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wii-suspects

The Nintendo Wii U controller is big. But just how huge are we talking? We whipped out a ruler and lined it up against rival gamepads to find out. Click to see how the suspects stack up, along with some other intriguing comparisons.

Click the pictures to enlarge – in the case of the graph, we’ve got a high resolution version waiting on the other side.

High resolution version

What do you make of the Wii U and its controller? Foolhardy or just perfect? Let us know in the comments!

Measurements provided by Eurogamer

  • http://www.facebook.com/nickthomas125 Nick Thomas

    I think it looks utterly stupid and is such a bad move by Nintendo.

    • Cvgandrew

      I take it you haven’t used it. It’s comfortable and works great.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mickey-Bigelow/100001908669836 Mickey Bigelow

    Its big, and looks fun. The problem with just posting the size doesn’t get at the real problem ergonomics. I read several sites and I have yet to say it is uncomfortable to unwieldy to use.

    The DS did well and people thought it was a horrible move, and this can be seen as an expansion of that. The biggest complaint that many have about the IPod/Pad/Phone is the lack of physical buttons and this seems to fill the bill.

    • Anonymous

      How long have any of these people used it for though? Ten mins? Thirty? Might be fine for a quick blast, but a long session might be completely different given the size.

  • http://thekonietzkystrain.tumblr.com/ NeuroMan42

    I always love Nintendo and their games. BUT… it seems that the 3DS is the new VirtuaBoy, and this system may be too little too late.

  • Anonymous

    it’s intriguing that’s for sure.

    you can’t say until you hold it.  It looks cumbersome and if it’s too heavy it will be bad.

    but the concept is cool, and if it isn’t unwieldy it’ll be a blast.

  • Anonymous

    What about the weight? That’s a big usability factor as well.

    • olanmills

      The weight was not bad, but the playable demo units ran off the wire, note a battery, and the free standing demo controllers were powered by a battery, but were not interactive. They just displayed the Wii U logo on the screen. It was still light, but who knows if that will be inidicative of the final product.

    • Anonymous

      Nintendo isn’t giving any details on that just yet, and as commenters point out, the prototype here almost certainly doesn’t have the final battery in.

    • Anonymous

      Nintendo isn’t giving any details on that just yet, and as commenters point out, the prototype here almost certainly doesn’t have the final battery in.

  • Anonymous

    More USB slots means Nintendo can hawk you more useless shit!

  • Joshua Slone

    You made it too big.  The screen has a 6.2″ diagonal.  It looks like you used that as the length, which gives it more like a 7.3″ diagonal.

  • Abwaters

    These sizes are flat out wrong.  They measured the size of the screen incorrectly.  The controller is only slightly larger than the PSP

  • Ljmorgan01

    I cant wait to get one so i am saving up all my pocket money so i can bye one (i am 7)

  • Giwikiwi

    in front of the front lid wii u 2 USB ports as well as the gateway to the sd card

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1581638598 Tylor Ray Gallagher

    im excited wii was fun but not any thing out side of nintendo. this is suported by most developers. this is a good way to take on the kinect. i have bin waiting for something like this to be made for a long time. i mean its a ds for your tv

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1581638598 Tylor Ray Gallagher

    im excited wii was fun but not any thing out side of nintendo. this is suported by most developers. this is a good way to take on the kinect. i have bin waiting for something like this to be made for a long time. i mean its a ds for your tv

  • Guest

    Nintendo, what have you done?!

  • Guest

    Nintendo, what have you done?!

  • james braselton

    hi there i am buying it for touch screen controler if the wii u controler then compution will make more touch screen controlers

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