Nintendo Wii U Pro Controller

80
Global
Score
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Most of the attention has been on the revolutionary Wii U GamePad, even though a good number of the launch titles have been A-list games that have appeared on other systems first, necessitating a more traditional control scheme. In fact, the Pro Controller resembles the standard Xbox 360 controller, though as Mashable noted, "Why reinvent the wheel here?" However, they and other reviewers were turned off by the "same glossy plastic as the other Wii and Wii U peripherals," with Kotaku calling it "cheap" and Engadget saying it "sadly features the same glossy plastic and cheap buttons we've already complained about." However, when actually playing Mashable found the triggers "responsive and placed correctly" and they "never felt like I was fighting against the controller." Engadget agreed, as "it rumbles as you'd expect and functions admirably in time-sensitive situations." Mashable advised that "the Pro Controller is worth picking up with the console if you’re planning a holiday purchase."

from $55+

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Breakdown

Durability
6.7
Accuracy / responsiveness
7.5
Ergonomics / comfort
6.5
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Specs

Wii

Type
Controller / gamepad
Connection
Wireless
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Specs

Wii

Type
Controller / gamepad
Connection
Wireless
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