How many controllers can this thing use at a time?

#11DTY3Posted 12/3/2012 10:21:53 PM
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#123khc(Topic Creator)Posted 12/4/2012 1:00:20 AM
So which is it, fellas? Five controllers, or eight?
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#13Skul_Posted 12/4/2012 1:06:56 AM
From: 3khc | #012
So which is it, fellas? Five controllers, or eight?


5 Currently, (1 GamePad + 4 Wiimote/CC); 6 when extra game pads are released. (2 GamePads + 4Wiimote/CCs)
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#14Xeeh_BitzPosted 12/4/2012 1:12:23 AM
Also in a tweet from Nintendo Japan, having 2 controllers will reduce the resolution of the output on the T.V screen to 720p 30fps, regardless of game.


Up to 4 Wii Remote (or Wii Motion Plus) controllers can be connected at once.

and if you want another Tablet controller

replacement GamePads can be bought directly from Nintendo's customer service for US $140.

Source all I pasted

http://www.ign.com/wikis/wii-u/Wii_U_GamePad
http://www.ign.com/wikis/wii-u/Controllers
http://www.ign.com/wikis/wii-u/Frequently_Asked_Questions

so it seems 4 controllers and 2 tablet controllers

not sure if you can have all connected at once, doesn't say
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#15Dark_Link604Posted 12/4/2012 1:13:02 AM
He's not wrong with 8 player on the Wii. Bomberman Land from Wiiware. 4 wii controllers, 4 GC controllers
#16Banjo2553Posted 12/4/2012 1:14:03 AM
About five, and I assume it allows the use of two GamePads at once (but no games have been released so far that supports this).
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#17PedroMontanaPosted 12/4/2012 4:38:36 AM
It CAN use up to 6 controllers, (4 Wii remotes/Pro Controllers, 2 GamePads).
Currently, there are no six player games, so Nintendo doesn't sell separate GamePads.

The great thing is that because the GamePads come with their own screens, not only single screen games like Bomberman or team sports games (Madden, Fifa, NBA...) can be played with more then 4 players.

The Wii U finally allows to have more then 4 players in games that rely on splitscreen. For example, Sonic Allstars Racing Transformed is the first 3d racing game that supports 5 players with just one TV/console.

I'm sure we'll soon see more 5 and 6 player games in genres that were previously stuck with four players because of splitscreen.
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