Fake/Chinese Wiimote for simple direction control

Hello guys. I have a project that I want to use a Wiimote to control the robots direction. This using its gyroscope+accelerometer. Tilt forward and the robot goes forward, tilt forward and to the right end it goes that direction. You get my idea.

My question is, can I use a fake/replica/chinese Wiimote to do that? I've read that the replica ones are very unresponsive and the acc/gyro combo is not that good.

For this purpose, a original one would be much better or I can get by using a replica? I do not even own a Wii, so I'll only use for that.

Thanks guys!