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Tue 24th Nov 2015

This would have been a welcome choice right turn off the bat. Up till currently you"d have to send the in and also be charged double that amount come be sent a brand-new one. Luckily I uncovered a nice tiny workshop the repairs them for a a fraction of the price.


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Tue 24th Nov 2015

Took them long enough.


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Tue 24th Nov 2015

Your take it on the upstream controller? The elite controller is a luxury item, its not aimed for constant gamers. I dont view you compare the gamepad come those gaming key-boards or mouse which cost much more than 200$.


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Tue 24th Nov 2015

Interesting come estimate just how much they might sell the Wii U without one then. Need to have had this option from the obtain go, but this is naught new.


Tue 24th Nov 2015

I really, really hope Nintendo of Europe (and America) will start selling separate Gamepads as my Gamepad virtually can"t attach to mine Wii U unless it is uncomfortably close ;^;.

I deserve to play through my Wii Remote and also Nunchuck, and Pro Controller, yet still ns really favor Off-TV beat over having to look in ~ the TV ;^^.

Still i am really happy because that Japan and also hope at the very least they obtain something out of the the Gamepads are optionally sold separately now .


Tue 24th Nov 2015

That"s perfect, detailed the Japanese GamePad is no different from a europe GamePad, I have a friend that bought a provided Wii U without the GamePad and also really requirements one.


Tue 24th Nov 2015

Does it have actually the conventional battery or the expanded battery?


Tue 24th Nov 2015

This is short price vs the high price ~ above Xbone and PS4 Gamepads.


Tue 24th Nov 2015

All this time, Nintendo retained rambling on the they didn"t desire to sell standalone GamePads till production and pricing would certainly be tolerable, and THIS is their reasoning point? walk that mean the GamePad is 1/3 that the totality package cost? Maaaan, forget those multi-GamePad posibilities.


RupeeClock Careful, GamePads are region-locked! girlfriend won"t be able to affix a japanese one come a europe WiiU.


Tue 24th Nov 2015


Kaze_Memaryu Figures, ns was afraid that they"d be region locked.

This is a good sign though, replacements could be because that sale in Europe soon.


Tue 24th Nov 2015

omg finally... Lastly I can use a seperate one because that guests once we"re playing party games...


Tue 24th Nov 2015

i wanna have actually a 2nd one. Still obtained a bit scared mine controller got broken someday and also i i do not know play a many of games anymore v the gamepad function


Tue 24th Nov 2015

What if NX will be just a box prefer PS4/XBox and also it will be working v Wii U controller together the primary controller?


Tue 24th Nov 2015

i can buy a 8GB white Wii U bundle for 128€ and also 149€ on the 32GB bundle in my area. The gamepad might cost more than 100€ if it pertains to Europe.


Tue 24th Nov 2015

LOL, good lord... Take it them lengthy enough.


Tue 24th Nov 2015

Makes girlfriend wonder why they"ve not just sold the console much less the Gamepad this holiday season. They could patch in assistance for the few games wherein it"s forced (add mini map to Splatoon or switch press for full map) and also make a very short perform of those you simply can"t pat (Mario Maker).

Half the expense of the console and also then you"d likely uncover a kind chunk of those civilization picking up the independent Gamepad later down the line.

I"m musing of course, it"s been made abundantly clean they"d never ever do this...


Tue 24th Nov 2015

Wii U can support 2 Gamepads - i recall Reggie stated that in ~ 2011"s E3. They need to sell a gamepad mini too.


Tue 24th Nov 2015


IAmDeclanJay when true lock didn"t implement it so there is no a device update, just 1 Gamepad in ~ a time works.


Tue 24th Nov 2015

I would love if the NX sustained the gamepad (not speak whether the pad need to be the default controller or not) because that remote play alone


Tue 24th Nov 2015

I personally hope the you"ll have the ability to buy replacement analog rod or display screens at part point, because these components are simplest to break.Luckily, thanks to the super quite architects of the gamepad, every parts, particularly the analog sticks are easy to replace.Still good news.


Tue 24th Nov 2015

What a garbage of time! 3 years earlier it might have been useful


Tue 24th Nov 2015

They"re probably simply opening brand-new Wii U"s the they recognize aren"t going to sell this holiday season (or at all) and also selling whatever they can.


Tue 24th Nov 2015

£70 appears pretty cheap, given that a agree controller is £40


Tue 24th Nov 2015


rjejrLaugh? Cry?


Tue 24th Nov 2015

Huh, I believed these to be on sale years ago. Ns distinctly mental something around Japan being able come buy them due to the fact that launch.


Tue 24th Nov 2015

I"d acquire a spare.


Tue 24th Nov 2015


AVahne So carry out I, I always thought the was feasible in Japan...


Tue 24th Nov 2015

This is an excellent news, as lengthy as they market them in NA. My gamepad has taken one unnecessary lot of abuse and also I"m expecting the next drop, game time woth sticky hands, or snot filled sneeze to it is in the death of it. I"m gonna require a new 1 at some point so if lock can gain it the end for $99.99 climate it may save me native buying a earlier up Wii U in ~ the end of the life cycle.


Tue 24th Nov 2015

Holy poopitypooppoop!!! will Nintendo usage their heads and create an option for Splatoon for two players come play online with each other on the couch? That would certainly be an awesome feature:) Ill pick a spare gamepad in the future reason I love the Wii U and plan 2 usage it for a lengthy time 2 come:)


Tue 24th Nov 2015

That is cheap have you watched the price the a ps4 controller or Xbox elite controller thing..... Rip off


Tue 24th Nov 2015


Kimite yeah the Gamepad has really negative signal strength. I can"t also leave mine room v it.


