Game Pad High Capacity Battery (Wii U) Official Nintendo Product £24.99 @ Amazon
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Game Pad High Capacity Battery (Wii U) Official Nintendo Product £24.99 @ Amazon

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Found 9th Oct 2013
Nintendo have launched their own version of the high capacity gamepad battery...

Now up for pre-order on Amazon

2 to 3 week backorder, but in my experience Amazon often sends things much earlier

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What a kick in the balls! Expecting delivery any day now from amazon.fr. Paid about £33 for it.

biddilybah

What a kick in the balls! Expecting delivery any day now from amazon.fr. … What a kick in the balls! Expecting delivery any day now from amazon.fr. Paid about £33 for it.



Looks to be a waiting list for this anyway bro. I've got it and played windwaker for 23 hours so far, had to charge it twice. The battery is great.

whats the life on a standard gamepad?

puppyguts

whats the life on a standard gamepad?

about 3 minutes lol

give or take

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puppyguts

whats the life on a standard gamepad?



about 3 hours, this gives 9 hours, but it does add extra weight

May have to pick one up as i have always been a bit disappointed with the battery life

Kidd7

Looks to be a waiting list for this anyway bro. I've got it and played … Looks to be a waiting list for this anyway bro. I've got it and played windwaker for 23 hours so far, had to charge it twice. The battery is great.



They're that good? Sweet. Takes the sting out a little to hear that. Cheers!

I was one of those people who was happy with the gamepad battery until I played Lego City. It would kill it within 2 and a half hours. With it being gamepad only, i'd always have to call it a day. Looks like that won't happen anymore now.

Should have included this anyway

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HereKittyKitty

Should have included this anyway



I hear that argument a lot, but why should they? Do we criticize Microsoft et al for including cheap ass batteries with their controllers and not high grade ones?

biddilybah

What a kick in the balls! Expecting delivery any day now from amazon.fr. … What a kick in the balls! Expecting delivery any day now from amazon.fr. Paid about £33 for it.



You could probably get some refunded by them but lets hope your French is good enough!

HereKittyKitty

Should have included this anyway



Xbox One controllers come with absolutely nothing. (maybe 2 cheap disposable batteries.)

I think people underestimate how much power it takes to light a screen the size of the Wii U GamePad. Leave the screen on your phone ot tablet on constantly and see how long the battery lasts in that.

ElectroDragon8

You could probably get some refunded by them but lets hope your French is … You could probably get some refunded by them but lets hope your French is good enough!



Bonjour! Je m'appelle Max! Je suis une pantalon!

Won't get a penny will I?

these are so ridiculously overpriced you can't even joke about it. a laptop battery with about 10 times the capacity of this will cost around £15

Aeschylus

I hear that argument a lot, but why should they? Do we criticize … I hear that argument a lot, but why should they? Do we criticize Microsoft et al for including cheap ass batteries with their controllers and not high grade ones?


even with cheap ass batteries it would last a hell of a lot longer than the 2.5 hours I get from my wii u gamepad

Cheaper batteries may well be available, but it's like choosing a Varta over a Duracell. Cheap batteries from China are usually mis-labelled, too. I'll pay the extra to get a good brand item, thanks!

All my XBOX controllers have come with good standard Duracell ? But adding to the argument, if Sony can do it (included batteries built in, and guarantee them), why don't others ?

mazangwin

All my XBOX controllers have come with good standard Duracell ? But … All my XBOX controllers have come with good standard Duracell ? But adding to the argument, if Sony can do it (included batteries built in, and guarantee them), why don't others ?



Probably because Sony charge another £10-£15 for their controllers.

paulpso

From china, but- … From china, but- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3000mAh-Extra-Rechargeable-Battery-Pack-Replacement-for-Nintendo-Wii-U-Gamepad-/1309702597083000mAh. £8



No chance, these batteries are mis-lablled and usually have less effective capacity.

