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Nintendo reveals Wii U branded Wiimotes, plus Pro controller box

When Nintendo’s new console launches in two months, the company will also release Wii U branded Wiimote controllers. The new console is fully backwards compatible with the older Wiimote and Nun-chuck controllers. But to appeal to new Wii U buyers who haven’t tried the original console, Nintendo has re-branded the Wiimote boxes to show it as a Wii U accessory.

Nintendo will also start selling sensor bars and Nun-chuck accessories in Wii U branded boxes (although we don’t have the official box design for those yet).

You can check out how the new box design looks below. We have to say, they’re looking pretty sweet — the design is simple and very “Apple-like”. Nintendo also revealed the box design for the Wii U Pro controller, a traditional, wireless dual analog controller which will retail for $50.

The Pro Controller and the new Wiimote and other re-branded accessories will be available at launch on November 18 in the US, November 30 in Europe, and December 8 in Japan.

Wii U branded Wiimote

Wii U pro controller box design

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  • Kahhhhyle

    Well the remote is exactly the same… So does that mean the wiimotes in the old boxes get a discount lol

    • AKA-Link77

      Hey Wii U Daily. . .
      Dont u think its time to change the front page of the site?

      • frank

        I’ve been thinking that for a while now. September 13th has come, we know about achievements, and china has a cheap copycat version of everything. Can you at least take that one down?

      • AKA-Link77

        :) Cool! They changed it after i asked! Thanx “Daily”! :D

      • Walt

        Does The Pro have rumble. Some keep saying no, some places says yes, can you give me the break down please! lawl, ty.

        • Yodin

          Yes it comes with rumble check this link… http://wiiudaily.com/wii-u-pro-controller/

        • Alienfish

          I would also like to know this. I can’t find a comprehensive compilation of info on the thing anywhere.

      • Madmagican

        Done. Different stuff on the top now :)

    • LEGOkid

      I wish. Well, not exactly because I already own 3 wiimotes. So I guess im O.K

  • Jetty

    My new best friends….

  • D3rp^^

    sweet. lets so #wiiu mob!

    • AKA-Link77

      Wat?
      o-0

    • Grodus

      Um… CoD: black Ops 2 = Can of Dirt: Black oops 2, CoD FTL!! I think that makes sense…

  • Nintendude

    Wii remote with a Wii U logo….
    wat

  • Buckethead Jr.

    For the very 1st time im thinking of buying the Wii U Pro controller in WHITE color lol, im usually always buying black controllers but i don’t know im liking more the Pro U white controller than the Pro U black controller. Very great indeed.

  • trev

    Does anybody know if the wii classic controller pro will work with the same games as the wiiu controller pro? I pre ordered two but I am not sure if i need tow since i already have two wii classic controllers.

    • Nintedward

      I am afraid not . maybe some , but mostly not . Take cod for example i think you will need to click down the analogue sticks to sprint . the wii pro controler doesnt have clicky analogue stick’s.
      Maybe on the back of the gamebox it will have that handy picture which tells you what each gane is compatable with.
      Wii pro controler should be kept for your old wii games though!

  • Man

    So much class! (`-´)>

  • SenseAsNCommon

    stupid lazy uninnovative third party companies

    • Despicable Me

      Stop impersonating someone who has common sense; something which you lack! If you had common sense, then you would know that irrelevant, negative comments will always receive negative votes.

      How is this third party? The official controllers are getting the Wii U brand, not third party knockoffs. Get a clue. Thank You.

  • Josh

    Can’t wait for the Wii U Pro Controller. Looks so damn nice!

  • tim

    is there any other differences in the wii remote

    • Mac

      nope just the box but its guarenteed 2 have motion plus inside it but thats it

    • Grodus

      Besides color? No. But *I* like the new color alot. It will go nice with my golden wii remote and black nuchuck setup. (Didn’t have the coins for a gold nunchuck)

  • Jake

    Does the pro controller come in black to match the black deluxe console?

