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Nintendo Wii U Pro Controller

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80
Global
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

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

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Engadget Summary

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."

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User Reviews

80
vnangia
The Wii U Pro controller feels very familiar to anyone who has ever held the...read more
90
johnythepeanut
The Pro Controller hardware is absolutely great. Very ergonomic, responsive...read more
100
NoNameAtAll
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
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Ergonomics / comfort

65
 

Durability

67
 

Accuracy / responsiveness

75
 

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