Do original Wiimotes work on WiiU?

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#1 Posted by spike6958 (6660 posts) -

So guys, seeing how my WiiU is arriving on Friday, I thought I better ask this now. Do the original Wiimotes without the built in Motion+ work on WiiU? I have a few of these along with the Motion+ accessory attachments that I had with Wii, but I don't have any of the newer ones with it. Do the originals work on WiiU or does it require the newer ones?

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#2 Posted by Blicen (1810 posts) -
They won't work unless you have a Wii motion + attachment.
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#3 Posted by Kaze_no_Mirai (11763 posts) -
They will work on games that don't require WM+. Some minigames in Nintendoland for example require WM+ and others don't.
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#4 Posted by goblaa (19304 posts) -
Sadly yes.
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#5 Posted by KBFloYd (18916 posts) -

yes...you don't need motion plus..

the wiiu and wii menus can be navigated with regular wiimotes...and i play call of duty with a regular wiimote...

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#6 Posted by despa1r_fact0r (24611 posts) -

They work - used my regular Wii Motes to play NSMBU.

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#7 Posted by SolidTy (49991 posts) -

I own two Wii U's.

Wiimotes and Wiimotes with Motion PLUS both work.

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#8 Posted by Sphensen (1155 posts) -

the original wiimotes will work, but some games in Nintendo Land require the motion plus. my advice, get the motion plus wiimotes

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#9 Posted by jimwade (200 posts) -

the original wiimotes will work, but some games in Nintendo Land require the motion plus. my advice, get the motion plus wiimotes

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Especially since any Wii Mote you find in stores now has it built in.

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#10 Posted by Sphensen (1155 posts) -

[QUOTE="Sphensen"]

the original wiimotes will work, but some games in Nintendo Land require the motion plus. my advice, get the motion plus wiimotes

jimwade

Especially since any Wii Mote you find in stores now has it built in.

actually I bought an orignal used Wiimote from gamestop on black friday. that's how I found out about some Nintendo Land games requiring the motion plus. It had a rubber casing and I assumed it was a motion plus. needless to say I exchanged it the next day