The Wii U controller has undergone some changes, according to a new leak. An image of the Wii U controller has surfaced that shows some button changes and new additions. The (supposedly) new Wii U controller has done away with the circle pads and now has proper analog sticks. The start and select buttons have also moved to the right side, while the Home button remains in the center. But the biggest addition appears to be the analog sticks, which look a lot like what we’re used to when it comes to gaming on all platforms, including the Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3. The new analog sticks also appear to have been moved to the side a bit, which looks more comfortable. There also appears to be a button or sensor just under the D-pad. The image was first spotted on NeoGAF via the Tweet (which is now down). For a much larger, high-res photo, the link to Twitpic is still up, although it might be taken down soon: high-res image.
The new controller also bears the “Wii U” logo and branding, another indication that the Wii U name is final and won’t change. The image was originally leaked via Twitter by a QA game tester at developer TT. However, the Tweet has since been removed.
Click on after the break for a comparison between the new and the old controller design.