Wii U GamePad. New Name Of Wii U Controller. Motion Controls Confirmed With Gyroscope and Motion Sensor

04 Jun

Wii U Gamepad Supports Motion Controls With Gyro and Motion Sensors

Move or tilt the Wii U Controller to interact with games with the confirmed motion and gyro sensors.

The Wii U Controller is now the “Wii U GamePad” officially. Like iPad, this name makes much more sense for what the Wii U Controller is, a full touchpad tablet device just like an iPad, but one with console controller buttons built-in that makes it like a console controller.

Some changes have been made to the Wii U Controller as revealed in previous posts and in the Nintendo Direct conference, including the Wii U Controller Card Reader/Writer NFC pad, and the Wii U Controller Dual Control Thumbsticks.

The back of the controller has been made more comfortable to hold, and the button layout has been slightly changed. You can also now use the Wii U Controller TV Remote feature, which is also HUGE and a first from a videogame device.

Also confirmed is that the Wii U GamePad will have motion control support via a built-in Motion Sensor and Gyroscope, which will allow you to tilt and move the controller to control the action in the games. This is not a new feature as it appears in the 3DS and in a lot of current devices, but its good to have it confirmed!

Skip to 8:44 into the Nintendo Direct E3 2012 Pre-E3 Conference video to see Satoru Iwata discussing the new motion control gyro and motion sensors built into the Wii U Remote!


Posted by on June 4, 2012 in E3 2012, News, Videogame News, Videos


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4 responses to “Wii U GamePad. New Name Of Wii U Controller. Motion Controls Confirmed With Gyroscope and Motion Sensor

  1. Delisa Brengle

    June 30, 2012 at 6:05 am

    Motion sensors generally is a great deal of aid specially when you use it to detect movement from any things. I personally use it on my small alarm system system.

  2. Michael

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    • astro64th

      June 15, 2012 at 8:25 pm

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