Wii U to support two GamePads

At E3 2012, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed that Wii U will support two GamePads--"just like the NES."

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One of the most requested features for the Wii U since its reveal last year was the ability to use more than one GamePad. Previously, Nintendo had planned support for just one tablet controller. Additional players would be able to join by using Wii Remotes and other input devices. However, at E3 2012, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed that Wii U will support two GamePads--"just like the NES."

No games supporting multiple GamePads will be shown at E3 this year, but they are in development.

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    June 5, 2012 9:18 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Wii U to support two GamePads.

    At E3 2012, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed that Wii U will support two GamePads--"just like the NES."

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      June 5, 2012 9:24 AM

      what's a "GamePad?" that big Wii U tablet thing? or the "Pro" controller we saw the other day? or Wii-Motes?

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      June 5, 2012 9:43 AM

      so how much will a Wii U with 2 gamepads cost?

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        June 5, 2012 9:44 AM

        and what is the battery life on one of these controllers? Given what other large touch screen devices get it seems like we'll be lucky if it lasts more than a few days of use without a charge.

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        June 5, 2012 9:45 AM

        $500 bucks maybe? I can't see those things selling for any less than $150-200 a pop.

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          June 5, 2012 9:47 AM

          I do not see the controllers being that much. They barely have any hardware in them, everything is done by the console.