Japanese gamers can now purchase a stand-alone Wii U GamePad unit.
The GamePad is arguably the most unique feature of the Wii U, and allows not only for a second screen for gaming, but also gives gamers the ability to continue their game if someone else is using the television. In 2012, Nintendo stated that the Wii U console would eventually support two separate gamepads at one time. While that has not happened, Wii U owners can now finally purchase an additional GamePad for use as a replacement - assuming you live in Japan.
Nintendo has started selling stand-alone Wii U GamePads, previously only available packaged with the Wii U console. According to the official Nintendo website (translated by Kotaku), the GamePad will cost ¥12,800 yen (roughly $104).
There is no word as of yet if the stand-alone GamePad will be available for purchase in other regions.