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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

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    DvdBlu96
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    Well I was Impressed with Nintendo,s version of Next Gen Controller but If they want The Wii-U to outsell The PS4 they should gave this Pro Controller and The Wii Remote for Free plus a Free Copy of Super Mario 3D World.Overall a Great Buy but alot of Gamers Complain about The Games for The Wii U but for Me its still The Price of The Pro Controller and Remote that should be in Half to Keep The System to Succed against The PS4 and Xbox One this Year plus Nintendo has to Wake Up and have more Mature and Adult Titles not Family and Mario Brother's Stuff since this Controller would be Excellent to Play alot of The Adult and Matured Stuff that available on The Nintendo 3ds to port over for HD Remakes for The Nintendo Wii U System for The E-Shop because a 1080p Remake of Xenoblade Chronicles would Outsell any of that Final Fantasy Stuff on The PS3 if They had it as an E Shop Exclusive with The Use of The Pro Controller. The Controller is a Buy but for 20 Cheaper they would Sell Fast if Nintendo would be more Opened Minded with there Power and History of JRPGs and Action/Adventure Stuff not Skylanders and Mario Gimmicks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    THE controller for Wii U

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    E3EJvilla
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    This is the controller NINTENDO has needed for so long! Size, feel, weight, layout, buttons are excellent on this controller. The right joystick takes all but 5 minutes to get used to. Controller includes joystick button clicks. Something I wanted from the Classic controller. Very good build quality. 80+ hours on a full charge! I already own 3 of these controllers. And Plan on buying a fourth for my collection. Only negative is the compatibility with some games. People do need to remember that launch titles were designed probably before the company's knew about this controller. I would almost bet all games going forward will support it. This is a step in the right direction with nintendo. Keeping the wii remotes, but moving back to controller based games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice controller for a console that deserved better

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    slyknight718
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    The Wii U Pro Controller is one of the best Nintendo made controllers in recent times. Its sleek design makes it comfortable to hold and easy to access buttons. Not only is its design far superior to the classic controller of the original Wii where it's much easier to hold and not as wide, but Nintendo finally made this one connectable to the Wii U's charging port so you no longer play games with a controller attached at the bottom of a Wii Remote, something I always despised and thought was extremely stupid. I only wish Nintendo gave its players options to use this pad in every game on the Wii U. Unfortunately it wasn't usable on a lot of games that should have allowed it, but I don't blame the controller for that. This is a must have for anyone who likes to bypass the motion or tablet controls gimmicks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good controller, better customer service

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    SmokeWiiEveryDay
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    Bought this controller with the 3d Mario World bundle. First one I bought didn't work - simply turned on and had one of the knobs permanently stuck in one direction (a common problem for controllers after extensive use). Took it back and explained the problem, got it replaced straightaway. Love it when things are this easy. Bravo Best Buy. The controller itself is great. It fits well into my hands and is super light weight. Feels sturdy enough to hurl through your TV or wall if you put some oomph into it, yet light enough that you don't have to worry about it breaking if you just drop it on the floor. Another plus is that it is rechargeable, so you don't have to put batteries in it constantly if you play a lot of games. The charge lasts a long time, but if it starts to run out of juice you just plug the USB charger it came with into the Wii and keep going.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best option for a Wii U controller.

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    Ghostshark
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    When we had recently purchased a Wii U for our family we bought 4 of these so each of us had a controller. They are a great option for a controller as opposed to using the original Wii remotes which drive my wife nuts because even though it's an old school feel it's "too advanced" for her. The Wii U pro controller also works with all the old games we grew up on like the old school Mario bros. games that are on the Nintendo store as well as the newer Wii U games. The best feature aside from the common button layout is the battery life. We play several times a week and have had them about a month and have yet to charge them, which is incredible with the battery life on our PS4 and Xbox One co trollers which last a little over a day of we are binging on video games. Overall it's a great controller due to battery life and ease of use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Controller

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    jeff
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    The Wii U Pro Controller is my favorite gaming controller to date. I've come to greatly prefer the analog stacks being aligned at top, the rumble is very strong if you want, a it's essential for the Virtual Console if you don't want to use the GamePad. The battery is actually the same battery used in the first 3DS model. Of course now since it's only powering this controller, and not screens and processors, the battery life is absolutely incredible (literally lasting months of normal use). The battery is also user replaceable and the controller is charged via USB.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Controller

