Wii Nunchuk Controller - White
Product DescriptionMODEL- RVLAFW VENDOR- NINTENDO FEATURES- Wii Nunchuk Controller Contoured to perfectly fit a players hand, the Nunchuk controller builds on the simplicity of the Wii Remote controller and goes an extra step to meet the needs of gamers. The Nunchuk controller connects to the Wii Remote controller at its expansion port and is used in conjunction with the Wii Remote controller. The Nunchuk controller contains the same motion-sensing technology enabled in the Wii Remote controller but also includes an analog stick to assist in character movement. In several games, players will use the analog stick of the Nunchuk controller to move their characters and the Wii Remote controller to perform a specific action, whether thats throwing a pass in football or aiming a ranged weapon in an action game. Along with the analog stick, the motion-sensing Nunchuk controller also contains two buttons positioned for quick access. Because the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers are only relatively dependent on each other, players are free to hold them in whichever hand is most comfortable. The ambidextrous nature of the Wii controllers grants accessibility seldom seen in game controllers. MANUFACTURER WARRANTY:andnbsp;andnbsp;12 Months
- Nintendo Wii Nunchuk Controller - White
Top ReviewsDid not work
by Superbaby (1 out of 5 stars)
August 6, 2016
Not only did it not work for me, it did something weird to my Wii remote, causing me endless headaches. I don't know enough about how these things work, but it somehow prevented my remote from working at all, leading me to believe something was wrong with my Wii. (Anyway, there's not much you can do on a Wii w/o a remote.) I spent several days messing with it, syncing/re-syncing, until I gave in & simply bought a new Nunchuk. Voila. Everything works fine now. I'm thinking this item was probably counterfeit, it felt very cheap & was slightly damaged at the joystick, but otherwise looked legit... not.
Nunchucks made by BD&A are genuine, confirmed with Nintendo
by T. Black (5 out of 5 stars)
February 28, 2011
I just got a couple of these when the price dropped to around 15. They were sold by 'direct distributor' and fulfilled by amazon. The packages included the nunchuck and a blue silicone skin.
When I got them, I was concerned that they weren't genuine since I expected them to be manufactured by Nintendo. I inspected one and it looked identical to the one that came with the system (didn't compare the cord length), but I figure it is easy enough to copy the few details on the device. Since these are made by BD&A (I forget the exact name, something Deutch & Associates), I wondered if the Nintendo Genuine logo was a counterfeit. I called Nintendo at 9pm on a Sunday night, and amazingly someone answered! To my surprise, she was quite knowledgeable and helped me determine that the BD&A nunchucks have in fact been certified. She told me that they spend a lot of time testing these and warned against non-certified ones, especially those who steal power from the remote. Since I have had nothing but bad luck with 3rd party controllers in the past, that was preaching to the choir.
Anyways, I thought I would share my findings here. If you get one with the blue skin and it is made by BD&A, it is in fact a nintendo certified controller. Happy gaming!
I miss the old 1 button Joysticks.
by carolinaautoguy (4 out of 5 stars)
January 26, 2012
This controller is a necessary evil and works fine, several games require both the Wii Plus and Nunchuk to control them. You can look on the games at the top right corner of the back of the packaging to see which controllers are necessary. There should be an outline of the controller that is required. AGAIN: This controller may be necessary to play some games.
Kids will master the control in about 5 seconds, adults may never figure it out. I guess it could teach kids to be ambidextrous, which is probably good.
The Nunchuk controller requires the standard Wii or Wii plus controller to work.
The nearly 3 foot cable coming from the Nunchuk is inserted into the Wii controller.
Make sure you have enough Wii controllers before you buy more Nunchuks as they will not work on their own.
No Batteries are required for the Wii Nunchuk, it is powered by the Wii controller.
The Nunchuk has a thumb toggle and 2 push buttons.
There is no leash for the Nunchuk, so be careful when slinging it around.
