Bad news for consumers who want to have more than one Wii U controller when Nintendo's fancy new console ships: it only comes with one and you will not be able to buy an additional controller at launch. Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed the news, but said that if more than one fancy new controller is needed users could "hypothetically use a 3DS."
"Our basic premise is that you can use one [Wii U controller] with a system," Miyamoto told News.com.au. "If we got to an idea of having multiple controllers it might just be more convenient for people to use their Nintendo 3DS and have a way to connect that."
We are not sure if it is simply an issue of keeping costs down or a technical hurdle that Nintendo hasn't figured out how to overcome yet, but Miyamoto says that they are looking into it:
"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," said Miyamoto.