Doing it that way makes it a portable instead of a handheld. It's kind of nice that you can set it on the table and use the controller separately instead of having to look down in your lap or hold your arms up. And obviously, like you said mobile multiplayer wouldn't work if the controls are on the screen and someone was using it like a handheld.Jeeba Jabba wrote:Also... I understand its importance in the marketing, the modularity of the controllers popping off, better communicating the platform's dual purposes/functionality... But doesn't it just make way more sense to... make it like the Wii U gamepad where they're permanently on there? The whole idea of popping them off to slide onto the little controller base for home use is pretty dumb if you can just pop it into the dock and grab the regular "pro" controller. Mobile multiplayer is the only thing that they are "good" for, otherwise, which is something I have a hard time imagining being a common scenario.
My guess is that the pro controller will not come with the console either, like on the Wii U.