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Submitted by HyperBear 739d ago | rumor

Rumor: Official Wii Remote rechargeable battery on the horizon

Does everyone hate changing the batteries in their Wii Remotes as much as I do? They always seem to be low. Always. Fear not, battery dependent masses, for it looks like Nintendo is considering selling an official Wii Remote rechargeable battery station! (Nintendo, Tech, Wii)

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iGAM3R-VIII  +   739d ago
finally
Snookies12  +   739d ago
Seems a little late now lol. They could have done this years ago... -_-
PopRocks359  +   739d ago
^This. My Wiimotes drained quite a few of my AAs. There should have been a rechargeable battery long before now (and I'm not referring to the Nyko ones; I went through two of those packs which broke in a month).
GamersRulz  +   739d ago
Nintendo are stuck in 1995 technologies !
PopRocks359  +   739d ago
@GamersRulz

How about credit where credit is due? At least none of the Wii U controllers have this issue. The 3DS and DS and even the Gameboy Advance SP ran on rechargeable batteries.

So no, I don't think they're stuck in 1995. However the Wiimote running on AA's was not a fantastic idea and should have been fixed years ago, not now.
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CaptainN  +   738d ago
Gamersrulz...really because last I checked the Wii-U has the Pro Controller with the longest battery life probably ever for a controller at 80 hrs before a recharge. I don't see any other companies able to do that yet !!!
Hicken  +   739d ago
Yeah, only about six years or so. Not THAT late.
StraightPath  +   739d ago
I used my own rechargable batteries for long now.if anyone has trouble in replacing batteries why dnt youjust buy recharbles batteries with charging dock? Simple..
fsfsxii  +   739d ago
My Wiimote EATS every AA battery i use, they last about 2 days.
yewles1  +   739d ago
...after HOW MANY YEARS???
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CrescentFang  +   739d ago
Changing batteries is fine for me. If it had li-ion batteries which were unremovable (like the PS3 controller), those kinds of batteries would eventually die out.
OpenGL  +   739d ago
Rechargable lithium-ion batteries like the ones used in the PS3 controllers last through hundreds of recharge cycles, spending money on AAs is a much bigger issue.
Software_Lover  +   739d ago
................... I have been using the energizer inductive charger for years now. But I guess it isn't the "official" one. It still works though.
MonopolyRSV  +   739d ago
Yeah that's the one I had. Worked pretty well.
jameson12345  +   739d ago
Eh, better now than never. Wii remotes are some of the last things I have that use up AA batteries, so any official change like this is welcome. Plus, Nintendo is still using them in games for the Wii U, so I think I'd buy some rechargeable batteries for them.
InTheZoneAC  +   739d ago
how was this not a launch day accessory?

and you wonder why nintendo makes it hard for me to commit to their hardware again.

just bring back the snes and release new games for it. I'd definitely buy more games for that than I've ever thought about for any current nintendo...

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