Wii U WiiPad controller patent looked intoThe future Wii U will definitely have its fair share of curious gamers checking it out, where the tablet-like controller which boasts a touchscreen display is definitely nothing we’ve ever seen before – just like how the Wiimote more or less kicked off motion-sensitive gaming. Well, patent diagrams of the WiiPad’s schematics does reveal something interesting – such as a magnetic sensor as well as flash memory, in addition to the standard items like touch panel, touch panel controller and camera among others, of course.

The magnetic sensor is also better well known as a magnetometer, where it will measure your proximity to disturbances in a device’s magnetic field. Currently, magnetometers are used in devices to look for the true north in GPS navigation systems as well as compass applications, but who would have thought that Nintendo would incorporate it into some form of gesture input?

Are you looking forward to the Wii U system when it arrives? If you are, you might want to start saving up for one already.

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