NINTENDO WII U PRO CONTROLLER

NINTENDO WII U PRO CONTROLLER 

In a bold move that really puts added pressure on Microsoft and Sony, Nintendo has announced a new controller for the Wii U that more closely resembles a typical analog controller.  Bearing a strong resemblance to both the current Xbox 360 and PS3 controllers, the Nintendo Pro controller is a clear sign that Nintendo wants to reconnect with the hardcore gamer and support titles that benefit from such a traditional controller.

The motion controller on the Wii, and perhaps even the new touchpad controller which has been the highight of the Nintendo Wii U, while amazing in its own right, are a bit lacking for more precise controls in games like FPS.  While strides have been made with titles like Call of Duty: Black Ops on the Wii, the fact that there will be a traditional analog controller for the Wii U is music to FPS fans ears.  Expect more information on the Wii U in the next few days, with E3 right around the corner!

 

Sources:

http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/06/03/wii-u-pro-controller-xbox/

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3 thoughts on “NINTENDO WII U PRO CONTROLLER

  1. What really confuses me with Nintendo is first they come along with a controller that has a screen on it and now they are making an ps3/xbox style controller….

    Will the games change to shift from focusing on Children to Adults?

    Dare I say….Zombie Mario?!

  2. The Pro controller is all about reconnecting with the hardcore audience, in addition or as opposed to the casual approach and the touchscreen controller that enhances that experience. The Pro controller borrows heavily from the current Xbox 360 and PS3 controllers, and will have an intuitive feel for gamers who may have spent more time with those consoles than Nintendo’s Wii. From a developer perspective, this allows for an alternative option to the touchscreen controller, which is important for titles like FPS.

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