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Don't get too excited about buying a bunch of Wii U gamepads. Nintendo just confirmed that it won't be selling its controllers separately at launch in North America.
What, you wanted more information? It sounds like you probably won't need more that one controller. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime clarified that none of the Wii U launch games will support the use of more than one controller at launch. The Wii U pro controller (the one without the screen) will cost $49.99.
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Seems like a poor move in my opinion. I have two dualshock 3 controllers even though I generally only use one because I like to have a backup. I really hope Nintendo changes this view quickly.
I'm fine with that. I wouldn't need another GamePad for until a game I want that supports two GamePads gets released. Also, i'm not ready to drop down a ton of money so I can buy a second GamePad. I have a ton to buy this holiday!
50 pro controller? that's bull ***
Hm. Seems like an odd idea.
I think the tragedy here is no local multiplayer ;(
Sounds like the Wii U is the preferred console for single-player-only games.
I think the only reason I would buy a second gamepad would be to feel like a harder gamer.
I feel like 2 just seems kind of lame. It messes with the frame rate and it doesn't really add much. I'm fine with switching on and off with a friend for the controller and using the regular controller most of the time.
I know I seen more than one player on the preview of New Super Mario Brothers U... I even seen a bunch of Mii's running around in there... How they got there, or how you control all of them with just one clicker, is almost as mysterious as how, when, and why the words seen and clicker replaced the words saw and controller... oops I mean AWOL game pad...