Virtual Console (Wii)

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The Virtual Console was a special feature on the Wii Shop Channel that allowed people to download games that have been uploaded by their respective companies. Nintendo supplies many of the games, promising to fill it with their immense backlog of games from the Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and Nintendo 64. Nintendo will not be uploading GameCube games due to their large sizes, and due to the fact that the Wii is already backwards-compatible with the system. Other companies such as Hudson, Sega, SNK, and Commodore have also released their games for the Virtual Console.

On January 31, 2019, the Wii Shop Channel was closed. As of March 26, 2018, titles from the Wii Shop Channel could no longer be purchased.

Wii Points[edit]

Virtual Console games are bought with Wii Points via the Wii Shop Channel. Wii Points Cards, which are sold at most game retailers, each come with 2,000 redeemable Points on them. However, in Japan, cards are worth either 1,000, 3,000 or 5,000 Wii Points. Wii Points can also be purchased directly through the Wii Shop Channel with a credit card in blocks of either 1,000, 2,000, 3,000, 4,000 or 5,000 Points.


  • NES games: 500 Points
  • SNES games: 800 Points
  • N64 games: 1000 Points
  • SG games: 800 Points
  • TG16 games: 600 Points
  • Neo Geo Games: 900 Points
  • MSX Games (Japan only): 800 Points
  • C64 Games (Europe only): 500 Points

While this pricing is true for most games, a few select games have been priced differently. Imported games such as Super Mario RPG and Mario's Super Picross in Europe and Australia and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels outside Japan cost 100 Wii Points more than usual.