Does the Nintendo Wii U GamePad Have Latency Issues?

Shack News has recently played Mass Effect 3 on the Wii U at EA’s  Summer Jam event.  They said they had a few problems with a few latency issues when they play the game on the new GamePad. Here’s what they had to say below.

Taking your eyes off the action to look down at the GamePad feels cumbersome–and in harder difficulties, would likely mean the death of your character as it gets pummeled by enemy fire. The GamePad’s odd size also makes it difficult to quickly access these buttons. Letting go of your right hand in order to press a button in the middle of the large controller doesn’t feel fluid as simply hitting X on a controller, for example.

I actually preferred playing exclusively on the GamePad, as it was less confusing than the TV hybrid play. However, I felt as though there was a tiny bit of latency. My response time felt slightly slower than when playing on the TV–makes sense, given the Wii U GamePad is receiving a wireless video feed. Also, the game obviously loses some fidelity on the GamePad’s low resolution screen.

Basically what they said was that it was awkward to use the GamePad for multiple purposes probably like switching weapons. I’m pretty sure after awhile of playing with the Wii U you will probably get used to it. They also said that there is a delay time between the Wii U GamePad and the TV. Well if this is true, I’d imagine Nintendo will fix it before the Wii U’s release, or they will have some sort of calibration system. We will all have to get our hands on the Wii U when it launches to know for sure. Maybe Nintendo will fix these issues, or maybe they were just issues with the display models of the Wii U. Comment away! -Tommy Robinson

Source: My Nintendo News

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  • Christian

    I know that if the Wii U Game Pad was some problems Nintendo will fix them before they launch the system this year btw Mass Effect 3 looks like a really good game not to boring looking like CoD or BF3 but yeah I only play Nintendo first party games like Mario, Kirby, Pokemon, ect… do you recomend me Mass Effect 3 on the Wii U? and can you tell me more about the game please? Thanks! :)

    • Greg Boe

      I don’t know about the rest of the NCharged team, but I personally recommend Mass Effect 3 for Wii U. The game is looking great on the upcoming console, and I’ve had a lot of fun with the original release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. For more details, check out the official site:

      • Greg Boe

        Expect a preview on this game closer to it’s release for more on our thoughts!

        • Christian

          Cool thanks Greg! ;D

          • Greg Boe

            No prob! I’m always here to help. If you have any questions regarding features or more on this game, feel free to ask :)

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