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.
can play while charging right?
yeah…i dont why you wouldnt be able to. and besides, i never really play ANY video game for 5 hours.
then im ok with 5hrs :P
That’s what it says…
no its not???
e3 might be a little boring but nintendo will never stop developing games
i found it hillarious. And enough games to keep me busy! dont forget the new 3ds games aswell!
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.
youre one of those gamers who plays for 10 hrs straight, so off cousre 3-5 hrs wont be enough… get a life loser
And you’re scoping comment sections on a fanboy website. Really kid?
I’m on my day-off so yeah I DO HAVE A LIFE.. :)
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.
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
Are you planning on playing the Wii U for more than 7 hours straight?
I hope they will sell a cable you can connect to a USB port in the Wii U or something to charge while playing.
I’d most definately buy one of those.
But is it uses AA or AAA?
it uses banana
It uses a battery, just as 3DS and you charge it! :)
Thank you very much. :D
neither it charges it own like the 3ds does. cant you work that out,
Sounds exactly like the 3DS charging. At least there are no batteries.
Lengthy 2.5 hours? Then again, I have a habit of charging all my devices while I sleep, so I don’t really care how long they take unless it’s more than 8 hours.
Me too, however with the time, the battery gets damage by overcharging… My 3DS original battery doesn’t last as it once did u.u But yeah it’s not a big, big issue.
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
i hope nintendo will do something and quick!
U mad bro? U be trolling hard.
wii u has a CPU
IBM PowerⓇ-based multi-core processor.
AMD Radeon™-based High Definition GPU.
listent to me.those videos didnt have even 360 graphics.I AM VERRY SORRY IT HURTS ME 2 I DONT LIKE TROLLING AROUND BUT IF SOME1 DONT DOESNT DO SOMETHING FOR EXAMPLE SENDING TO NINTENDO AN EMAIL THEN NINTENDO HAS LOST THE CONSOLE WAR.i am sorry to say that BUT U MUST BELIEVE ME IF A COMPANY DISSAPOINTS YA JUST DONT GIVE EM UR MONE.SO THAT THE COMPANY CAN SEE THAT UR DISSAPOINTED,please believe me except if u want to spend money for a wii (again)
i am not trolling.this would be a troll comment for u but trust me there are bad news that they exist for nintendo
Yeah, you have no idea what you’re talking about. Please read up a bit more before commenting :)
if u dont believe me then its up to nintendo now.i ve just comment the truth. :( it hurts me too and i want my wiiu to be powerfull this time.no more gamecube graphics.technology gets mutch better with the time
Since when has gaming been all about graphics? I have more fun playing NES games than 90% of the graphically-pretty shovelware out on the current gen of consoles. Stop your tolololing :P
i dont know but it seems that nintendo doesnt use too mutch power.not even the ps3 graphics.i HOPE that nintendo will succeed!
sickr (if u read my comment) u are a news finder here so why dont u go and find some info to see that i tell the truth on this 1
Hey Peteriuss. You’re welcome to your opinion, I know you’re not intentionally trolling. Nintendo hasn’t announced the specifications for the console and I don’t think they’re in any rush to do so.
Ban this butthurt.
Dude, like, how old are you?
That is some pretty good English you’ve got there.
i am in a little harry ya know
yeah if someone doesnt send them a note or something then they’ll never be able to built an entire new machine just so that it’ll be more powerful. I’m pretty sure after seeing ZombiU’s the WiiU is more than powerful..
WOAH, only 3-5 hours
Give me a long cord and you wont see me complaining. Besides, its unhealthy to play for 5 hours straight
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?
Might have a sleep mode setting like the wii
ah right thats ok then! thanks!
It’s longer than the 3DS.
Game and Wario wii U announced!
forgot link http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/06/05/e3-2012-game-wario-headed-to-wii-u
Have they announced the price and release date yet?
price is probably $300 and release is Holiday season
finally no more annoying batteries
nintendo’s e3 was very disappointing i was expecting any news of ssb.4
wont be out for another 3yrs probably so next yrs e3 should have info on it
i dont think is gonna take three years from now cause by that time we might be having another console haha but who knows
you should wait till tonight or tomorrow
what you mean by tonight or tomorrow
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.
*cough* during 30min break leave it on the charger *cough*
Wii U docking station shown here —>>> http://e3.nintendo.com/games/#/wiiu/pikmin-3
WII U DOCKING STATION —–>> http://e3.nintendo.com/data/games/wiiu/pikmin-3/2.jpg
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.
cool story bro…
i dont know how this is a bad thing,when the battery runs out after 5 hours of playing youjust plug in aand keep playing
LOL i wont be enough for me… but as long as i can play it plugged in.. AI LAIK ET
i meant.. “it”
good enough for me. after all it’s just a damn controller.
It also charges via the DSi / 3DS charger right? So you can play while charging as long as your near a power outlet, same as with any DS.
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.
“it can be charged up via the console”
Thank god. The Wii burned through batteries really quickly, atleast for me.
It’s rechargeable?! 1 more reason to buy!