Wii software receives Wii U GamePad Off-TV Play support

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Nintendo’s latest Wii U system update has seen the company add the ability Wii software to display on the Wii U GamePad, accessing which is remarkably easy.

Selecting the Wii Menu will see users choose between either displaying solely on the TV, or through both the TV and Wii U GamePad. Making the second selection, Nintendo then suggests that users “stand the GamePad up and use the Wii Remote from 10cm – 1m away” whilst also making sure to position the controller away from your TV.

It’s introduction has been met positively by Wii U owners, although some feel that Nintendo should have gone one step further to map control schemes for games that support the Wii Classic Controller to the GamePad’s own set up.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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