The new and improved controller, previously sold only in Japan and Europe, is now available for sale in North America at a suggested retail price of $19.99 USD. It comes in both white and black and features two rows of shoulder buttons and ergonomically designed grips. You can pick these controllers up separately or pacakged with Monster Hunter 3 (Tri~).
We went hands-on with an imported one a while back and found it to be a nice improvement over the original, if a bit smudge-prone. Read the full press release below.
Today Nintendo of America launches a new game controller for its popular Wii™ system. Previously sold only in Japan, the Classic Controller Pro™ accessory is now available in the United States. It offers a fun new way for all kinds of Wii users to experience their favorite games. The Classic Controller Pro is available in black or white and carries a suggested retail price of $19.99.
Featuring two rows of shoulder buttons and ergonomically designed grips, the Classic Controller Pro is compatible with more than 460 Wii, WiiWare™ and Virtual Console™ games. It plugs directly into the Wii Remote™ controller to provide a unique control option for veteran gamers and newcomers alike.
Consumers also have the option of purchasing a limited-edition product bundle that includes a black Classic Controller Pro and a copy of Capcom® Entertainment’s action-filled Monster Hunter™ Tri game, which also makes its North American debut today. The bundle is offered at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
For more information about the Classic Controller Pro, please visit www.nintendo.com.