Pro controller or wii controller

#1 Posted by jazin (46 posts) -

So I'm picking up a Wiiu today and was wondering for my second controller would it be better to pick up a pro controller or a wii controller? Thanks for the help duders

#2 Edited by EarlessShrimp (1668 posts) -

It really depends on what you're doing with the 2nd controller... Like, are you going to be playing virtual console games, or are you going to be playing wii games or what? The pro is something you should definitely have down the line, but a wiimote is also necessary.

#3 Posted by JoeyRavn (4983 posts) -

It depends on what you want to play. I guess that if you're even considering getting a Wiimote + Nunchuck it's because you plan on playing Wii games. If so, get a Wiimote. The Wii U Pro Controller won't offer anything different from the standard Wii U gamepad, except from the 360 gamepad form factor.

Of course, if you just refuse to play with a Wii U gamepad, then get a Pro Controller. But if that's the case, why are you even getting a Wii U? :P

#4 Posted by jazin (46 posts) -

Forgot to mention that it is so my faience can play games with me. Also gonna pick up some games also any recommendations for that also would be appriciated

#5 Posted by EarlessShrimp (1668 posts) -

NSMB U and Chasing Aurora for sure should be on the list. In that case I would just say go with the Wii mote, especially since you can play wii games on there and a wii u special wiimote is still 10 bucks cheaper than a pro controller

#6 Edited by DeF (4977 posts) -

@jazin said:

Forgot to mention that it is so my faience can play games with me. Also gonna pick up some games also any recommendations for that also would be appriciated

Wii Remote + Nunchuck would be the better choice. I hope you chose right.

The giant bomb wiki has concept pages that I'm trying to keep up to date which say what game supports which additional controllers.

Wii U Pro Controller support

Wii Remote support on Wii U

Wii Nunchuck support on Wii U

Wii Classic Controller support

In case you haven't bought the system yet, they have just announced the ZombiU Limited Deluxe Set which saves you $70 bucks for ZombiU, Nintendo Land and a Pro Controller along with the Deluxe System (which includes the Nintendo Network promotion). Coming Feb 17.

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