Wii U Pro Controller £23.99 @ Argos
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Wii U Pro Controller £23.99 @ Argos

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Found 7th Sep 2013
Good price if your after one of these controllers.

The Wii U Pro Controller is a controller for the Wii U that is suited more for players who prefer the more classic controller. The controller features dual analog sticks (clickable) Ab and AY buttons.

Built in rumble feature.
A D pad under the left analog stick.
Shoulder bumper buttons, and dual trigger buttons.
Built in re-chargeable battery that's charged via a USB cable connected to the console.

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Banned

Same price @ amazon

£10 @ game when bought with anything else instore.

ed1980

£10 @ game when bought with anything else instore.



That offer has long since ended.

£20 in asda

Spence1115

That offer has long since ended.



Still on yesterday,I got one and Nintendo land which was also a tenner......20 quid total....bargain

stephen25uk

Still on yesterday,I got one and Nintendo land which was also a … Still on yesterday,I got one and Nintendo land which was also a tenner......20 quid total....bargain



Tempted to go on a bombing run to Liverpool tomorrow to see if I can get the deal. There's 2 GAMEs in the city centre so you never know.

It's been that price on Amazon for ages, so whilst it may be cheaper than RRP it's hardly a hot deal

Original Poster

GaZ_D200

It's been that price on Amazon for ages, so whilst it may be cheaper than … It's been that price on Amazon for ages, so whilst it may be cheaper than RRP it's hardly a hot deal


What if you don't want to buy from Amazon and would to prefer to pick this up?

Sadly for Nintendo >

bbc.co.uk/new…569
Edited by: "fishmaster" 8th Sep 2013

fishmaster

Sadly for Nintendo >http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23995569



That guys opinion is completely unsubstantiated & vague. He seems to be saying the Wii U will fail based on his personal insight with Atari, which happened 20 years ago, that the other machines out there are more powerful & because a virtual reality machine may be possible in the future sometime. The irony is that if I remember correctly the whole reason the last Atari machine went down the pan was that although it was more powerful than the competition it lacked anything decent to play on it.

Seems like an outdated crackpot to me.

Bought this yesterday in Game for £14.99 by using the £10 for the controller offer when bought with any Wii U game or accessory.

sunnyfiesta

£20 in asda


Proof please, there's certainly none in Asda Ashford, also showing £35 odd on website

LBP

Bought this yesterday in Game for £14.99 by using the £10 for the c … Bought this yesterday in Game for £14.99 by using the £10 for the controller offer when bought with any Wii U game or accessory.



Damn it, when I went to GAME Ealing they said the offer was over! Right, to Camden!

Domislice

That guys opinion is completely unsubstantiated & vague. He seems to be … That guys opinion is completely unsubstantiated & vague. He seems to be saying the Wii U will fail based on his personal insight with Atari, which happened 20 years ago, that the other machines out there are more powerful & because a virtual reality machine may be possible in the future sometime. The irony is that if I remember correctly the whole reason the last Atari machine went down the pan was that although it was more powerful than the competition it lacked anything decent to play on it. Seems like an outdated crackpot to me.



Forthcoming titles >

whatculture.com/gam…php

This is the problem, look at the titles they mention, it's all geared up for 12 and unders really. Where's all the hardcore gamer stuff. Wii U is the same old Nintendo, and catering for an even smaller audience now.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 8th Sep 2013

fishmaster

Forthcoming titles … Forthcoming titles >http://whatculture.com/gaming/10-upcoming-games-that-could-save-the-wii-u-from-failure.phpThis is the problem, look at the titles they mention, it's all geared up for 12 and unders really. Where's all the hardcore gamer stuff. Wii U is the same old Nintendo, and catering for an even smaller audience now.



Video games are about having fun. What is it with this "hardcore" group self segregating themselves as some kind of godly gaming elite, deeming only games with adult themes as being appropriate for 'real' adults? It's such a load of hypocritcal, insecure nonsense.

Nintendo has been responsible for expanding the gaming audience dramatically and for repeated innovation over the years. Without them video gaming would mostly be a stagnant mess. Many of the games in the list you linked to are superb and the so called 'hardcore' games should suck up their ridiculous embarassment and try something different. They might have some fun.

Domislice

Video games are about having fun. What is it with this "hardcore" group … Video games are about having fun. What is it with this "hardcore" group self segregating themselves as some kind of godly gaming elite, deeming only games with adult themes as being appropriate for 'real' adults? It's such a load of hypocritcal, insecure nonsense.Nintendo has been responsible for expanding the gaming audience dramatically and for repeated innovation over the years. Without them video gaming would mostly be a stagnant mess. Many of the games in the list you linked to are superb and the so called 'hardcore' games should suck up their ridiculous embarassment and try something different. They might have some fun.



