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Will The Wii U Controller Work Through Walls?

by Ben Reeves on Oct 17, 2012 at 03:53 PM

It depends.

Since the Wii U controller comes with it's own screen you might be tempted to wander into another room if someone is using your living room television, but how far can you cart a Wii U remote before losing its signal with the system?

During a recent posting of Iwata Asks, Nintendo's president talked with the Wii U's hardware development team to address this very issue.

The answer is that the controller will work through some walls, but "differences will arise depending on whether you live in a house made of wood or an apartment of reinforced concrete, and what materials the walls are made out of," explains Iwata.

Integrated Research and Development Division team member Toru Yamashita added, "It's possible that some people might wonder why it doesn't work when they're away from the TV. My living room and bathroom are separated by a single wall and I was able to use it. (laughs)"

If we can use this thing in the bathroom then we're good; it means no one else will ever want to touch that controller.

[Source: Joystiq]