That exploit requires the Super Smash Brothers Brawl game, which isn’t necessarily hard to get or expensive to purchase, but the method we’ll be showing you has far fewer hoops to jump through.
There are also a number of other methods however, Letter Bomb works without a game and only on System Menu 4.3.
The Nintendo Wii was introduced in 2006 and, since then, over 100 million units have shipped.
So, the Wii is almost ten years old, plentiful, and with a few simple hacks, you can conceivably extend its life a few more years.
Of course, the standard warnings and disclaimers apply: any changes or modifications you perform on your Wii are completely up to you and your sole responsibility.
It’s really hard to brick a Wii this way, but it could happen. It’s simply what it sounds like, a channel, much like the Netflix or Nintendo e Shop.
Click right to Wii System Settings 2, then click “Internet - Console Information” and copy the MAC address. The hack we’re using is called Letterbomb, and while it sounds scary and unpleasant, once you see how it works you’ll understand why.
The Wii is already a pretty versatile gaming console.
Out of the box you could play hundreds of virtual console games, which are exact replicas of older titles for systems like NES, Sega Genesis, Commodore 64, and more.
Channels are nothing more really than Nintendo’s version of apps.
So when you open a channel, all it’s going to do is give you extended functionality above and beyond just playing games.