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weird
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(09-22-2013, 01:38 PM)
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The Wii U High Capacity-Battery and the Wii Remote Rapid Charging-Set are both coming to Europe on October 4th.


Wii U High Capacity-Battery:


what it does is take the Wii U GamePad’s battery life from around 3 to 5 hours to a massive 5 to 8 hours. It’s capacity is increased to 2550mAh, up from a mere 1500mAh.

http://www.vooks.net/hands-on-offici...ck-charge-set/
Price: €29.99


Wii Remote Rapid Charging-Set

Originally Posted by gogogow

9 minutes for 1 hour playtime
90 minutes for 13+ hours playtime

The Wii Remote Control Quick Charge Set comes with a charging cradle, Wii Remote battery pack, Wii Remote jacket, Wii Remote Strap and even a Nintendo 3DS charger to power it all. So far there’s only black ones available so consider your purchase before you buy one of these.

http://www.vooks.net/hands-on-offici...ck-charge-set/
Price:€39.99


Originally Posted by Shiggy

The Wii Remote Rechargeable Battery will be available for € 2.99 + €4.80 on the Nintendo Online Store only. Launches on October 4. Kinda expensive.

Sorry people living in non-NoE-countries as those do not have the Nintendo Online Store.




Originally Posted by flattie

It seems these accessories are up on the UK Nintendo site, with confirmation of the 4th October date.

Interestingly, the Gamepad battery and WM+ battery/cradle are noted as being available from retailers, whereas the standalone WM+ battery appears to be available via Nintendo customer services only.

http://www.nintendo.co.uk/Wii-U/Hard...es-663022.html



Amazon's has a mixup of both on their side atm. better wait with your order till it's sorted out.

thanks to Shiggy, gogogow and Mithos for additional infos and pictures





Original:
So I accidentally stumbled over this on Amazon Germany:
http://www.amazon.de/gp/aw/d/B00EZPU...AC_SX110_SY165
strange thing is: It's says Official Nintendo and has the correct picture.
but it's claimed to be a fast charger, comes from Italy and has a charging cradle packed in?

what gives?
Last edited by weird; 09-30-2013 at 07:52 PM.
Rvaisse
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(09-22-2013, 01:44 PM)
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It´s actually coming sept. 27th in France at 29.99€

The quick charge wiimote cradle thing is also coming the same day at 39.99€

According to micromania website, biggest retailers here.
http://www.micromania.fr/vente/rayon...U&rayon=sortie
Last edited by Rvaisse; 09-22-2013 at 01:48 PM.
gogogow
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(09-22-2013, 01:46 PM)
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I think it's the real deal. The box is even in English and France, which are the two languages Nintendo uses on their European accesorries packaging. Release date is on 4th of October, so it will be coinciding with the release of Zelda Wind Waker HD.

Might just be a bad description or what Rvaisse said.
weird
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(09-22-2013, 01:48 PM)
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I figured amazon mixed the remote quick charger and high capacity battery up.
looks like they are both coming.
gogogow
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(09-22-2013, 01:51 PM)
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If anyone was wondering, this is the Rapid Charging Set, which is for the Wiimote:

Shiggy
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(09-22-2013, 01:52 PM)
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October 4th.
€29.99 / €39.99

The price for the charging set is even higher than the price of a new Wii Remote Plus - wow. And unlike the 3DS, it includes a 3DS charger heh.
Rvaisse
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(09-22-2013, 01:52 PM)
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Goods news is the new battery is pretty cheap.. Well at least affordable.
KingSnake
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(09-22-2013, 01:53 PM)
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The price and the picture are for the higher capacity battery. The same wrong description is also on amazon.fr. I pre-ordered and will check it later to see if they change the description.

Edit: being released on 27th in France it means we should have a European Nintendo Direct next Thursday, right? :)
weird
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(09-22-2013, 01:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by gogogow

If anyone was wondering, this is the Rapid Charging Set, which is for the Wiimote:

is there any word on how long charging takes and how much playtime you get from one charge?
Canis lupus
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(09-22-2013, 02:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rvaisse

Goods news is the new battery is pretty cheap.. Well at least affordable.

Bad news is that they don't include the higher capacity battery in Wii Us.
cacildo
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(09-22-2013, 02:02 PM)
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maybe a new direct this week will mention this itens
gogogow
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(09-22-2013, 02:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by weird

is there any word on how long charging takes and how much playtime you get from one charge?

