Is This The New Wii U Controller Design?
Recently, a quality assurance tester over at Traveller’s Tales tweeted a photo of a familiar but slightly altered Nintendo Wii U controller.
While we’ve not the slightest clue as to the photo’s legitimacy, we can (for now) assume that it’s real, and commence with pointing out the noticeable comparisons to its initially introduced E3 2011 counterpart.
First and foremost, the two analog nubs now appear to be actual analog sticks, reminiscent of the all too familiar Wii Nunchuck peripheral – certainly a good design choice in my book (nubs are lame, just ask the PSP).
Also, we have the addition of a Wii U logo on the bottom left, new placement of the ‘Start’ and ‘Select’ buttons, and what I’d venture to guess is a sync button on the bottom right between the battery light and power button. There’s also a noticeable extra square button below the ‘D Pad’, but I honestly haven’t the slightest idea as to what it might be.
Other than that, the controller seems relatively identical to the previously shown off model, but we’ll know for sure post-E3.
Now if they can only work on making that console not look so…meh. It’s not a bad looking console by any means, it’s just rather…rounded off…like a kid’s toy or something.
[via My Nintendo News]