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Topic: Wii U Pro Controller problem (urgent)

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Lafosse64

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Hey there (im new here btw) Im a Nintendo Wii U owner since March 2014 and I have a doubt about the Wii U pro controller.

You see i got my first Wii U pro controlle days after i got my Wii U. It actually looked so great on Youtube reviews since its like a spiritual succesor of my favorite controller (Xbox 360 controller).

The problem is that the second I got it it looked great, felt great in my hands but, here comes the thing. Once i started using it with Call of Duty Black Ops II I realized that the joysticks are (by far) not as good as the ones you have on the Wii U gamepad which are AWESOME. I don't know how to explain it... they don't feel AND don't actually work as accurate as the joysticks on the Wii U gamepad and the difference is HUGE. So much that even my friends don't like to play Call of Duty on my Wii U cus the one that is using the Gamepad has a lot of advantage cus the joystick is way more accurate to aim, move, etc. While with the Pro controller everyone's having problems aiming with accuracy (including me). I've played CoD on my Xbox 360 before selling it and i never had this problem and neither with the Wii U Gamepad which works as good as a 360 controller.

Anyway the thing is that i searched on the internet and saw some people complaining about some pirated versions of the Wii U Pro Controller being sold as originals... so as I started to feel worried that i had got tricked with a pirated version I started to look for all physical details and diferences between an original and a pirated one. In the end I couldn't find any, so it's either original or a great freaking identical copy of an original.

Now here is where you people come into play. I'd really need any of you to tell me if you experience the same with your Wii U Pro Controllers... if the Joystick is not as good or accurate as the one of the Wii U Gamepad or if they joysticks are exactly the same and work as good as the ones of the Gamepad. If mine is the only one with the problem then yes ill asume mine is not an original.

The other thing i wanted to ask if its possible is that i saw on internet that the copies have something written on the back of the controller that is different from what is written on the back of the original one. But i couldnt find any comparison on internet so ill just write here what it says in the back of mine and you people can check (please) if it says the same in the back of your controllers to know if its the same or not.


This is what it says:

MODEL: WUP-005
RATING: 5V-0.5a
BATTERY (LI-ion): CT-003 3.6V-3.7V

FCC ID: POO-R237999 IC: 4250A-R237999
THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES.
OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS (1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND (2) THIS DEVICE MUST ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED, INCLUDING INTERFERENCE THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION

FOR CONSUMER SERVICE:
SUPPORT.NINTENDO.COM OR CALL 1-800-255-3700

PATENTS PENDING
MADE IN CHINA
LTB-WUP-A-RC-USZ-C0


Thank you all for your time! :)

i must add that the packaging was EXACTLY the same of an original (if its not the original) AND I don't know if its true but I just read that the originals have 'Nintendo' written on the USB charging cables (mine doesn't say anything) if it's true that the originals have 'Nintendo' written on the USB cables then yes i've been tricked horribly. If not then I'm still confused... is it possible that Nintendo had release such a poor quality control? if that's the case... hope i'ts just a fake.

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technotaylor98

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I just checked my pro controller, it had the same back. BUT! my cord did have a Nintendo emblem on it.
On your controller, under all that writing, is there a NINTENDO emblem carved into the controller? Because that's what mine has.
Also, I haven't noticed the joysticks to be any worse than the ones on my GamePad.

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Frapp

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The sticks are identical to the GamePad sticks. Where did you buy the Pro from? If it was from a retailer, do you still have the receipt?

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Lafosse64

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I bought it in an electronics shop, sealed, i opened it myself. The chord is gray but it doesn't say Nintendo on it... the rest of the controller is freaking identical. Anyway ill just go and speak to the guy to warn him that he is getting pirated controllers. Thank you People, you really helped clearing this.

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brewsky

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Yes, the cord should have the Nintendo logo on it, but also, does the controller have the Nintendo logo on it? The logo is directly below the information on the back, is it there?

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Lafosse64 wrote:

I bought it in an electronics shop, sealed, i opened it myself. The chord is gray but it doesn't say Nintendo on it... the rest of the controller is freaking identical. Anyway ill just go and speak to the guy to warn him that he is getting pirated controllers. Thank you People, you really helped clearing this.

Yeah, here's a quick pic of the end of my Pro controller cable: Untitled

You want to do more than warn him. If you have proof of purchase then you should demand an official replacement or failing that, a refund. If you don't get any satisfaction then you can take it further and report it. I take it you are from the US? If so, then contact the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center. You can do this online at: http://www.iprcenter.gov/referral/

I would advise to give the retailer the chance to make amends before reporting it. If they are being difficult, just threatening to report it to an organisation like the above can persuade some retailers to avoid the hassle and just give you a refund. Let us know how it goes.

Edit: just noticed you are from Bolivia. Sorry. The same process should apply though. Find out where you can report it.

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