Verify Wii U Pro Controller is Real

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by MrTemp, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. MrTemp
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    I purchased this Wii U Pro controller from eBay for $90. The seller was a United States seller with perfect feedback who sold mostly used video games. This controller was brand new.

    Everything looks good and real but controller is a little light weight. Can someone post the weight of their controller? Could not find the exact weight on Google.

    Does everything in the photos look real?

    Thank you!



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  2. Escorpion

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    It is real and original. The controller is very lightweight, it was my first impression too when i adquire mine time ago.
     
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  3. MrTemp
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    I'm concerned because the back says "MOD. WUP-005" - is this a different variation?
     
  4. AmandaRose

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    That is the official product code for the controller.
     
  5. MrTemp
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    Here is what the battery looks like. Just want to make sure it is good because the fake ones are worth a fraction of the price.
     

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  6. AmandaRose

    AmandaRose The Fallen Angel

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    Yep it's good stop worrying you definitely have a genuine controller.
     
  7. Enigma Hall

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    What nintendo have against 8 axis?
     
  8. reddragon105

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    Yeah, looks legit to me.

    I've had three different ones - a genuine one, a third party one (looks exactly the same except is unbranded) and a fake one (basically a third party one trying to pass itself off as a real one by using the Wii U and Nintendo logos).

    What gave the fake one away was the poor printing quality of the sticker on the back and the fact that the Nintendo logo was not moulded into the plastic very well (letters were blurred - looked like it spelled Ninlemlo). Also, with both the third party and the fake controller, the battery was not removable - you could pull it out of the compartment, but it was connected to a wire that went inside the controller and connected directly to the motherboard - and it did not have a Nintendo label on it, just blue shrinkwrap, whereas a genuine controller has a removable Nintendo battery that looks similar to the ones in other Nintendo products, such as the DS, 3DS and Wii U Gamepad.

    So you definitely have a genuine one. To be honest, I do think they feel quite light and maybe even cheap - perhaps that's what made them so easy to copy. I couldn't feel the difference between my genuine one and the third party one, and if I ever had to buy a replacement I would probably just get a third party one as they're a fraction of the cost. I just wouldn't get a fake on principle. The Switch Pro controller was definitely an improvement.
     
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