3rd\SE Quadrant The Approval Matrix
Mario Kart Wii (マリオカートWii, Mario Kart Wii) is a kart racing video game developed by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development and published by Nintendo for the Wii console. It is the sixth installment in the Mario Kart series excluding the two arcade games and the second Mario Kart to use Nintendo's free online service. The game was released in the four main regions throughout April 2008. Every copy of the game is packaged with the Wii Wheel accessory, which is designed to house the Wii Remote to allow more intuitive and conventional steering.
Mario Kart Wii is the successor to Mario Kart DS for the Nintendo DS, and changes from the predecessor include motorbikes and support for up to twelve racers. Like other games in the Mario Kart series, it involves various characters from various Mario games racing each other on tracks themed from locations in the Mario series. Support for the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection allows racing against other players from around the world, and featured is also the option of installing the Mario Kart Channel to the Wii Menu with online competitions and results.