Tue 24th Nov 2015


sandman89 Both the Dualshock 4 and also Xbox One controller are priced in ~ $60, i m sorry is significantly cheaper 보다 the evident cost the the Wii U GamePad. The upstream controller is priced in ~ $150 but the controller itself is almost worth the price (from what I"ve heard, anyway, though it"s likely that predisposition has play a part). Where"s the "rip-off?"


Tue 24th Nov 2015

This should have been an option years ago. Hopefully they start selling it come the remainder of the people soon together well.


Tue 24th Nov 2015


wazlon lucky ;^^. I have to be closer 보다 a meter the feels favor in stimulate to obtain a signal native the Gamepad come the Wii U right now ;^;. (I hope her Gamepad wouldn"t have the same fate also after years/months the use).

Though, I have actually experienced this before and it has gotten better after a while like being to have actually a straight back again so i hope it will deal with itself this time as well .

(Still I choose my Gamepad).


Tue 24th Nov 2015


Blaa: that is whereby my head is in ~ too! It would certainly be for this reason AWESOME to fight with or versus someone ~ above the exact same couch.


Tue 24th Nov 2015

The Wii U has actually a date hardware, the GamePad has a cheap screen and a crappy battery, and I don"t think it"s fair to compare the Xbox One upstream controller since that is totally optional and has an extremely high top quality materials, as opposed come the GamePad. The Wii U has never been cheap because that what it has offered.


Tue 24th Nov 2015

FINALLY.


Tue 24th Nov 2015


bluedogrulez while playing, just have a vertical or horizontal split on her tv and each person might super jump if necessary on separate gamepads. Plus each person can use activity controls!


Tue 24th Nov 2015

I don"t understand why they never made girlfriend able to gain a replacement already. To send it come Nintendo because that repair, the is practically $200. Ns still remember once they asserted that the use of two gamings pads was going come happen.


Tue 24th Nov 2015


aaronsullivan well you constantly make me laugh, therefore thanks.

I think this confirms NX is a Wii U 2 that can lastly handle 2 Gamepads. And 4DS will be enabled to occupational as a Gamepad for all games, not simply SSBU. So kind of 4 Gamepads, favor Nintneod did means back as soon as with last Fantasy decision Chronicles. Only they"ve forgotten connect cables and also the Gameboy Player were a thing. (I understand they weren"t related, however I desire 3DS gamings on mine Wii U.)

There"s your NX set-up, means back in 2003. Just no cables ~ above NX.

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NX will be $300 w/o a Gamepad in so late 2016. B/c w/ these. 4DS will function as one in early on 2017 for those who desire to wait.

To be rather honest, i would have actually sworn this released in 2012 in Japan. My family members had an hour auto ride on Sunday were all us did was talk about Wii U"s failure and also NX"s future. I told castle Gamepads sold separatly in Japan in 2012 as soon as Bill Trinnen was talking up the twin Gmaepad gamings to come the complying with year.

http://www.1up.com/news/bill-trinen-interview-eshop-miiverse-wii-u-online?pager.offset=1"1UP: ns think, throughout the Japanese push conference previously this morning, they had announced a price because that the GamePad if you wanted to buy second one. The wasn"t discussed here.

BT: You"re right, the wasn"t mentioned, and also the factor we didn"t point out it is that, in the launch window titles, nobody of those space going to support dual GamePads. The launch home window is every going to be single-GamePad. The dual-GamePad functionality, we mean to begin seeing the in games sometime next year. Our emotion is, we"re not going to sell one more GamePad if girlfriend don"t have something to use it with. We"ll do that available as an additional accessory as soon as there"s contents to support it.

1UP: Which gamings in Japan room supporting it?

BT: That ns don"t know. I don"t think the they"ve announced any type of that are. Ns think they"re simply announcing that"s walk to be the price as soon as it eventually goes on sale. I don"t recognize that castle announced a day for once it will be available."

Apparently Gamepad in Japan had actually a price, guess: v that"s where I acquired confused.

Wii U will go down in background for me a the only residence conosle (that I"m aware of) to only support 1 controller. The truth that Nintneod retained talking up dua GMapeads however the Wii U is too underpowered to support them - i beg your pardon I think to it is in true - simply shows just how messed up they room in the HD generation. They constructed a console based on double Gamepad gamings but constructed a console as well weak to support that idea.

And that"s why NX is comes sooner rather than later. I bet at some point some Youtubers will discover the password for Zombi2 w/ 2 Gamepad support. Ubisoft is on document saying lock don"t make games without sequel potential. Nintneod has said double Gamepads to be coming. I"m betting Zombi2 to be planned together 2 player ~ above 2 Gamepads. Spaltoon will have actually it. Maybe also Starfox 2. Trick is to sell the Gampeads together stand-alone 4DS and let lock offload some of the processing, like cloud computing.

https://www.keolistravelservices.com/news/2013/07/ubisoft_will_only_make_games_that_can_be_turned_into_franchises


Tue 24th Nov 2015

This has nothing to do with NX. Simply a replacement video game Pad. Claims nothing that the future.

The price is also totally fine, the video game Pad is a yes, really cool controller v a touch screen and everything.

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The Xbox old gen controller v no display screen or NFC or noþeles that costs 150 dollars is man lol.