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Rumor: New Wii U Controller Image Shows Analog Sticks

Dual Pixels - What's this folks? A new image of the Wii U tablet controller has emerged... (Wii U)

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NYC_Gamer  +   794d ago
The analogs are placed in the right spot makes it easy to hit the back triggers
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dark-hollow  +   794d ago
not only the analog stick, but the design has changed a little bit.

as you can see from the new model:
http://api.ning.com/files/u...

compared to the older one:
http://api.ning.com/files/o...

it looks like the new one is sleeker and much thinner.
the buttons arrangement has changed too. the XYBA buttons have moved a little bit to the screen and the -+ buttons are now on the left side of the controller.

P.S what the hell is that square thingy under the D-pad and between the power button and the green LED?
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problemchild84  +   794d ago
The square thing is probably little speakers I would think.
tokugawa  +   794d ago
hmmm i wonder how this would feel after a 3 or 4 hour battlefield session??

i will reserve judgement
crxss  +   793d ago
now if only the Wii U's controller had actual triggers instead of buttons, then i'd really consider getting it. at least this is a step in the right direction.
Ck1x  +   793d ago
@crXss: there aren't many shots of that angle of the controller, but it does have analogue triggers though! It has buttons and analogue triggers, pretty much everything one needs in a controller.
thehitman  +   793d ago
the square thingy maybe a mount actually thats holding the controller.
crxss  +   791d ago
http://wiiugo.com/wii-u-was...

hm... according to this the leaked image was one of their initial designs... still confused as to which one they're going to go with.
DA_SHREDDER  +   794d ago
Now if only they could add L3 R3 buttons then they will have all the controls necessary to start pwning noobs.
dmixwell  +   794d ago
good point. i can definitely get use to it. only bad thing about the pic is that this pretty much kills all the wii u name change rumors. was hoping for something a lil more super nintendoish
Nimblest-Assassin  +   794d ago
still not sold on the controller yet... but Im in no position to talk since I have never tried it...
farhad2k8  +   793d ago
The analogs are placed in the wrong place for me, controller looks so uncomfortable.
Patriots_Pride  +   794d ago
This is legit. Alot of haters on here screaming about the Wii U controllers sucks but fail to realize that what Nintendo showed is not the final build and they are adding and making changes as we speak.

The guy from Gears Box that was praising the Wii U controller might have a more advance version of the controller so you people shouldn't be so quick to jump on him for saying that he is impressed.
KwietStorm  +   794d ago
What did it have before? Analog nubs?

Giants_Nation
EDI  +   794d ago
3DS like circle pads @KwietStorm
Patriots_Pride  +   794d ago
It had circle pads like the 3DS.

Question: Has Nintendo filed for the patent for the Wii U controller yet? This would make it very hard for Sony or MS to try and copy if the Wii U takes off.
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chanmasta  +   794d ago
Click on the article and you'll see a picture of them.
Computersaysno  +   793d ago
I still think no matter what they do to it it is going to feel like you are holding a tea tray or a big hardback book sideways. Ergonomics mean nothing?

Besides this humans only have 2 hands and short thumbs. It'll be one of those things where devs have to choose to use the normal controls or dump a load onto the screen, because you won't be quickly using both together in a game particularly easily. The screen is much larger than a DS.

I just still feel like it is a gimmick that doesn't really add anything game changing. It is less innovative than the motion controller Wii had, we have already seen this sort of thing on DS and i was never really excited for it to come to a home console.

If you are realistic you just know only Nintendo will use the controller well, and everybody else will go along with what we already know. Porting their games across from more popular platforms, shoving some weak screen functionality in there and saying job done.

Shovelware central once again. Prove me wrong, but i suspect i won't be and core gamers will quickly forget all about this as soon as Sony and Microsoft show their new hardware.
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PopRocks359  +   794d ago
Well, I guess that's one less complaint from whiners should this turn out to be true.
kneon  +   794d ago
It's certainly better than the nubs, but it still looks like it could be one of the most awkward to use controllers ever made.
PopRocks359  +   794d ago
Reading some of the press previews, I doubt that. Almost every big news outlet has said it's light in weight and very comfortable hold.

