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Nintendo Wii U Will Support One Touch Screen Controller

The new Wii U console will only be able to support one touch-screen controller at a time, Nintendo have confirmed and Wii U will come complete with just one new controller – and it won’t be sold seperately. With the new console being demoed at the E3 festival, most games have featured only one person using the controller with others have to use Wii-motes or Wii game pads…………

 

If there’s one thing about the Wii U that qualifies as cool, it’s the tablet-like touchscreen controller and other details about the console have taken a backseat, the new controller has become the center of Nintendo’s Wii U reveal. It actually seems like something that could potentially change the way we game. Nintendo’s Wii U may be capable of a lot of things, but support for more than one of its impressive new controllers won’t be one of them. That news comes from Nintendo senior managing director Shigeru Miyamoto, who confirmed yesterday Nintendo’s newest console isn’t designed to interact with more than one of the new controllers at a time. “Our basic premise is that you can use one with a system. If we got to an idea of having multiple (controllers) it might be just more convenient for people to use their Nintendo 3DS and have a way to connect that,” Miayamoto told news.com.au. While disappointing, Miyamoto’s confirmation should not come entirely as a surprise considering that Nintendo never indicated otherwise during the Wii U’s unveiling. Instead, as shown in the photo above, the new tablet controller (WiiPad?) was always shown accompanied by a number of Wii Remotes. This shows that the Wii U’s multiplayer capabilities will mostly be variations on the 3-versus-1 minigame demonstration that Nintendo showed during E3. This is likely due to the Wii U’s technological capabilities which, while impressive, are unlikely to be able to support streaming content to multiple Wii U controllers simultaneously.

 

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