QA tester tweets shot of revised Wii U controller with analog sticks

Saturday, 19th May 2012 22:07 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

A QA tester at Traveller’s Tales Games has tweeted a picture of what is either a revised version of the Wii U controller, or one specific to developers, with analog sticks and other minor changes. Rumors have been circulating for a while that at release, the controller would look different than the version shown at E3 2011. Nintendo plans to reintroduce Wii U during E3 next month, so this is what we might actually see. Head on over the Games Radar for more, complete with comparison shots.



  1. VancouverBlade

    On monday that opening line will change to: “A QA tester who used to work at Traveller’s Tales Games…”

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    Wii U Controller is an improvement but it’s now much bigger.

    Next, Next Generation will have mouse and keyboard hybrid if this trend continues :D

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Moonwalker1982

    I hope Ninty surprises everyone at E3 and shows some awesome stuff. Sure i want the console to be at least just as powerful or more powerful than what we have now. But if those rumours are true that it’s not as powerful, that surely would suck. But all is not lost, if they have some awesome third party exclusives. As for true Ninty games, a new 2D Mario won’t cut it for me.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. diego-rbb-93

    We are lucky that they have changed the sticks. 3DS stick isnt bad as its perfect for a handheld, but for the WiiU Controller, I wasnt really sure about playing with it to some games.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. ejams

    That looks incredibly uncomfortable to use. How are you suppose to reach the sticks and buttons at the same time? On current controllers the sticks are located below the buttons so that you can balance your thumb on them while pressing buttons. Idk, maybe it’s more comfortable than it looks? Anyone who’s used it, please explain how this wizardry works.

    Another thing to point out, there’s a Wii U logo on it now, which could indicate that a name change is a no-go.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Fin

    This is the kind of thing people should get fired for, not for typoing their Linkedin!

    #6 3 years ago
  7. SplatteredHouse

    @5: They can’t be expecting ppl to use the left d-pad and control stick together. That just wouldn’t go. My guess is you’d just have to shift your right hand between stick and buttons, as necessary.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Ireland Michael


    The left stick is fine, but the right one makes no sense at all. Above the buttons? That makes no functional sense.

    Those triggers are horrible as well.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Kaufer

    Convex sticks. Interesting.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. loveaya

    I wonder how many players will be interested in this weird console?

    #10 3 years ago
  11. digitalAngst

    @10 Many. It’s targeted at the Casuals. And the Casuals are where the money is.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. xino

    ok much better than the original shown.

    i HATE the farking circle pad on the 3DS, and they adapting to the same style in the original controller.

    i guess the feedback on the 3ds circle pad, made Nintendo change their analogue on the Wii U. Which is much better

    #12 3 years ago
  13. poketrainer

    apparently a ubisoft employee may have leak some more wii u details. Though some of it looks fishy and some of it looks like it could be a little real

    #13 3 years ago
  14. ManuOtaku

    #13 I think that is as closest as it gets, i think it will be really close to those, in E3 we will know for sure, cannot wait, and the FLCL announcemnt still rocks

    #14 3 years ago

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