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Download wii games
Download wii games

Normally you play a game on your Wii with a disc, but you can also download all kinds of games. In this article, we'll explain how to buy online games and how to download them to your Wii.


Method 1 of 3: Putting money into your account

Download Wii Games Step 1

Step 1. Buy Wii Points in the Wii Shop Channel

Select the Wii Shop Channel from the Wii menu. When you see the "Welcome to the Wii Shop Channel!" screen. click on 'Start Shopping'.

  • Click on the 'Points menu' button. Select 'Buy Wii Points with Credit Card'.
  • Enter the number of Wii Points you wish to purchase. (Note: There is a maximum number of unused Wii Points that can be stored on the Wii console).
  • Enter your credit card details. The shopping channel accepts both Visa and MasterCard. The Wii Points are immediately added to your account and you can start shopping right away.
Download Wii Games Step 2

Step 2. Deposit Wii points to your account with a Wii Points Card

Many outlets that sell Nintendo products will also sell Wii Points Cards. The Wii Points are already on these cards and the amount of Wii Points is indicated on the front of each card.

  • Enter the code printed on the card to add the Points to your account. Open the store channel and click on 'Points menu'. Select 'Use Wii Points Card'.
  • Remove the scratch layer on the back of the Wii Points Card to reveal the activation code. Enter the activation number on the screen and click 'OK'. After this, a confirmation screen will appear on the screen to indicate that your Wii Points have been added to your Wii Shop Account.
  • Buying Points online is often cheaper than using Cards.

Method 2 of 3: Download and play Virtual Console games and WiiWare games

Download Wii Games Step 3

Step 1. Understand the difference between Virtual Console and WiiWare:

  • The Virtual Console games available for download from the Wii Shop Channel have their origins in many different video game systems and are published by many different companies. There are several systems available such as Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, Neo Geo and more. The games can be purchased separately.
  • WiiWare are games that have been specially developed for the Wii. They are newer editions and often cost a bit more.
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Step 2. Open the Wii Shop Channel

When you see the "Welcome to the Wii Shop Channel!" screen. click on 'Start Shopping'. Choose Virtual Console or WiiWare.

  • Click Virtual Console to download a Virtual Console game. There are several ways to search the library, search by popularity, original system, genre, or other attributes.
  • Click WiiWare to download a WiiWare game. There are several ways to search the library, search by popularity, release date, genre or other attributes.
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Step 3. Find a game you want to buy

Click on the game of your choice to open the details. Click on the "controller" button next to the picture. Here you can see which controllers are supported. Some games will only work with some controllers, so always check first.

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Step #4. Click Download

You will now be asked where you want to save the game. If you have installed an SD card with enough free space, you can install the game there.

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Step 5. Confirm your download

A confirmation screen will now open stating which controllers are supported. Press 'Ok' to continue. In the confirmation screen you can now see how many Points you have left and how much disk space the game will take up.

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Step 6. Wait for the download to complete

Depending on the size of the game and the speed of your internet connection, it may take a while to download. When the download is complete, press 'OK' again.

Your new game can now be seen in the Wii menu

Method 3 of 3: Download new channels

Download Wii Games Step 9

Step 1. Select the Wii Shop Channel from the Wii menu

When you see the "Welcome to the Wii Shop Channel!" screen. click on 'Start Shopping'. Select 'Wii Channels'.

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Step 2. Search for the channel you want to add

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Step 3. Download the channel

Follow the instructions. When the download is complete, the channel will appear in the Wii menu.

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