Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/26/wii_classic_controller_pro/

Nintendo unveils 'Pro' Wii controller

Like the Classic, just with more grip

By James Sherwood

Posted in Personal Tech, 26th February 2009 14:21 GMT

Pictures and specifications for a redesigned Wii Classic controller have been published on Nintendo’s Japanese website.


Nintendo's new Wii Classic Controller Pro

Called the Classic Controller Pro, the gaming giant’s new cabled controller is essentially the same as its existing Classic gamepad – but with two PlayStation DualShock-like grips stuck on.

Two additional shoulder buttons also appear to have sprung up on the Pro model. It also features all the usual tappers - such as ones for Home and Select – a directional pad and two thumbpads.


The Classic Pro (right) isn't too different from the original (left)

The Classic Controller Pro measures 100.5 x 146 x 55mm and will be available this summer, although Nintendo hasn’t specified if that means global availability. ®