    • NavyBlueYoshi

      You must be new here

    • Wildman

      Yes it does. Not to worry, Jake.

      Oh, and welcome to Wii U daily! lol

  • liberalagenda

    Now, the question is can I use the Wii Remote to play Wii games even though it is branded as Wii U?

    • BloopbopBeepbop

      if you take look back at the box you will see that it says “also works with Wii”

      • Bill Cosby

        True true. I didn’t spot that.

        !! In Other News !!
        GameStop is SOLD OUT of Wii U Deluxe bundles!
        I mean their Wii U pre-order stock is as dry as the Sahara Desert!

        ZoopzopZippitybop!

        • eli seth

          WHAT!

        • Alienfish

          I probably snagged one of the last ones yesterday. :D

  • SteampunkJedi

    I already have Wiimotes, but the box designs are cool.

  • Nintendo Power

    I can’t keep up with all these accessories…..So much money

    • goginho

      so true

  • NavyBlueYoshi

    Those boxes are…
    Op
    Op
    Op
    Op
    Oppan Gangdam style

  • Macarony64

    the controller have rumble feature?

  • Behind you

    Australias wii u is $349 for an 8gb and the pro is $449 it’s rediculas

    • LEGOkid

      That sucks…… For them.

      • jat

        But that’s australian dollars

      • eli seth

        so true

    • Alienfish

      That actually sounds more reasonable than usual from what I’ve heard about game prices in Australia. Aren’t some games over $100?

  • revolution5268

    they need to make chargeable wiimotes.

    • Grodus

      They already have.

    • eli seth

      ummm they do

    • Alienfish

      It isn’t a big deal if you ask me, because there are third party rechargeable packs you can buy or you could just stop wasting your money on regular batteries and invest in some rechargeable ones.

  • Grodus

    I had to hand over a WiiMote and a nunchuck trading my Wii back in today, so I’m jumpin’ on this. Quick question, is the nunchuck also light blue? Seems like it would be but if anyone knows for sure…

    • Castamere

      To my knowledge, there are no official Nintendo nunchucks in light blue, only white or black.

      • eli seth

        or gold

  • SONY LOVER BOY

    Wii u wanna be xbox so much they ripp off xbox controller design,Wii Uncool be a dumb console but me gona buy it for my Granny

    SONY LOVER BOY signing out.

    PEACE GEEKS

    • LEGOkid

      Listen pal… The Wii U is the sweetest looking console ever thought of. Its about time nintendo amps it up a bit. Games always appear in game informer for 360 and PS3. Even when the game is for Wii or 3DS, they still dont show it. So I would give Nintendo a break if I were you.

    • shadriczo

      @SONY LOVER BOY

      You sir, is a complete idiot.

    • Nintendo Power

      @Sony Lover Boy Well Microsoft and Sony wants to be Nintendo so its fair…Plus no 2160p and 4K on PS4 ans Xbox 720

    • EPICGAMER111

      @SONY LOVER BOY
      shut your mouth
      the Wii U is the greatest!:D :D :D :D :D :D

    • NinTobias

      Your Lucky Granny!

    • Bill Cosby

      Silly trolls and their trollish ways.
      Sadly, there aren’t enough small wooden bridges in the world for the trolls to live under.

    • goginho

      hey there lil fella ..U wanna cookie?? :P

    • Gavin

      Microsoft copied the Gamecube controller design… just saying.

    • eli seth

      ummmm actually both company’s Microsoft AND Sony have bin taking Nintendo’s idea’s for…well…ever and why is a stuck up Stony fan-boy on here anyway

    • Madmagican

      Don’t you realize the reason they priced the pro controller at $50? They’re trying to discourage them in a direct but subtle way; wiimotes started at $20 thus proving my point

  • LEGOkid

    I really want a black Wii U. But I dont wanna spend the extra money. I actually like the basic model, just not the color. Who cares if the Premium Wii U has more storage space. Im pretty sure gamers of all sort know about SD cards & USB’s. Who’s with Me?! who wouldnt mind a basic Wii U, except in black?

