Back at E3, Nintendo announced that the Wii U would only support a single tablet controller. Which, let's face it, is a bit limp. However, Develop has heard from a “trusted game development executive” who claims that Nintendo are planning to change the code base in order to allow two tablets to be synced with a single console.
“Nintendo now know they absolutely need to support two tablets. At E3 they didn’t commit to this, but they know how important it is to make it technically feasible to support two screens. Even if that affects framerate, as a developer and player, I don’t care. It needs to work. Developers will design appropriate games for this. If you’re building a quiz game you’re not going to give a sh*t about the framerate." - "Trusted" source to Develop
Yes indeed, foul-mouthed whistleblower, it does need to work. While Nintendo are brilliant at finding new niches to exploit, they absolutely must nail the Wii U reveal and subsequent software support in order to compete in what is currently a two-horse race. We'll keep our eye on the situation.