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My Wii U Gamepad Battery Tests

rustyshell.com: 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.

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LOL_WUT1254d ago

Wow the average battery life for his gamepad is 2hrs, 24 minutes thats horrible Nintendo!

1upgamer991254d 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.

YoungPlex1254d ago

The 3DS XL has the better battery life between at off them.

Hicken1254d 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.

PopRocks3591254d 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.

Nevers0ft1254d 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?