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First Wii U GamePad prototype was two Wii Remotes and a monitor taped together

Nintendo made a Wii U GamePad prototype by taping a monitor and two Wii remotes together

| Gaming News | Posted: Dec 7, 2012 8:27 pm

You read the title right. When Nintendo was first envisioning the Wii U GamePad, they prototyped one by taping two Wii remotes to a monitor. They used this prototype to develop roughly 30 Wii U game concepts. It looks pretty cheesy, but you can definitely see how the GamePad was developed from the prototype.

 

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"We used this prototype and two Wii consoles to run simulations for Wii U," EAD boss Katsuya Eguchi said. "EAD isn't a hardware department, but a 'handicraft team' knowledgeable about hardware makes stuff like this. One of the staff members expressed a desire for a game that would gather Nintendo's franchises into a single spot and each franchise would have something to do with the others. It was quite a grand concept. But we were like, 'How do we bring them all together?' We didn't take it too seriously."

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