In a strange turn of events, it now appears as though the Wii U will be able to support two Wii tablet controllers.
Industry analyst Michael Pachter claims that he spoke to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime who informed him that the Wii U will feature support for two Wii U tablet controllers. Shigeru Miyamoto previously stated to gaming press that the “basic premise is that you can use one with a system.”
“They were particularly unclear about whether the console would support more than one of their tablet-like controllers; Mr. Miyamoto said no, but Reggie said yes (to me in a meeting),” said Pachter. “Obviously, they intend to ship the console with only one of these controllers, so it is unlikely that anyone will develop games that require two, but they were not clear whether the capability exists.”
– Michael Pachter