It's Nintendo's latest game controller. The Wii U’s GamePad is the next evolution in motion control gaming, a perfect blend of modern gaming controllers and the Wii Remote. The GamePad can be moved and shaken for accurate motion controls, yet you can also use the two analog sticks and a full complement of buttons for traditional button controls.
Console gaming with two screens. But what really separates it from any other video game controller is the built-in 6.2-inch touch screen. For the first time in a home console, your game is not restricted by your television. The additional screen allows the Wii U to create a different experience for the GamePad user than those playing with Wii Remotes. Even maps, inventories, and additional viewpoints are found right in your hands, freeing up your television to give you the most important view – the game.
So much more. But the GamePad is much more than just a controller. The touch screen can be used as a web browser, with web pages that can be quickly displayed back-and-forth between your controller and the television. You can even control the TV via the built-in sensor bar, adjusting the volume and turning it on and off.
Wait... it controls the TV? That’s right. For the first time, you can turn both the Wii U console and your television on and off using only your controller. And if you have family or friends who also own a Wii U console, you can use the GamePad camera and microphone for a quick video chat.
Two screens for more gaming fun
Add 4 Wii Remotes and play with 5 players
Familiar button layout with two analog sticks
Internet access and web surfing
TV remote control
Screen: 6.2-inch LCD touch screen
Motion Controls: Accelerometer, gyroscope and geomagnetic sensor
Movement Buttons: Left and right analog sticks and a +Control Pad