Wii Zapper

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Wii Zapper
Developer Nintendo IRD
Publisher Nintendo
Systems Wii, Wii U
Released JP: October 25, 2007
NA: November 19, 2007
EU: December 7, 2007
AU: December 13, 2007
Added to Museum June 20, 2022

The Wii Zapper is a shell accessory for the Wii and Wii U. It is named after, and is the successor to, the NES Zapper light gun.

It was released in Japan on October 25, 2007, in North America on November 19, 2007, in Europe on December 7, 2007, and in Australia on December 13, 2007.

Wii Zapper box.jpg

Traditional light gun video games use scanlines to determine if the light gun registered a hit, however, high-definition screens don't use scanlines. Wii Remotes utilize a sensor bar that allows for precise position tracking on Wii and Wii U. The Wii Zapper shell holds a Wii Remote and a Nunchuk together, for increased precision versus holding a Wii Remote with one hand.

In Japan, the Wii Zapper was sold individually as well as bundled with Ghost Squad. Outside of Japan, it was bundled with a game based on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess titled Link's Crossbow Training.