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Wii U To Support One Controller Per Console -- For Now

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Posted June 10, 2011 - By Sophie Prell

Wii U E3 2011

The Wii U from Nintendo might only support one controller per console at launch, according to Shigeru Miyamoto in an interview with Australian magazine Switched On. While Nintendo is currently researching what to do about "if someone brings their controller to their friends house and they want to play together on Wii U," as Miyamoto put it, the current direction seems to be towards using a Nintendo 3DS as substitution for another Wii U controller.

"...it might be just more convenient for people to use their Nintendo 3DS and have a way to connect that," Miyamoto said.

What this makes me wonder - and worry, if just a little - is the Wii U cost of both console and controller. It may be more convenient from a technology perspective to utilize already-existing hardware like the 3DS, but unless the Wii U controller is triple-figure priced, it can't be more convenient from a consumer perspective to pick up a $250 piece of hardware if all they want is a second controller for their home console.

When it comes to the Wii U, what we know is still minimal compared to what we could know. As Nintendo continues to release information, research and specs about the system we'll keep you updated. But in the meantime, why don't you tell us what you think of this latest detail?

Source: News.com.au

Tags: E3, E3 2011, Wii U
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