Hello, I'm new to wiis and I heard some of them are not backwards compatible to the game cube games. What wiis are backwards compatible and what ones are not? I want to make sure to buy one that is able to play al my old games.
The new Wiis that come with New Super Mario Bros Wii are NOT backwards compatible with gamecube games. All other Wiis (so far) ARE backwards compatible with gamecube games.
Just purchased the new "Blue" edition from Wal Mart last night. I can confirm that this model IS NOT backwards compatable. Furthermore, there are no controller ports on it. Unfortunately, my son is a bit upset because he liked to use the gamecube controller on our old one with Super Smash Brothers.
I really think you should complain to Nintendo about this. They are not doing an adequate job indicating which Wii models do not support gamecube games. You can call them at 1-800-255-3700 or e-mail them here: http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/webform.jsp. I am going to write them a stern letter as well.