Miyamoto: “Our basic premise is that you can use one,” Wii U controller with a system

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 9 June 2011 23:08 GMT

Shigeru Miyamoto has told Australia’s News.com that Wii U can only support one touch-screen controller at a time for now, and that the firm is looking into the possibility of  integrating 3DS into the mix.

According to Miyamoto though, the firm is currently researching the possibility just in case someone should bring their controller over to a pal’s house.

“Our basic premise is that you can use one with a system,” he said. “If we got to an idea of having multiple (controllers) it might be just more convenient for people to use their Nintendo 3DS and have a way to connect that.

“That being said, we are doing research about if someone brings their controller to their friends house and they want to play together on Wii U to whether or not something like that would be possible.”

As far as Internet connectivity goes, Miyamoto said Wii U will a bit different than what is currently the case with Wii.

“We are designing it so you can connect it to the internet and it will have a lot more possibilities — it will be a lot more fun,” he said. “People do a lot of their web browsing individually, or they may look at their photos individually, but there are times when you’ll be browsing and you want to show someone what you’re looking at or you’ll want to share your pictures with someone and I think this system will be handy for things like that and you’ll be able to show people what you’ve been looking at and send that up to the TV screen.

“While they’re looking at that you can continue searching and find the next thing you want to share with them.”

Get the full interview through the link.

Thanks, GoNintendo.

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