Wii U Pro Controller: Nintendo’s Best Conventional GamePad!

Wii U Pro Controller: Nintendo’s Best Conventional GamePad!

Nintendo’s Wii Pro Controller

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The Wii U Pro Controller is a video game controller produced by Nintendo for the Wii U video game console. The Wii U Pro Controller can be used for playing a variety of games-from packaged games at retail to downloadable games from the Nintendo shop.

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Nintendo has always experimented with game controller designs. The NES introduced the direction pad, the N64 introduced the analog stick, the Wii introduced motion controls, and they’ve all felt very different from the controllers that came before. The Wii U$312.00 at Amazon uses a large gamepad with a touch screen in the middle; it feels unique and provides a new and unusual functionality, but it’s also pretty bulky. Meanwhile, both the Xbox One$370.00 at Amazon and PlayStation 4$399.99 at Dell have excellent conventional gamepads that are ideal for most games. If you want that experience with the Wii U, you’ll need to get a separate controller. You can use a Wiimote and Classic Controller or a GameCube Adapter and GameCube controller, but the most convenient and simple way to do this is with the Wii U Pro Controller. This $49.99 gamepad is the most “normal” controller a Nintendo system has seen in years, and depending on your tastes, it could be a vital part of your gaming arsenal.

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The Pro Controller is a dual-analog gamepad available in black or white. It’s very similar in shape to the Xbox 360 controller, with rounded wings for grips and solid trigger and bumper shoulder buttons. Its layout is different from Xbox and PlayStation gamepads, however. The analog sticks are parallel with each other, but they’re placed above the direction pad and face buttons, rather than below or alternating. It’s an unusual design when you’re used to the other two systems, but I had little problem getting used to it.

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Source: PCMag

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