WiiConnect24

WiiConnect24 was a feature of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection for the Wii console.wikipedia
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WiiConnect24 was a feature of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection for the Wii console.
It also supported the now discontinued WiiConnect24 service, which enabled Wii to receive messages and updates over the Internet while in standby mode.

Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection

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WiiConnect24 was a feature of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection for the Wii console.
Certain Wii games use the 16-digit Wii Number to share some data passively between mutually registered users via WiiConnect24 instead of using independent Friend Codes.

List of Wii games using WiiConnect24

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Consequently, the Wii channels that required it, online data exchange via Wii Message Board, and passive online features for certain games (the latter two of which made use of 16-digit Wii Friend Codes) have all been rendered unusable.
This is a list of games on the Wii video game console that use WiiConnect24.

SpotPass and StreetPass

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WiiConnect24 is succeeded by SpotPass, a different trademark name for similar content-pushing functions that the Nintendo Network service can perform for the newer Nintendo 3DS and Wii U consoles.
SpotPass is a Nintendo 3DS and Wii U "always on" online background connectivity system, similarly to how predecessor WiiConnect24 originally functioned with Wii, which can automatically seek and connect to wireless network nodes such as Wi-Fi hotspots, sending and downloading information in the background while in sleep mode or while playing a game or running an application.

Nintendo

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It was first announced at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in mid-2006 by Nintendo. During an interview with the Japanese newspaper Nikkei Business Publications, Nintendo's CEO, Satoru Iwata, revealed that the WiiConnect24 could be used for the downloading of demos for the Nintendo DS (this was later revealed to be the Nintendo Channel).
Another notable feature of the console is WiiConnect24, which enables it to receive messages and updates over the Internet while in standby mode.

Nintendo Channel

During an interview with the Japanese newspaper Nikkei Business Publications, Nintendo's CEO, Satoru Iwata, revealed that the WiiConnect24 could be used for the downloading of demos for the Nintendo DS (this was later revealed to be the Nintendo Channel).
The Nintendo Channel, known as the Everybody's Nintendo Channel (みんなのニンテンドーチャンネル Minna no Nintendō Channeru) in Japan, is a defunct online service, which was accessed through the use of WiiConnect24 on Nintendo's Wii game console.

Animal Crossing: City Folk

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For example, a friend could send messages to another player's town without the other player being present in the game Animal Crossing: City Folk.
Using WiiConnect24, Nintendo periodically sent out downloadable content to online players.

Wii Menu

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WiiConnect24 was used to receive content such as Wii Message Board messages sent from other Wii consoles, Miis, emails, updated channel and game content, and notification of software updates.
Miis can interact with other Wii users by showing up on their Wii consoles through the WiiConnect24 feature or by talking with other Miis created by Wii owners all over the world.

Nintendo Network

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WiiConnect24 is succeeded by SpotPass, a different trademark name for similar content-pushing functions that the Nintendo Network service can perform for the newer Nintendo 3DS and Wii U consoles.

List of Wii Wi-Fi Connection games

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Additionally, the now-defunct WiiConnect24 connection had provided a method for some Wii games to interact online, but rather in a passive method from console to console.

Check Mii Out Channel

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When WiiConnect24 was turned on, Nintendo would send a message as soon as new contests began or when a contest update was available, if the user had set up an Internet connection.

Mario Kart Wii

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Mario Kart Wii featured the "Mario Kart Channel", which was available as an optionally selectable channel on the Wii Menu, that presented current regional or worldwide rankings for Time Trials, and the option of sending or receiving ghost data via WiiConnect24 (it is no longer supported and does not function as of June 28, 2013).

Electronic Entertainment Expo

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It was first announced at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in mid-2006 by Nintendo.

Sleep mode

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It enabled the user to remain connected to the Internet while the console was on standby.

Wii U

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On June 27, 2013, Nintendo terminated the WiiConnect24 service features globally due to the release of the Wii U.

Nintendo 3DS

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WiiConnect24 is succeeded by SpotPass, a different trademark name for similar content-pushing functions that the Nintendo Network service can perform for the newer Nintendo 3DS and Wii U consoles.

Mii

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WiiConnect24 was used to receive content such as Wii Message Board messages sent from other Wii consoles, Miis, emails, updated channel and game content, and notification of software updates.

Email

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WiiConnect24 was used to receive content such as Wii Message Board messages sent from other Wii consoles, Miis, emails, updated channel and game content, and notification of software updates.

Firmware

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The Wii Optical Drive will glow a neon-blue colour when Wii Message Board data has been received through WiiConnect24 in Standby Connect mode and, with firmware 3.0 and above, it will briefly flash when the console is turned on.

Japanese bush warbler

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The flowing light on the Wii is timed with the bird call of the Japanese bush warbler.

Nintendo DS

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During an interview with the Japanese newspaper Nikkei Business Publications, Nintendo's CEO, Satoru Iwata, revealed that the WiiConnect24 could be used for the downloading of demos for the Nintendo DS (this was later revealed to be the Nintendo Channel).

SMS

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According to Nintendo's European micro-site for the Wii, WiiConnect24 can be used to send SMS messages "to family members that are out and about", and exchange pictures and messages with other Wii users.