Wii U Pro Controller available at Japan launch for nearly half the GamePad's price

Wii U Pro Controller gets a date and price tag.

Wii U's Pro Controller will be available in Japan on December 8th, launching simultaneously with the new Wii U system, it was revealed today by Nintendo.

The Pro Controller, which is designed for hardcore players and will be available as a second, separate controller for the console, is priced at ¥5040. At current rates this converts to roughly $65 USD; however, it is unknown what the controller will officially be priced at in the West.

In comparison, an additional Wii U's GamePad can be purchased separately for ¥13,400 yen in Japan (roughly $172 USD.)

The Wii U will start at ¥26,250 in Japan. Information on its price point in North America and Europe is expected later today at 10 a.m. EDT, with presentations streamed from the official Nintendo website in either region.

More from Polygon

Hearthstone: Naxxramas Overview

  • Oddworld: New 'N' Tasty - Overview video

  • Destiny's beta comparison video: PS4 versus Xbox One

  • The Crew closed beta - Overview video

  • Polygon goes to Poland

Latest Discussions

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.



Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.