Why won't you be able to buy a second GamePad at Wii U launch?
Nintendo has revealed that, quite simply, there wont be any games supporting dual GamePads at launch. The firm went on to clarify that originally, the Wii U had been intended as a one pad system, however, following consumer feedback, the firm made a last minute change to the hardware to support two devices.
This switch-around, rather unsurprisingly, caught-out developers, with firms either deciding to integrate the feature last-minute, leading to delays, or, in-order to meet deadlines continue to work towards a single GamePad configuration. What we don't know yet is exactly when the first dual GamePad game is to be released. Until then, if you break your one and only GamePad, it appears as though a quick trip to the store is out of the question, with Nintendo Spares likely the first port of contact.