The shape is contoured and the size seems to work for small children and adults.
The top is glossy and the bottom is textured for grip.
Build quality is adequate, I am not sure why they are around $20 each.
Their are other options that you can consider similar to the classic style controllers older generations of gamer are used to. They also require a standard Wii controller to plug into.
As a child of the late 70's and the 80's... I am starting to feel like I am missing the tech curve and the reasoning in packaging controllers with systems.
I adapted from Atari 2600 (Still works 30+ years later), to Nintendo (Still works 25+ year later), to Playstation (Still works), to Playstation2 (Still works), and now the Wii.
Why do I need 2 controllers, one for each hand? 30 years of 1 controller, why now do we need two controllers?
Remember when you were a kid and your Atari and Nintendo came with 2 controllers for 2 players... now you get 1 set of controllers for 4 players.
So, the console with 1 controller and 1 nunchuk is $149.
Then controller $30 each, nunchuck $20 each, Steering wheel $10 each... times 3.
You would need to spend an additional $180 for all four players to play.
So after nearly $350 everyone can play the one game the system comes with...
A great product
by Sally (5 out of 5 stars)
December 30, 2010
I got tired of the original "white" nunchuck, so while getting my newest black wii remote I also decided to purchase a new black nunchuck to go with it. The two items together look great!! Much better than having plain old white like I used to have.
Also, there are cheaper nunchucks on here that are knock offs (in other words, Nintendo did not make them. A third party did). After my experience with knock offs I recommend you ALWAYS buy Nintendo brand products. Even though it may appear to be exactly as the original, save your money and always buy the original if you want your product to function the way it should and last a few years, rather than a few hours. I purchased mine "used" and it works as if it were brand new. This goes to show that when Nintendo themselves makes a product, you can guarantee it will last a long time. I myself would purchase a used Nintendo product, over a new third party knock off any day because I have had my experience once with that already. I learned from that mistake.
Overall, if you are looking for a black nunchuck, then purchase this one!
knock off nunchuck review
by Ruy Diaz Mio Cid (2 out of 5 stars)
November 28, 2011
I can't really review the product's performance since I don't actually have my Wii yet, but the first thing I noticed is that it wasn't even in a box, it came in one of those yellow bubble mailer envelopes and was just in a sealed plastic bag. I didn't open it but inspected it thoroughly through the bag and found no "Nintendo" logos so my conclusion is that it is a knock-off. It may actually work well, but I am giving the item a low score because the item listing leads you to believe you are getting OEM (original equipment manufacturer) hardware. Most item listings that are not OEM will have "(not OEM)" somewhere in the title, but this one did not. If I find that it does in fact perform according to my expectations then I will give it an extra star, but will not give it 5 stars on principle just because I feel like I was tricked.
I've since been able to confirm the item is indeed a knock-off. It took some investigating online but the 3 things to look out for are:
1)Knock offs will have tri-wing screws in the nunchuck itself and phillips head screws in the plug, which is the opposite of how a real nunchuck is built.
2) The cord will show a voltage rating if it is real, knock off nunchucks have plain white cord with no lettering
3) It just plain feels cheap, it will feel lighter and the plastic is glossier when compared to the more matte finish real nunchucks have
All this despite it having a nintendo logo on the plug, which at first may look convincing but looks a little off when compared to the real nunchuck
After explaining my findings to the seller they have since told me they intend to resend me a real nunchuck. Will update my review when/if actual nunchuck arrives.
The seller that sold me this item (Prime Ventures) apparently uses an outsourced vendor to fulfill their orders. They were under the impression their vendor AIE Gaming (they are somewhere in NJ, don't know where) was sending real nunchucks. They said that they didn't know if it was a mistake or of AIE was just plain being dishonest but they gave me a full refund either way and are discussing the situation with AIE. I would say I am satisfied with Prime Ventures for doing their job but the actual item still gets a low rating due to it being cheap. Just know that Prime Ventures will respond to your inquiries quickly and resolve your issue.
