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White Wii U Pro Controller could be on the way out

Some US retailers are marking down the White Wii U Pro Controller by half in order to move inventory.

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With Nintendo announcing that the 8GB white Wii U basic bundle is being discontinued, it seems like many retailers are jumping the gun by also putting the White Wii U Pro Controller on sale. Best Buy is currently having a sale on the White Pro Controller for $24.99, which is half off the retail price of $49.99. These prices seem to only be reflected in stores, as Best Buy’s website only has the controllers listed for $34.99 currently.

If you’re eager to get your hands on another Pro Controller, you might want to check your local Best Buy for this deal. If they are preparing to liquidate stock it seems rushed, as I doubt Nintendo won’t have a 32GB white bundle in the near future for people who prefer matching consoles and controllers.

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  • SonicLucario

    Time to buy more pro controllers for Smash Bros

    • Rick van der Linde

      Why can’t I be like this? I only want matching controllers. :/

      • SonicLucario

        lol then you would hate my Wii remote colors, I have Blue, Pink, Black, and White xD and my GameCube controllers and N64 controllers were all different colors too x)

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          I always kinda liked that >.>

        • Levi Johansen

          We also had all different colors on the N64 controllers.
          No one ever usd the red one… we were always fighting for the transparent and the blue.

        • Rick van der Linde

          I did had 1 different GameCube controller, because that was mine :P

          But I have to admit that all my Wiimotes are white and my Wii U… black… The agony!

        • Ugslick

          I had 2 gray N64 controllers, and 2 gold ones.
          I have two black GC controllers, and two silver ones.
          I have 4 white Wii remotes though :(

        • palomino blue

          The orange spice color was my lucky Gamecube controller. I love mismatching controllers.

      • Lusunup

        Its a good thing I got a basic wiiu because I can buy both YES MY WIIU CONTROLLERS ARE LIKE THE COLORS OF A COW I don’t care :p

    • Archiq09

      Pro controller is good for fps and fighting games or game as NMH ;)

      • SonicLucario

        Indeed they are :)

      • Entropyguy

        Also required for multiplayer in Wonderful 101.

  • NextChannelGames

    Hey Ashley, Mighty Number 9 has reach its goal for Wii U, PS3 and 360! Now were about 550K to reach the Challenge, extra stage and Online Co-op mode. We need to keep supporting the game, spread the word

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      Yep, it’s on my list! Thanks.

  • NextChannelGames

    Wow thats a good deal! Now i can get Pro controls for Smash bros

    • Tim van Broekhoven

      That’s exactly what I was thinking!!

    • Fred

      good point

  • Majora’s Mask

    GOD DAMNET I LIVE IN EUROPE WHERE IT COSTS 70 DOLLARS(I MADE THE MATH FROM EURO)

    • Tim van Broekhoven

      Huh, that’s not true… I don’t know in what country you live, but in Holland it’s just €50,-

      • Majora’s Mask

        well its 60 in Greece

  • YayGs

    Yeah, I heard one of the sales guys say that they were not going to sell those ones anymore when I was there last. I was lucky and got a black one for $35 since it was on the wrong rack.

  • Mr. Berzerk

    Personally, I find them no different than the gamepad, just without the screen. The buttons are in relativly the same positions. If they start selling them at $10 I’ll buy one.

    • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

      $10? hahahahahahhahaha

      • Mr. Berzerk

        You obviously didn’t get that I was saying I would never buy one…..

  • Thomas Vienna

    We’ll, that’s one good thing about having a white Wii U: cheap Pro controllers that match your console!

  • Fred

    My local Best Buy has these for $23.99 I would have grabbed one while I was there yesterday, but I already own 4 so I’m done.
    And no I couldn’t care less that my Wii U is black and all my pro controllers are white it doesn’t make any difference to me

    • Ducked

      I knew you weren’t racist

      • Fred

        thanks for noticing most people assume the worst

  • Elem187

    I couild careless what color my controller is. I already have 2 White ones, one I purchased full price when i bought my console and the other I got in the last Best Buy liquidation sale…
    shrug, I’ll probably end up with another one before super Mario 3D world launches.

