The Wii U by design has aboslutely nothing to do with the Wii. Wii successor? Really? LOL Nintendo just needs to admit they went after the tablet market because of the tablet boom.
well that's a bunch of bunk now isn't it?
nothing to do with wii??? It's only bc with near all of Wii's software and accessories and a good many games have wii-mote usage.
And to people that get so crazy over the "tablet" (gamepad) and how they should make a normal controller...get a grip. It's not a tablet, it doesn't function like a tablet. It's a controller. A well designed comfortable controller. A freakin' gamer's controller with all the buttons and bullshit people whined about the wii-mote not having, plus nice sounding speakers, a mic, nfc, ir, gyros and accels, a camera...and I'll be damned if it doesn't have one fine ass touch screen display stuck in the middle of it so that you can do so much more with it than a "standard" controller. Well shame on them for putting out something really different and really cool rather than a standard controller 4.5.
and if someone is really that resistant to change and just has to use a standard controller because "OMG, I couldn't use a standard controller with a screen on it", it has the pro controller as well, which is f'n sleek.
get a clue