Posted by Chuck Corbin on Jun 15, 2012

Wii U Will Only Support One GamePad At Launch

If you were looking to buy the Wii U at launch and wanted to shell out the extra money for another Wii U GamePad, you might want to wait a little bit. According to the president of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime, the Wii U does have support for multiple tablets. However, none of the game being released at launch will take advantage of that feature.

The reason why there will be support for only one GamePad is simple: “Games need to be built that can take advantage of the two GamePad controllers,” Reggie says. “It’s going to be well after launch for those game experiences to come to life.”

It’s honestly not surprising that there will be no games that take advantage of multiple GamePads. The fact is, it’s such a radical concept that many developers need to figure out what to do with one GamePad, let alone two. I wouldn’t rule out any multiplayer games, though, since the Wii U will be compatible with Wii controllers, as well as the new Wii U Pro Controller. I just hope that when developers create games for the system, that they don’t just start using the Pro Controller by default…


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