Do regular Wiimotes work on the Wii-U?

I went all in when the Wii came out and got 4 Wii-motes right away.
I do not want to buy new Wii-motes to play party games if I get the Wii-U. I mean it seems silly if everyone just needs the D-pad to make Mario run.

The only thing I’ve heard is that Wii-motion plus Wii-motes will be compatible with the Wii-U from the wikipedia article.
Is there a definitive word from Nintendo that regular Wii-motes will not work with the Wii-U or has anyone tried this at home?


Yes, regular Wiimotes are supported by the Wii-U.

This page on Nintendo’s website says:


The Wii U console is capable of supporting two Wii U GamePad controllers, up to four Wii Remote (or Wii Remote Plus) controllers or Wii U Pro Controllers, and Wii accessories such as the Nunchuk, Classic Controller and Wii Balance Board.

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