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Wii U supports two GamePads, Nintendo confirms

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Now you're playing with two Wii U GamePads

Wii U GamePads
Wii U GamePads

Nintendo confirms that two Wii U GamePads can be used at once at E3 2012.

Nintendo confirmed at E3 2012 that the Wii U will support use of two GamePad controllers at once.

At last year's E3, Nintendo would only confirm that one of the Wii U touchscreen controllers would interact with the system at a given time, with other players using Wii Remotes to play multiplayer games. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said that at this year's E3, Nintendo would be focusing on single GamePad experiences, but that dual GamePad games would be shown in the future.

Nintendo also outlined much of the cosmetic and layout tweaks in the updated Wii U GamePad, including repositioned buttons, rubberized thumbsticks and an updated Home button. The Wii U GamePad will also include a headphone jack with volume control, gyroscope controls, and force feedback rumble.


For more on Nintendo's updated Wii U GamePad, read Polygon's hands-on impressions.