Black Wii & Classic Controller: Nintendo Rips Off PS2



Nintendo has delighted its fans by finally offering the Wii in the same colour as the dark of night and the raven’s wing, but between it and the “Classic Controller Pro”, certain similarities to Sony’s PS2 are noticeable:



The “kuro” Wii gets its release in August.

Unkind observers might even jibe that the similarities hardly end with the casing, for the Wii has never impressed with its power… Of course, this flattering imitation evidently works both ways.

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    Comment by Will Robertson
    05:12 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Nothings original nowadays. Besides, didn't Sony just release a motion controller of some sort?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:14 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    yeah something like that. Never mind the fact that the playstation controller was a rip off of the SNES controller, and the Analog sticks were a ripoff of the N64. Minor details of course lol

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    Comment by Mario1-7
    17:05 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah Dude this site is in favor of Sony. Its FACT now. Sony beat the Nintendo 3 weeks out of 120 weeks and Sony is Unstoppable Sony is back at the bottom now and no one says anything.? The PS2's Controller is a rip off of the SNES and the N64 controller and yet those Details was left out. At E3 Sony Copy's Nintendo with there motion controller and yet nothing was said. Sony has Failed this generation the haf to copy people and Microsoft has taken there exclusives stop trying to save Sony They suck and its to late for them to catch up! Good Day Sir.

    P.S I watch E3 on TV and Sony's conference put me to sleep.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:41 23/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not just a rip-off of the Snes controller, Nintendo actually designed a pad identical to the Playstation one back when Nintendo and Sony were developing a console together. Was a CD add on to the Snes I think!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:31 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Artefact's calling the classic controller a rip off of the Dual Shock

    EL OH EL

    Let's start calling the PS1 pad a rip off of the SNES pad then.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:40 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Er, no. That's a perfectly decent analogy.

    This is shit reporting, don't be a cock.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:30 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The name is realist. He is one.

    Fact: Sony > Microsoft (at least in this generation) > Nintendo

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:54 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Artefact is a Sony fanboy. It has become so clear to me now.

    Comment by ARBOL
    17:47 21/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    oh noes angry fanbois!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:20 07/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That was most people thought until they saw your above post.

    Comment by NotAnonymous
    11:19 06/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Videogame company fanboys: The only thing worse than the majority of Sankaku/4chan users.

    Comment by King of Hentai Gods
    09:35 06/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Copy Cat xD

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:44 06/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    heh your just jealous..........

    Comment by lol
    03:11 06/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    you're all fanboys.. go play PC games, that's for REAL man, not buncha pussies like YOU!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:49 06/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    PCfags are worse than all console fanboys altogether. They think they're superior than all others. The worst part is they just play FPSes, MMOs and RTSes with their high and almighty VGAs, processors, etc. Good luck playing Disgaea 3 on your PC.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:07 06/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    xDDD good joke

    Comment by jinhong91
    08:56 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Companies ripping each other off...

    Comment by Random Guy
    08:18 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dont see whats wrong with the gamecube controller.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I smell a ninty fanboy.

    Comment by ShibariComplex
    10:07 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    though sony is diveloping a motion controller it works completly different than the Wii-mote. so there no chance of lawsuit

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:22 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I Read alot of you retard sony fans have to say. F- it ill say it Sony is a ripoff nintendo got you to this point, this being said i have a ps3 and nintendo now isnt what its use to be so saying nintendo ripping off sony is plain retard f- you fanboys.

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    Comment by Fish
    14:55 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Remember the horizontal stand?
    Exactly like PS2 lol.

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    Comment by IC DeaDPiPoL
    16:12 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    really needs a wireless version of the controller

    Comment by roar123768
    14:13 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    nothings original anymore,360 and ps3 are trying to make there own motion control things and now wii is making a black wii(it looks nice though)oh and for all you fanboys,sony is becoming a pitiful excuse for a company.the games for the ps3 all suck and it will never beat the ps2.oh yea,psp go?they just wanted to release something retarded to compete with the dsi

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    Comment by KajunBowser
    14:17 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Rage harder. Black (kuro) was supposed to be an original color choice. Do the research. INB4 further failed comments.

    Comment by God
    15:42 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Artefact, this was your biggest mistake ever. Tease Xbox360 players, at least they have some decency and some good hardcore games, and some are capable of reasoning. Nintendo fanboys are the scourge of Earth. They will spam illogical arguments infinitely when someone says something which could be interpreted as offensive to Nintendo.

