Wii U backwards compatible?

Does the new Wii U play the old Wii games? Also, does it play gamecube games like the Wii did?

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    Wii U it has backwards compatibility with Wii (U) games and Accessories and they sold through the Wii U Virtual Console are:

    - Wii (games disc)

    - Wii U (games disc)

    - GameCube (downloads only)

    - Nintendo 64

    - Super Nintendo

    - NES

    - Neo Geo

    - SEGA Master System

    Source(s): No, they not working of CD Gamecube games on Wii U console. Only a buy and download from the internet Wii U there.
  • 8 years ago

    While you'll need to install the "Zero Day" patch first, the Wii U is backwards with 99.9% of all Wii titles, including the digital library. I have to deduct 0.1% for the DDR series, which require Gamecube ports to work, which the Wii U doesn't have.

    As for the Gamecube titles, the Wii U doesn't support them... or at least on the retail level. They may be available in the WiiU eShop as part of the WiiU's Virtual Console service, but there's no known details about that at this time.

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