Thursday, June 7, 2012

Nintendo Wii U GamePad Introduced By Nintendo

Nintendo Wii U Gamepad
Nintendo Wii U Gamepad
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The latest Nintendo Wii U GamePad that comes with a 6.2-inch display that is touch-sensitive and features an NFC reader was introduced recently by Nintendo. The tablet controller can reportedly be used as a remote control for a television.

The Nintendo Wii U Gamepad was unveiled by Satoru Iwata, the president of Nintendo through a steamed presentation prior to the opening of the Electronic Entertainment Expo or the E3 event.

The NFC technology on the Nintendo Wii U Gamepad will allow the tablet controller to read as well as write data from cards. The technology is normally used for mobile payment systems.

According to Iwata, the Nintendo Wii U Gamepad is not just a simple evolution of the Nintendo Wii since it is also considered as a different product entirely. The gyro and motion sensors on the tablet controller allow it to sense movements. Players who have different skill levels will also be able to play well together with the intuitive motions that are used to control games.

Two stick controllers are also featured on the Nintendo Wii U Gamepad instead of the circle pads that are found on the 3DS since the latter is designed more for use on mobile game consoles.

The ‘Miiverse’ was also emphasized by Iwata since it gives players the opportunity to make their own Mii avatars. The Miiverse is the online social network of the Wii U. The Mii and the universe will reportedly be created with the list of Mii avatars and games being displayed on the television screen while the screen of the Nintendo Wii U Gamepad will show the games and applications lineup.

Text messaging will be available to allow Miis to communicate with each other although players can also write the text using their hands. In addition to the Nintendo Wii U Gamepad, the Wii U Pro was also unveiled to offer a traditional gaming experience for some users who prefer it.

The release schedule and the pricing of the Nintendo Wii U Gamepad and the Wii U Pro have yet to be revealed by the company, most likely during the E3 event.

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