It's been revealed that you can use the Wii U Gamepad as a universal control, meaning that you'll no longer need about six different controllers for all your devices.
Joystiq reports that the Wii U GamePad features built-in universal remote functionality, allowing players to use the touchscreen to turn TVs on and off, change channels on your cable and sky box and turn the volume up and down.
This sounds like a pretty great idea to me. Every time I want to play a game I have to change the TV to the correct input, usually adjust the volume and of course load up the game. Putting all these functions into one controller will certainly save me from looking under all the sofas.What do you think of this?