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Packed with every Wii U console, the revolutionary new Wii U GamePad controller is a second window into your gaming world.
The Wii U™ GamePad controller removes the traditional barriers between you, your games, and your TV by creating a second window into the video game world. It incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 aspect ratio LCD touch screen, as well as traditional button controls and two analog sticks.
Appearance of the Wii U GamePad Controller
L-Stick / R-Stick
In addition to being able to push the sticks in any direction, you can also press them down to use them as buttons.
This can be used in games and also for video chat between Wii U consoles.
6.2-Inch Touch Screen
TV Control Button
Starts a TV remote application you can use on your TV at home.
If you press the HOME Button while playing a game, you can choose to start a range of Wii U applications without having to leave the game you are playing.
It's possible to read data from, and write data to, certain items (such as special cards) without contact, using the near-field communication technology built into the GamePad.
Motion Controls (Not Shown in the Picture)
The built-in accelerometer and gyroscope allow for intuitive motion controls.
Different Ways to Play
View gameplay on your TV and the Wii U GamePad
Hold the Wii U GamePad vertically
Use the touch screen to control gameplay on the TV
Controll the Wii U GamePad via the Stylus
Use Wii Remote controllers and Wii U GamePad for up to 5-player gameplay
Use the Wii U GamePad for another perspective on gameplay
Play with just the Wii U Gamepad
Features to Enjoy from Day One
Make Wii U the centerpiece of your home entertainment setup with these applications, accessible the day you bring your system home. Each time you turn on your Wii U console, you'll be greeted by Mii characters from around the world, and the Wii U community's most talked about games in the WaraWara Plaza.
Access the Home Button Any Time
The HOME Button on your Wii U GamePad gives you immediate access to game manuals, Miiverse, and Internet Browser at any time - without having to exit your game.
WII U Users
Manage and keep track of saved game data and details for up to 12 users on one Wii U console. Everyone in your family can play as a different user. You can also set unique parental controls for each one.
Keep track of how much you've played your Wii U games and applications by date, or in a handy graph. You can even track the daily records for each individual user registered on the console.
Play Online With Friends
Register friends from anywhere in the world either by exchanging your Nintendo Network ID, sending a friend request to someone you recently played online, or submitting a friend request through Miiverse. Within your Friend List you can see if your registered friends are online and what game they are playing.
Connect online with the Wii U community using your Mii.
Your one-stop shop for downloadable games and entertainment.
Browse the Internet from the comfort of your couch.
Find, watch, and engage with TV shows, movies, and sports.
Enjoy video chat with friends and family from far away - right on your TV.
Create Mii characters of you, your family and friends.
Additional accessories sold separately.
Gamplay during TV watching: This feature is available in specially designed games. Not all games include this feature.
Game Download: Broadband Internet access required for online features. Paid memberships may be required for video-on-demand services.
Internet Browsing: Broadband Internet access required for online features. Both Wii U Chat participants must have a Wii U system and Internet access.
Games, system and some accessories sold separately.
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