There has been a lot speculation regarding how many Wii U controllers you'll be able to need in Nintendo's forthcoming home console which is slated to arrive in 2012. Well, according to Nintendo’s main boss Shigeru Miyamoto, the upcoming Wii successor will only support one Wii U controller per system.

"Our basic premise is that you can use one with a system," says Miyamoto in an interview with GamePro. "If we got to an idea of having multiple, it might be just more convenient for people to use their Nintendo 3DS and have a way to connect that. That being said, we are doing research about if someone brings their controller to their friend's house and they want to play together on Wii U to whether or not something like that would be possible."

GamePro speculates that "part of the reason behind this may be the fact that even with the Wii U's enhanced processing power over its predecessor, there might still not enough there to run more than one of the controllers at once." Nintendo officially announced its brand new home console at their E3 press conference earlier this week.
Via GamePro