Nintendo finally showed off the final version of the Wii U controller. In today’s pre-E3 Nintendo Direct live stream they also introduced the official name for the controller…say hello to the Wii U GamePad.
In the final version of the controller, they replaced the circle pads with analog sticks that are clickable. This should please many gamers who are already used to these sticks in existing controllers (Xbox 360, PS3). The D-pad and buttons have also been moved closer to the screen to “increase comfort”.
They also introduced NFC technology into the controller, it’s located underneath the D-pad and it could be used to scan applicable real-life objects into games. Imagine being able to scan NFC Pokémon cards, and then see them appear in-game! The possibilities are endless!
The controller will also feature a TV button. This button will turn the controller into an infrared TV remote. Personally I think this is the coolest feature in the controller! I can’t wait to control my TV with the same controller that I use to play games! Awesome!