Nintendo Switch Compared To Wii U Console, Wii U GamePad And Wii Remote

Nintendo recently revealed a number of details regarding Nintendo Switch, including its price, launch date and specifications, but how does the upcoming console stack up against its predecessor? Check out the gallery below to see how the new system, its dock and Joy-Con controllers measure up to Wii U, the Wii U GamePad and Wii … Continue reading Nintendo Switch Compared To Wii U Console, Wii U GamePad And Wii Remote

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Super Mario Run Is Being Advertised On The Wii U GamePad

Nintendo is using the Wii U GamePad controller to advertise for its latest mobile title, Super Mario Run. A Wii U owner in Germany spotted the ad and took a picture of it, which basically lets you know the game is now available for download via the App Store on iPhone and iPad devices. Super … Continue reading Super Mario Run Is Being Advertised On The Wii U GamePad

Japan: You Can Purchase Wii U GamePad Separate From Console

We have all been wondering when Nintendo will allow consumers to purchase an additional Wii U GamePad. The system was released in 2012 but the only way to get an extra GamePad was to get a replacement from Nintendo customer service. However, Nintendo Japan has started selling Wii U GamePads separate from the console and … Continue reading Japan: You Can Purchase Wii U GamePad Separate From Console

Nintendo: ‘The Wii U GamePad Is The Only Real Innovation This Console Cycle’

Scott Moffitt, The Executive VP of Sales at Nintendo of America, has told The Examiner that he believes that the Wii U GamePad is the only real innovation in the current console cycle. While that may be true, many would argue that it has been under-utilised and innovative ideas have been few and far between. Moffitt says that … Continue reading Nintendo: ‘The Wii U GamePad Is The Only Real Innovation This Console Cycle’

The Off-TV Feature In Xenoblade Chronicles X Was Mainly Requested By Western Fans

Xenoblade Chronicles X director Koh Kojima has said that it was mainly western fans that prompted the development team to include the handy off-TV play which features in a number of Wii U titles. Kojima says that the team were initially sceptical that it would work due to the sheer amount of information being transferred … Continue reading The Off-TV Feature In Xenoblade Chronicles X Was Mainly Requested By Western Fans

Is This A Redesigned Wii U GamePad In Latest Mario Kart 8 Japanese Commercial?

Some eagle eyed readers have spotted what could be a redesigned Wii U GamePad in the latest Japanese Mario Kart 8 commercial. There's clearly something off with the GamePad as it appears to be smaller with a larger screen. It wouldn't be surprising if Nintendo redesigned the GamePad, as the current one is rather bulky … Continue reading Is This A Redesigned Wii U GamePad In Latest Mario Kart 8 Japanese Commercial?

Takahashi Discusses How The Wii U GamePad Will Be Used In Xenoblade Chronicles X

Xenoblade Chronicles X executive producer Tetsuya Takahashi has discussed with EDGE magazine how the game will utilise the Wii U GamePad. Takahashi says that they want to create something that is extremely user friendly and intuitive for users of the game. “We decided that it would be perfect to use as a navigation device, in the same … Continue reading Takahashi Discusses How The Wii U GamePad Will Be Used In Xenoblade Chronicles X

Reggie Fils-Aime: “GamePad Is An Integral Part Of Wii U”

Nintendo are committed to bringing new quality titles to the Wii U which utilise the GamePad's unique capabilities - and that can be seen with Shigeru Miyamoto's three new projects revealed yesterday during Nintendo's E3 coverage. In a recent interview with IGN, Nintendo of America COO Reggie Fils-Aime said that the GamePad was definitely here to … Continue reading Reggie Fils-Aime: “GamePad Is An Integral Part Of Wii U”

Miyamoto Helps Nintendo Developers With Wii U GamePad-Specific Projects

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has revealed that the legendary designer Shigeru Miyamoto is helping internal developers with upcoming Wii U titles that will fully utilize the Wii U GamePad. Iwata says that the projects, some of which are almost complete, will be showcased next month at E3. Although it won't unveil a new version of … Continue reading Miyamoto Helps Nintendo Developers With Wii U GamePad-Specific Projects