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Nunchuk Controller
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Console(s) Wii
Class Analog stick
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Release date(s) Unreleased
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Japan Launch/Current Price JP¥1,800/JP¥1,800
US Launch/Current Price US$19.99/US$19.99
UK Launch/Current Price £14/£14
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The Nunchuk is the first controller attachment Nintendo revealed for the Wii Remote at the 2005 Tokyo Game Show. It connects to the Wii Remote via a cord. Its appearance when attached resembles the nunchaku, hence the name. It features an analog stick similar to the one found on the Nintendo GameCube controller and two trigger buttons. It works in tandem with the main controller in many games. Like the Wii Remote, the Nunchuk also provides a three-axis accelerometer for motion-sensing and tilting, but without a speaker, a rumble function, or a pointer function. One Nunchuk comes bundled with the Wii console. Additional Wii Remote units are sold separately without the Nunchuk. The two shoulder buttons, formerly named Z1 and Z2 respectively, had been reshaped and renamed since the Game Developers Conference. The circular top shoulder button, now called C, is much smaller than the lower rectangular shoulder button, now called Z.

Games which use the Nunchuk

Below is an incomplete list of games that use or require the Nunchuk attachment

Title Nunchuck Usage
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Requires full use of the Nunchuck at all times. Single player game.
Mad World Requires full use of the Nunchuck at all times. Single player game.
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Requires full use of the Nunchuck at all times. Single player game.
Resident Evil 4 Requires full use of the Nunchuck at all times. Single player game.
WarioWare: Smooth Moves Very few mini-games use the Nunchuck.
Wii Play Is sometimes used in the tank game. Only the joystick is used. Can be used for two players.
Wii Sports Required for Boxing, though not the buttons nor the joystick. Can be used for two players.
Bully: Scholarship Edition Required at all times and during multiplayer mode.
Call of Duty: 3 Required full use of the Nunchuck at all times.


Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games, Super Mario Galaxy, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Battalion Wars 2, Wii Fit, Wii Fit Plus, Wii Music, Mario Strikers Charged, Madden NFL 08,and NBA LIVE 08 also make use of the Nunchuk attachment

See also: Classic Controller


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