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Mii Channel

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Title Screen

Mii Channel

Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Wii
Released in JP: December 2, 2006
Released in US: November 19, 2006
Released in EU: December 8, 2006
Released in AU: December 7, 2006
Released in KR: April 26, 2008
Released in TW: July 12, 2008

DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.

To do:
  • Revisional differences.
  • The face library archive in apps.7z in wiidump.7z has a build of the software in the tools directory, investigate.

The Mii Channel is an application for the Wii that lets you create avatar characters known as Miis, which can then appear in other games and applications. While they were little more than an optional curiosity at first, you pretty much can't use a modern Nintendo console without creating one now. After the release of the 3DS, the app was renamed "Mii Maker".

Build Date

Present in builddate.dat, in the root of the archive.

v0 v2 v3 v4 v5 v6
10/5 0:18:56
11/11 21:51:14
1/16 10:39:14
7/3 10:51:56
3/6 20:34:12
10/6 16:06:57

Version differences

Five versions of the Mii Channel, internally numbered 2 through 6 (note that numbering starts at 0), are provably known to exist. In addition to those:

  • v5 also has a separate Korean version (the international version of the Mii Channel is region-free and otherwise distributed in all other regions);
  • v6 also has a separate version for WiiU and Wii Mini (omitting WiiConnect24 as well as, inexplicably, Wiimote Memory support). If the regular v6 is installed on one of said consoles, the Wii Remote storage can be accessed and appears to be fully functional. The hidden Nintendo DS connectivity feature is still implemented, albeit obviously non-functional on Wii Mini.

Internal project name

The software is internally named nigaoe.