    • Jbaeza

      You know LEGOkid, i like the white console too, but i bet your getting at least 100 dollars or more worth of extras in the black. 60 for Nintendo Land, I’m sure the cradle and stand will cost from 20-30 each just because its official Nintendo brand. Also, remember, that 2 year online thing, which I’m not really sure what it is, but only the deluxe gets it, so the way i see it, the way to go is the black console.

      • eli seth

        the 2 year thing give’s you 10% off of Eshop stuff
        (don’t worry you don’t have to pay monthly for Nintendo network)

  • Castamere

    I actually thought that the devices themselves would be rebranded as Wii U peripherals, not just on the packaging.

    • SteampunkJedi

      As did I. It’s basically Wii U advertising on the Wiimote packaging, which is fine with me. But logically it should say Wii on the front and “Works with Wii U” separately. Whatever.

  • Ledreppe

    I preordered this for £44.99, the next day it dropped to £32.99. I had to cancel the preorder and order again, as zavvi.com don’t have a pre-order price gaurantee like Amazon.

  • Ledreppe

    I meant to say I ordered the wii u pro controller In black, I wasn’t talking about the wiimote plus, I have 2 of them already!

  • James

    Guys, is it me or the Wiimote is missing a LED for player 1.
    I wonder how it will indicate player 1 on the, now old, Wii system. It says “works with the Wii” on the box.

    I also find it shameful that they didn’t center the 3 LED’s

    • Flying_Slig

      Its still there, its glowing blue so its really hard to see. Same as how the first LED on the pro controller is also glowing :)

  • Groose

    According to patcher we will buy this remote only because the box is different.

    • Gavin

      The sad thing is, if you read some of the comments above yours, someone actually said they were thinking about getting it for that exact reason -.-

    • Chocer

      Yeah I saw that. Patcher really hates Nintendo sometimes.
      But he said the Wii U will do well

      • Alienfish

        I don’t want him to say that because it means it won’t do well.

  • Groose

    *Pachter

  • EPICGAMER111

    I’m sticing with my black wiimotes.

  • mkdhdh

    50 dollars!!!!! WTF???? a classic controller pro was like 20 bugs… seems like ill be asking it for new years….

    • eli seth

      look at the 360 and ps3 controller there so stinkin cheap XD

      • Alienfish

        Actually this is the one price thing that pisses me off as well. From what I’ve heard there is no rumble and it has been confirmed that the shoulder buttons are all digital, yet it costs as much as more capable controllers. I’m sure I’ll still get one or two, but reluctantly.

  • SONY LOVER BOY

    u Nintendo geeks hurt my feeelings me going to play Max Payne 3 while u punks play stupid New Super Mario Bros Wii

    SONY LOVER BOY SIGNING OUT

    PEACE FREAKS oooops I mean geeks.

    • Nintedward

      Stop presuming everyone is ‘a nintendo geek’ . I got the SNES when you were still in your daddy’s Nutsack …. Every generation since then i buy almost every console . SNES/Genesis , N64/ps1/saturn , Dreamcast/ps2/gamecube/xbox , wii /ps3/360 . and I have a powerfull pc .

      SO do many of the people on here . Me personally out of all the different things i have played , Nintendo games are by far the best and most memorable in my life . From smash bros to zelda to F-zero .

      You on the other hand are a ‘sony geek’ . Get N or GTFO !!!!!

    • eli seth

      ummm so are you saying that you would rather play a game that has blood,gore flying everywhere than an actually fun game just cause’ there isnt blood/gore in it doesn’t mean its a bad game
      and stop being a troll if your only purpose to be on this site is to slash the Wii U then you sir have issues

    • Alienfish

      Don’t feed the trolls, because they always come back for more. Don’t reply, don’t hate, don’t like. They’re here for attention so simply ignore them.

