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Nintendo bringing new Wii controller to Japan

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Feb 2009 21:17 User comments (13)

Nintendo bringing new Wii controller to Japan According to a post on Nintendo's Japanese website, a new Wii controller is headed to Japanese gamers' hands, the Classic Controller Pro.
The new controller will be very similar to the Classic controller but will add two more shoulder buttons and handle grips reminiscent of DualShock pad.

There was no set release date for the controller, but it will include the same wireless functionality as the Wii Remote. Price was not disclosed yet either.

The Classic Controller Pro has 8 multi-purpose buttons, two analog pads, a digital D-Pad and a Select, Home and Start button.

So far this is only confirmed for Japan with no word on a North American or European launch.

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13 user comments

126.2.2009 21:26

It looks like the offspring of a GameCube controller and the "Classic" controller for the Wii.

226.2.2009 21:57

It looks more like a DualShock controller to me. I mean, look at the buttons configuration. Exactly the same.

326.2.2009 22:27

looks to me like I'll be ordering some strait from Japan.

Domo arigato Mr.Roboto

426.2.2009 22:36

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There was no set release date for the controller, but it will include the same wireless functionality as the Wii Remote.
The controller in that pic looks like it has a wire sticking out of it...
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 Feb 2009 @ 22:36

526.2.2009 22:55

Originally posted by samus250:
It looks more like a DualShock controller to me. I mean, look at the buttons configuration. Exactly the same.

The original Playstation controlller looks more like a SNES pad to me. I mean, look at the button configuration. Exactly the same.

627.2.2009 0:02

Smell that, smells like a flame. now all we need is to dose in starter fluid.

727.2.2009 0:28

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There was no set release date for the controller, but it will include the same wireless functionality as the Wii Remote.
The controller in that pic looks like it has a wire sticking out of it...

Yes, well done. You do know that all the Wii Attachments attach to the Wiimote? I can only assume that the wire there is the wire that attaches to the wiimote that is docked to the back of the controller.

827.2.2009 1:38

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You do know that all the Wii Attachments attach to the Wiimote?
I never could find a way of connecting my WiiFit balance board or any of my Rock Band 1 instruments to the wiimote :(


927.2.2009 12:27

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The new controller will be very similar to the Classic controller but will add two more shoulder buttons
Actually those buttons are on the Classic now, but are horribly placed to the inside of the shoulder triggers. Also looks like they fixed the spacing of the analog sticks as well, which are too close together on the Classic.

This would be ultra-cool, but it needs to be wireless sans connecting to the Wiimote like the current controller. If you could do everything motion-wise with it, with the exception of point-and-click type games, it would be great.

It looks more like an Xbox 360 controller to me! (White case with clear buttons anyone? Just for the sake of argument? LOL)
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1027.2.2009 14:10

looks like nintendo realized their controllers suck for most games and had to make some normal ones.

1127.2.2009 14:46

Originally posted by jetyi83:
looks like nintendo realized their controllers suck for most games and had to make some normal ones.
Yes and no. I happen to like the design of the Wiimote/Nunchuck combo and for most games, some of the motion shortcuts work really well (like reloading in FPS.) Also, my larger hands don't have to ache after playing on a cramped controller... the DS is the biggest culprit for me, though it's built into the system.

1227.2.2009 15:04

is the purpose of this controller have anything to do with needing a more functional input device for the type of games that actually make money and that the average gamer will like to play?

137.3.2009 13:46

Good, finally a real controller for my Wii that I don't play because the gimmicky nunchuck thing is a pain in the butt.

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