  • Jack5221

    Just curious, but why are the white controllers cheaper than the black ones? Any other website selling them cheap? Best Buy only offers in store pick up, and I don’t live in the states :(

    • Starfoxguy

      I’m guessing they think Nintendo is going to stop selling the white pro controller.

  • Toadlord

    I love to wake up to Wii U daily and find a new deal.

  • Starfoxguy

    Wow first a price cut in the US then Best Buy sells the white pro controller for $24.99. How can this year get any better? :D

  • john

    Buy white controller. Buy a black sharpie. Put the two together and you got a black pro controller at half price!

    • Denvy

      Do people really care so much about color? Half off a controller is good enough for me!

      • john

        You’re missing the point. Buy it white, make it black, sell it for a profit! Or just enjoy it black because it looks cooler.

        • Denvy

          Not missing it, just not agreeing. A white 1st party controller is just as cool as a black one.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            All my controllers got different colours. I have a white, a blue, a pink and a golden Wii Mote plus. I have a white and a black Classic Controller plus. Steering wheels in all colours. White pad. Black WiiU Pro Controller etc.

  • http://www.w-o-n.org/ GoldDreams

    Wal-Mart in my area currently has the white pro controllers for $29.99 on clearance.

  • Gibosdog

    count me in…neem more for smash brothers.

  • John Smith

    Guys, Any advice ?
    I’m getting Mario kart 8 + Super Mario 3D World and I don’t know which one to get, Wii U Pro Controller or Wii Remote Plus ?

    • SonicLucario

      pro

    • Gregg

      BOTH, but, definitely a PRO CONTROLLER. It’s awesome. That’s my choice for MK8 for sure.

    • Gecko Altair

      For those games get the PRO

  • Deezy

    I hope they will come out with more than just 2 colors and that goes for the other consoles too. at least some red and purple

    • Merrfn

      And pink. Don’t forget vibrant pink.

  • babulibaba

    You mean they didn’t already have one?

  • Magnus Eriksson

    I bet they have to remove it because of the plagiarism of the XBox360 controller. Wish Nintendo could come up with some ideas of their own instead of just copying others work. But its evident that the cardhouse Nintendo built out of thievery is falling a part now. The list could go on forever. First Nintendo plagiated Giana Sisters with their Super Mario Bros. Mario (back then he was named Jumpman) who they earlier had stolen from Atari2600. Then Nintendo copied SEGAs 16 Bit machine and made the SNES, a bleak copy of the original. The Gamecube stole Playstations idea of using discs instead of cartridges. But due to unprofessionality amongst the Nintendo company they never managed to build the CD in correct size, resulting in a miniature CD. Also they was unable to program long enough games to fit into an ordinary size CD. So this way they could save some money (all about the money). Then they released the Wii. A copy project from beginning to start. Nintendo delayed the release of their Wii until after the far superior machine Playstation 3 was released. When Nintendo saw the ingenious idea behind the Playstation Move controller they released their own flawed version (that they eventually needed to replace with a new version.). And on their last console, the Wii U, they copied Playstations Vita project. But as we see now. It all falls apart for Nintendo. There is a limit for how long you can copy products without inventing own stuff. And the limit is what we see now. If im not mistaken, this is probably the beginning of the end.

    • Gregg

      Lol. You are hilarious. Thank GOD I wasn’t born you… *SWEW*! Near miss…

      • Magnus Eriksson

        :)

    • Gecko Altair

      EVERY thing in your article is wrong. Nintendo released a disk drive for the N64 that was only released in japan, meaning that if anything PlayStation copied Nintendo. Also the PS move wasn’t available when the console first launched. It came 4 years AFTER the Wii in 2010. Trolls like you should really check you facts before you list off some random bull sh*t. If you dont believe me, CHECK the sources.