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mazangwin

All my XBOX controllers have come with good standard Duracell ? But … All my XBOX controllers have come with good standard Duracell ? But adding to the argument, if Sony can do it (included batteries built in, and guarantee them), why don't others ?



Nintendo does, the Pro controller makes the others aka sony, xbox, look embarrassing, 1 charge on the inbuilt battery last for 8 hours

Awesome... Didn't even know it had been announced outside of Japan yet!

biddilybah

They're that good? Sweet. Takes the sting out a little to hear that. … They're that good? Sweet. Takes the sting out a little to hear that. Cheers!I was one of those people who was happy with the gamepad battery until I played Lego City. It would kill it within 2 and a half hours. With it being gamepad only, i'd always have to call it a day. Looks like that won't happen anymore now.



Makes a world of difference mate. I have the brightness set to 2 and it last sooooooooooooooooo much longer than the original. Pity this battery didn't come with the console at launch. Happy gaming.

Aeschylus

Nintendo does, the Pro controller makes the others aka sony, xbox, look … Nintendo does, the Pro controller makes the others aka sony, xbox, look embarrassing, 1 charge on the inbuilt battery last for 8 hours



80 hours *

paulpso

these are so ridiculously overpriced you can't even joke about it. a … these are so ridiculously overpriced you can't even joke about it. a laptop battery with about 10 times the capacity of this will cost around £15

Maybe on the new mass produced ones, but good luck finding that price on the thousands of others.
For every one you can find for £15 I could find ten for £50. You have no legs to stand on.

Hot. I'm so glad is coming. I can't wait for Mario 3d and my Ps4 also. I enjoy all gaming worlds, I'm not a fanboy about to war.

Banned

biddilybah

They're that good? Sweet. Takes the sting out a little to hear that. … They're that good? Sweet. Takes the sting out a little to hear that. Cheers!I was one of those people who was happy with the gamepad battery until I played Lego City. It would kill it within 2 and a half hours. With it being gamepad only, i'd always have to call it a day. Looks like that won't happen anymore now.



Forgive me for asking but why couldn't you just plug the controller in?

FishyBop

Forgive me for asking but why couldn't you just plug the controller in?



There's no plug points near enough. Doesn't matter now as my battery arrived today. Adds a little weight to the controller which makes it feel more solid in my opinion.

paulpso

From china, but- … From china, but- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3000mAh-Extra-Rechargeable-Battery-Pack-Replacement-for-Nintendo-Wii-U-Gamepad-/1309702597083000mAh. £8



Be prepared to have to buy a new gamepad when it leaks, which means buying another console altogether. These could easily ruin your gamepad and will probably drop down to 1-2 hours battery life in no time.
Edited by: "dwoodsy90" 11th Oct 2013

dwoodsy90

Be prepared to have to buy a new gamepad when it leaks, which means … Be prepared to have to buy a new gamepad when it leaks, which means buying another console altogether. These could easily ruin your gamepad and will probably drop down to 1-2 hours battery life in no time.



And why would they do this? the factory making these probably makes batteries for various different manufacturers. I've had a lifepo4 from hong kong on my bike for the last 5 years and never had a problem. use high powered ones in my RC's with no problems too. yet I've had a nokia battery start to get swollen and push the battery cover off.
the lithium inside shouldn't come out as a liquid even if the battery was damaged. and why would it be? will probably work just the same as a branded one.

paulpso

And why would they do this? the factory making these probably makes … And why would they do this? the factory making these probably makes batteries for various different manufacturers. I've had a lifepo4 from hong kong on my bike for the last 5 years and never had a problem. use high powered ones in my RC's with no problems too. yet I've had a nokia battery start to get swollen and push the battery cover off.the lithium inside shouldn't come out as a liquid even if the battery was damaged. and why would it be? will probably work just the same as a branded one.



Obviously yes, you can get some decent ones from good sellers, but its hit and miss whether they are good. I doubt it will keep the expected battery life that it states for that long. Might as well go for this official one if you do get one.
Edited by: "dwoodsy90" 16th Oct 2013
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