      • Kahhhhyle

        WHOA! Heh glad somebody else sees it lol

  • Wii U Gamer#19

    @SONY BOY LOVER.
    Look man” u need to stop trolling us nintendo fans, and get a life, also some of us Ninty fans have been fans Since the beginning (1983), so u need to get a life man.

    Also, It’s only the Wii U’s Beginning, so were bound to get Max Payne 3, & much much more hardcore games in the near future, also the Wii U has a 6 year life span, so that’s Plenty of time to get alot of hardcore games such as Mass Effects 1 & 2, Max Payne 3, Bio Shock infinite, Madden 2014 & 15, & Watch Dogs ect.

    So we have lots of time to get alot of Hardcore games, so go play with your with your thing you call a console & let us ninty fans enjoy our Wii U.

  • SONY LOVER BOY

    I’m not a SONY GEEK………..I’M A SONY LOVER BOY

    • Walt

      You realize that your on a site for Nintendo fans, correct. Theoretically speaking, you have no life. You are on a Nintendo site and you continue to say things that relate to Sony and disrespect Nintendo. You are most likely a imbecile of a child, who uses all caps, to get a point across. Your mom needs to rip your little dumb ass away from the computer, and take that fucking PS3 and smash it across your dumb little head.
      ~Nintendo Fans Fucking Sony Up~

      • eli seth

        that is my point exactly here’s my comment last time

        ummm so are you saying that you would rather play a game that has blood,gore flying everywhere than an actually fun game just cause’ there isnt blood/gore in it doesn’t mean its a bad game
        and stop being a troll if your only purpose to be on this site is to slash the Wii U then you sir have issues

    • Nintendo Power

      Your a Sony FAG.Well keep on trolling, Iam like laughing at your stupid pathetic comments about Wii U. Plus PS4 and Xbox 720 graphics are the same as Wii U I bet

      • eli seth

        ….better….. actually……

        • Nintendo Power

          No better graphics eli seth. No better

          • SteampunkJedi

            I think he’s probably right. Sony and Microsoft will most likely release powerhouses. But that doesn’t mean they’ll be more successful.

  • Walt

    Although I own a PS3 & an Xbox 360, I love Nintendo. The GC had the best games lawl…

  • Chocer

    I pre-ordered my Wii U deluxe set yesterday. I am glad I did because now they are out of deluxe sets!!!

    • eli seth

      NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i was getting mine preordered next month NOOOOOOOOOO!

  • MujuraNoKamen

    All these details but still no word on a new Metroid, a new Starfox or Retro’s [not so] new [still] secret project? (Maybe it is a new Metroid or Starfox who’s to say) Considering this game was going to be shown at E3 but was pulled from the show at the last minute, you’d have thought it would be ready to be shown now, as that conference on the 13th was really their last opportunity to show off games coming after Spring 2013. Unless I’ve been misinformed Nintendo wont be appearing at the Tokyo games show later this year and the only other video-games conference after that is E3 2013 (correct me if I’m wrong on this) since all the games in the launch window (Autumn 2012 – Spring 2013) have been covered, then maybe there’ll be no new Wii U games for a while since games newly announced at E3 are very unlikely to released within a few months of the show. If there isn’t any video-games conference in early 2013 then it looks like new announcements will have to from Nintendo Directs, which is fine, but it seems like a little bit of a waste since conventions are the best way to publicize new games to the world (whereas Nintendo directs only reach out to existing fans)

    In short, are there any major conventions coming some time around early 2013 in which Nintendo can show off games coming in mid – late 2013????

  • Bob Singh

    Look carefully! the new wii mote only has 3 lights instead of 4

    • sup3rnoah

      It’s 4. The 1st one is blue, indicating he/she is first player. Maybe you should look carefully. ;) Just hard to tell since the controller is blue.

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