      Wii release date- http://www.gamefaqs.com/wii/930752-nintendo-wii/answers?qid=195162

      PS move release date- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_Move

      N64 Disk Drive- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_64DD

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Need more proof…

        • Gecko Altair

          Of what? Please clarify.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Your sources are very dubious. You must prove it with more articles. Otherwise Ill call you a troll.

          • Gecko Altair

            If you care that much then research it yourself. You seem to have plenty of time to troll here on wiiudaily. why dont you just put 5 minutes of that time into researching it yourself?

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Nah, I really dont care. Just wanted to see how much you cared :)

    • J Dick Jones

      This is joke, no?

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Yes

        • Christian Schoff

          Thank God. It almost gave me cancer.

    • Ziggy

      Actually microsoft ripped of the gamecube controller, and sony ripped off the n64 rumble pack

  • JB

    I may be in the minority, but I like my controllers the opposite color of my console. So I may get four of these puppies!

  • Truthteller

    Stores are jettisoning all Wii U products. The system has flopped and it is taking up valuable shelf space and costing stores money. These prices are not for the customer, these are for the stores to get rid of failed product. No matter how you want to spin it, you know it to be true.

    • Gregg

      Wrong. Move along. Thanks.

    • TaintedXGamer

    • Vile-Okami

      Chances are they’re just replacing it with a black one… Derp.

    • Clel

      Ooh, nice profile pic. Star Trek fan it seems?

    • Ice Climbers

      I’m pretty sure that if it was due to Wii U’s poor sales the price would be for both colors of the Pro Controller. However, it’s only for the white one. This is clearly just a result of Nintendo dropping the Basic Model.

  • Steve

    Gotta grab a new pro control.

  • Gregg

    The Pro Controller ROCKS

  • FlashFan207

    The pro controller is awesome. Far superior when the Wii remote and nunchuck feel somewhat awkward. I used the GameCube controller fairly often on Wii when it was supported, so a couple more of these and I’m sitting pretty for all sorts of five-player games. They can be pink, yellow, orange for all I care. Half off is a great deal! I love the Wii U.

    • Christian Schoff

      For FPS the Wiimote is quite accurate.

  • Jizz Beard thePirate

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16878190311

    There is the black one on sale for the same price

  • Merrfn

    Did anybody else misread the title along with me? “Wii U pro controller the way out” I was so mad, I thought pro controller would be irrelevant (ಥ_ಥ)

  • Mitch Hall

    Might just have to pick one up. It can never hurt to have more controllers, and it’s a steal at $23.

    • Merrfn

      I prefer having a “real” controller to a Wiimote. I spent most of my time growing up on a PS2, so I am used to “normal” controllers.

      • Mitch Hall

        Which is exactly why I want the Pro Controller :D

        If I get this, I’ll have a full set of 4 controllers for Wii U games: the Gamepad, two pro controllers (one Black, one White), and a gold classic controller pro. Perfect setup for Smash Bros or Mario Kart IMO.

        • Merrfn

          I really only use the Wiimote for party games.

          Right now I have One Wii U pro controller, Gamepad, 4 thrid-party Wiimotes (Only 2 work).

          I want to get 2 more Wiimotes and one more Pro Controller.

  • Ducked

    Time for Nintendo to make Blue and Red Pro controllers.

  • Ryan House

    I deliberately bought a White Wii U pro Controller. Finger Prints aren’t as bad as on my black Wii U gamepad
    I hope this sale makes it to Canada I’d Buy Another

  • ACE

    looking for one but BB doesn’t ship to my country… any other option?

  • $41809923

    WHEN IS THE NEW GAMEPAD FOR THE WII U SOON?

  • Zeldatrek

    Hmmm I have to say collector’s item in the future.

  • Is_Mort

    Lol, a gamepad that isn’t compatible with games. lol nintendo lol. nintendo.

  • Ganjabriel Del Campo

    I went to best buy as soon i saw this post and they had it for 39.99 and it was open. Still bought it :( i wanted my 24 99 price !!

  • Johny

    sweet :D the wait for a discount has paid off… its a shame its white tho :/

  • RARE

    I went to best buy and they didn’t have any and it was listed at full 49.99
    Sad day :(