Since the Nintendo Wii launched, the system has been able to play those wonderous small discs of joy from the GameCube era, something that has brought a lot of light into the darkness of those who missed many of the AAA quality games that the GameCube library offered. Or even those gamers who just want to pop in a classic from the 128-bit era and relive the modern glory days of last-gen.
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Because the Wii U is fully backwards compatible with current-generation Wii games, many people have been wondering if the Wii U also supports and plays GameCube games.
Sadly, Nintendo has confirmed that the answer to that question is no. GameCube games will NOT work on Wii U. FOR SHAME!
However the Wii U does not release until 2012, so maybe Nintendo could still add it in if there was enough of a backlash. But considering how last-gen games were cut out of the DSi models (which couldn’t play Game Boy Advance games like the original DS as you can see in our DS Lite vs DSi comparison), it only makes sense that Nintendo would eventually cut out the “mostly no-longer played” GameCube library.
So the likelihood of them adding it back in due to fan feedback is slim.
What do you think about Wii U not playing GameCube games. Is it a mistake?
Now here is a video of the top 10 GameCube games according to ScrewAttack.