Nintendo are catering to a core group which has now expanded its interests beyond just the games that Nintendo are producing. Nintendo are doing the same old thing whilst the goal posts have shifted. There's nothing wrong with those games in the article but it proves the limitation that Nintendo has put upon itself.

Fun fact #1. 34 of the top 50 best selling games of all time are Nintendo games.

Fun fact #2. 5 of the top 10 best selling games of all time are Wii games.

Fun fact #3. Nintendo is doomed.

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Were available in HMV for £10 months ago.

We need EU to push for one contoller standard (like usb charging), it will save heap of plastic that lie around the house in most corners

Domislice

That guys opinion is completely unsubstantiated & vague. He seems to be … That guys opinion is completely unsubstantiated & vague. He seems to be saying the Wii U will fail based on his personal insight with Atari, which happened 20 years ago, that the other machines out there are more powerful & because a virtual reality machine may be possible in the future sometime. The irony is that if I remember correctly the whole reason the last Atari machine went down the pan was that although it was more powerful than the competition it lacked anything decent to play on it. Seems like an outdated crackpot to me.



As you accepted yourself Atari was doomed because they lacked good games and didn't got game publishers on their side, Sega had the same fate where sonic, virtua fighters etc. weren't able to kept them moving, Nintendo is going down the same path where major success is from Mario and crew, our nostalgia is currently helping them moving but for how long? New consoles from Sony and Microsoft are coming for publishers to focus on, as they can reap better profit margins on them. While new generation will be kept busy on iPads and Android tablets rather than Wii U as they are cheaper and offer similar or more level of entertainment to young ones.

fishmaster

Forthcoming titles … Forthcoming titles >http://whatculture.com/gaming/10-upcoming-games-that-could-save-the-wii-u-from-failure.phpThis is the problem, look at the titles they mention, it's all geared up for 12 and unders really. Where's all the hardcore gamer stuff. Wii U is the same old Nintendo, and catering for an even smaller audience now.

The only game in that list that could be said to be targeted at 12 and under is Yoshi's Yarn. Mario is an all ages game. The rest just have an art style that's more stylised and colourful. Colourful games seem to get unfairly marked as kiddie just because they're colourful.

Banned

The one I want.....

Mario Kart 8

http://cdn3.whatculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Mario-Kart-8.jpg

aimtiaz

As you accepted yourself Atari was doomed because they lacked good games … As you accepted yourself Atari was doomed because they lacked good games and didn't got game publishers on their side, Sega had the same fate where sonic, virtua fighters etc. weren't able to kept them moving, Nintendo is going down the same path where major success is from Mario and crew, our nostalgia is currently helping them moving but for how long? New consoles from Sony and Microsoft are coming for publishers to focus on, as they can reap better profit margins on them. While new generation will be kept busy on iPads and Android tablets rather than Wii U as they are cheaper and offer similar or more level of entertainment to young ones.



The big difference is that Nintendo make high quality and unique games that, even if some people choose to loudly dislike them for whatever reason, generally sell well and the figures show it. Atari produced very little for the Jaguar, even less that was worth owning and the console was far too expensive for how developed gaming was at the time. In that BBC article Nolan Bushnell uses the possible development of virtual reality games to criticise the Wii U. Yeah, that's realistic and relevant and wouldn't affect every other console manufacturer in the same way(!). He wholly focuses on one single feature that scuppered the Jaguar, the lack of games, to criticise the Wii U and qualify his prediction of a similar end. The Jaguar was available for 3 years before it was discontinued, whereas the Wii U has been out for less than 10 months. The first 9 months weren't strong for the Wii U but the reason for that is well known; the lack of games. Let's see how things are going in 2 years before comparisons are made, hey? Any so called, "Game analyst", that thinks drawing comparisons between the Atari Jaguar and the Wii U is valid is a total idiot or a biased jackass, and the 'gaming hardcore' lap it up like it's brown cream.

Another point that many people make and is stupid, which you bring up by saying, "Nintendo is going down the same path where major success is from Mario and crew, our nostalgia is currently helping them moving but for how long" is this whole repeat franchise thing. This is 2-fold:

1) PS4 release games - Assassin's Creed 4, Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, FIFA 14, Just Dance 2014, Killzone Shadowfall, Madden NFL 25, NBA2K14, Need for Speed: Rivals, Skylanders Swap Force. That's 10 / 14 release games. The Xbone is the same.

