When Nintendo discussed how they were concerned with consumers not being able to find the sync button on Wii consoles from their recent “Iwata Asks” video, they were also serious about Wii remotes too. After unboxing a new Wii U-branded Wii remote we discovered this unannounced change:
The sync button which was previously hidden under the confines under the battery cover is now easily accessed in the open. Nintendo is also taking precautions of easily accessible sync buttons with its new Wii U Pro controllers as well. While we can’t find any disadvantage to having an exposed sync button, it does make us wonder why it was so “hidden” in the first place.