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    NordicSkiGuy
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    I like the Wii U Gamepad, but it has two issues. First, since it has a screen, it's a bit bulky and heavy. Second, the battery lasts only a few hours before needing to be recharged. For games that don't require the second screen on the Gamepad, or two-player games, this Wii U Pro Controller is awesome. The stick and button placements are the same as the Gamepad's, but it's much lighter, making it more comfortable to hold. And the battery lasts for weeks before needing a recharge. My only disappointment is that the Wii U Pro Controller lacks the internal gyro and motion controls found in the Gamepad and "Wiimote" controllers. However, for games that don't need the second screen or motion controls, the Wii U Pro Controller is awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wii U Pro Controller an Improvement

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    mwood
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    The Pro Controller was purchased because Rayman Legends is a game much too complicated for the glorious simplicity of the basic Wiimote. It has a great feel, very similar to that of Xbox 360 controllers, although you will notice the right thumb stick position is swapped with the buttons (it's not a big deal and easy to adapt to the difference). Anyway, the battery life is phenomenal, as we charged it after the purchase and have used it for hours at a time for multiple days without losing power. The one negative is that the charger connection is not a mini-USB, and it's different than the port used to charge the Wii U gamepad as well, so that's a little bit of a pain in the a**. Good thing it doesn't require a lot of charging. A little pricey, but it drastically improved gameplay, so definitely worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for nintendo

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    Wmindiana
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    As a controller, it's excellent with great response. Got it and using it for Zelda breath ... on the Wii U. The problem is not with the controller, but with Nintendo if you also play on the Xbox with the Xbox controller. Why could Nintendo have not had the a b x y buttons in same position and offset as xbox. Even PlayStation uses symbols, but the button positions function as does the Xbox. Would have been nice to either have them the same or at least be able to reprogram and change a b and x y. Aside from that, they work fine and were on sale. I just have to get use to Nintendo again from Xbox buttons. Now I did have a friend who only does Xbox try Zelda with these and he finally gave up in frustration due to the button difference.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best controllers around

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    Frank404
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    When I first bought my Wii U, I never imagined I'd have a need for the pro controller. I usually prefer to spend my video game money on games over peripherals and accessories. However, many users on forums I frequent would not stop raving about the Pro. I watched for a while and waited until I found one cheap and snagged a black one. I fell in love shortly after. Approximately 80 hours per charge, a nice middle ground of thickness between the 360 and PS3 controllers that makes it feel very comfortable, and a simple, elegant finish. My one complaint, and it's more a design direction with the console itself is digital shoulder buttons instead of the pressure sensitive analog ones that are so critical for precision gas and brake controls in racers. Overall though, the Pro is a must have for any Wii U owners.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Wii U controller except touchpad features.

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    Opio
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    This controller provides much better control than the Wii U gamepad. The main thing really is the thumb sticks which seem to have more resistance and just feel much easier to move exactly to the level you want better. The buttons are also a lot less mushy feeling compared to the gamepad. The main issue is you do loose the gamepad features when you do so. In some games it's not that big of a deal, like in Smash, Bayonetta and Kart, but other games it's more of an annoyance like Xenoblade X's fast travel, and in other games you really need the touch screen as it's integral to the game. If you liked the Wii Pro controller, I highly recommend this controller, but it really is dependent on games you own and play most often on your Wii U.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I prefer this to the gamepad

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    Razzereign
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    This is one of the best controllers I have ever used. I have used the Xbox 360 controller on my PC and a Dual Shock 3 for several games, but this one beats them all in terms of comfort. I have average sized hands and it fits perfectly. It is also light-weight compared to the Xbox controller and can easily be held with one hand comfortably if you want to be very lazy during travel sections of games. The battery life on this thing is unreal. I believe it says up to 80 hours, but it may very well be more. This is the only controller I have ever just set down when I'm done and never feared it being dead when I decide to play again days later. I now only use the gamepad when the game requires it for mechanics that use the screen or the gyro.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Controller

    Posted
    EightBit
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    The Wii U Pro Controller may actually turn out to be my favorite gaming controller to date. I've come to greatly prefer the analog stacks being aligned at top, the rumble is very strong if you want, a it's essential for the Virtual Console if you don't want to use the GamePad. The battery is actually the same battery used in the first 3DS model. Of course now since it's only powering this controller, and not screens and processors, the battery life is absolutely incredible (literally lasting months of normal use). The battery is also user replaceable and the controller is charged via USB. I suspect that this controller is going to be the preferred controller for Super Smash Bros U when it releases, so stock up if you see a good price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Much nicer than the traditional Wii controller.

