Wii Classic Controller Pro Designed Like A PS2 Pad

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ps2pad 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.


Classic Controller

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


Dualshock 2

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?”

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