The Wii U GamePad battery kind of stinks right now. To improve the situation, Nintendo intends to release an improved rechargeable battery in Japan.
"An enhanced battery pack will increase the GamePad’s life from 3-5 hours to 5-8 hours. It’s a 2550mAh battery as opposed to the current 1500mAh battery". Great, more battery life. Ninty should put ARM processor inside this gamepad. It can be a standalone console imo.
Nyko has a 4000 mah battery.
cool.. ill be importing one of these
i'll say thats true about the battery in 5 hours or little more after that i 'll need to recharge its a little longer if i let it sit there for a few days but i often wonder why its losing it charge if its not in use?
This battery would be better if it did comes with the console since the very begining. I don't understand nintendo anymore. Seriously.
so basically Nintendo should just stick with the battery that came with the gamepad and not try to offer better alternatives? What kind of backwards thinking is that?
Pretty sure hes just commenting on how cheap Nintendo was when they built their console. That they should've had this battery in from the start instead of putting the cheapest 1500mAh battery they could find.
@sashimi - while I understand his thinking, you can't always have everything at the beginning. Consoles are improved upon constantly with things like improvements to the OS via firmware updates, game bugs are fixed via patches, and new accessories become available to enhance the console experience.
So they can get some profit. Give weak battery, sell better battery for a price.
They'd make more money by forcing people to buy the battery off them.
Nyko has a battery that is coming as well which should be available in NA in case this battery from Nintendo never makes it across the ocean. Nyko claims theirs will triple the battery life, so maybe even better than this one. It's a 4000mAh battery so understandable that it would last longer. http://www.nyko.com/product...
I just received mine yesterday and works great. Its $24
Is it easy to replace the battery in the controller?
Yes, it comes with a tiny screwdriver and takes about 30 seconds.
There's also another one from Nyko I guess you mount it on the bottom of the gamepad. ;)
ive had one on preorder for $24 from amazon since february. still havent been released by them. hopefull soon. but i just looked on amazon and they have it listed from another retailer for $49.99. really "F" that.
update: i just recieved an email order-update from amazon. they gave me a delivery date with estimated arrival date of june 05, 2013. so it looks like they will start delivering them on monday. so anyone interested might want to start ordering them from amazon for $24 now.
That will definitely be needed, seriously didn't think I would need more battery life but after playing it for a few weeks now close to a month I can see I need more.
I like that as I tend to buy the company accessories.
This is good news. Keep hammering away N, its getting better. Now, show me some games.
how much bulk does this add? anyone know?
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