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    TcCokato
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    This controller is a nice addition to the Wii product line. Traditional gameplay seems more natural with this controller than with the standard Wii remote and nunchuck. The controller fits nicely in an adults hand making it a very comfortable controller to use. The battery life is very impressive 80-90 hours. The charging cable is extremely long, so you won't have to sit on top of the tv or find a wall charger to play while charging. (big plus) This controller does not work with games that require the "Classic Wii" controller, but maybe a firmware update in the near future will fix this. Overall I am very happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Controller

    Posted
    Taylor714
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    This really is super comfortable to hold. When I put it down and pick up a PS4 controller, the PS4 feels a little clunky and heavy. (And I love the PS4 controller.) I prefer this to the Game pad. I think it makes the Wii U more fun to play, and games feel more natural if you're used to the more traditional controllers. It doesn't fully replace the Game Pad, as there are some menus and apps that don't respond or don't respond well to the Pro Controller, and it can't be used for Wii games at all. It works for most of the Wii U games and Virtual Console games though. Sometimes the Pro Controller and Game Pad can be used together, which is kind of cool. I would buy the Pro Controller again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great controller

    Posted
    mttwll4
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    I'm not having any issues with this controller. Been using it for a couple games so far with no problems. The feel of the controller and placement of buttons is very comfortable. When holding the controller, it feels solid and enough weight for you to grip it properly while not being too heavy to seem like a burden. I really wish this had analog triggers for racing games as that will give a much better throttle response, but that's a minor gripe for me since I don't play them often at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Much better than a regular wii controller

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    Garfield0817
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    I bought these because using the regular wii motion plus controllers is very uncomfortable when playing a multiplayer game. I tried playing super Mario 3d with my kids, and my fingers kept slipping off of the d-pad, making it impossible to keep up. I spent more time being carried in a bubble then keeping up with my kids, lol! After buying these pro controllers, it's much easier to play multiplayer games. We all have a great time now when we play together. I definitely recommend these controllers if you plan on playing a multiplayer game, like Mario 3d or nintendoland. They are a much more comfortable fit in your hand, and make controlling your game much easier. Great purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LONGEST BATTERY POWER EVER!!!

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    Los1001
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    Although, it costs $50+ it can last pretty long on a single charge, when I used it; it lasted for 3 DAYS STRAIGHT WITH ONLY LOOSING 1 BAR OF BATTERY POWER. It's almost like a second game pad! (:But Better:) Also...if you have virtual console games like: Super Mario World You can be in a different room all together and just use the game pad as player 1 and also use it as a screen for player 2. I don't have enough words I can use to describe all that you can do with this wonderful creation. It ALMOST has NO downsides. If you see this product in stores, buy one and see for yourself how AWESOME this product really is. P.S: (by the way it will seem much easier to control.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best controller Nintendo has ever made

    Posted
    Steve
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    There are many controller options to go with the Wii U, but this is by far the best choice. Other than the lack of a touch screen, this controller can do pretty much anything the gamepad can do. The two main advantages of using this controller is the longer battery life and the comfort. I have yet to try out the PS4 controller, but the Wii U Pro controller is in my opinion the most comfortable controller I have ever played with. Unfortunately, this is not a universal controller. If you still play Wii games on your Wii U, then you will be disappointed to find out that it cannot be used in Wii mode. Other than that, most Wii U games support the Pro controller.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Controller

    Posted
    MustangSal
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    Picked this controller up for new Super Mario Bros. U and have been really liking it. Its plenty large, but not uncomfortable. Has a great feel to it even with the oddly placed analog sticks. I thought it would be a problem, but its just fine. I prefer the D-pad for this game and it is perfect. The battery is still going strong two days later with well over seven hours of use on it on a single charge. The only minor complaint I would have is that since it is glossy (the black one) it does get to looking rather grimy after only a bit of use. That small issue aside, this is a great controller.

    I would recommend this to a friend