Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has suggested that the next Nintendo home console, the Nintendo Wii U, will only support Wii Remotes with the MotionPlus attachment.
Currently, consumers can either pick up a MotionPlas add-on for the original Wii Remote or purchase a controller with it already integrated.
Shigeru Miyamoto said on Iwata Asks: "Right now I'm planning that people can still be able to use their Wii Remote controllers that they already have, which means this time you now have five controllers to play with."
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata clarified: "You mean this new controller and four Wii Remote Plus controllers for a total of five".
Miyamoto went on to say that although "people play in many combinations", he feels "like the Wii Remote has pretty much become its ideal form with the Wii Remote Plus".