Nintendo Co.’s Wii U may include support for two tablet controllers in the final hardware unit according to a new report.

The report claims Nintendo is hard at work to include simultaneous use of two tablet controllers. The company previously stated that the Wii U could support one tablet controller and four Wii Remote controllers.

In addition, the company’s final specifications for RAM capacity and CPU speed are still pending.

The two tablet option would enable each local player to wield a private display for shooters, sports plays, or quiz titles.

Nintendo will release Wii U, the successor the Wii hardware, in 2012.

The Wii U includes a multi-core CPU by IBM Corp., a Radeon-based high-definition GPU by AMD Inc., and will utilize flash storage with optional expansion through SD memory cards or an external hard drive.

The full high-definition hardware can relay 1080p resolution with HDMI or component cables. It will also support S-Video and composite cables.

The Wii U controller includes a 6.2-inch, 16:9 touch screen that allows users to transfer gameplay to the controller screen, or use the added screen to relay menu items.

The controller includes two analog circle pads, a d-pad, touch screen, microphone, speakers, gyrophone, face buttons and two sets of triggers.

Images to the controller screen wirelessly from the Wii U. Titles can be structured to use the controller and the screen at the same time. Examples include swiping a ninja star from the controller that fires to the TV screen.

Nintendo in Oct. began sale of the Wii Black Console Bundle with New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Music CD at $149.99.

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