During the streaming video conference today, Nintendo revealed some details about the final version of the Wii U controller, which they called it “Wii U Gamepad”. Nintendo also unveiled the plans for the Miiverse on the eve of announcements about the PlayStation and Xbox at the E3 games show 2012, which are notable tweaks and revisions to the prototype versions, adding a new NFC reader and writer, motion and gyroscope sensors along with a fully-independent infrared TV remote capability.
Eager to know what Nintendo President Satoru detailed about upcoming Wii U console and hosted the Nintendo Direct Pre-E3 2012 stream and unveiled.
The Wii U Gamepad name was inspired by the classic 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) controller, which was one of the first home consoles to replace a vertical joy stick with a flat D-pad with buttons and as such was known to be “game pad.”
Nintendo has also made adjustments to the controller’s ergonomics and dimensions, adding new handgrips on the bottom, making the Gamepad wider, and adjusting the button layout. The redesigned Wii U GamePad features dual sticks, a touch screen that supports finger and stylus interaction, motion and gyroscope sensors, and the ability to act as a TV remote.
This gamepad is compatible with the Wii Remote, Wii Balance Broad and Wii Nunchuck. This which was announced that Nintendo will sell a black, Wii U Pro controller that pses a more traditional home video game console controller.
Nintendo team haven’t revealed the price details of the Wii U or availability, the information that will likely be revealed at Nintendo’s E3 press conference on Tuesday. Stay tuned to know more about the new Nintendo Wii U Gamepad. It will appear on the Nintendo 3DS, PC, and a variety of Web-connected mobile devices.