E3 2012: Wii U GamePad Battery Life Details Revealed


Nintendo have revealed details on the battery life for the Wii U GamePad.

The GamePad will take two and a half hours to charge with it getting about 3 – 5 hours of playtime in a single charge. The GamePad can also be played whilst charging via an AC adapter. The official description of the GamePad can be seen below. Let us know your thoughts via the comment section below.

“The Wii U GamePad controller removes the traditional barriers between games, players and the TV by creating a second window into the video game world. It incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 aspect ratio LCD touch screen, as well as traditional button controls and two analog sticks. Inputs include a +Control Pad, L/R sticks, L/R stick buttons, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons, ZL/ZR buttons, Power button, HOME button, -/SELECT button, +/START button, and TV CONTROL button.

“The GamePad also includes motion control (powered by an accelerometer, gyroscope and geomagnetic sensor), a front-facing camera, a microphone, stereo speakers, rumble features, a sensor bar, an included stylus and support for Near Field Communication (NFC) functionality. It is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and weighs approximately 1.1 pounds (500 g).”

Source: Eurogamer

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