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  1. meepdarby

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    Has anyone every tried to create a wii u slim gamepad?
     
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    I don't think so. The Wii U wasn't terribly popular, and I don't see the point personally as it's a home console after all and making it slimmer would make it less comfortable to use. I really like how the gamepad feels in the hands, it's perfect the way it is IMO.
     
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    I can only agree to this. I really love the switch... but size wise the Wii U was way more comfortable!
     
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    yeah i really like the feel of the gamepad. Making it smaller would (probably) make it way less conformtable.
     
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    Yea. the only issue with the Gamepad is its battery life and, oh boy is it not heavy! (and that it caused a whole generation to think it was an accesory/portable wii but lol that's another thing) I mean I agree with u guys about how good it feels to hold kt, like it was the exact amouny of size it needed, but for people with smaller hands it's like holding a New 3DS LL (and a bit even highter than that still)

    I guess this is for the best anyways, Joycons also have this big amount of
    tecnology and they're smallers but they have the drift so...
     
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    My main thing is the aesthetic. The wii u gamepad looks too much like something out of 2012. And obviously it looks like that because thats the year it was made, but for 2020 it looks ridiculous. I wish maybe the front could be shaved down a bit to look less bulky. The back which matters more for ergonomics looks fine. The front however has these huge bezels that are just too big.
     
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    Reminds me of That 70's Show when Kelso was trying to make smaller pong paddles.
     
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    Yeah would have loved if Nintendo actually made a Slim Gamepad but, uh, can't blame them with how "good" they did with the console. But I guess they learned with how good the Switch feels in handheld, and it's the whole console, not a projector of what the console sends to it.

    Also as people thought it was the "main" "gimmick" and controler of the console, it had no chance, while Wii U Pro Controllers sat alone in the corner, being some of the better controllers Nintendo has made along with Switch Pro.
     
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    It'd be interesting to see if the follow up to the Switch is literally a portable Wii U:

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    ohno.
     
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