Has a new Wii U GamePad been spotted in this Mario Kart 8 advert?

Wii U Gamepad Quick Start Menu

A Mario Kart 8 advert prompts questions over a new Wii U GamePad design.

A new Japanese advert for Mario Kart 8 on Nintendo's Wii U has revealed what appears to be a new design for the console's GamePad.

An image of the new GamePad from the advert is below. Yes, it's rather blurry, but if you look closely and compare it to the current design you'll notice the screen appears to be larger, and the thumbsticks seem much closer to the edges of the screen too. The bottom of the GamePad is either shaped completely differently, or the plastic is a lighter colour under the 'Home' button.

Nintendo Wii U Mario Kart 8 advert new gamepad design

Wii U Gamepad Quick Start Menu

I keep looking back and forth between the two images, to try and be sure it's a new design, and there are definitely differences. How dramatic those differences are will only be known with a clearer image, unfortunately.

Here's the new advert in question - let us know what you think.

Thanks, My Nintendo News.

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