Check Mii Out Channel to be released Nov. 11

miichannel225.jpgIt’s no secret that fans of Nintendo’s Wiiâ„¢ system love their Miiâ„¢ characters – those adorably cartoonish caricatures of friends and family members that can be used in games like Wii Sportsâ„¢. Some of the more artistic fans have even taken it upon themselves to make Miis of celebrities, politicians and fictional characters. Nintendo supports consumers’ creative spirit with the Nov. 11 evening launch of the Check Mii Out Channel. This free new channel can be downloaded from the WiiWareâ„¢ section of the Wii Shop Channel by people who have their Wii systems connected to the Internet.”The Check Mii Out Channel lets people show off their Mii creations and vote on those created by others,” says George Harrison, Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. “It’s yet another way that we’re building fun, interactive communities of Wii owners without charging them extra for the privilege.”

In the Posting Plaza, users can submit, exchange or just browse Miis posted by others in their region or worldwide. The channel offers the ability to look at a random selection of 1,000 Miis or to see just the current or all-time favorites. Players have a variety of ways to search for specific Miis, including by the name of its creator or by a number specific to each Mii. Once users have found that “special Mii,” they can even tag their favorites or import them to their own Wii systems.

The contest section of the Check Mii Out Channel challenges users to submit Mii creations to represent a specific person, character or theme. These could include historical figures (Abraham Lincoln or Vincent Van Gogh), fictional characters (the Tooth Fairy or the New Year’s Baby) or descriptive themes (“the biggest bully ever” or “the overbearing boss”). Users can then vote on Miis submitted by others to determine the Mii that best fits the challenge. Each contest will generally last two weeks: one for creating and submitting Miis, and the second week for people to vote on the results.

The Check Mii Out Channel is the latest addition to other fun, interactive informational channels, such as the News Channel, Everybody Votes Channel and Forecast Channel. Remember that Wii features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other Wii features, visit

21 Responses to Check Mii Out Channel to be released Nov. 11

  1. used cisco says:

    “we’re building fun, interactive communities of Wii owners without charging them extra for the privilege.”


  2. This is a neat little addition I guess. Kinda cute I think. ^_^

  3. frstOne says:

    Fun and free, what else do you want?

  4. Jon Kendall says:

    Even if it didn’t sound lame, no way I could download it (being that my memory is maxed out).

  5. ejamer says:


    Anything that brings attention and interest to the Mii creation feature is a welcome addition… and this certainly isn’t a bad idea.

    But hopefully this is only the first step. I’d really like to see ways for Wii owners to interact with the Miis they have created – such as more in-game Mii appearances or a simple social networking channel for registered friends.

  6. KillerHeroes says:

    Can’t wait for the onslaughts of Jesus and Hitler.

  7. sakuragi says:

    Yes! I love this kind of stuff from Nintendo:)

  8. InvisibleMan says:

    I’ve got my Jesus, Hitler, and Dawkins all ready and set to go in there!


  9. johnnymilkshark says:

    Sounds lame. I don’t understand what’s so fun about this, “Everybody Votes” and “Mii Channel” had a baby?

  10. peshue says:

    That’s a pretty cool little feature. I haven’t used the Mi channel in a while so hopefully this will bring more attention to them, i’d love to see them get more use in games. Of course some sort of update with new content for Miis would be even more wonderful.

  11. AC says:

    yeah i’m running out of space too so i may pass until nintendo comes up with a solution. this channel doesn’t sound all that great. it will probably be used just as much as the mii vote channel, which is very rarely. it’s not that i don’t think these ideas are cool, but wouldn’t it have been great if some of the questions we were voting for were game related? thus far, none of the questions have been. i mean i understand these channels are for the average person, but they should throw a few polls out there for gamers as well. same for this new channel. i hope some of it relates to gaming. otherwise i may just pass and download a few more VC titles with the little memory i have left.

  12. Fizzy says:

    So like… Mii Parade without the running and special people? XD

  13. Rad Thad says:

    I was hoping there would be a way to incorporate photos into this. It would be neat if you could take a photo of yourself and put it next to the Mii of yourself that you created. People could then vote on how closely your Mii resembles what you actually look like. When I have guests over to play my Wii, they always get a big kick out of how much my Mii looks exactly like me.

  14. Brandon says:

    Brilliant. Can’t wait.

  15. Atlantis1982 says:

    >.> Err, what about the Everybody Nintendo Channel. Or heck, the updated Everybody Votes Channel…ah well, a new channel doesn’t hurt (and I have plenty of memory left).

  16. Kale says:

    Guess I’m just not into the Mii thing like everyone else…..maybe if there were more games that actually used them….

    Unrelated note: Smash Bros. Brawl is currently Gamemetric’s Most Anticipated Game.

  17. frisby says:

    “we’re building fun, interactive communities of Wii owners without charging them extra for the privilege.”

    Did they borrow that form Sony?

    Mii’s where fun when there where no games out on Wii. Once grabbing Mii’s by the head got old I started playing games. Yah know, what I bought the console for.

  18. wii wii says:

    I hope this channel keeps people interested much better than the Weather channel and that ” Everyone vote” channel.
    OH ! Wow! I cant wait to use my Mii to vote on if I like Dogs or Cats better ! O M G revolutionary online stuff here!…not.

    How about some revolutionary online GAMING ideas and not silly channels that we will tire of all too soon.

  19. Andrew-MG says:

    No thanks, Nintendo. I appreciate the effort, but no thanks.

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