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Official Nintendo Wii Remote Control - White

Released on 08 December 2006

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Condition:  Used - Good

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Comment:Official nintendo wii controller , used good clean condition with strap only , no silicone case , post next working day from trusted UK seller

To make gaming as accessible to people of all ages and all abilities, Nintendo wanted to create a controller that was as inviting as it was sophisticated. The outcome is the Wii Remote controller. Nintendo fused the familiarity of a remote control with the sophistication of motion-sensing technology to come up with an input device for the ages!

Sporting the size of a traditional remote control, the wireless Wii Remote is a multifunctional device that is limited only by the game designer's imagination. In a tennis game, it serves as your racket you swing with your arm. In a driving game, it serves as your steering wheel. For first-person shooters, the remote acts as your weapon that you point at an enemy. The list of potential uses goes on and on. Using Bluetooth technology, the Wii Remote sends your actions to the Wii console from as far as 30 feet away. As a pointing device, the controller can send a signal from as far as 15 feet away. Up to four Wii Remotes can be connected at once, making for some great multiplayer fun!

In addition to its pointing and motion-sensing abilities, the Wii Remote also includes a speaker and expansion port for additional input devices, such as the Nunchuk controller.

customer Reviews

 Average rating (14 reviews)

 Wiimote - Essential kit for multiplayer

| | See all ZombieHorde's reviews (17)

You get 1 remote with the Wii as standard, if you're looking at buying a 2nd remote then I'd recommend you spend £5 more and get Wii Play, it has 9 mini games which teach you to use the remote in various different ways. If you've already got Wii Play then go right ahead, you already know how sturdy the remote is in design and it feels like it's worth the money unlike the cheap feeling Sixaxis pads for the PS3.
Essential purchase, won't turn your telly over though.

 What's to say....?

| | See all Umbraahk's reviews (47)

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Its pretty much the most inventive controller in gaming history.
If you can't find any fun in this little piece of technology, then you have no soul.

The only downside I can think of is the battery life in terms of IR sensor.
Games that involve constant pointing at the screen drain the battery alot faster than ones that just use the buttons.

My advice is, if you can, use the D-pad or Nunchuk to select buttons in the game whenever you can, rather than the pointer, as you'll get more battery life out of it, I guarentee.

 Good controller, very acurate and fun to use.

| | See all Darkstar's reviews (87)

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The wii remote is a strange design, it looks like a TV remote and you wouldn't think it would be any good for playing games with and yet it is extremely good at doing just that. Whilst not being as perfectly designed as the Playstation controller (often classed as the best of its kind) it is never the less is a sturdy and fairly light weight one which fits nicely into the hand. It also feels good to grip and the main buttons (a and b) are in an ideal place so you can access them quickly when they are needed. The addition of a strap is a great feature as otherwise the controller would slip out of your hand if you gave it too much of a swing.

Most of the games that you can play will in some way make use of the wii remotes ability to detect motion. So a variety of games will have you swinging, shaking, pushing, wiggling etc the controller to get the desired effect. This is great fun and the controller handles all of these actions very well. It is in this respect that the controller comes into its own.

Uniquely each controller has a little speaker on it so when you play tennis for example, you will get a feeling that you are actually hitting the ball as the sound will come out of the controller. This is another great feature and one that adds another level of interactivity to this brilliant device. Wii sports is a brilliant example of what the controller can do and the tennis game is a good way of getting you used to how the controller works. When you use this with the nunchuck what you get is a different gaming experience. Best games to be enjoyed with both are Mario and Sonic at the Olympics as this really gets you going.

If it doesn't come with it already I would recommend buying a rubber cover for the remote as this will protect it in case it gets dropped or you smack it into something. Although it won't protect against a big hit, it will at least cushion the blow for smaller accidents and it will also improve the grip on the controller which, if you play any sports games, you will appreciate.

Great controller although having to buy the nunchuck separately is a bit disappointing as this is another added expense and is the reason why I have given this only four stars. Still the best controller for the Nintendo though.


| | See all electricliz's reviews (11)

This is a must have to play anything on the Wii. One of the best controllers I have used on a games console and a lot more fun than the standard ones we are all used too. The more controllers you have the more people, and the more people the more fun you get to have!

 Top Stuff, but...

| | See all JackStoker's reviews (1)

... my remote has recently died. The pointer is going all over the shop. Not top stuff at all. However, don't let that throw you off, you just need to make sure that you look after it. Don't leave it lying on the floor where it can get trampled on, be careful about tying it around your wrist etc. I didn't treat mine very well, so I'm not surprised it's broken, really.

It's still a fantastic piece of kit, the Wii is brilliant.