    Comment by NxFals
    12:01 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know the Nintendo Wii was originally Black in the first place back when it was known as Nintendo Revolution. As for the Classic Controller, it is closer to a Nintendo GameCube Controller fused with the Classic Controller than it is a Dual Shock...

    Comment by ^^wlt
    12:12 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    doesn't matter who is copying at the moment who nintendo is successful, so is sony. threads like this usually bring out the fanboys.

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    Comment by roar123768
    14:14 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ps3 sucks dude sorry but it'll never be as good as ps2

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    Comment by muteKi
    11:38 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, it seems that the headline really did its job. One of the most commented articles that isn't really political.

    Comment by Shadow
    12:52 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kinda reminds me of a great big SNES controller surrounded by some sort of playstation/360 gripping device...

    Pretty damn ugly.

    Comment by Mio Fanboy
    13:56 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Screw Playstation, this is awesome.

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    Comment by metatron
    14:03 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    do i sense fanboi rage over the horizon?

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    Comment by KajunBowser
    14:14 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, it's right in front of ur face on this story.

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    Comment by Jo
    16:28 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    WTF are you guys talking about? It's clearly coincidence that the button layout looks similar. I mean it's pretty standard. lol. And how the hell is it suppose to be a ripoff? Nintendo was first with analog stick and shoulder buttons... And the new classic controller is just and upgrade with handles and additional shoulder buttons.

    And doesn't the classic controller resemble the SNES controller to you guys? Well, it's suppose to...

    I don't know how Artefact ended up comparing the both. Just stop being a stupid sony fanboy and admit the black Wii looks hawt.

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    Comment by Hoxitl
    13:41 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Monster Hunter screencap on the tv there sure brings up my hype levels.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:17 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow its like "you ripped ours, we rip yours"

    Comment by MARl0
    13:23 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    To even imply that Nintendo ripped off Sony here is just asinine. All they did was make it black. Nintendo's been releasing multiple color options with their systems since the freaking Gameboy. And the Playstation controller was a blatant rip off of the SNES controller to begin with.

    Comment by Anon
    13:54 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I really don't think that the PS2 has the monopoly on the color "black."

    And the controller is just standard fare for a game controller these days. There aren't many other ways to design a controller and maintain functionality across the available software (at least if you want it to sell).

    Comment by ManaYagami
    22:14 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If most of the gamers weren't so stupid to fall into the category of typical brainless fanboys of whichever company and/or console, they would read this and would think something alonge the lines of: "I hope that they did it right." or even "Does the Wii have any games that use all of those buttons or will it ever have them?". It doesn't matter if they used the same desing for a controller that another company has used or if it was even theirs from the beginning. The only thing that matters is that if it will be useful and if they make good games, regardless of which company it is.

    Comment by ManaYagami
    22:15 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    For the spelling nazis, I meant to write "design".

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:53 11/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sony ripped off the Virtual Boy controller.

    Actually it was the SNES controller that was modified to make the PS controller. A demonstration of Sony's innovation no?

    Comment by Supakitsune
    10:49 06/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This was one of the colors of the Wii that they showed back when, what, it was the Revolution?

    It fucking took them long enough to release some alternate colors. I would've totally bought a navy blue Wii if they hadn't lollygagged so much on it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:27 06/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol what about the new motion sticks from sony? no rip off of the wii controler? xD

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:29 30/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The resemblence is uncanny, but to be fair, every contemporary console gamepad can trace its lineage back to the original NES controller. All Sony gamepads are a direct descendant of the SNES controller, and the Xbox gamepad is the result of highly convergent design, with the only major difference between it and the Dual Shock being the reversal of the D-pad and left stick positions.

    Remember, every feature you see on a gamepad today was either invented or first utilized successfully by Nintendo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:01 03/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    people its just a recolored Wii chillaxe XD nintendo does this crap all the time (owns black gamecube, wants nintendo edition Sp)

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    Comment by DeRosset
    17:25 19/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Like Sony never rips off of Nintendo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:47 25/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's funny how people don't fully read and instantly claim that artefact is a sony fanboy.
    last part states and points out that it works both ways and has a direct link to the sony's take on their motion controller.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:07 03/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's horrible.

    It's the worst thing ever.

    Because it's Pretendo.

    And nobody is ever allowed to like Pretendo.






    I like it, even if it is a PS2 rip-off (and that's if it even is a PS2 rip-off).

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