  • BBFC Rating: Parental Guidance
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B000IMWK2G
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 18.4 x 1.3 cm ; 209 g
  • Release Date: 8 Dec. 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (211 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 828 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Product Description

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Amazon.co.uk Review

To make gaming as accessible to people of all ages and all abilities, Nintendo wanted to create a controller that was as inviting as it was sophisticated- the result is the Wii Remote. Nintendo fused the global familiarity of a remote control with the sophistication of motion-sensing technology to come up with an input device that differentiates the Wii from any other console that has come before it.

Revolutionary control
Sporting the dimensions of a small traditional remote control, the wireless Wii Remote is a multifunctional device that is limited only by the game designer's imagination. The magic of the Wii Remote's design lies within; accelerometers inside the controller body measure movement in all directions and at all speeds. In a tennis game, it serves as your racket as you swing your arm for a long forehand or a quick and hard backhand. In a 4x4 driving game it serves as a steering wheel, allowing you to swerve to avoid obstacles or pickup power-ups. In first-person shooters, the Wii Remote acts as a firearm that you can point directly at an on-screen enemy. The list of potential uses is enormous, and the light weight of the Wii Remote allows gamers to play for hours without feeling fatigued.



The Wii Remote boasts impressive technology for such a compact package.


All Wii Remote buttons are accessible and responsive. View larger.


Control many games from up to 30 feet away. View larger.


The motion sensing technology is neatly tucked away within the Wii Remote body.View larger.


The remote feels comfortable in both right and left hands. View larger.

As comfortable as it is functional

The Wii Remote is equally comfortable in right and left hands and houses just the right number of buttons for gaming- not so many that new players will get confused, but enough so that Wii games don't feel constrained. On the face of the remote are the D (or "plus") pad, a large "A" button which is used for major on-screen actions, and two small options buttons. Between the game buttons are a plus and minus buttons (which often act as "forwards" and "back"), as well as a "Home" button to engage the Wii home screen to change settings or check remote battery levels. On the back side of the controller is a trigger-like "B" button, perfect for timing releases of a bowling roll in Wii Sports.

Thankfully, battery life is excellent with the two included AA batteries, just as with the previous generation of Nintendo wireless controllers.

Immersive intelligence

Along the bottom of the Wii Remote, four blue LED lights indicate which player position the remote is currently set to. The controller automatically connects to the Wii console via Bluetooth wireless technology. Below the LEDs, an expansion port lets you connect a number of devices including the Nunchuk and Classic controllers for Virtual Console gaming (Virtual Console games and controller accessories sold separately). Other features of the Wii Remote include adjustable rumble force-feedback and a reinforced wrist strap to ensure safe use. A speaker inside the remote gives the player feedback about the strength of swings or the accuracy of their moves- such as realistic tennis noises as the "racket" connects with the ball in Wii Sports. Overall, the physical design of the remote is extremely sturdy and of very high quality, ensuring countless hours of Wii gaming fun!



Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

178 of 186 people found the following review helpful By leonardo on 15 Mar. 2007
The Wii Remote Controller is shaped like a standard TV remove, and has motion sensing ability. You wave it around, and your on-screen character waves their wand!

This isn't an add-on controller - this is the actual, standard controller that most if not all games on the Nintendo Wii use as their primary control unit. There is also a "nunchuck" that can be used in your off hand, but many games don't use the nunchuck.

The aim of the Wii was to make gaming as simple and intuitive as possible for the casual non gamer. Pretty much every person with a TV is comfortable using a TV remote. You point, you click. The Wii Remote Controller works in the same fashion. The motion sensors know what you are doing with the remote. If you're playing a baseball game, you swing at the ball. If you're playing a bowling game, you bring your arm back and swing it forward. Everything "makes sense". A sword swing? A light saber battle? Just move your arm and the character does the same thing.