2) Nintendo franchise characters are avatars that are used for different game genres. They have no personality except what is implied by their actions in the game, which is nothing meaningful. So when Nintendo make "yet another Zelda game" it's because it's the go-to avatar for that genre. What would the value of changing it be, to anyone? After 30 years of game development they are easily recognisable so consumers know instantly what kind of game it is, as well as implanting the concept of great quality based upon past experience. The important point here is not the characters but the diversity of genres that Nintendo offer.

2D / 3D platformer - Mario / Wario, Kirby, Kid Icarus
2D platformer - Donkey Kong
Racing - Wave Race, F-Zero, Mario
Sports - Mario
Beat 'em up - Smash Bros
Action / Strategy - Pikmin
Retro 2D / 3D Action / Adventure - Zelda
Futuristic 2D / 3D Action / Adventure - Metroid
RPG - Pokemon, Mario
RPG / Strategy - Fire Emblem, Golden Sun
Strategy - Advance Wars
Sim - Animal Crossing, Nintendogs
Puzzle - Professor Layton
Shooter - Starfox, Kid Icarus

How many other 1st or 3rd parties produce such a range of different games? None.

On the comment alluding to the rise of tablet and mobile gaming, it's an issue that affects all the major players in the same way so not specifically relevant. I would say DS and 3DS sales show there is still plenty of demand for sophisticated handheld gaming if it is done well. Personally I would never consider a tablet or mobile being a substitute for a home console or handheld and I think this is true for the majority of people. There is overlap between dedicated console and tablet / phone gaming for some people but overall I wouldn't consider it significant and mostly the two co-exist because for the majority of game genres tablets and phones don't give the same type or quality of experience.
Edited by: "Domislice" 9th Sep 2013

aimtiaz

As you accepted yourself Atari was doomed because they lacked good games … As you accepted yourself Atari was doomed because they lacked good games and didn't got game publishers on their side, Sega had the same fate where sonic, virtua fighters etc. weren't able to kept them moving, Nintendo is going down the same path where major success is from Mario and crew, our nostalgia is currently helping them moving but for how long? New consoles from Sony and Microsoft are coming for publishers to focus on, as they can reap better profit margins on them. While new generation will be kept busy on iPads and Android tablets rather than Wii U as they are cheaper and offer similar or more level of entertainment to young ones.



A lot of eShop/PlayStore/iOS games sell better on Nintendo... ... ... so no?


Gunman Clive
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Banned

Still £10 when bought with anything else wii u ..... ENDS TODAY

Any credibility to your statement is lost when you use the term 'Xbone'.

Also if you only mention the boring year in, year out sequels it's easy to make your argument more valid.

Yes, there are a lot of sequels on the PlayStation and Microsoft consoles. What is exactly does the Wii U have going for it? Mario, Pikmin, Zelda, Monster Hunter and err? Only games that I picked up were ZombiU and Lego City Undercover. Others were not really worth the bother, or are not released yet.

However for everyone to keep on trotting sequels out as a bad thing is now boring. Yes people like to play Fifa, which EA have churned out year in year out. However it is now a pretty refined game and has left Pro Evolution Soccer in it's wake and gives football fans a great game. It can still being entertainment to those sharing a screen whilst sitting on the same sofa. Let's tackle another gaming franchise? Call Of Duty is a bit of a mess after Modern Warfare. Same old formula of camping and chasing kill streaks. What does it offer though? Ah yes, what the people want.

However you have genuine sequels on the current consoles such as the Forza franchise, Mass Effect trilogy, Oblivion/Skyrim, Hitman, Splinter Cell, Bioshock, GTA. Red Dead Dead Redemption and the list goes on. They all tried and mostly succeeded to reinvent, or evolve a brand/genre. There are also games like LA Noire and Heavy Rain that try and succeed to do something different.

Sorry, but the argument of Mario Kart is just boring now. Since the N64 it has barely changed considering the time scale that has elapsed. It's just as bad as Need For Speed. Albeit a better and more refined experience, but it's sequel after sequel.

Mario? As a handheld game for pick up and play? Yeah, sure. Living on the past glory of Super Mario 64? No, I don't think so. The worst thing is that Super Mario Land that they are churning out. Big kick in the face to Nintendo/Mario fans whilst also helping to send the Wii U to an early grave.

Nintendo are the worst for sequels and you back me up for that with your own statement regarding avatars and Zelda.

I own a PS3, 360 and a Wii U and frankly there is not much to play on the console. I will most likely be picking up a PS4 and or an Xbox One.

As an owner and consumer of the Wii U am I happy about the situation? No. Am I realistic and objective to see that it is on a path to failure? Absolutely. With the release of the new Microsoft and Sony consoles support for the Wii U will disappear staring from publisher/developers, through to the retailers, right down to the gaming public.
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