Great Price, Great Item, Gret Buy!
by NRage224 (5 out of 5 stars)
July 15, 2011
While I was a little concerned at first as the item arrived in a plastic bag inside an envelope, This concern quickly turned to satisfaction when I found the Nintendo logo on the connector. I play mostly shooter games, this means I must have a nunchuck to play. recently my girlfriend wanted to join, so I bought this nunchuck for her after hers died. We have been laying almost every day for hours at a time, no problems, no issues, only fun and lots of it! I was really pleased at how fast this got to me, 2 days ahead of the estimate. That's like getting 2 extra days of awesome for free. Plus I save a bit of cash compared to buying it in a store, even with my power points card it would cost more in the store, plus add the price of gas these days... You get the idea.
For me the best experience in a purchase is not needing to contact the seller, BECAUSE IT WORKS and isn't that what you really want anyway? I am so glad I read the reviews, they were right, these guys don't disappoint.I will for sure be getting more from this seller as I expand my system.
Good controller accessory
by Anthony Borkowski JR (4 out of 5 stars)
December 10, 2013
For reference, I purchased a used black Wii Nunchuck made by Nintendo (not a 3rd party version).
It works fine. Since the new version is a little expensive, I purposefully looked for a used Nintendo brand nunchuck for two reason.
1) used is cheaper, which is good for a generic video game controller
2) Nintendo makes high quality products, so 95% of the time you can buy a used product and not worry about it being broken or nonfunctional.
It works for both the Wii and Wii U, you just need to plug it into a Wii Remote (which also works with the Wii U).
You don't need this controller for every game, but whether or not you need it depends on the specific game you are trying to play. So check the game to see what it needs or doesn't need to fully enjoy the game.
Good, ACCURACY and CONTROL makes your play MORE FUN!
by Humble Human (4 out of 5 stars)
February 20, 2017
Good quality Nunchuck is much better than cheaper (Knockoff) that I had purchased before. Better control and accuracy with quality construction and good switches makes a big difference in how much FUN you have when playing your favorite Wii games. Well worth spending a few bucks more for the better quality of this item.
Is it a Wii or a Mii?
by Gman (4 out of 5 stars)
December 1, 2011
The nunchuck is a necessary added control for some games and adds additional dimension and complexity that I find challenging.
However, this controller isn't very sturdy and can easily break, internally. The Nintendo originals will last longer than a knock-off. Buyer beware, if you are looking to save some money and go for the cheap models, you will find that they are knock-offs and often labeled as a Mii (Chinese) and not a Wii by Nintendo, but you won't see this until you get the product.
I agree with another reviewer that it seems the manufacturer, Apple, is producing a remote with a short lifecycle and makes money off the replacement parts. This isn't just limited to Wii manufacturer, because I have a similar problem with PS2 controllers.
The problem seems to be centered on the joystick portion of controllers. Store them carefully and remind yourself that the stick will only go so far and pushing harder will not yield any further action on the screen, but results in breaking the remote.
by Schaede (2 out of 5 stars)
January 13, 2013
I had problems with this a week or three after I started using it. Primarily in how it attached to the Wii Remote. (Nintendo was really a bonehead for not making the Wii<-->Nunchuk attachment more solid. Something that physically locked onto the bottom of the Wii Remote would have been nice, to keep the Nunchuk firmly in place.
Sadly while playing Skyward Sword, the nunchuk's connection started to lose integrity. I ended up dropping this one for an official Wii Nunchuk.
And to make it more stable, I now have a stretchy hair band, like women use to make a ponytail, wrapped twice around the base of my Wii Remote Plus, with the Nunchuk wire snugly in place against the side of the WR+. This allows the Nunchuk and WR+ to move, without the bottom connection to wiggle even a little bit.
I have since had no problems at all.
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