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The Nintendo Wii is a seventh generation console created by Nintendo. It was first released on November 19, 2006 in North America and in December 2006 for most other regions. It is Nintendo's fifth major home game console, following the GameCube.

Over the years, the Wii became the sixth best selling console of all time, and revolutionized motion controls in the world of video games. The Wii was also the console of some of the top 50 best selling games of all time, including Wii Sports, Super Smash Brothers, Wii Fit, and Mario Kart Wii.


On top of being a popular console, the Wii also has a huge homebrew scene. The homebrew scene began small, but became big rather fast in the late 2000s to the early 2010s. While the popularity of Wii homebrew declined, it still remains heavily popular. Because the Wii is not a trivial console to homebrew, it is the easiest console to get into in terms of homebrew. There are many homebrew applications, ranging from utilities, to emulators.


Main article: Hardware


Wii hardware

Product codes


RVL is the product code for all consumer Wiis, including Wii Family Edition and Wii mini.


RVL0 has only been seen in Data Check & Log Check and MIOS's Revolution OS versions. No physical unit has been seen.


RVT is a code that is used on development units and products, such as RVT-H, NDEV, RVT-R Reader, and the RVT-R Writer. It has also been seen on the MIDI Adapter and the RVT-R Disc.


RVD is only known to exist because it is mentioned in IOS's KD module. It is seen on the headers of NDEV 1.x units, likely suggesting that either the product code was renamed to RVT, or the NDEV was intended to have a special product code.


Main article: Revolution Arcade

RVA is the product code for the Wii-based arcade board developed for a number of Japanese arcade vendors, but only seen used in Capcom arcade cabinets.

Unlike the other product codes, RVA is not mentioned in IOS, and it is listed as RVT-001 in /title/00000001/00000002/data/setting.txt. The NAND Boot Program detects this console type by checking if /title/00000001/00000002/data/RVA.txt exists.