Kit Ellis, the public relations manager at Nintendo of America, has explained to Destructiod that the Wii U GamePad is a unique device, but wouldn’t be drawn into saying whether it’s a tablet or not. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime recently referred to the Wii U GamePad as a controller with a built-in screen that allows Nintendo to create multiplayer games that provide different experiences for players, rather than a tablet device. Here’s what Ellis had to say about the controller.
“The Wii U GamePad sort of occupies its own space in that it combines touch controls with more traditional videogame controls. You’ve got the analogue sticks, the d-pad, the multiple buttons, and the motion control, and the touch screen control as well. It’s really its own unique thing, taking all these different forms of input into one device.”