With the original Wii, Nintendo pulled the rug from under everyone’s feet. While the Wii Remote took the world by surprise, that didn’t stop it from becoming one of the most popular controllers ever.
With the Wii U, Nintendo once again caught quite a number of people off-guard. While it’s a lot more traditional than the Wii Remote, the Wii U’s Gamepad is still one of the most unorthodox controllers ever created. It’s big, broad and has a giant 6.2 inch touchscreen slapped in the middle of it — and that’s what makes it one of the best controllers I’ve ever used.