Wii U to Only Allow One Touchscreen Controller Per UnitBy Alex Co | June 12, 2011 | News | No comments | Share
Have you seen the Wii U’s fancy new controller? If so, you better get used to it, as word has it that you can only use one touchscreen controller per unit.
Shigeru Miyamoto, gaming legend and considered to be the man responsible for a lot of Nintendo’s gameplay innovations spoke to news.com.au and one of the things they touched upon was the Wii U’s new controller, why there’s a very good chance it won’t be sold separately and what other controller options you can use if you want to play on your Wii U with other people.
If we got to an idea of having multiple, it might be just more convenient for people to use their Nintendo 3DS and have a way to connect that. That being said, we are doing research about if someone brings their controller to their friend's house and they want to play together on Wii U to whether or not something like that would be possible.
What might be the reason for this? It boils down to the Wii U’s processing power and how much each controller takes away from the console’s overall performance. In layman terms it means having more Wii U touchscreen controllers connected to a Wii U unit will drain more from the console’s processors
Another alternative to using the 3DS as another controller would be using the Wii remote, nunchak or classic controller. Of course the experience will be different, but that’s something game developers will surely compensate and design around for.
With the kind of technology in the Wii U’s touchscreen controller, I wouldn’t be surprised if it costs as much as much as a handheld just for it alone. Is this a sign that Nintendo’s taking leaving their “family togetherness” mentality behind with the Wii U?