THQ thought of Wii U “18 months ago,” released it as uDraw “last season”

Friday, 10th June 2011 20:52 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

THQ’s Martin Good has said the firm isn’t too surprised over Wii U’s controller, because THQ released a similar peripheral last season called uDraw.

Speaking with CVG, Good said: “None of this is a surprise. As you know, we thought of it 18 months ago and released it last season.”

“We think we’re really on the front for it and well poised to exploit this because we’ve already been playing with the drawing mechanic and we’ve got a lot of game designs in the pipe. It’s only going to get better with that experience,” he said.

“That other thing that’s really interesting is that THQ never really went about being a peripheral manufacturer – that wasn’t our intent. But we had to do so to exploit this new gameplay opportunity and that broader market.

“The fact is we had to create our own peripherals including for 360 and PS3 to be able to play with that audience.”

THQ plans on releasing uDraw for Xbox 360 and PS3 in the fall.




  1. jacobvandy

    Err, so they copied the drawing on a touch screen with a stylus thing from the DS, and they’re arrogant enough to feel ripped off when Nintendo integrates its own concept into another of its products?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Freek

    Does yours have an LCD touch screen? What? It doesn’t? Oh, so you made a Wacom tablet for the Wii? Yeah, shut the f up THQ.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. xino

    why are they being like this?
    uDraw is nothing compared to Wii U controller man
    its not as if uDraw can bring gameplay from tv to the controller:/

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Christopher Jack

    Enough with the semantics, they are both touch tablets for a console(s) & THQ found success with theirs before Nintendo even announced theirs. Is it a coincidence? Probably, who cares? I won’t be surprised to see Sony replicate the very functions from the Wii U tablet with their PSV. Remote play 2.0 could be used for endless things & that makes the PSV sound even sweeter. No doubt that Microsoft will also follow with WP7 or 8 but I don’t see that happening any time soon.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. NightCrawler1970

    Actually they Nitendo copied from Atari same size :D

    #5 4 years ago
  6. HeavenlyGamer

    So they could have saved us of the terrible name the next Nintendo has, but didn’t? Thanks THQ!The console is looking amazing, but the name.. It sounds like Nintendo’s consoles are being named by a 5 year old Japanese kid that knows a few English words..

    #6 4 years ago

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