Nintendo has revealed, via their Japanese site, that the Wii U GamePad takes a lengthy 2.5 hours to fully charge, and that it will work for 3-5 hours before it needs recharging again. Thankfully it can be charged up via the console, so batteries won’t be an issue this time around.

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  1. Lol what a joke. Well ok it’s not that bad. Depending on cord length you can just leave it plugged it while you play.

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          • erm.. well I have a life, as does EVERYONE, but I still find time to play games 6-10 hours some days, depends what I feel like doing. I could play a game for a weekend straight, but then get on with work the rest of the week, just depends… so no need to be so judgemental really.

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      • It’s more than possible to spend that long playing a console, if it’s a day when you’re not going out or something, you may just spend the day playing a game, or at least more than one game. Ofc even if you don’t, it forces you to remember to constantly charge the controller each time you play it, or the battery would run out

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  2. GYES I HAVE AN IMPORTANT INFORMATION.THEY SAY THAT WIIU HAVENT TOO MUTCH POWER AS THE PS3 AND XBOX 360 CURRENTLY AND THE GRAPHICS WERE LESS POWERFULL THAN 360.I HOPE NINTENDO WILL IMPROVE THE WIIU.I DONT WANT TO BUY A SECOND WII.I AM NOT TROLLING EVERY1 KNOWS IT.JUST LOOK THE WIIU GAMES,THEY NEED MORE POWER! nintendo must compete

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  3. Hmm.. until you said about charged up via the console in my head I was thinking that we need a charging like the 3DS so you can plug it in on a stand to charge, but I guess charging on the console is ok…. but then again, does that mean we need the console on for 2.5 hours to charge? That’s a lot of time to have the console on just to charge?

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  4. Yeah, but no one charges imediately after playing. Maybe you play for two hours, take a 30 min break, then play for another two hours. See the problem? Suddently, you have to recharge. Dammit, I’d say.

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  5. Wow, the Wii U just keeps getting worse and worse. Love how yesterday, I was intending to get the console near launch, now I’m seriously doubting I’ll get it at all. Shame, I grew up with and love Nintendo, but they’re just a fucking joke now.

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  6. That’s very good. It’s not suprising considering the controller has a screen and many different features to employ. I’m fascinated by that black Wii U. Leave luck to heaven.

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