Wii does not come with a virtual console. You need to buy a classic controller. Q: Classic, what’s classic about the brand new Wii? A: The wire and lack of a motion sensor. So get yourself a Wii controller and get downloading from the Wii Shop. The Wii shop channel is a free download, go there right after you connect your Wii to the Internet.
You never actually get to touch the software, hence the virtual-ness. In some ways, that’s neat. You won’t need to remove the disc from the Wii, you do not need to worry about deleting a virtual console game you downloaded, because it is your to download forever.
Nintendo has surprised fans this week with some new virtual console downloads from the Wii shop. The following retro titles will be available today:
NES: Play Action Football (500 Points)
SEGA: Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (800 Wii Points)
TurboGrafx16: Neutopia II (600 Points)
Nintendo has announced another freebee channel to add to your Wii called Mii Celebrity. Vaguely, the idea is to have celeb popularity contests with your Miis. More info to follow.