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Submitted by zinger_AU 1072d ago | article

My Wii U Gamepad Battery Tests Although the general consensus among Wii U owners is that it’s not really a big deal to plug the Gamepad into the AC adapter and play if needed, I’ve seen a fair few conflicting stories about how long the battery lasts so I decided to conduct my own tests. (Wii U)

LOL_WUT  +   1072d ago
Wow the average battery life for his gamepad is 2hrs, 24 minutes thats horrible Nintendo!
1upgamer99  +   1072d ago
I don't find this to be a problem. You do realize this is with full use constantly. I have no problem at all with mine. There is also an battery boost on the way. Heck the 3Ds battery life is not much better. The Vita (from what I have read) seems to have the best battery life coming in at almost 4hrs.
YoungPlex  +   1072d ago
The 3DS XL has the better battery life between at off them.
Hicken  +   1072d ago
Really, you shouldn't compare the battery life of a handheld to that of a controller. Even if you were to say it's a cross between a handheld and a standard controller, there's NO reason why it should have shorter life than something that also has processors and such onboard.

I could see it not lasting long as a DualShock or something, since it's also powering a screen. But to have less battery life than the 3DS or Vita is pathetic.

And you can say, "Well, it's got a long cable, so it's not so bad," but that's wrong.
PopRocks359  +   1072d ago
Oh no. The battery life of a controller that I can play my games on is shorter than a normal one. Oh whatever will I do. It's not like I can plug it into an outlet as I play. /sarcasm

Honestly, it's not even a portable device.
Nevers0ft  +   1072d ago
I have to agree with the article. Although the battery life is a little on the short side it's not really that big of a deal... Just plug it in, the AC lead that comes with it is enormous. Typically I only disconnect mine if the gamepad is getting passed around a lot in games such as Nintendoland.

If it ever becomes an issue I'll look into one of those Nyko battery packs but I can honestly say that at the minute I'm not even considering it.

First world problems eh?

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