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Nintendo Wii Remotes

Wii Remote

Wii Remotes are the controllers that allow players to enjoy games on the Wii console. Utilizing motion sensing technology and an easy-to-use design, the Wii Remote only takes a few seconds to learn how to use and provides hours and hours of fun and entertainment.


How do the Wii Remote controllers actually work?

All Wii Remote controllers have sensors inside that allow them to recognize movement and also to point and aim at the television. The Wii console comes with a sensor bar that is placed beneath or above the television, sensing the movements of the Wii Remote. This allows players to play games like never before – by actually using motion to control a home video game instead of pushing buttons on a controller.

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How do you play a game using the Wii Remote?

The Wii Remote allows players to use basic, familiar motions to play a game. Swing your arm while holding the remote to hit a tennis ball back to your opponent, or rock your arm back and forth to mimic the movement of rolling a bowling ball down the lane. The controls are simple and intuitive, so anyone can play.

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How many can play the Wii at the same time?

Up to four players can play a Wii game at the same time. Most multiplayer games will allow anywhere from 1 to 4 players to play.

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How many controllers do I need?

The amount of controllers needed depends on how many people will be playing. If there are two people in the house, then two Wii Remotes will probably be just right. The Wii is designed for families to get off the couch and play together, so families will have the most fun with four controllers so the maximum amount of people can play games together.

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Can multiple people share the same controller to play games?

Certain games, like Bowling on Wii Sports, allow players to share one remote while they alternate playing, but most multiplayer games require players to have their own controllers. Be aware that when sharing controllers with another player, it takes time to remove the wrist strap, pass the controller, and then have the other player put the wrist strap on.

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What sorts of batteries are used for the Wii Remote?

The Wii Remote comes with two "AA" batteries. Those batteries will last for around 16 to 24 hours of play time.

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Can I use rechargeable batteries for the Wii Remote?

Yes, there are charge kits available that provide customized rechargeable battery packs and convenient charge stations to quickly and efficiently charge your Wii Remotes. Over the life of your Wii Console, you could save hundreds of dollars in batteries for 4 Wii Remotes.

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