Your Guide to Wii Controllers

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Your Guide to Wii Controllers

The Nintendo Wii is one of the most popular consoles on the market for all age groups. The consoles ability to let users use movement to control their favourite character or play a game of tennis has helped to make the console extremely sought after. This guide will outline all of the different controllers and accessories that can found in the Electronics section on eBay and what to consider when buying these items.

Different Types of Wii Controllers Available on eBay

There are a number of different ways you can interact with games on the Wii so there are a few different varieties of controller available on the market. The most common types of controller available on eBay are:

Wii Remote Plus

The Wii Remote Plus is the pioneering controller which has built-in motions sensors and allows the user to play games wirelessly. The controllers have a vibrate feature so you can feel everyone bump and crash and an integrated speaker so you can become more involved in the game.

Classic Wii Controller

The classic Wii controller pays homage to the way video games have always been played. The Classic controller takes elements of all of the previous Nintendo consoles to create this good looking controller. The controller is connected to a Wii Remote for use and is best used with virtual consoles games.

Classic Wii Controller Pro

The Classic Wii Controller Pro is similar to the Classic Wii controller but has grips for added comfort and has two additional buttons for better gameplay and better handling. This controller is in black rather than the conventional white Wii controller and is for the avid gamer.

Wii Balance Board

The Wii Balance Board started the active gaming scene and is a massive hit when playing games like Wii Sports. The balance board uses pressure sensitive pads to allow the user to control their movements in a game. All Balance boards should come with Wii Fit and are great for sports games and fitness games.

Wii Nunchuk

The Wii Nunchuk gives the user more control in some Wii games. You can connect the Nunchuk to the Wii Remote and can benefit from its extra buttons and motion sensors. Play games by using one hand for the Wii Remote and the other for the Nunchuk for greater control. The Nunchuk is best used in fighting games.

Wii Wheel

The Wii Wheel is a controller that comes with Mario Kart and makes driving games extremely realistic and easy for new gamers to get involved in the fun. The Wii Wheel can be used with a whole range of driving games that are available on the Nintendo Wii.

Wii Zapper

The Wii Zapper is great for playing first person shooter games as it allows for precise shooting and sound effects can be heard through the Wii Remote. This accessory is bundled with Link's Crossbow Training but can be used with a whole host of games.

How to Buy a Wii Controller on eBay

The fantastic range of Nintendo Wii controllers and accessories can be bought and bid on in the Electronics section on eBay. When making a purchase, be sure to consider the following points:

  • Condition - Be sure to read the item descriptions carefully to be totally sure what condition the controller is in and whether it is part of a bundle or not. If you have any questions about the condition or quality of the product be sure to ask the seller a question for your own piece of mind before purchasing.
  • Price - Prices can vary greatly on eBay so it is a good idea to have a good search before committing to a Wii controller as there can be some serious bargains to be had that other bidders may have missed.
  • Factor Postage and Packaging costs into the overall price.

Wii controllers can either be bought or bid on so be sure to check all of the listings you can before deciding to make a purchase. Be sure to make the purchase through all of the appropriate channels so eBay can ensure the product gets to you safely.

Look out for the latest deals on Wii Controllers and consoles by checking in the ‘Electronics' section where some fantastic discounts are to be found, along with free postage costs.


The Nintendo Wii is one of the most popular gaming consoles on the planet and the variety of games has meant there are a large number of different controllers and accessories available for the ultimate gaming experience. When choosing a Wii controller, make sure you know which controllers are compatible with which games to save yourself a lot of hassle.

The Nintendo Wii and the range of controllers mentioned in this guide are readily available to buy and bid on in the Electronics section on eBay.

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