Nintendo: ‘We Don’t Want Hardcore Gamers To Feel Left Out’

Wii U hardware producer Katsuya Eguchi claims that the Wii has a small number of multi-platform games because Wii Remotes lack features of traditional video game controllers – for example, a Wii Remote does not have analog sticks. According to Eguchi, Nintendo is offering the Wii U Pro Controller to hardcore gamers so that they will not feel left out. Eguchi believes that adding the Wii U Pro Controller may make it easier for multi-platform games to come out on Wii U.

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mike1up2151d ago


I didn't know that the Pro Controller also came in white.

miyamoto2151d ago (Edited 2151d ago )

" Adding a Pro controller may make it easier for multi-platform games to come out on the [Wii U] system. Wii remotes don’t have things like analog sticks. To make it as easy as possible to enjoy certain multiplayer experiences it was important to have that Pro controller.”

Wait a minute...

The word "may" says that they are not so sure about 3rd party games on the PS360 ported to Wii U?
That is why they made the Pro Controller?

Do we really need to buy a separate Pro Controller for multi-platform games?

Doesn't the Wii U game pad have two analog sticks & necessary buttons & functions to play games on it already?

And on top of that Nintendo requires us to buy Wii Remote and Nunchucks for Wii games?

And isn't the Wii U Gamepad the defacto & official bundled controller?

Is the Pro Controller an optional purchase?

That is a lot of money for controllers! even for serious gamers.

And what if I want to play Batman Arkham City or Aliens Colonial Marines with the Pro Controller will the exclusive WiiU Game Pad features will be rendered useless or turned off?

Also is there any word if Wii U will display Wii games in HD?


quantae062150d ago

Really!? They have been showing the white controllers forever man.

SandWitch2151d ago (Edited 2151d ago )

Not a controller

At the moment ZombiU is the only interesting game for a hardcore gamer IMO.

mike1up2151d ago (Edited 2151d ago )

Well, that's the point of this article. The Pro Controller could attract more 3rd party devs. With a more traditional button layout, and no frame drop, 3rd party devs could definitely appease the "core" crowd.

But yea, as for Nintendo,... they should bring out their own "hardcore" games too. That's kind of a given though.

LKHGFDSA2151d ago (Edited 2151d ago )

in the same way the classic pro controller for the Wii does?
they need more than a controller.

mike1up2151d ago

Yea... the exact same way that the Classic Controller provides no frame drop for the Wii, dummy.

More than a controller you say? You mean like having 3rd party exclusives, HD games, and a network available at launch?

Xperia_ion2151d ago

Games are suppose to entertain, that is all.

user54670072151d ago

The way he said that sounds like were coming in second

"Oh the core gamers.....yeah, just make a pro controler and they'll be fine"

I guess the casual audience are still the main focus.

mike1up2151d ago (Edited 2151d ago )

If you read the entire quote, and not just the title, it doesn't sound that way at all.

“We’re all gamers as well and we appreciate the interest of those [hardcore] gamers, and we don’t want them to feel left out, so we’re making big strides and changes in that area.”

Sono4212151d ago

mr_mike > MikeCosvgrove
But hey leave it to him to not read the article and to start blindly hating

user54670072150d ago


I love how you think my comment is me blindly hating it

It's an opinion, nothing more, nothing less...get over it Sono421

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Xperia_ion2151d ago

Awwwwww, Nintendo cares.

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