Nintendo has seen fit to dispose of the proverbial veil and privy us to the latest deets on the Wii U.  By now, and for sometime for that matter, we’ve known that the Wii U incorporates a touchscreen controller that works in tandem with the console’s imagery blasted onto your TV’s screen.  However, what wasn’t clear, was how Nintendo would address games that are ported from other consoles that utilize what one could now consider a standard or “feature” (as in not smart, like smartphone) controller.

Well, that answered arrived today in the form of the Pro Controller.  Yes, it’s very reminiscent of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 controller, and we gotta wonder if they’ll be calling and asking for their design back.  Of note, as Joystick points out, Nintendo has adopted a circular based housing for their analog sticks, which is contrary to previous consoles which used a polygon based like layout.  This circular housing can also be found in the Wii U’s touchscreen controller.  Other than that, it’s pretty garden variety.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."