Nintendo Wii to Get a Tablet Peripheral

August 17, 2010, By Radimir Bobev

Nintendo’s Wii console is about to receive yet another innovation in terms of controlling devices – this time in the face of a tablet peripheral, and what’s more curious, it’s not coming from Nintendo themselves, but rather from THQ, a major game publisher.

The device is expected to launch by the end of the year and is named the uDraw Game Tablet. According to the company, it’s been designed primarily with users aged 6-12 in mind, and spans over 9 by 7 inches – so, it’s roughly the same size as the Wii itself. It will come complete with its own software suite, also titled uDraw – though the games that utilize it, namely Pictionary and Dood’s Big Adventure need to be purchased separately, at a price of $29.99 each.

Speaking of price – the tablet itself should cost $70 on its launch according to THQ. The installation process has been made as streamlined as possible, and the device is literally a plug-and-play one, just requiring the user to plug it into the console to enjoy its functionality.

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