E3 06: Nintendo reveals Wii classic controller

Nintendo gives the Wii a "classic" gamepad for virtual console games.

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Nintendo included an image of a new Wii controller hidden within a package of hardware screenshots available for download on the Nintendo press site. The image titled "Wii_classic_0501" shows a gamepad-shaped controller with a Wii logo front and center.

The "classic" file name suggests that the controller will be used for classic Nintendo games that use a traditional gamepad interface.

The controller is reminiscent of a Super Nintendo gamepad with its oval shape, D pad, and x, y, a, and b buttons set in a familiar diamond formation. The controller also features what appear to be four buttons along the top of the controller. The classic controller face also has two analog sticks, which are necessary to maintain GameCube compatibility.

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Hmm.. I think the right analog stick replaces the C-buttons for N64..As I recall, the N64 only had a single analog stick..hmm..

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I don't know if that button arrangement will be comfortable for playing N64 games. N64 games depend too much on c buttons but if you use abxy buttons as C buttons... there are missing buttons for N64 playability.

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Does the d-pad on this thing feel too stiff to anyone else? I dunno, maybe i just need to break this thing in more.

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cameron06 classic controler sucks I got re4 for chrismas and it classic controler doesent work :'( and now I hav to but a bloody GC controler. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Well seeing how RE4 is a gamecube game it only seems logical that it would require the Gamecube controller... but hey thats just me.

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classic controler sucks I got re4 for chrismas and it classic controler doesent work :'( and now I hav to but a bloody GC controler.

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yeah im glad super smash is using the conventional controller... Wii mote just isnt right for fighting games i think

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just got my Wii preorder this morning, with a classic controller... w00T!

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lol - they're going to be using this one for the new super smash - thank god too.

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Dude Nintendo is rockin it with this console. If anyone complains about the controller they should STFU cause they have more than 3 dif. controllers ofr this system. the normal Wii controller (with nunchuck), you can plug in your Gamecube controller to use, the classic controller, the Zapper, and i heard that tere will be a Gamecube Shell for the Wii remote. so hah! i love Nintendo.

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Wii really rocks :D :) ;) :p

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Wow this is so cool it's all 3 consoles controolers in 1 and it still looks great. It is a snes controller shape with all the buttins of the gamecube controller

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i dont know any thing about this and i dont fell like reading so wtf

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I like the classic design.. it's simple, yes.. but it does look functional. Plus, it looks like it would feel comfortable using it.

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wii did not...i repeat...DID NOT! copy ps2...quit ****

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kewl

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ps2 controller + super nintendo controller + gamecube controller cool!!!

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w00t Nintedo, YOU GUYS ROCK!!!

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way to add an alternative controller that doesnt completely isolate Wii from the other two systems PROPS!!!

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looks great woot

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back to the oldschool

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I guess 3-way ports, and third parties that don't want to use the wiimote can come back now. I think what Nintendo ment by calling the file "Wii_classic_0501" was not because it was gonna be for classic gaming but just to call it a classical controller.

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OMG guys the analog stick is nothin new at all its been there since like idk N64 how can wii be copyin that from PS3???

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Man that is hella tight i wanna buy one

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super coolio MAN

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hope i could play smash bros. brawl with it.

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hello cant say anything bad now can i :) na its nice

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Naw if you ever tried the Classic looking controller of snes for ps2 looks the same but its hard to grip hopefully this one has a little more depth but yeah it look good way to step up nintendo!

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This actually looks like the best controller ever

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funky

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ohhhh hell yeazzz nitendo just got a whole lot better

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I'm going to be using that A LOT! :D

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Death1234567890 "The piont of the Wii-mote is it works for all types of games, I only see this being used for retro games and thats it. That being said I like it." I have to agree with that one.

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I was wondering how Wii was going to handle fighting games. Now we know.

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Go Nintendo!

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The piont of the Wii-mote is it works for all types of games, I only see this being used for retro games and thats it. That being said I like it.

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looks cool, i cant wait to hold it for myself

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Nintendo is the Best In the World

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Nintendo has made a console that can be played all the past consoles including a mega-original sensor control and now this. Being able to use also the gamecube controls this console can be used with 3 diferent controls, the wiimote, the gamecube control and now this! and that without counting the extras that you can plug into the wiimote. :D I am happy and I hope that people can understand world wide-ly that Sony and Microsoft are just there for your money, and yes I know that still you can have your fun with their good games and systems but that Nintendo is there for you and not like them. I am going to get Wii That is for sure! PS3 will be a must also with games like FFXIII hehehehehe but yea I recon that it can wait another 2 or 3 years :P

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Awww Mannn! Thats Awesome!

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I think this will feel like a GBA. Not too bad.

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This looks soooo coool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I knew there would be a normal controller. My only hope left is you will be able to use it instead in all games, as in some cases I feel like I might as well go and do the thing for real. This is esspically true if fifa release a soccer game. Unless you strap it to your leg....

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Nintendo fanboy just give up u know that the Wii is ridiculous in front of the PS3 so just don't try to squeeze ur self in this next-gen and don't try to compare it to the PS3, cause Wii is not next-gen at all. btw, why didn't Nintendo just come up with the same controller for the GameCube? cause obviously it's the same console in terms of Graphics, features and games. If Nintendo really cares about their fans then they would just keep the GC and try to come up with a way how to use the new controller with it. And not have u spend an extra 250 or 300$ to buy the same thing just with a new controller.

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yay! this is really good! but i want to hold it and test it for myself

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Actually, how we could ask FOR MORE??!

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i like that, im pretty psyched about it. hope they keep it.

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OMG! i have to change my shorts now!

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O god thank you nintendo I thought the tv remote controller for the wii was stupid, i like classic but the remote be ok too. why did they change the name revolution? wii is a retarded name, revolution was awesome.

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yes, i am buying one immediately. this is so perfect.

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