Best Wii U Controllers

Updated March 2019
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If you're looking for a controller for your Wii U other than what comes with the console, there are many available on the market. Nintendo itself makes several different controllers and many are also available from third parties that are usually less expensive. Most feature a classic controller layout with buttons and analog sticks and connect wirelessly to the Wii U. Many are rechargeable and come with a charging cable. Several different colors and designs are available and some feature colored lighting as well. Although quality will vary by manufacturer, there are many high quality controllers available both from Nintendo and third parties.

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