Each and every new device or technology seems to have it’s own set of terminology. This can be really infuriating to someone new to the device who just wants to use it as quickly as possible. In the case of game consoles, and Nintendo Wii in particular, there are a few new Nintendo words to learn and a few unique concepts to understand. This article will cover the concept of Nintendo Wii points. It will detail what they are and what you can use them for. Oh, and how to get them.
Nintendo Wii points are effectively currency for Nintendo games and accessories. One Wii point equates to one US cent.
The Wii shop channel can be accessed when your console is connected to the internet. The Wii shop channel is the online store where you can buy various sorts of utilities and games for your console.
In terms of utilities, you can get things that make it easier to browse the internet or store photos. Many of these types of software are free or cost a small amount. You simply download them from the Wii shop channel and they are ready to go on your console.
However, most of your Wii points will be spent on getting new games. The virtual console is a part of the Wii shop channel that allows you to download games. Importantly, these games are not Wii games but previous versions of the Nintendo stable of game consoles.
So you can get Nintendo Entertainment System and Nintendo 64 games that can be played on your Wii console. They are generally cheaper than anywhere else you will find (500 – 1000 Wii points). The games vary but you can find many bestsellers that may not have cutting edge graphics but have a severely addictive quality.
Wii Points can be purchased online at the shop using a credit card. You have an account that is simply credited with new points. Or you can get them at a physical games store or other electronics store. They can make a good idea as a gift for a keen Nintendo gamer.
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