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Nintendo's Wii U Gamepad is a wireless controller with a 6.2-inch touchscreen. In addition to the touchscreen, it comes packed with an accelerometer, gyroscope, front-facing camera and microphone, sensor strip, stereo speakers, and a rumble feature. It has a set of bumper and trigger buttons, two circle pads (similar to the Nintendo 3DS), and a D-pad and four standard A/B/X/Y buttons. It is able to stream media like gameplay, photos, and video from the Wii U to the controller's screen. It also allows for unique modes of gameplay when used with Wii U games.


  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 18, 2012


  • Color: White
  • Form factor: Gamepad
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope


  • Controls: D-Pad, Shoulder buttons, Stylus
  • Analog stick(s): 2


  • Connection type: Wireless


  • Battery type: Proprietary
  • Quoted use time: 5 hr


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