Yo Nintendo! Please Reproduce the Wavebird Controller Again For the Wii U
Nintendo are making a lot of the right moves at the moving, obviously, this stems from the fact that they really cannot afford to make many missteps for the Wii U. One move that has gotten the competitive Smash Bros community and the Smash Bros fans in general elated, is the news that Nintendo will once again be producing the GameCube controllers for Super Smash Bros For Wii U.
I personally find it uncomfortable playing Smash Bros with any other methods, plus I’m in need of new Gamecube pads in preparation of Super Smash Bros For Wii U – so the news is welcomed. Having said this, I still have one complaint! Why are they wired controllers? Why not begin reproducing the WaveBird Gamecube controllers? Or better yet a Wireless Gamecube controller without the extra bulk?
Wires are an archaic design that belongs in the naughties – it was acceptable then, it is certainly not acceptable now. Being tethered by a wire is not an ideal situation for a game like Super Smash Bros For Wii U, especially at get-togethers where controllers are passed left and right.
I know some folks will complain that the original Wavebirds had lag – but the wireless technology in controls has made ground ever since – with virtually zero latency in inputs. And I am certain that Nintendo can rework the transmitter to satisfy the needs of even the most picky competitive Smash player.
I’ve been looking around Ebay for a Wavebird controller, unfortunately, vendors are selling a second-hand controller for a premium price. In my opinion, these prices do not justify a hand-me down controller – I would rather spend the money on brand new wired ones. Nintendo, as of recently have been listening to the pleas of their fans, so I might try my luck, and selfishly ask them to begin reproducing the Wavebird controller or a Wireless Original Gamecube. It is likely that my pleas will fall on uninterested ears, but, hey! It’s worth trying! Right?