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Nintendo Shows Wii U Pro Controller, Final Wii U Tablet Design

June's a busy month for the tech world and it seems companies announcing stuff at the likes of E3 and Computex are scheduling their conferences earlier and earlier every year. Microsoft's pre-E3 conference is taking place this morning while Nintendo went one step further and held its pre-E3 event last night.

Last year's E3 gave us our first look at the Nintendo Wii U, so what did the Japanese gaming giant have for us on Sunday? More Wii U, for the most part. Nintendo showed off the finalized version of the handheld Wii U controller, which is a tablet device with hardware buttons incorporated into the design. However, the company also showed off a completely separate controller for the newest Wii.

 

Dubbed the Wii U Pro controller, the device looks a lot like the Xbox 360 controller and loses that oblong shape that the Wii Classic controller had as well as the classic Wii white. This black beauty has two analog sticks as well as a d-pad, the usual face buttons and separate buttons for home, start, reset and power. Nintendo didn't say if this controller would also be available in white, or how much people will be expected to pay to get one, but we may hear more on that later in the week.

As for the final design of the primary Wii U controller, it's gotten a redesign from what we saw at E3 2011. The new version offers dual analog stick controls and can be used as a remote control for your TV even while the Wii U console is off.

 

Check the video below for a look at the new design. Don't forget, Nintendo's E3 press conference is set to take place tomorrow morning, so stay tuned for more Nintendo news!

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  • AznCracker
    Im sorry, I can't take his accent seriously.
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  • phishy714
    Another tablet!

    Just what I was looking for!
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  • drwho1
    This "pro" controller should be available on every Wii U console.
    The tablet **** is a total joke.

    I don't even care about Nintendo, but the fact that they have already a "real looking" controller,
    means that they have been listening all the hate for the **** tablet gimmick joke.

    Force Nintendo gamers to "have to deal" with the tablet **** and on top of that force them to buy an actual controller is NOT a good business decision.
    Reply
  • aoneone
    Bahahahaa xbox copycat!! Real original Nintendo! Just for trying to copy the xbox, you have just talked yourself out of a potential customer! Trust me THUMBS UP if u agree!
    Reply
  • beardguy
    The black controller looks awesome. The tablet still looks goofy, I just don't see how it would be comfortable to hold.

    Hope this new Nintendo console is awesome though, so I can buy it "for my kids" :)
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  • vertigo_2000
    aoneoneBahahahaa xbox copycat!! Real original Nintendo! Just for trying to copy the xbox, you have just talked yourself out of a potential customer! Trust me THUMBS UP if u agree!Fanboy much?
    Reply
  • dieselpawn
    aoneone...

    And the Xbox controller was a copycat of the dreamcast controller, and the dreamcast controller a copycat of the SNES controller.
    Reply
  • dieselpawn
    aoneoneBahahahaa xbox copycat!! Real original Nintendo! Just for trying to copy the xbox, you have just talked yourself out of a potential customer! Trust me THUMBS UP if u agree!
    And the Xbox controller was a copycat of the dreamcast controller, and the dreamcast controller a copycat of the SNES controller.
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  • bobusboy
    I don't like the play station esque side by side joysticks.

    I find the xbox layout and button placement much more ergonomic for my hands. It's not like I have giant or tiny hands either I just find it more comfortable.
    Reply
  • keremidko
    @vertigo_2000, @dieselspawn
    Shame on you for not recognizing an obvious troll.
    Reply