Wii U™ GamePad

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The Wii U™ GamePad controller removes the traditional barriers between you, your games, and your TV by creating a second window into the video game world. It incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 aspect ratio LCD touch screen, as well as traditional button controls and two analog sticks.

The GamePad also includes motion control, a front-facing camera, a microphone, stereo speakers, rumble features, a sensor bar, a stylus, and support for Near Field Communication (NFC). It is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and weighs approximately 1.1 pounds.

  • One Wii U GamePad
    is included with
    every console.
  • GamePad front view
  • GamePad back view
  • Motion controls

    The built-in accelerometer and gyroscope allow for intuitive motion controls.

  • Camera

    This can be used in games and also for video chat between Wii U consoles.

  • L Stick / R Stick

    In addition to being able to push the sticks in any direction, you can also press them down to use them as buttons.

  • 6.2 inch Touch Screen

  • Speakers

  • NFC location

    It's possible to read data from, and write data to, certain items (such as special cards) without contact, using the near-field communication technology built into the GamePad.

  • Microphone

  • HOME Button

    If you press the HOME Button while playing a game you can choose to start a range of Wii U applications, without having to leave the game you are playing.

  • TV Control Button

    Starts a TV remote application you can use on your TV at home.

  • ZL/ZR Buttons

  • Stylus holder

  • Volume control

  • Audio jack

  • L/R Buttons

Different ways to play

  • Additional accessories required for multiplayer mode are sold separately.

Features to enjoy from day one

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Every Wii U console comes packed with an array of applications to enjoy the day you bring your system home, after a quick system update. Interact with other Wii U players online, make video calls from your TV, download full games from the comfort of your couch, and much more.

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Play Wii games

Nearly all of your existing Wii games can be played in Wii Menu mode, accessible any time. You can also transfer downloaded WiiWare and Virtual Console games, and game save data from your Wii console to your Wii U console.

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