Wii Source Code Reportedly Revealed Through Nintendo Leaks

Wii Source Code Reportedly Revealed Through Nintendo Leaks

Design docs and more have appeared on online forums.

A number of Nintendo leaks have been taking place over the last few weeks. The latest happened over the weekend, with the full source code, documentation, and more for the Nintendo Wii reportedly surfacing on online forums.

Source code for the Wii, also known as the Revolution, appeared over the weekend on 4chan. A post on ResetEra sums up the leak, including datasheets and hardware description language. There were also documents showing design philosophies, including some slides making the rounds about Nintendo's approach to Friend Codes.

This is one of many leaks that have happened over the last few weeks, including one involving first-gen Pokemon game alternatives and more. For retro Nintendo fans, this is a massive leak, though its unclear how much more is coming.

Whoever leaked this info, they're likely to run into some trouble. Nintendo recently sent a message with its punishment of the Pokemon Sword and Shield leakers. Something as significant as source code for a console is likely to merit an even greater reaction.

This is one of several leaks among the news today. Upcoming Sony exclusive The Last of Us Part 2 had a big chunk of its plot spoiled just last week, with details soon spreading out over social media as users started spoiling others on it. We won't share any details here, though Sony is now saying it has identified the parties responsible and that they were not associated with Sony or Naughty Dog as previously theorized.

We've reached out to Nintendo for comment on the matter.

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Eric Van Allen

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