The Wii has many advanced features compared to the previous Nintendo consoles. For example, the primary wireless controller, the Wii Remote, can be used as a handheld pointing device and detects movement in three dimensions. Another notable feature of the console is WiiConnect24, which enables it to receive messages and updates over the Internet while in standby mode.
The Wii is Nintendo's fifth home console, and the successor of the Nintendo GameCube, with most models being fully backwardly compatible with all GameCube games and most accessories.
It was succeeded by the Wii U.