E3 2011: WiiU Will Be a One-Controller System

In: Articles by Edie Sellers

9 Jun 2011

The best thing about E3 is the interviews. Little things that don’t seem clear in the big, fat, glitzy press conferences inevitably get cleared up — somewhat — when you get face to face with theyguys who are making it.

One of the many, many questions about the Wii U is how much it will cost. And part of that question lies with how many of those multi-touch controllers will you need to enjoy it with more than one person in the room.

The answer came today in Australia’s Switched On interview with Shigeru Miyamoto. When asked how many Wii U controllers with the new system support, he confirmed that number to be exactly one. At least for the moment.

“Our basic premis 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,” he told the news source.

Miyamoto left the door open, though, adding, “We are doing research about if someone brings their (sic) controller to their friends’ house and they want to play together on the Wii U to whether or not something like that would be possible.”

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3 Responses to E3 2011: WiiU Will Be a One-Controller System

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MajMalfunction

June 10th, 2011 at 3:07 am

I found that it will only use one screen pad to be in direct contradiction of what they showed with the Madden mock-up of playcalling. Between that and the PS3/360 footage used to represent 3rd party titles, I feel a bit lied to by the big N.

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Troy

June 10th, 2011 at 7:15 am

Nintendo has been doing a bad job of explaining all of this…. so confused.

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Holy Goalie

June 10th, 2011 at 8:04 am

yeah, they weren’t ready for E3.

Politicians tweeting pictures of their pee pee did a better job explaining, even if they were lying.

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