Still looking for a gift for your Nintendo Wii gaming loved ones? WiiWare and Virtual Console games may be the answer. Gifting these downloadable games from one Nintendo Wii to another can be a bit tricky. Here is a guide to help you gift WiiWare and Virtual Console games from your Nintendo Wii.
Both you and the recipient will need to have their Nintendo Wii connected to the Internet. In addition, both the sender and the recipient must have accounts on the Wii Shop Channel. You will also need Wii Points to buy gifts on the Wii Shop Channel.
Finally, both of you must register the other’s Wii Number. To find the Wii Number on your Nintendo Wii, enter the Wii Message Board section from the Wii Menu. Click on Create Message and then Address Book to view your Wii Number. This is also where you can register your recipient’s Wii Number.
Step One: Finding the Present
Click on the Wii Shop Channel and then Start to connect to the digital distribution store. After the connection is established, click Start Shopping to enter the main menu.
You can choose either the WiiWare or Virtual Console section. WiiWare offers brand new downloadable games while Virtual Console has old school classics. Both categories follow the same gifting procedures.
Step Two: Gifting Preparations
After clicking on the game you like to gift, you will see two choices in blue boxes: Download or Gift. You will have to choose the Gift option to send your selected downloadable game to your loved one. If nothing happens when you click on Gift, it means that you don’t have the necessary Wii Points to purchase the game.
After the selection, you will get a message about the controller options. Make sure your loved ones have the right controller before buying the game. Otherwise, they won’t be able to play the game. Click Ok to enter the next screen.
Step Three: Personalizing the Gift
You will see your list of Wii Friends you manually registered on your system via the Wii Number. Click on the Wii Friend you want as a gift recipient to move on.
The next screen will allow you to send a message to accompany your gift. You can even attach a Mii to it. Once you are done writing the message, click ok for the next two screens to send your gift to your loved one.
Step Four: The Waiting Game
Your loved ones have up to 45 days to accept the gift. If that period expired (or if they refused the gift), your Wii Points will be refunded.
To check on your gift status, click on Account Activity on the main menu of the Wii Shopping Channel.
Congratulations on sending your loved ones downloadable gifts from the Wii Shop Channel!