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Xenjamin

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Hey, it's me again (damn this has got to be the most frequently visited forum i've ever been on!)

I have a question about the Wii U Pro Controller! Will it work when playing Wii game's? Metroid other M and Xenoblade for example. I know regular wii pro controllers work but will a Wii U one work? It seems rather cheap of Nintendo if it doesn't.. then i will have bought a gampad, wii u remote, wii u pro controller AND a wii pro controller...

I hope it does, thanks in advance!

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brewsky

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No. The Wii U Pro Controller only works with the Wii U. It does not work in Wii Mode.

A Wii Classic Controller Pro is your best bet, since it works with the Wii and many Wii U games support it as well.

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eviLaTtenDant

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I'm quite sure Other M doesn't support anything else but the Wii Remote or Wii Remote Plus.

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Samurai_Goroh

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LeasTwanteD wrote:

I'm quite sure Other M doesn't support anything else but the Wii Remote or Wii Remote Plus.

I can confirm this. Other M is played only with Wii Remote. And as already said before, the Wii U Pro Controller only works with Wii U software. A Wii Classic Controller Pro might be a more wise choice, it can be used both for Wii and Wii U games. I still think the Wii U Pro is the superior controller, but if you don't want to spend too much money on multiple controllers and are willing to get just one, the Wii CC Pro is the logical choice.

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blaisedinsd

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The Wii and Wii U are the most controller confused consoles ever.

A Wii and vWii update that allowed the Wii U pro controller to function as Wii Classic Controller (Pro) would be an amazing gesture by Nintendo and I feel it is technicaly possible (and give us way better off TV vWii options by letting us use the gamepad sticks and buttons). The Wii U pro controller is bluetooth and has all the same buttons as the classic controller, it just couldn't do any of the wiimote functions that the classic could do by virtue of being plugged in to the wiimote. I don't think any game that uses the classic requires wiimote functions on top of that and if they did it 's so rare that it shouldn't be a reason for Nintendo not to do this. The reason they don't do this is because they consider the Wii to be dead and the classic to be a Wii controller and the Pro Controller to be a Wii U controller.

You will find games that support one but not the other. NSMBU for example will not support the classic controller last I checked. It was a crying shame NSB Wii did not support the classic controller. I am a firm believer that options are a good thing and think it is great that 3D world supports the wiimote, classic, pro, nunchuck, and gamepad.

Overall I disagree that it is wise to get a classic instead of a Pro. (and to clear up the confusion anyone may be having the classic controller, which plugs in to a wiimote like a nunchuck, was revised to the classic controller pro which is funcitonally the same things but with handle grips and different shoulder buttong placement. They are the same thing so its easiest to call them both "the classic controller". The original is just shaped more like a SNES controller while the revised version is closer to a playstation controller but they have the same buttons and functionallity). Wii U software is supporting the pro controller more and more and support for the classic controller is more sparse. Even the Wii never supported the classic as much as it should have and the classic was mainly intended for virtual console. The pro controller on the other hand is basically a gamepad with out the touch screen, and while we may never get software that supports 2 gamepads at the same time we will see plenty of multi-player that supports the Wii U pro controller as the additional controller. Also many Wii U games support the Pro controller instead of the gamepad, so if you don't like the bulk or your gamepad battery needs to charge you can use the pro controller instead of the gamepad. The battery life of the Wii U pro controller is the most impressive of any game console controller in history....it think it is like 80 hours or something. You almost never have to charge the thing.

Sure the Classic is cheaper and some games support both, but if you are looking forward get a Pro controller and if you are looking backwards get a Classic controller. If you can get both, I saw recently the Pro Controller was on sale for $40.99 on amazon I believe and the classic is $20 at full price (but it needs a $40 wiimote to work at all)

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SCAR392

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I found a brand new Classic Controller Pro for $7, and they're pretty easy to find used for around the same price. Other M doesn't even use the CCP.

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Jazzer94

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SCAR392 wrote:

I found a brand new Classic Controller Pro for $7, and they're pretty easy to find used for around the same price. Other M doesn't even use the CCP.

$7 where? :O

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blaisedinsd

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SCAR392 wrote:

I found a brand new Classic Controller Pro for $7, and they're pretty easy to find used for around the same price. Other M doesn't even use the CCP.

Yeah, the classic is cheaper and it is a great choice for something like 3D world because it has a better feel than using the sideways wiimote.

I just don't think overall that the classic is an alternative/replacement for the Wii U pro controller because it is not as well supported and moving forward it will be supported less and less while the pro controller will be supported more and more.

I certainly hope Mario kart 8 and smash bros. support the classic controller but I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't. They will both definitely support the Wii U pro controller.

And yeah, pleas share where because I might jump on another classic contoller at that price. I only have one right now.

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SCAR392

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@Jazzer94
It was some local chain game store where I live. I bought 2 of them. I already had 2.

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TruenoGT

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Two other points to consider. One is that the Wii U Pro controller has "clickable" thumb sticks, so games that use that feature will not work with the original Wii Classic Controller. Also, the Wii U Pro controller easily works with the PC via USB.

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Kodeen

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In case anyone is interested, here is a list of games that use the Pro controller, and it indicates whether it does or does not use the classic controller:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wii_U_games_that_use_the...

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supermario182

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i would probably buy several wii u pro controllers if i could use them for some of my wii games, that way i could get rid of the old wii controllers and just have wii u ones. its ridiculous. they either need to let us upgrade all of the virtual console and wii ware to be playable in full wii u mode, or let us use the new controllers in the old modes. when i transferred everything from the wii to the wii u, i quickly realized it was now impossible for me to play 4 player mario party 2 anymore (cuz of gamecube controllers though)

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blaisedinsd

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I agree a wii update to support the pro controller as a classic controller would sell more pro controllers and increase the value of the product.

How long has it been since the Wii or the vWii had an update? I don't see how doing this would be a technical challenge. Nintendo could do it if they wanted to they just don't want to mess with the Wii anymore.

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