Don't judge a book by its cover, as they say.
kneon  +   794d ago
But I seriously doubt any of the reviewers have had a chance to use it for several hours straight.

It may seem fine at first but that doesn't mean it will still be fine after a few hours of serious button mashing.
browngamer41  +   794d ago
Actually it looks like the most amazing controller ever made..damn this thing looks hot-I guess though instead of advancing the medium we should just stick with the "status quo"
Knushwood Butt  +   794d ago
I think there needs to be some genuine justification to slap a big screen in the middle of my controller. By that, I mean a lot more than maps or inventory.

If there is, then fair enough.

If there isn't, then I'll stick with what I have, thanks.
LX-General-Kaos  +   794d ago
That is correct. Things are just getting better and better for the Nintendo Elite gamers of the world today.

Nintendo is clearly listening to the wishes of its loyal supporters, and providing the people a top notch requested gaming controller that does it all.

Every Elite Nintendo gamer from all walks of life will find something positive about the Nintendo Wii U entertainment system tablet control functions that stand before us.

The Nintendo Wii U entertainment system controller scheme is on a set course to change the very industry we game in today. E3 2012 can not come soon enough.

Have a blessed day and happy gaming.

Rated E For Everyone
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metsgaming  +   794d ago
reggie ? E3 is a few weeks away, save your speech for then.
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KwietStorm  +   794d ago
Jesus Christ...
colonel179  +   793d ago
Dude you need to stop writing in PR BS language! It's annoying and lame
dredgewalker  +   793d ago
I've heard that they're also gonna release 26 and 32 inch screen versions of this controller :P
Nathaniel_Drake  +   793d ago
Still, not on par with Dragon$inper
Khordchange  +   794d ago
if its true, once less complaint, and they are placed in the right areas.
EcoSos3  +   794d ago
Yes finally back to analog sticks.
metsgaming  +   794d ago
They also changed their position there are much closer to the edge then before, like right up against it when before there were directly above the buttons.
Drainage  +   794d ago
im gonna have to relearn how to play with this controller but it seems worth it
Tonester925  +   794d ago
I just hope that each controller doesntn't cost >$60.. When Smash Bros comes out people are going to be made. Unless you could use GameCube controllers. Nintendo isn't going for the Third Party controller makers neither haha They could just make decorative sleeves now
metsgaming  +   794d ago
people throw controllers in a rage all the time i wonder how well it would hold up to that, maybe they should make a stap with it, dont want to throw an expensive controller around.
AWBrawler  +   793d ago
Yeah, how about not throwing your controller like a kid with a tantrum. I never throw mine in a rage. worst i've done was slam it on my pillow
Ravenor  +   794d ago
Wiimote+Nunchuck and Wiimote+Classic Controller.

Isn't the official word that only one Wii U tablet controller would be necessary? That they would not be selling additional Wii U controllers through standard retail channels?
PopRocks359  +   794d ago
They never confirmed anything like that. It's just that in its earliest stages, the Wii U only supported one U-pad.

Wait until E3.
Tonester925  +   794d ago
Is there backward compatibility? Can't wait until E3
dubt72  +   794d ago
Hate to say it, but it might be more like $100 each...
ronin4life  +   794d ago
There was a report from awhile back that stated the tab controller cost 50$ to make.
I would think they would sell at retail for about 60~80 if this report is totally factual(consider it a rumor for now.), but 100 is also a distinct possibility.
Cara  +   794d ago
Looks really nice. I'm excited for Nintendo's E3. The Wii U is still such a mystery.
Dovahkiin  +   793d ago
I agree, Nintendo like being secretive.
cliffyboy21  +   794d ago
nintendo you have failed me for the last time, we dont need another wii upgrade when are yall gonna learn to get into the real gaming world and stop with the kid consoles
Shok  +   794d ago
"Wii upgrade"

Explain that to me, exactly? lol
cliffyboy21  +   790d ago
nothings going to be that much different on the new console it just has some changes and a few tweaks made to it but its still the same console to me. graphics are still going to look the same im not impressed with the design
Ravenor  +   794d ago
Awww cliffy boy, real gaming is whatever I deem it to be. If I enjoy playing Zelda, Mario and Metroid games with the odd Nintendo MP focused game for when you have people over.

