Wii U compatible with all Wii software and peripherals

Following its reveal during Nintendo’s E3 Media Presentation, the company have commented on the console’s backwards compatibility.

Confirmation was given that all Wii software will be compatible with Wii U and, additionally, that all Wii peripherals would also be able to be used – including Wii Remotes, the Wii Balance Board and the Wii Zapper, for instance.

Wii U is expected to hit retail in 2012.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.


  1. Aren’t they meant to allow Gamecube games to play too?

    • GameCube compatibility not confirmed yet, I thought? 🙁

  2. i will trade in my wii no problem, but if it doesnt support gamecube games, ill be keeping my wii so…i never had a GC

  3. Is there the new controller of wii u compatible with old wii console?

    • No, the new controller is only compatible with Wii U 🙂


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