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Wii U Pro Controller - Black by Nintendo of America

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$49.99

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Wii U Pro Controller - Black is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 20.
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  • Platform: Nintendo Wii U
  • Publisher: Nintendo of America
  • Developer: Nintendo of America
  • Category: Accessories , Controllers

Product Details:

Your games, your way. However you think of your gaming style - hardcore, old school, or purely nostalgic - the Wii U Pro Controller puts you in the game. Designed for accessibility and extended gameplay comfort, the Wii U Pro Controller features the dual analog sticks and ergonomic button layout that you've come to expect, as well as a rechargeable battery that can last up to 80 hours on a single charge. The Wii U Pro Controller can be used for playing a variety of games - from packaged games at retail to downloadable games from the Nintendo eShop. Look on the back of Wii U game packaging to see which games use the Wii U Pro Controller. Not compatible with the Wii system or games.

Wii U Pro Controller Compatibility Chart

As of June 26,2013. Games subject to change.

    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Typical design and layout. Comfortable and works well. Nothing splashy or spectacular but a solid controller.
    Date published: 2017-01-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm happy and i know it *claps hands* This controller is tied with the PS4 controller for the greatest controller ever. "BUT WHAT ABOUT THE XBOX 360 CONTROLLER!!!??" "shut up that thing is overrated." The controllers battery life is around 80hrs. I play games all the time usually exclusively with the wii u pro controller and i rarely need to charge it. They must've used some sort of Nintendo magic to cram so much battery life into such a small and light controller. It is sooooooooooo comfortable and the sticks and buttons feel great. The D-pad is the best anyone has ever made, it's the perfect size and texture and is 100% responsive. The texture on the bottom of the controller feels very nice in the hands. The controllers' design is indeed like the 360's controller but it is lighter, thinner, wider, and overall just fits in the hands more comfortably (coming from a guy with larger hands) Most good Wii U games support it (with the sad exception of Splatoon) including every virtual consol game outside the DS and Wii ones. This is the best controller Nintendo has ever made in my opinion (sorry Gamecube lovers) I could not recommend it enough.
    Date published: 2016-05-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's very useful especially in Mario Kart 8 When you use the Wii U gamepad its hard to control you car in mario kart but when I use the wii u pro controller it is excellent with design, and performance
    Date published: 2016-03-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Controller for a Good Price Pros: Light Sleek Good Price Works excellent Cons: If you're used to PS4/Xbone controllers it feels awkward to use them. The Control sticks are on the top, whereas PS4 are on the bottom, might have to get used to them first
    Date published: 2015-11-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Controller With A Few Problems The Wii U Pro Controller is a very good controller. In my opinion, it is even better than the GameCube controller, though few seem to agree with me. It is very comfortable with good buttons and sticks that can click and act as buttons, and do not feel cheap. There are a few downsides, though. The Z buttons (where triggers would be on an Xbox or PS controller) are just that: buttons. They are not triggers and are not sensitive to different levels of input like on a standard trigger or on the GameCube's L and R buttons. It does not have a built in headphone jack or gyroscope, unlike the Game Pad. However, any problems are balanced out by the controller overall working very well, with no noticeable delay and no noticeable wear on the controller after countless hours of use. One of the most impressive things to me about this controller is that it has about 80 hours of battery life, which in terms of controllers is insane. I would recommend getting this controller, as it is compatible in many Wii U games and works very well, especially in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
    Date published: 2015-05-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing controller! Very comfortable, long battery, looks great. The only bad thing is the price, $50 for a controller is a lot! I minor issue i have is the button layout, but after using it for a while you get used to how it feels.
