Nintendo Wii U to feature multiple controller compatibility?

New reports suggest the Wii U's single controller state has been amended

Nintendo's next-generation motion gaming console the Wii U is to get the much demanded multiple controller compatibility, reports claim

Nintendo has performed an apparent u-turn on its next-generation console with new reports suggesting the Nintendo Wii U will feature compatibility for two of its touchscreen touting controllers simultaneously.

Unveiling the Wii U at E3 earlier this year Nintendo suggested the high additional cost and limited console capabilities meant users would be able to pair just one official controller with the device with new reports hinting Ninty has reacted to the subsequent public outcry increasing the Wii U’s ability to support at least two players.

Speaking with online blog Develop an anonymous source has claimed Nintendo is "working hard" to add compatibility for multiple 6.2-inch touchscreen bragging controllers stating: "Nintendo now know they absolutely need to support two tablets."

The source added and software developer added: "At E3 they didn't commit to this, but they know how important it is to make it technically feasible to support two screens.

"Even if that affects framerate, as a developer and player, I don't care. It needs to work. Developers will design appropriate games for this. If you're building a quiz game you're not going to give a s**t about the framerate."

Nintendo Wii U Release Date

Originally tipped for an early 2012 arrival the Nintendo Wii U release date has already been shuffled back with Nintendo revealing that it a bid to end confusion around the console’s capabilities with would once again show the device off during E3. A Wii U release is now expected for pre-Christmas 2012.

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Via: TechRadar