Over the weekend, a Q&A tester at Traveller’s Tales Games, who was under the twitter profile of @MATTYBOOSH posted a photo via Twitter of what appears to be a revised version of the Wii U controller below.
Since posting the photo, the Twitter profile has been deleted. There are few differences from the original version to the more updated and revised version. For instance, new traditional analogue sticks have appeared and it seems Nintendo have decided to keep the sticks, instead of the nub ones which were originally seen on the tablet and that of the Nintendo 3DS.
The other difference noted is the movement of the Start and Select buttons, which have been placed on the right side of the controller. There also appears to be a square on the left side and on the bottom of the controller. The Power button and Battery light have has a button between them, which is likely to be the Sync button for pairing the Wii U controller to the system.
The microphone has been moved to the other side of the Home button now. The Home button appears to be a light up ring around it, which is reminiscent to the ring we see on the Xbox 360 controllers. This could indicate a notification light, possibly. It looks like Nintendo are going to stick with the Wii U branding, as there had been rumours and speculation of a name change. So the Wii U branding is sticking around for the time being. The Wii U controller may likely have been widened even further to the previous version shown.The differences may only be applicable for those who receive a dev unit, but the final version won’t be far behind. We’ll wait to wait until E3 to hear more news about Nintendo’s upcoming console.