Yet, the Wii U Pro controller has a bit of a flaw. Despite the Wii U's backward compatibility with Wii games, an original Wii Classic Controller Pro is required to play the games. Yes, that means gamers who buy the Wii U hoping to play Wii games will have to drop some extra cash to get their hands on a Wii Classic Controller Pro.
After concerns were raised about the fact that the Wii U will support only two gamepads (and only one at launch), Nintendo revealed its Wii U pro controller. Essentially, it's a completely redesigned Wii Classic Controller Pro channeling the Xbox 360. Lately, the company's been trumpeting the fact that the Wii U Pro controller boasts a battery life of 80 hours on a single charge, impressive compared to the PS3 and Xbox 360's controllers meager 20-30 hours.
Best of all though, the Controller Pro is compatible with more than 460 Wii, WiiWare, and Virtual Console titles, so this would definitely be a great addition to your Wii's arsenal. You can also pick up the Controller Pro with a limited edition bundle of Monster Hunter Tri, if that's your thing. The price of the bundle is $59.99 and it can only be found on Amazon as of now. The price for the Wii Classic Controller Pro by itself is $19.99.
The Wii Classic Controller Pro is retailing for only $20, so it hardly costs an arm and a leg to get your hands on one if you so wish. It is a bit of a minor nuisance when you factor in the fact that you already dropped a few Benjamins on a fresh new console.