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4.0 out of 5 stars Accept no substitutes - for Wii and Wii U, November 15, 2012
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Nintendo Wii Remote Plus - White (Video Game)
This is a great, high quality controller that I've been using for my Nintendo Wii and will be using with the Wii U. To be clear, it is indeed compatible with both. Here some reasons you might want to pick this up:

1. This has the Motion Plus capability built in, which a large group of Wii and Wii U games require. No need for an attachment, which makes for a smaller, more compact controller.
2. The D-Pad and back cover have a less glossy, more matte finish plastic, which provides slightly better grip - especially if you're someone who uses it without a sleeve.
3. Sync button (for pairing a controller to a specific console) is now on the outside of the controller. No more opening up the controller to sync it to a console.
4. You can use all of your sleeves and other peripherals from your other Wii controllers, as this is the same size as the original Wii remote.
5. This is a genuine Nintendo controller. I have tried non-OEM controllers to save some money, but have not had very good results when doing so (sticking buttons, poor controller response). Stick with the genuine controllers and save yourself some headaches.
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Initial post: Nov 28, 2012 12:09:09 PM PST
For the Wii-U do you need the nunchuck to attach to this?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 11:25:37 AM PST
J. Grant says:
For some games, yes.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 5:19:36 PM PST
It's interesting that Nintendo requires the consumer to purchase old controllers. They make the assumption you have a Wii. I wonder if when the next system is released, they'll require you to purchase a "gamepad." If I counted correctly, there are 3-4 different types of controllers to use for games. Crazy!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2014 8:41:49 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 5, 2014 8:42:24 AM PDT
No. The Wii U comes with one controller (the gamepad), just like every other console. If you want more, you have to buy more, just like every other console.
If anything, Nintendo is awesome for allowing the same controllers to work on the Wii and Wii U. Unlike every other console, where you need to purchase all new controllers whenever you upgrade.
As far as the different types, they are mostly optional, for different play styles. Almost everything can be played with the gamepad or Wii remotes.

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 4:21:34 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 18, 2014 4:44:12 PM PDT
Chad H says:
There are only a few games that use the Motion Plus capabilities which is not a large group as you say. But that don't matter because Nintendo only produces Wii remotes with the Motion Plus for the last few years now. Motion Plus remotes is the only type you will find at retail outlets, used game stores and the internet is where you will find the Wii remotes with or without the Motion Plus. The Sync button is still on the inside of the battery cover, open it up and look, you will see it in there. The the battery cover offers an extension to the sync button so you don't need to remove the cover to press the button. Your review is full of half truths. The only thing anybody needs to be concerned with is purchasing a Nintendo brand Wii remote. If this product is an official Wii remote made by Nintendo then buy it, all third party Wii remotes are junk.
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