Reviews and Problems with Nintendo Wii Remote Controller
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Received 3rd-party knockoffs
Thomas Z., Newegg
1 October 2013
Summary: I ordered OEM Wii controllers (white), and received 3rd-party "Shiro" controllers (black). Deceitful seller - steer clear.
Pros: Only one of the two boxes was crushed.
Cons: When ordering what is clearly advertised as an official, white Nintendo Wii controller (the picture clearly says 'Wii' on the remote), I am prone to extreme displeasure when I receive black, 3rd-party "Shiro" remotes. Very deceitful seller. I wonder how there are so many good reviews before mine?
Nintendo How I Hate Thee, Let Me Count the Ways...
Paul G., Newegg
20 November 2010
Summary: Just the latest in a list of compatibility issues when buying accessories... I wish I'd never bought a Wii and won't ever buy another Nintendo product again.
Cons: Nintendo, the second sleaziest tech company behind Apple, does it again! Bought new remotes only to find that Nintendo changed the battery type for no apparent reason and now the rechargeable packs I have and quad charging station are useless. So now either these have to go back ori have to purch...
Pros: It's black. Works with Windows 7 64 but only after you have a bluetooth and GlovePIE running. GlovePIE being a programmable input emulator with different scripts to run. Just google wiimote project for more info
Broke on arrival, sent to Nintendo for replacement
Shawn H., Newegg
16 April 2010
Summary: While NewEgg are great people when it comes to customer service, Nintendo really bent-over backwards to solve the problem.
Pros: It gave me a second player remote so I can play House of the Dead: Overkill on my Wii. All cons not addressed below worked okay.
Cons: On arrival, the A button was sticking and the Wiimote speaker did nothing but produce static. Called Nintendo (as my Wii system was still under warranty), and sent it back for a replacement that worked fine.
Summary: Mine came with an extra screw. Apparently one got loose during assembly and fell inside the remote. I heard something rattling around and opened the batter compartment and found and extra screw. No screws appear to be missing.
Pros: Works fine, no real problems. Build quality is the same as the one that came with my Wii.
Cons: Lanyard is slightly shorter than my OEM remote and the included grip isn't as finely finished as it could be. See other thoughts.
Summary: If you decide to order these controllers though newegg make sure that you keep the boxes or you may end up on the phone for ever with Nintendo as I did.
Pros: Fast shipping cheaper than local game store.
Cons: Bought two controllers and two nun-chucks(which worked fine). Neither controller worked with my Wii. They would not work with my Wii zapper. Tried to return them to Newegg and was told that I could not because I no longer had the retail packaging. I was able to return them through Nintendo and my...