The same unnamed developers who told Games Industry International that the Wii U is less powerful than Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 has revealed that you can only use one Wii U controller per console. It’s always been a little up the air how many tablet controllers the Wii U supports, but it seems as though it’s pretty much official that you will only be able to use one per console. We should know for sure at E3.
“The whole thing about the tablet controller is that you only get one of them, and you can only use one and it’s not completely independent,” noted the source. “The base console has to be on, and you have to be in range.” Queried about other controllers, the source was clear: “Other controllers are just Wiimotes, or other Wii controllers. They may change the form factor or looks a bit, but it’s the same controller.”