Nintendo didn’t have enough time to talk about some of the Wii U accessories today, but we just got word that the Wii U Pro controller will be priced at $49.99. Which is about $10 more than the price of a regular current gen controller from Sony and Microsoft. The Pro controller resembles the Xbox 360 controller in many ways, features dual analog sticks, and is intended for gamers who wish for a more traditional control scheme with the new console. Analyst Michael Pachter believes that third party publishers such as Activision forced Nintendo to offer this traditional controller with the Wii U. While Nintendo will sell the Wii U GamePad separately in Japan (for a whopping $170), this won’t be the case in North America or Europe. No word yet on why exactly only Japanese gamers will get to purchase a secondary GamePad.
For games, Nintendo confirmed what we suspected for a long time: Wii U games will indeed cost $60.
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