The Wii U GamePad Is Different. Here's How.

Today in a pre-recorded statement from Nintendo's Kyoto headquarters, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata introduced Nintendo's new home console the Wii U and how the Wii U GamePad, the controller's official name, is different.

The Wii U GamePad's buttons were moved to make the controller more comfortable. The sliders are now thumbsticks that can be pushed down, and the controller has a NFC reader/writer than can read cards or figures when they are placed on it.

The Wii U can also be a TV remote controller with a new TV Remote Control button.


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    Video calling through the Wii U Pad.....nice!!!

    Bring on the Mii-Verse!!!!!!!

    I'm sick of Nintendo's gimmicky controllers. I dealt with the uncomfortableness of the N64 controller, the anti-ergonomic GameCube controller, and the weirdness of the Wii controller. I really couldn't care less about this latest one.

      64 and gamecube were the best controllers in history gamecube especially

      I thought the GameCube had the most comfortable controllers ever, besides the 360's.

        Your right, even for big arse hands like mine - the Cubes controller was excellent to hold and play games on. Im sad to see the WiiU Pro controller looks just like the PS3 and 360s but it will keep people like the original commenter happy..

        Your right, even for big arse hands like mine - the Cubes controller was excellent to hold and play games on. Im sad to see the WiiU Pro controller looks just like the PS3 and 360s but it will keep people like the original commenter happy..

        The cube controller just about melted into my hands. The 360 controller melted more. Both are comfortable controllers.

        It was am excellent and comfortable controller except the dpad which was very bad.

      I'm with this guy in the Cube controller, that thing never sat right in my hands.

      Wow really?? That's the first time I've heard someone saying the cube controller wasn't comfortable. I found it the most comfortable controller I've ever used!

      I'm another person with big hands who found the gamecube controller by far the most comfortable controller he ever held.
      If it had a left bumper I'd call it about perfect.

      Holding the cube controller was actually more comfortable than NOT holding it, it was like millions of years of evolution had all just been leading up to the first time someone held one.

    whats it gonna cost to replace if you break 1

      Same, Gamecube = most comfortable controller ever. Im hoping you can still use it with the Wii U, because I found myself using it with the Wii more than any other controller. PLEASE make the GC controller backwards compatible with the Wii U Nintendo!!

        Yeah they should release some sort of Gamecube to USB adaptor so you can use it on the WiiU.

        Only problem would be that the cube controller is missing a left shoulder button.

    The Wavebird was a much better controller. It looked the same and had a battery-pack, but it felt a lot better. Screw Nintendo and their random ass controllers. Do Not Want.

    When your controller can also be "a TV Remote"...I've got some concerns!!!

    But have they added multitouch to the screen?

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