Right from the moment Nintendo announced that GameCube controllers would be compatible with the Wii it has been debated whether the Wavebird would also be supported.
A Nintendo representative today revealed that yes the Wii will support the Wavebird controller too. Here's what was revealed:
- WaveBirds and GameCube controllers can be used with all GameCube games and select Wii Disc games. (Emphasis ours.)
- WaveBirds are used as Nintendo GameCube controllers, so they need to use the receivers.
- The WaveBird receiver does indeed fit into the top of Wii.
- WaveBird and GameCube controller compatibility with Virtual Console games has not been announced. Nintendo will release more details about Virtual Console games and controls closer to launch.