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Wii U can support multiple Wii U controllers, says Nintendo

The one flat note that came out of Nintendo’s Wii U announcement was the creeping realisation that the new console wouldn’t be able to support the use of two new Wii U controllers at once for offline multiplayer. Today that’s been turned on its head with a word from President of Nintendo America, Reggie Fils-Aime.

Reggie’s been speaking to industry analyst Michael Patcher, who claims that the console will actually be able to fully support the use of (at least) two controllers at the same time, due to some clever work in solving bandwidth issues.

The slate-like controller with inbuilt 6.2-inch screen has all the necessary buttons for more core games like FIFA and Call of Duty, but offline (local) multiplayer would have proved impossible if your rival was forced to use the old Wiimote and nunchuck.

It’s news that may actually help Nintendo, too; the company’s share prices tumbled shortly after the announcement. Are you a fan of the whole Wii U concept? Let us know on the Gadget Helpline Twitter feed.

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