Featherweight GamePad is lighter than you might think.
The Wii U GamePad is lighter than an iPad, Nintendo has revealed.
According to Wii U tech specs released by Nintendo earlier this evening, the Wii U GamePad weighs approximately 500g (1.1 pounds).
In comparison, the lightest third-generation iPad weighs 652g (1.44 pounds).
There are obvious reasons for the weight differences, of course.
The iPad's screen is covered by a sheet of glass, for example, bumping the device's weight up significantly.
The GamePad's screen, however, is not, and features a shell manufactured from relatively lightweight plastic.
The Wii U GamePad features additional components not found in iPad, however, including motors for the GamePad's rumble features and a pair of analogue sticks.
Earlier tonight, Nintendo also revealed the complete list of titles currently in development for the console.
Wii U launches later this year.