The WiiU controller has a 6 inch touch Screen built right in and offers NFC support. The Controller can also stream games from the WiiU console allowing someone else to watch TV and you to continue your game without the big screen. Its been said that the console will also be Backwards Compatible with all Nintendo Wii Controllers, games and accessories.
Skip ahead to the WiiU Announcement.
All in all Im very happy and excited for this console. Ive always said that if Nintendo were to make a Console on Par with the competition they would OWN the industry. And with the WiiU it looks like they are going just that.