Nintendo Wii 2: Nintendo Say The Wii 2 (Project Cafe) Will Feature Traditional Buttons

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has reassured investors that the control pad for Nintendo’s next home console dubbed Project Cafe will feature traditional buttons such as an analogue stick and d-pad and won’t resemble a common tablet device.

“Whenever we make a new game console, we’ve done it without throwing away buttons and the directional pad… The reason for that it’s better to have them, because buttons and directional pads benefit gameplay response… Taking this into account… Nintendo isn’t planning on completely ditching buttons, nor is Nintendo thinking of taking tablets as they are today and implementing them in a game console.”

– Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata




  1. “tablets as they are today”
    That sounds interesting…was the wording changed by translation or is that a hint it could be some form of tablet but just different to current ones


  2. Good, I already knew they wouldn’t throw away traditional buttons. I hope they keep the tablet idea, though. That’s epic! :D


  3. hell yeah, that’ll knock down the cost of the system a little bit :), now as long as its backwards compatable to Wii and Gamecube, I may just get this system :) once i’m able to afford it >.>


    1. they are probably on the underside of it, but considering this is probably just another fan made image, i doubt thats the actual system controller


  4. “Tablets as they are today” – Imagine if the new controller had a circular touch screen. Make it radar-like on the controller.


    1. Doesn’t mean we can’t like it, though. The spacing’s not doing it for me (most of all not having +, – and Home in the middle), but the concept is sound.


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