There are only two buttons that really matter. There's an A button on the front that you push for most operations. There's also a trigger underneath that is the B button. Depending on the game, they will have you use one or the other button. There are also a few other buttons for more complex gaming. There's a D-pad. A "home" button lets you go instantly back to the main Wii menu if you're tired of playing. There's a plus and minus button, a 1 and 2 button. There's even a power button. You don't have to walk over to your Wii any more to turn it on or off. Just hit the power button on the remote and you're all set.

The remote runs on two AA batteries, so there's no USB plugging in or charging up, as with the other systems' remotes.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By C. Husson on 21 Jan. 2008
I purchased a wiimote last week, arrived next day and paid less than current shop prices. The wiimote is the Japanese version but as stated in the covering letter from seller it works in the same way as the UK version - you just need to check your original English instructions and press the red sync button on the back of the wiimote and the red sync button inside the front casing on the wii console at the same time and away you go. Don't be put off by some of the other reviews I was very pleased with my purchase.
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45 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Liza E. Brooks on 30 April 2008
You only get one wiimote in the standard kit wii console and while this is a fantastic controller hence why I have given it 5 stars for fun I think it is over priced as unlike other consoles there is no 'after market' 3rd part alternatives that are cheaper.

I would welcome a reduction in the price by nintendo to make the additional wiimotes more accessible for more people. Your looking at the best part of £150 to get 3 more wiimotes and nunchucks required for 4 player mode. I have got 4 and it really does make play more fun and allow more people to join in.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Victoria Hodgkins on 17 Feb. 2012
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Not in box as shown, is NOT an official controller by Nintendo as stated. Amazon page claims it's 'by Nintendo' but then the seller turns out to be a shipper who is definitely NOT Nintendo. Wish I'd had read the other reviews. As far as I can see it works about as well as a ten pound knock off from eBay but no better. Be warned.
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66 of 72 people found the following review helpful By CS on 9 Jan. 2007
This is a "must have" for the Wii owner who wants to play against friends / neighbours / family etc. You will need a nunchuck as well if you want to play boxing (Wii Sports) etc. If you are buying a Wii now, you might as well get the controller now as well - you will end up being frustrated waiting for it to arrive seperately otherwise!
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By MazleyL on 1 July 2013
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Don't buy this - buy one for £7.99 instead. This is not an official wii controller as shown in the picture. As far as i'm concerned this is in direct breach of the trades description act by way of misleading photos.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Crown on 4 Aug. 2007
This really is a great controller. It gives you a sense of freedom and accuracy pretty much unmatched elsewhere. I would heartily recommend it, though i do have two pieces of advice first: 1) It uses alot of batteries, so you'll save a heck of a lot of money in the long run by buying a charger for it. 2) If you don't own 'Wii play', i'd advise buying that, as you get a controller free with it, which makes it quite a bargain.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Jay on 7 Jan. 2007
I'm not going to go into detail about the Wii or the games, because thats not what this is about. The controller is simply what makes the Nintento Wii the console that it is. The motion sensitive controls have proved popular even with my grandma who found it perfectly easy to use and ended up bowling a couple of strikes.

For the most part this controller works excellently, however, If there are alot of 2.4ghz wireless connections around you the one on the Wiimote will cut out occasionally, this isn't normally a problem as most software seems to cut down the rumble or speaker signal, and keep the motion sensitive and pointer signals. However, other do not do so (such as red steel, which loses the pointing capability occasionally). This is not Nintendo's fault however and so you can make do by turning off the speaker and rumble features and you're playing quite happily after that.

A little pointer to the one of the other reviewers, the motion sensing has nothing to do with the Wii-mote 'seeing' the sensor bar, as you put it, that is only used as a light source for the pointer to orient itself.

The only real problems with this controller are that it's not quite sensitive enough for little movements (i.e. putting in Wii Golf), and it absolutely eats batteries. You have a choice, either buy duracell Alkaline's for £[...] a week, or buy some 2400MaH Ni-Mh batteries with a charger for around £[...], which should only need charging once every 3-4 days (with constant use).

The truth of this controller is that it is just plain fun, it is the ultimate party controller and one that allows you to interact with your games on a whole other level, and in some cases, streamlines the way you've played games before now. Enough talk now, go try one yourself and make your own mind up.
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