When are YOU going to realize that your feelings on things or your opinion of what a game is or should be IS NOT a infallible fact.

Enjoying everything is far easier then looking like...you.
cliffyboy21  +   790d ago
lol ok i like playing zelda too! i have a wii but whats going to make the wii u soo much different or better than the original wii. nintendos too cheap to even install a dvd player in their consoles. its just the same console with a little bit of tweaks added to it
mamotte  +   794d ago
We dont need another wii upgrade? I bet you didnt need an upgrade from the playstation ,the xbox, the nes and the gameboy
cliffyboy21  +   790d ago
actually i did with every console that micro and sony came out with the graphics and games got more impressive, the only thing thats different about the wii u is its design, but the graphics are going to remain the same
mamotte  +   790d ago
"the only thing thats different about the wii u is its design, but the graphics are going to remain the same "

...yeah, whatever you say. I dont even want to argue about what you just said.
Y_5150  +   794d ago
I would like it if they give you the option to buy either circle pad or analog stick controllers.
WooHooAlex  +   794d ago
It will definitely be easier to use with real analog sticks, but god that controller is ass ugly.
browngamer41  +   794d ago
I totally disagree..I think it's sexy as hell..if anything the current controllers are about as vanilla and boring as you can get..
WooHooAlex  +   794d ago
Its not so much that its "ugly" but the thing isn't even out yet and it already looks ancient to me. Like a 90's laptop or something.

Hey, as long as the games are fun and make good use of the features, GREAT! But if it was my call, I just would have gone with a sleeker design for this controller. Put the sticks and buttons closer to the screen and trim off some of the fat on the outside of the casing. Capacitive touch screen with dual cameras and we're in business!
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CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   794d ago
Thanks Brown- I thought I was the only one seeing the SEXY. I am going to have some freaky dreams...=-o
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mamotte  +   794d ago
"Its not so much that its "ugly" but the thing isn't even out yet and it already looks ancient to me. Like a 90's laptop or something. "

Not to offend anyone, but I imagine that you think the dualshock 3 looks ancient, like a controller launched in 1997, but painted in black?
ozzywazzy  +   793d ago
I agree. It looks hideously cheap. Aesthetics alone, it reminds me of those plug and play games you see in Toys R Us next to the board games. Whether it functions like a champ, I'll reserve judgement until after e3.
Shok  +   794d ago
Still could be just the dev kit design. I wouldn't take this as finalized hardware. Let's just wait till E3.

Although I do love the new button and stick placement.
Stephen5543  +   794d ago
This new design reflects a patent that was filed on the 12th. http://esearch.oami.europa....

Also, if this is the same as that patent, then the controller is arched to fit a hand better (kinda looks like a nunchuck from the side)
http://esearch.oami.europa.... (edit: here's a better image, that patent just shows the shell http://www.abload.de/img/2y... )

Edit: tried to find the patent for the original controller side view, but all I could find was an image from the patent. http://www.abload.de/img/2a...
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dark-hollow  +   794d ago
Oh no. quick! find anything else to complain about!
Shok  +   794d ago | Funny
UM, UM, UMMM, THERE'S A SCREEN ON THAT CONTROLLER!!!!
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TotalSynthesisX  +   794d ago
LOL
StayStatic  +   794d ago
LMAO
krazykombatant  +   794d ago
I think the buttons just shouldn't be bellow the analog stick, it'll take some time to get used to that. Hopefully, there will be a classic remote to play fps with, this doesn't look like a great controller to do it with.. But then again I don't buy nintendo consoles to play fps.
AWBrawler  +   793d ago
Aww hell naw! It's made by Nintendo! I have an allergic reaction to Nintendo.
blackbirdi  +   794d ago
good news ...wait to see the final specification of GPU
NeoTribe  +   794d ago
That is the most rediculous controller I've seen yet. I thought the ps3 boomerang controller looked stupid...
--Onilink--  +   794d ago
not only did the analogs change, but if you compare the 2 controllers you can see the + and - buttons were changed to the right side, and there is a new button that wasnt on the previous controller(at least i cant see it) by the power button, probably the start button

