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Topic: How useful do you think Wii Classic Controller will remain?

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Pahvi

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Upon seeing someone ask on Miiverse if they can use the Classic Controller on Wii U, I went through my boxed Wii U games and noticed that quite a few of them supported the Classic Controller coupled to a Wiimote. All of these supported the Pro Controller as well, though, and then there were games that supported Pro Controller but not Classic Controller (like Resident Evil Revelations). Their prices differ a lot: I saw Classic Controller Pro for 25€ (clearance price) vs the 70€ of Pro Controller in the same store, so one could ask if the upgrade to the Pro Controller is sensible in all cases.

How necessary do you find the Pro Controller and how much do you think the Classic Controller support in future releases will wane? (Did anyone follow how new Wii releases supported the Gamecube controller over time while supporting the Classic Controller? )

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The Classic Controller Pro is useless at this point. Whever you saw those prices, you're getting ripped off. I'd recommend checking Amazon. Anyway, the Classic Controller Pro is only included in anything because it's basically a Wiimote. I don't think I need to tell you that the Pro Controller is far superior, so it's obviously not that.

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skywake

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The Pro Controller has rumble and has all of the wireless stuff built in rather than having to piggyback off the WiiMote's hardware. It also has crazy long battery life. So it's well worth getting for just those reasons alone if you intend to be using the Wii U for a while. Especially with multi.

As for the Classic Controller disappearing, I don't think so. I think maybe some games will stop supporting it or not bother to support it as they have but that's not a huge deal. It will always be used for VC content and is arguably better for that some might argue. It'll probably always be supported on first party local-multiplayer titles. So it might lose support but it won't become a worthless piece of plastic anytime soon.

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BlueBlurIxM

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I think Nintendo wants to get rid of the Classic Controller.
They even don't offer using it for 3D World. =/

But 70€ for the Pro Controller? Now that's a rip off.
Over here it's just 44€ at the max. vs Classic Controller 18~25€.

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rjejr

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BlueBlurIxM wrote:

I think Nintendo wants to get rid of the Classic Controller.
They even don't offer using it for 3D World. =/

A quick Google check seems to support Classic Controller Pro usage in SM3DW as of Oct 2 though you are probbaly right about the original Classic. .

http://www.nintendonews.com/2013/10/super-mario-3d-world-feat...

Looks like it doens't support the original Classic controller but my understanding is you can't buy that one anymore anyway as it was discontinued and only the Classic Pro remains. Nintendo could have done a better job w/ the naming rather than having 2 Pros. Classic Pro and Wii U Pro.

After 6 years of Wii ownership I finally bought a Classic Pro after buying a Wii U and money was a consideration - $20 vs. $50. The Classic Pro works w/ a lot of Wii and Wiiware games that the Pro U doenst and the Classic Pro also works w/ W101 and SM3DW adn I bet Brawl and/or MK8. For $20 that's a lot of usage. I haven 'had need for a Pro U yet.

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SphericalCrusher

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It's not useless, because you can use it in so many WiiU games. Skylanders, Call of Duty, etc etc — pretty much any game that supports Pro Controller, you can use Classic Controller. I think it's awesome that they allow both, but I always go for the Pro Controller anyway unless I have multiple friends over. I know Smash bros 4 and Mario kart 8 will use it also.

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ACK

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Look, you want both. The Pro Controller because it's nearly perfect. The CC Pro because it's versatile (Wii + Wii U) and you need something to let your friends and their grubby hands play on.

I bought both of my Pros under $20 each. Price matched a white one when Best Buy was offering them for around $15. The other was price matched to $32 (Amazon) and combined with a 30% off coupon (for one accessory). Finally, combine that with my employee discount (15% off)... I made out alright.

Pro Tip: Target this past summer made a habit of printing off game-related coupons. I haven't gotten one lately (likely because of the holiday season), but if you do receive one in the future, make sure it's combined with a price match to put it to good use. Trust me, you'll be happy with the end result.

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rjejr wrote:

BlueBlurIxM wrote:

I think Nintendo wants to get rid of the Classic Controller.
They even don't offer using it for 3D World. =/

A quick Google check seems to support Classic Controller Pro usage in SM3DW as of Oct 2 though you are probbaly right about the original Classic. .

http://www.nintendonews.com/2013/10/super-mario-3d-world-feat...

