How To Install Dolphin Emulator On Xbox Series X/S & Xbox One

Play Nintendo GameCube and Wii games.


One of the best things about the Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One console is their ability to run emulators with great performance and quality. The consoles have also gained access to one of the most popular Nintendo GameCube and Wii emulators. The Dolphin emulator has finally made its way to the Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One.

Xbox console owners can now play Nintendo GameCube and Wii games via the Dolphin emulator. However, it is not an out-of-the-box product; users will still need to go through many hoops. Fortunately, it is all worth it as the Dolphin emulator shows excellent performance for Nintendo GameCube and Wii games.

While the Xbox One console can run the Dolphin emulator, its performance is far from satisfactory. Due to the dated process of the Xbox One line of consoles, the emulator can hardly run at 15-25 frames per second. We recommend just using the Xbox Series X/S for playing games at 1440p 60 FPS.

Note: This version of the Dolphin emulator is still in the Beta version, and the installation process might change in the future. Despite being in beta, the emulator performs quite well on the Xbox Series X/S consoles.

How To Install Dolphin Emulator On Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One

Since the Xbox consoles run Windows, they can use the beta version of the Dolphin Emulator, which was built as a Universal Windows Platform app. This version of the Dolphin app works way better than the RetroArch emulation. As for ROMs and ISOs, we recommend ripping them legally and storing them in a USB stick that you can plug into the console.

1. First, users must enable the developer mode on their Xbox console.

2. Download the latest version of the Dolphin emulator for UWP on your PC.

3. Open the Dev Home on your Xbox console and set up Remote Access.


4. Go to a web browser on your PC and connect to the URL shown under the Remote Access page.


5. Through the Xbox Device Portal, install the Dolphin emulator app.


6. Once installed, users must set up the Dolphin emulator to play Nintendo GameCube & Wii Games.

How To Play Nintendo GameCube & Wii Games On Xbox Series X/S

Check out the following video by YouTuber Modern Vintage Gamer if you want to know how to set up the Dolphin emulator on your Xbox console.

Let us know your thoughts about playing Nintendo GameCube and Wii Games on Xbox consoles in the comment section below.

Nalin Rawat

Nalin Rawat

Nalin is a tech writer who covers VR, gaming, awesome new gadgets, and the occasional trending affairs of the tech industry. He has been writing about tech and gaming since he started pursuing Journalism in college. He has also previously worked in print organizations like The Statesman and Business Standard. In his free time, he plays FPS games and explores virtual reality. Reach out to him at @NalinRawat
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