edit: there are actually 2 new buttons, the one by the power an another below the d-pad. Also judging by the border around the home button, thats probably gonna have a nice looking blue light to indicate its on

edit2: continuing the examination, if you consider that the 2 cables at the top are for recharging and use in the dev kit, we still have another connection below thats propietary but doesnt match the connection used on the wii motes, so who knows what that thing is for
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fatboyfsx  +   794d ago
Ahhh, now I know who those 'Cloo channel' ads are targeted for.
GraveLord  +   794d ago
Good thing they changed the analog sticks and made them ACTUAL sticks instead of nubs. Now, let's pray they are clickable.

Anyone else thing the tablet is unnecessarily large?
shackdaddy  +   794d ago
As long as it's light and feels good I really don't care how large it is...
fatboyfsx   794d ago | Offensive
SonyNGP  +   794d ago
Doesn't seem to be as large as a lot of people think.
WiiUfan  +   794d ago
I like the sticks, but I don't like where the select & the start buttons are placed now.
TheLyonKing  +   794d ago
Yay analog on a controller that makes me crane my neck. The concept is good but the idea in reality imo I don't like.

I play consoles to relax I don't want to keep moving my head!
Klad  +   794d ago
You dont have to move your head, just use your eyes & look down. There you go, simple.
TheLyonKing  +   793d ago
Unlike it seems most peole here I don't play my games at an angle where I can just use my eyes, I play with my control basically where my pectorialis major ends cause that's the angle I play at because it's most comfortable and if I am chilling in bed I plays with the covers over me. So this screen thing doesn't work for me.

People who disagreed I understand why you did as your playing style must be different from mine but as you can see wii U won't work for me as that's the style I am most comfortable with. I was okay for the wii as I bought th classic controller add on.

*EDIT* Don't get me wrong I love the Idea and it's great the included analog now but I don't like the two screens might buy it for my living room and use it for parties.
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WildStyles  +   794d ago
Man, I still don't know about the control layout. It just looks weird. Just where everything is placed, I'm just not feeling.
Klad  +   790d ago
I had a play on the Vita not so long ago & my only critism about the devise was the dual analogue stick placement. When playing using the DPad and face buttons, for me, the sticks seem to get in the way. I think the positioning of the analogue sticks on the Wii U Pad might solve that problem. I'm personally looking forward to testing it out for my self. I think it looks great, hopefully it feels great too.
ChunkyLover53  +   794d ago
Very interesting. I am actually going to be paying close attention to the Nintendo E3 presser. I have a feeling all eyes are on them this year.
WeskerChildReborned  +   794d ago
Look's legit.
Crillvirus81  +   794d ago
Please let them be clickable Nintendo
browngamer41  +   794d ago
Looks effin slick to me..can't wait-it looks like the border around the home button lights up too..man I'm so giddy!
r21  +   794d ago
i dont know if these are official but if they are, awesome. i was worried that the initial analog designs were abit 'problematic' to me.
Ck1x  +   794d ago
I think they are clickable, and the +&- buttons being closer to x/y/b/a might make for easier useage in a fighting game if need be. Definitely looks like a possible final design, seeing as how none of the mock ups before had the WiiU logo stamped on it.
josephayal  +   794d ago
The perfect controlla for Fighting GAMES
--Onilink--  +   794d ago
whats the big deal about analogs being clickable?? its hardly used in games other than meelee in some FPS, mostly when they run out of buttons, and considering that the touch screen provides any extra buttons the devs may require.. i dont see why people are worried about that
Drainage  +   793d ago
sprinting ...duh

and sometimes for zooming in old school
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--Onilink--  +   793d ago
you are not telling me anything that cant be done with another button or something thats done outside of FPS.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   794d ago
That looks perfect to me. It begs to be picked-up. Or maybe I beg to pick it up? Either way- I want a WiiU...
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