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Wii U Pro Controller battery last 80 hours on one charge, doesn't work with any Wii games

An updated listing by GameStop reveals that the Wii U Pro Controller will have a battery life that lasts up to 80 hours on one charge. Not only that but the controller doesn't work with any Wii software.

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nrvalleytime1383d ago (Edited 1383d ago )

So you can choose between a traditional controller with an incredible battery life or a gamepad that works with Wii games (at least I believe it does). Not sure how I feel about this.

@mrbojingles Thanks for clarifying that.

mrbojingles1383d ago

The Game Pad doesn't work with wii games. only with Wii U software, to my knowledge. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Wii Controllers work on the U though

Godmars2901383d ago

And the Wii has a pro controller which begs the pointless question of why just not make that compatible with the WiiU.

Neonridr1383d ago

I would wait for something official from Nintendo on the Pro controller not working with any Wii software. I wouldn't take Gamespot's word for it just yet. It wouldn't make much sense why it wouldn't work, what's so different about it versus the Classic Pro controller?

The 80 hours is nice, although I could see it lasting that long if there is no rumble support on the controller.

stragomccloud1383d ago

@godmars290
The classic controller probably will be compatible with Wii U games that support the pro controller.

Qrphe1382d ago

@Godmars290

Plus those pro controllers are horrible (classic controller is much better with third-party grips). Not to mention that that whole wireless-but-wired ordeal.

I see myself using this controller much more than the pad itself to be honest.

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False-Patriot1383d ago

Lolwut? Where is the connection between the Wii U gamepad and the Wii software? О_О

stage881383d ago

The title makes it sound like that "Bad Luck Brian" meme.

mrbojingles1383d ago

@Neonridr

The Pro controller has clickable analog sticks, triggers instead of mushy shoulder buttons for ZL/ZR, a power button of it's own, and doesn't need the Wii remote to operate. Just a few of the differences.

t0mmyb0y1383d ago

Plus Wii games need the Wii remote. I don't know why people don't understand the difference lol

Neonridr1382d ago

I didn't mean I didn't know the differences, clearly you didn't understand my post. I meant, it's a controller, why wouldn't it work with Wii games. I know how the controller works, I have one myself. But there is no reasoning to why the new pro shouldn't work with Wii games, it's just a controller, but has all the necessary buttons on it to work an existing Wii game.

t0mmyb0y1382d ago

What about games that use the onscreen pointer?

DivineAssault 1383d ago (Edited 1383d ago )

thats great battery life! i dont plan on using wii u for wii games any damn way so i couldnt care less about it not working on em.. Setting the gamepad on a dock, on a table, while using the pro is what i intend to do for most games whenever i decide im ready for one.. Cant wait til E3 nx yr.. There should be many great announcements made & hopefully ill get my wii u then..

Whats this "multiplayer only" thing about this? & i already know the rumble isnt too strong but i hope thats all BS

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