Nintendo: In Defense of the Wii U GamePad

The Wii U GamePad is often mocked, but it has many intrinsic strengths that have gone overlooked. Here's why the GamePad is better than many think.

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iplay1up245d ago

The Wii U Gamepad was and still is FANTASTIC! So many games were made BETTER because of it! Xenoblade Chronicles X, WindWaker, Mass Effect, and so many more benefited from the Gamepad! Haters are going to hate!

CptDville43d ago (Edited 43d ago )

I agree. Love my Wii U. The only downside is that It was heavily underpowered.

bouzebbal43d ago (Edited 43d ago )

Makes the games far better.. Just compare splatoon 1 to 2. Second is laughable.. Feels like it's running on inferior hardware.
Can't click on my team mate and jump, you need to pause the game..

Conroy43d ago

I also agree with you so many game are better to this..

King_Noctis43d ago

The Dualsense has lot of gimmick and people like it. So what’s wrong with the Wii U gamepad and all its gimmick?

RPGer43d ago

Comparing basic controller to a Tablet is somewhat unrealistic.

Dualsense is the evolution of Dualshock 4, while Gamepad, is really applying 3ds second screen on larger scale, much larger.

Milkshake21243d ago (Edited 43d ago )

Did you just compare a controller to a tablet?! You're being ridiculous as always *rolleyes*. And why bring up the Dualsense into this? Triggered much?

King_Noctis43d ago (Edited 43d ago )

“ Did you just compare a controller to a tablet?!”

Wait a minute, Can this so-called “tablet” operate independently without a Wii U? If not, then is it a controller or a tablet?

“ And why bring up the Dualsense into this? Triggered much?”

....triggered by what? Am I not allowed to point out fact? I think you are the one who is “triggered” by my comment.

Gameseeker_Frampt43d ago


The problem is that the Gamepad cost over double the price of the Wii U Pro controller and you couldn't use more than one per console. Does the Dualsense have either of those problems?

Controller gimmicks fall into 2 categories - useless but mostly harmless like the Dualshock 4 trackpad and completely detrimental to the success of a console like the Wii U's Gamepad. Not even Nintendo fans were willing to shell out for the gimmicky Wii U controller (unless you think there are only 12 million Nintendo fans in the world).

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Outlawzz43d ago

The wiiu gamepad was massive. That's the only reason I don't like it and the touchscreen was resistive. It was more like a prototype for the real thing. They should have made the switch with the same capabilities as wiiu when docked.

Silly gameAr43d ago

I loved the Wii U. I hate that it didn't do as well as it should have. I still have mine.

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