Looks like it doens't support the original Classic controller but my understanding is you can't buy that one anymore anyway as it was discontinued and only the Classic Pro remains. Nintendo could have done a better job w/ the naming rather than having 2 Pros. Classic Pro and Wii U Pro.

After 6 years of Wii ownership I finally bought a Classic Pro after buying a Wii U and money was a consideration - $20 vs. $50. The Classic Pro works w/ a lot of Wii and Wiiware games that the Pro U doenst and the Classic Pro also works w/ W101 and SM3DW adn I bet Brawl and/or MK8. For $20 that's a lot of usage. I haven 'had need for a Pro U yet.

From my experience, anything that supports the CC Pro will also support the Classic Controller. The functionality is nearly identical and the controllers themselves are interchangeable. Any game that recognizes one should recognize the other.

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BlueBlurIxM

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rjejr wrote:

BlueBlurIxM wrote:

I think Nintendo wants to get rid of the Classic Controller.
They even don't offer using it for 3D World. =/

A quick Google check seems to support Classic Controller Pro usage in SM3DW as of Oct 2 though you are probbaly right about the original Classic. .

http://www.nintendonews.com/2013/10/super-mario-3d-world-feat...

Looks like it doens't support the original Classic controller but my understanding is you can't buy that one anymore anyway as it was discontinued and only the Classic Pro remains. Nintendo could have done a better job w/ the naming rather than having 2 Pros. Classic Pro and Wii U Pro.

Yea.. I was talking about the "classic controller" only. ^^
At GameXplain's Q&A for 3D World mentioned that you can use the classic pro, but not the regular classic.

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DudeSean

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I really don't think it can even tell the difference between whether you have a Classic Controller or a CC Pro controller plugged. I have not seen a single game show a different picture or icon depending on whether you're using the CC or CC Pro. The only difference is when you press the shoulder buttons. If you're using the CC controller then it will give an input amount (0.0 to 1.0) whereas the CC Pro will just give on or off (0 or 1). Since, as far as I know, there's not a single game that uses the analog feature of the CC controller, the game only checks to see if it's being pressed at all or not (essentially, on or off).

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Pahvi

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For me personally, the biggest (and about the only) things I see going for Pro Controller is the lack of any cords and longer battery life. I don't have any intention of buying more controllers in the foreseeable future and even then it'd probably be a Nunchuk or a Wiimote+ with a Nunchuk.

Splitting my boxed Wii U games into three groups: 4 support CC and Pro. 3 support Pro only. 1 supports neither.

I went through my Wii games, checking their back covers and how they supported CC and GC controllers. From 2006 to 2012, the numbers for (CC only, both GC+CC) are 2006: (0, 0), 2007, (3, 0); 2008: (5, 8), 2009: (3, 4), 2010: (7, 5), 2011: (2, 2), 2012: (1, 0). So there is a decreasing trend in the proportion of GC support, but the sample size is also small (not to mention the sampling bias that is present). On the other hand, I don't know how many more CCs and CC Pros are going around now compared to GC controllers back in 2007 or so, which might make more sense to add some kind of support for CC... if Wii U games were paying back for going that extra mile.

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SCAR392

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I mainly use them for Wii VC and a few Wii games. Brawl and Xenoblade Chronicles are the only games I need them for. I have 2 pro controllers, because I get 2-3 players going with the GamePad with my bro and cousin in Sonic Racing, or occasionally with my sister in Tekken Tag 2.

If I ever needed another controller, I'd use a Classic Controller Pro, but I never play with more than 2 other people. I was using the CCP before I got my 2nd pro controller, actually.

I'd say the Wii U pro controller is the way to go for Wii U games, but there's nothing wrong with using the CCP Wii remotes until you can justify buying one more so.

EDIT: In otherwords, I'd say it will only be important for those that already had them, or can find one on the cheap(I found 2 for $15).

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DudeSean

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Kadunta wrote:

For me personally, the biggest (and about the only) things I see going for Pro Controller is the lack of any cords and longer battery life.

And two extra buttons, the clickable joysticks. Really comes in handy for certain games (Call of Duty).

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skywake

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It's also just plain old more comfortable than the Classic Controllers. Really, I won't be missing the CC if they stop supporting it in single player titles. I'll be annoyed if they drop support in multiplayer titles but purely because I already have two CCs and only one Pro.

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