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Submitted by MattS 868d ago | opinion piece

It's not even E3, but has Nintendo made a grave mistake product unveil already?

Digitally Downloaded writes: "But one bit of news from the Pre-E3 show greatly concerned me. It might turn out to be nothing more than my own paranoia, but that Wii U Pro Controller is a terrible idea." (Industry, Nintendo, Wii U)

GraveLord  +   868d ago
Very good point.
mike1up  +   868d ago
and that "very good point" would be....?
EVILDEAD360  +   868d ago
WRONG..this is one of the smartest moves by Nintendo EVER..
I've said this ALL year..

If Nintendo was only using that giant tablet and old Wii-motes as controllers they completely lost next gen befire it even started.

Emulating the 360 controller is HUGE for them. Now people who own the console will actually want to play games like Call of Duty and the huge list of multi-plats that are out there.

IMO though if they don't include at leat one pro-controller out of the box then they are hurting themselves.

Evil
supremacy  +   868d ago
looks like a 360 controller, i have a feeling next gen is going to be all about networks. Xbox live have dominated this area for sometime now, but i hear Nintendo like Sony have begun hiring the pros to take care of their network needs.

But on topic, this is just Nintendo trying to cover their bases in case their main controller doesn't quite take off, and its something they can gear towards the ps360 crowd before the ps4 and the next xbox land.
ChickeyCantor  +   868d ago
Looks like it accepts mini-usb for power.
This means someone will create a windows driver for it as well just like they did with the PS3 controller.

This to me gives more value to the controller =D
ginsunuva  +   868d ago
Nintendo is a gen behind
hellztourguide420  +   868d ago
you know what else is behind? My wiener is behind your butthole.
Khordchange  +   868d ago
thats a very dumb complaint. Complaining about options? Really?
EcoSos3  +   868d ago
People will always find something to complain about and more if it is from Nintendo.
kesvalk  +   868d ago
not only that, but he fails to realise the controller is not a cop-out, but a controller made for you to play the games that are not "tablet intensive"

why would you use a tablet in COD multiplayer play aside from map and score boards? and you don't need to be holding it in your hands to use them like that...

same with smash, you don't need the tablet for fighting games, so you use the more compact and easily gripped one...

it will prolly works in all games (it have the same buttons anyway) and if you don't mind looking at your lap or table to look at the tablet screen, i don't see a problem...
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ChickeyCantor  +   868d ago
Clearly this controller will also be used for Virtual console games. Not just the option for developers.
ronin4life  +   868d ago
I don't really agree. You can most likely set up the wiiu pad and use it as a mini tv, and play the on screen game with this controller. It is about adding extra possibilities and choices. The wiiu tab will always be an integral part of the console.
Jagsrock  +   868d ago
I don't see how having some games support the wii u pro can be a bad thing. It delivers options to the gamer, Take smash bros for instance the fact that it supported Gamecube controllers was a great thing, it didn't mean however games like metroid prime corruption Red steel 2 and and Skyward sword didn't shine with the wii mote nunchuck set up. I predict companies will be very imaginative with the wii u gamepad and only use the wii pro as an alternative not as a primary controller. Looking at the wii U it has it all, Motion control with the wii mote, New Wii U gamepad with touch screen camera and gyro and now a classic controller. whats not to like. its a one stop shop, all they need is the games and its gonna print money just like the wii.
WeskerChildReborned  +   868d ago
It's just an average controller and i bet they have bigger things to reveal.
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PopRocks359  +   868d ago
This system wants to appeal to core gamers. We've heard core gamers complain here time and time again about the Wii U Gamepad. Why does giving those people the option they wanted for this console in the first place count as a negative? What's wrong with providing an option?

Assuming this has motion technology in it, it's practically no different from a PS3 controller (save for stick and button placement). With 360-like triggers. I acknowledge it's an interesting point, but I feel it holds very little water.
Chrono  +   868d ago
It's optional (sold separately) and it's better for hardcore gamers.
Ihaa  +   868d ago
Saying this is a stupid idea or a hardware patch is like saying kinect and playstation move are also hardware patches. As far as I know, both are successful so why should wii u's controller not be?
BitbyDeath  +   868d ago
I wouldn't be surprised if 3rd parties requested this so it'd likely become more successful than both the Kinect and Move combined.
Technical World  +   868d ago
I don't think it's a bad idea. The point is that it's for those who want a traditional controller. Personall my, I think it's because Nintendo does plan on using one GamePad per system so for the other players they still need a new controller. I think it's a good idea.
mike1up  +   868d ago
This article would make much more sense if the orginal Classic Controller Pro actually hurt Wii sales.
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irishyort  +   868d ago
at least it has more than the 2 buttons this time, but it looks as clunky as all hell. Welcome to the late 90s controllers Ninty.

At least you are trying to cater for all. I couldnt see myself using that tablet style controller for anything other than novelty games at best so would have been quite happy skipping this Ninty product for the first time in my life.
stuntman_mike  +   868d ago
i cant see how this is a bad thing??
NYC_Gamer  +   868d ago
Nope,the controller is a good option for those who don't wanna use the Wii-U tablet....
AWBrawler  +   868d ago
Is this article serious?
ozstar  +   868d ago
A - It makes Kinect look even more ridiculous tomorrow.

B - 360 Gamers may just be completely turned off by MS's direction this E3 (this has already been happening with better PS3 sales in the last 12 months)

C - Its similarities to the other core controllers of last gen. make it a perfect substitute.

Classic bait and switch, and Nintendo have done this in complete secret, and just 24 hours before MS start off E3.

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