Miyamoto says Dual Wii U GamePad Support not Coming Soon

Dual Wii U Gamepad

When speaking to IGN, Shigeru Miyamoto of Nintendo stated that he just doesn’t feel like it’s realistic to expect people to purchase multiple GamePads at this point in time. Miyamoto even went as far as to say “We’re still trying to get as many people as possible to buy the system itself”.

“Certainly as we’ve been working on Wii U, I think we’re at a point where we don’t feel it’s realistic to expect people to purchase two GamePads yet,” Miyamoto said. “We’re still trying to get as many people as possible to buy the system itself, and that’s where our focus is right now. For the time being, two GamePad gameplay is not within our objectives in the short-term.”

Miyamoto also went into further detail about more gameplay possibilities being available with the use of two Wii U GamePads.

“From a technical standpoint, I think if we decided to pursue that, technically we would be able to and we can perform system updates that would allow for that,” Miyamoto explained. “It’s also very interesting from a gameplay perspective idea because there are a lot of possibilities with two GamePads. But, at the same time, taking that kind of approach would again be a drain on resources and require us to continue to utilize our development resources for that. So then it would become a question of where do we want to devote our resources: Is it to creating regular GamePad games, or creating games centered around two GamePads?”

What do you think Nintendo’s REAL reason is for delaying dual Wii U GamePad support right now? I’d love to know! Speculate in the comments below.

Source: IGN Via: My Nintendo News

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