By Spencer . February 26, 2009 . 7:17am
Nintendo announced a revised version of their Classic Controller is scheduled to come out in Japan this summer. The Classic Controller Pro adds grips and enlarges the ZL / ZR buttons which makes it look strikingly like a PlayStation 2 controller.
All of the extra plastic makes the Classic Controller Pro fatter too. Here’s a quick comparison of the sizes between the three accessories.
Length: 67.5mm Width: 135.7mm Thickness: 26mm
Length: 2.65in Width: 5.34in Thickness: 1.02in
Classic Controller Pro
Length: 100.5mm Width: 146mm Thickness: 55mm
Length: 3.95in Width: 5.75in Thickness: 2.16in
Length: 216mm Width: 144mm Thickness: 94in
Length: 8.5in Width: 5.75in Thickness: 3.7in
The Pro improvements seem minimal and the very existence of the Classic Controller Pro begs the question, “what’s the deal, Nintendo?”