Nintendo Wii U Gamepad Battery News

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Just in time for the New Year, and just released on Nintendo’s online store yesterday is the new high capacity Gamepad battery.

 

Announced in May of this year, but only getting release in Japan, this new higher capacity battery takes the regular battery’s life of 5 hours and jacks it up to an 8 hour lifespan. As a avid Wii U user, this product is exactly what the console needed because I found myself having to play with my cord attached at points during long game sessions.

 

The new battery is available for $32.00 USD before shipping, but due to large interest, it is on back order for North America, shipping expected to commencing in the first week of January, as reported by Nintendo on their shop page.

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