Nintendo Patents New Wii Controller

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Jul 9, 2008
  1. Hadrian
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    [​IMG]

    "An X button 46 and a Y button are further arranged in line on the upper surface of the housing. An imaging information arithmetic unit is provided at a front end of the housing in a longitudinal direction in such a manner that an imaging device thereof is exposed from a front-end surface."

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    Another controller for Virtual Console & Gamecube games I guess but with a Wiimote slot.
     


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    Looks strange for a controller, is that just an early model?
     
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    WOW IT LOOKS NEAT! In what game could this be used I wonder....?
     
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    Hope this ends up cheaper than the Classic controller [​IMG]
     
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    Maybe just a wireless Gamecube controller as it has the same buttons and layout. I don't see any L/R/Z buttons though.
     
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    I'm guessing that'd be early?


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    If you notice the button size and layout it's essentially a GameCube controller. So it's likely just that... a GameCube controller add-on.
     
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    Yeh but why would it need Wiimote motion functionality? [​IMG]
     
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    yah I know, I actually bought a gc controlller instead. it plays virtual console AND gc games
     
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    Maybe it can be used with normal Wii games, or something
     
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    They Guitar Hero controller has a Wiimote slot as well. As does the zapper, etc. They're obsessed with plugging it into things even if there's really no need.
     
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    Well it does look like it has a Wiimote slot so perhaps the only use of the Wiimote is just so you can play in a wireless way. The classic controller plugs into the Wiimote for the same reason.
     
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    Didn't they discontinue the Wavebird? Or am I not remembering correctly? If they did, this would be an alternative to that, I would assume.
     
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    Maybe it's just the angle, but I don't see a L, R, Z, or start button
     
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    I think a new silver one was released in Japan this year so I don't think its been discontinued. There is no way that this would be a decent replacement, the shape makes it look like it'll be crappy. Just imagine trying to hold it and use the d-pad and the right hand analog stick, needs handles.
     
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    I'm assuming this is a combination of sorts. A full controller that will still allow for the wii motes pointer and gyro aspects.
     
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    Yep.. looks just like a GC controller with a Wiimote add-on..

    Motion functionality? For nothing! But you would have a wireless GC controller!
    Notice how it has no start button.. that would probably be replaced by button 1 or 2. I'm guessing it would use the Wiimote rumble too to use less battery. Nice!

    Just keep in mind that it's just a patent, I've seen a lot of those being used in speculation and never beeing actually released [​IMG]
     
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    Oh yeah, this could work like a six-axis too. maybe not a terrible idea. I could see this working well with certain games.
     
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    Wavebird + Wiimote = This

    No more switching controllers to play Superstars Baseball?
     
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    this'll be the last add-on i'm getting. too many damn addons nintendo!
     

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