As Nintendo93 says above, the Virtual Console is part of the Wii already. All of the information in that post is correct!Originally Posted by s-one
You may have noticed a channel called the shop channel and wondered what it was for? It is for buying the licenses to be able to play a selection of old games on your Wii (you are in effect only renting them for the lifetime of your ownership of that individual machine for a one off payment).
The best place for advice about this is on the official Nintendo Wii website . Probably! The VC games are from older generations so they don't use the motion sensing at all, and the graphics are the original ones (so not as pretty), but there are some proper classics in there that would be accessible to younger players (as well as their parents!).
Good luck in whichever route you decide to take.