    Date published: 2014-12-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for local multiplayer The Pro Controller is one of the Wii U’s best accessories. Its shape is sure to please Xbox fans or anybody else who desires a more “mainstream” controller for the Wii U. The analog sticks’ positioning above the letter buttons and D-pad isn’t as problematic as some might expect, considering that that’s how they are positioned on the GamePad. The controller feels good in the hands, and the sleek gloss and matte combination makes for a visual marvel. The long battery life, ease of recharge, and easily accessible sync button are nice touches, too. But the Pro Controller’s greatest feature is not an immediately apparent one. Consider this situation. You go over to a friend’s place to play Mario Kart 8, or Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and while they get to play with the GamePad, you’re forced to use a confusing and awkward Wii Remote. The Pro Controller, however, can easily ameliorate this problem, as its button layout is virtually identical to that of the GamePad, so you don’t feel like you’re at a gameplay disadvantage. This local multiplayer functionality is why I bought the controller, and I recommend doing the same if you’re in a similar predicament. The controller performs nicely as a GamePad alternative in certain games (e.g. New Super Mario Bros. U), but I find that other games (e.g. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD) just work better with touchscreen options. Also, the Pro Controller cannot be used on its own, with the GamePad needing to be on as long as the console is, even when not in use. I can see this being a bummer to some, though I personally don’t mind too much. If given the option, I also would have tweaked the ZL and ZR buttons to make them wider like the GamePad’s, and I would have slightly altered the button layout so that my right thumb rests more in the middle of the letter buttons than on just the X and A ones. The fifty-dollar price seemed a bit steep at first, but considering the Xbox One and PS4 controllers’ roughly $60 pricing, I can appreciate the relatively low cost. Personally, I wish Nintendo would do more to popularize the Pro Controller; releasing special editions of it to tie in with games would be a good start. Overall, I think the real reason to buy a Pro Controller is the mere fact that the Wii Remote is a much worse alternative. I’d also recommend it to those who hate the GamePad and would rather a “traditional” approach.
    Date published: 2014-07-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reliant on the GamePad, but good for mutiplayer The Pro Controller is one of the Wii U’s best accessories. Its shape is sure to please Xbox fans or anybody else who desires a more “mainstream” controller for the Wii U. The analog sticks’ positioning above the letter buttons and D-pad isn’t as problematic as some might expect, considering that that’s how they are positioned on the GamePad. The controller feels good in the hands, and the sleek gloss and matte combination makes for a visual marvel. The long battery life, ease of recharge, and easily accessible sync button are nice touches, too. But the Pro Controller’s greatest feature is not an immediately apparent one. Consider this situation. You go over to a friend’s place to play Mario Kart 8, or Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and while they get to play with the GamePad, you’re forced to use a confusing and awkward Wii Remote. The Pro Controller, however, can easily ameliorate this problem, as its button layout is virtually identical to that of the GamePad, so you don’t feel like you’re at a gameplay disadvantage. This local multiplayer functionality is why I bought the controller, and I recommend doing the same if you’re in a similar predicament. The controller performs nicely as a GamePad alternative in certain games (e.g. New Super Mario Bros. U), but I find that other games (e.g. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD) just work better with touchscreen options. Also, the Pro Controller cannot be used on its own, with the GamePad needing to be on as long as the console is, even when not in use. I can see this being a bummer to some, though I personally don’t mind, as the GamePad’s ergonomic quality is not much worse than the Pro Controller’s and as such I won’t be trying to play many games using only the Pro Controller. If given the option, I also would have tweaked the ZL and ZR buttons to make them wider like the GamePad’s, and I would have slightly altered the button layout so that my right thumb rests more in the middle of the letter buttons than on just the X and A ones. The fifty-dollar price seemed a bit steep at first, but considering the Xbox One and PS4 controllers’ roughly $60 pricing, I can appreciate the relatively low cost. Personally, I wish Nintendo would do more to popularize the Pro Controller; releasing special editions of it to tie in with games would be a good start. Overall, I think the real reason to buy a Pro Controller is the mere fact that the Wii Remote is a much worse alternative. I’d also recommend it to those who hate the GamePad and would rather a “traditional” approach.
    Date published: 2014-07-17
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