You guys all remember when Power Shot posted about Nintendo being sued by Anascape over the alleged pirating of the Classic Controller Software. You may also remeber that Nintendo was forbidden to produce anymore of the Contollers. Well the Third Party Company Nyko, has come up with a solution-if only temporary-to the problem of the Classic Controller.

Nyko has created the Classic Wing Wireless Controller which-as you can see below-has almost no resemblance to the Classic Contoller aside from the control functions.

Wing Wireless Controller

Unfortunately, as you can see the controller does bear a resemblance to the Sony PlayStation Controller.

No complaints have been made by either Anascape or Sony, since the beggining of September when the controller was announced. Hopefully Nyko will be able to avoid what Nintendo could not, and retain their rights to sell this controller. Unfortunately though with PS3 sales so low, (No offence. PS3 is an okay system.) I doubt Sony will lets this fly by for very long.

  • Leroy

    That’s good i guess, i’m from Europe, so it doesn’t matter for me… I don’t have a classic controller either…

  • Azerik

    actually it half good half bad……Sony after all could have a problem with it

  • It's cool, but I admit it bears a close resemblence to the sony controler.

  • hov

    LOL @

    “Unfortunately though with PS3 sales so low, (No offence. PS3 is an okay system.) I doubt Sony will lets this fly by for very long.”

    Is that your legal opinion, or economic opinion? I’m sure someone with more knowledge of patent law than you or me gave the folks at Nyko the OK to go ahead with that project.

  • Hoshika-Pichu


    It would’ve been better if they swapped up the left hand side parts to look more like the nintendo Gamecube controller, but that’s just me. If they won’t, I’d rather have them label the C-stick.

  • Aniday

    I hope Nyko gets sued, actually. That thing is ugly.

  • Tanuki

    It looks okay I guess… Only thing though is that it doesn’t look like something for th Wii at all besides it being white.

  • Oni-Tlink

    Wait iirc there is already another wii controller in the works so the nyko design would only be temporary.

  • green_link

    if you think about it sony copied Nintendo first. the original playstation controller looks a hell of a lot like the SNES controller, so nintendo could counter sue.

  • Azerik

    the original Playstation controller looks exacly the same as the ps3 and ps2 ones… looks nothing like the SNES controller..its two ovals the sony hasn’t changed the design yet its always been the same

  • edracon

    the original PS controller was actually just a SNES controller with two extra buttons and handles. (it was going to be for the Nintendo Playstation, later sony made the console by themselves as the Sony Playstation.) Later on this “new” controller was added two analog sticks that are also buttons… So, sony isn’t allowed to complain.