Nintendo: Wii U dual gamepad titles ‘next year’

Hold fire on buying a second Wii U gamepad for now

Nintendo has said it will not be releasing games for its forthcoming Wii U that make use of two gamepads until next year. The news comes just days after the gaming giant unveiled its release schedule for the new console.

Speaking to 1Up, Nintendo’s Bill Trinen said, "The launch window is all going to be single-gamepad. The dual-gamepad functionality, we expect to start seeing that in games sometime next year.”

Trinen continued, “Our feeling is, we're not going to sell another gamepad if you don't have something to use it with. We'll make that available as an additional accessory when there's content to support it.”

The news will come as blow to Ninty fans and those looking to get in on the Wii U early. The basic 8GB Nintendo Wii U package is available for £249.99 from Amazon, with one gamepad. The console hits shelves on 30 November across Europe.


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