9 minutes for 1 hour playtime
90 minutes for 13+ hours playtime

weird
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(09-22-2013, 02:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by gogogow

9 minutes for 1 hour playtime
90 minutes for 13+ hours playtime

hmmm... seems OK, but the price is a bit on the high side. also I would need for of those. I stay with Eneloop.


but the pad battery is soooooo bought. the extensive playgrounds of Wonderful 101 really shower the limitations of the small battery.
Oregano
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(09-22-2013, 02:07 PM)
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Yay I am gonna get both. I've never had much look with third party stuff and the Nyko powerpak seems to be particularily shoddy.
frankie_baby
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(09-22-2013, 02:21 PM)

Originally Posted by gogogow

9 minutes for 1 hour playtime
90 minutes for 13+ hours playtime

wow that's really impressive
Shiggy
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(09-22-2013, 02:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by gogogow

9 minutes for 1 hour playtime
90 minutes for 13+ hours playtime

Can you also only get the battery? Don't need 3 cradles and 3 3DS chargers.
The Dutch Slayer
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(09-22-2013, 02:23 PM)
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FINALLY ! :O been waiting on that FOREVER NOW specially the wii mote battery pack man took them long enough.
gogogow
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(09-22-2013, 02:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shiggy

Can you also only get the battery? Don't need 3 cradles and 3 3DS chargers.

In Japan you can, but it's not listed on Amazon.fr or Micromania.fr. Maybe it will come later?

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(09-22-2013, 02:29 PM)
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I paid £300 for my WiiU and Nintendo couldn't put a higher capacitor battery in there at launch.
Keep nickel-and-diming us Nintendo.
weird
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(09-22-2013, 02:30 PM)
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can a mod change the title?

since both things are coming and amazon fatted here.
Ganondolf
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(09-22-2013, 02:30 PM)
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What's the capacity of the standard Wii U battery?
gogogow
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(09-22-2013, 02:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ganondolf

What's the capacity of the standard Wii U battery?

1500 mAh
Rhod
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(09-22-2013, 02:33 PM)
I have two of the rechargeable wii remote batteries and the cradle, and I'll be getting the other two when there aren't so many games to buy. Aside from the battery packs only coming in black, everything about them is great. Neat cradle, easy on / easy off, and the newly exposed sync button on the batteries (push using the gamepad stylus) mean that my Wii Remotes no longer ever need the back off, and running out of batteries is a thing of the past.

Now they just need a model that fits the balance board...
javac
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(09-22-2013, 02:37 PM)
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Black battery pack won't go well with either my Red motion plus or my Gold one either. Oh well batteries are pretty cheap anyways.
CoolS
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(09-22-2013, 02:38 PM)
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This reminds me that I need to check with play asia about what happened to my imported WiiU battery.
Mr-Joker
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(09-22-2013, 02:43 PM)
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Duck, I just imported one from Play Asia. Ah well I got $5 and a Rurouni Kenshin PSP game as well.

I would get the Wiimote Fast Charging-Cradle but it won't match with my Zelda Wiimote or my white ones.
Rizsparky
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(09-22-2013, 02:43 PM)
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These should packaged into new bundles.
frankie_baby
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(09-22-2013, 02:47 PM)

Originally Posted by Rhod

I have two of the rechargeable wii remote batteries and the cradle, and I'll be getting the other two when there aren't so many games to buy. Aside from the battery packs only coming in black, everything about them is great. Neat cradle, easy on / easy off, and the newly exposed sync button on the batteries (push using the gamepad stylus) mean that my Wii Remotes no longer ever need the back off, and running out of batteries is a thing of the past.

Now they just need a model that fits the balance board...

well there's plenty of third party batteries available for balance boards, never had a problem with mine
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(09-22-2013, 02:49 PM)
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Can someone explain why this includes a 3DS charger?
jeffers
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(09-22-2013, 02:50 PM)
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guess you could always spray paint it (taking care with the metal connection bit) gold/white to get it to match
KingSnake
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(09-22-2013, 02:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by cyberheater

...

You just can't help it, can you? As soon as you see "Wii U" in the thread title ...
Mr-Joker
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(09-22-2013, 02:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by SuperSah

Can someone explain why this includes a 3DS charger?

Because the Wii Remote Fast Charging-Cradle use a 3DS charger.

And yet Nintendo of Europe and Japan won't include a charger for the 3DSXL. ¬_¬
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(09-22-2013, 02:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mr-Joker

Because the Wii Remote Fast Charging-Cradle use a 3DS charger.

And yet Nintendo of Europe and Japan won't include a charger for the 3DSXL. ¬_¬

Weirdest decision ever. Include it with a Wii U accessory but not with the actual 3DS hardware..

I love my OG 3DS bundle. <3
Ganondolf
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(09-22-2013, 02:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by SuperSah

Can someone explain why this includes a 3DS charger?

Well they probably make alot of 3ds chargers so good idea to re-use it instead of making a new charger
CrunchinJelly
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(09-22-2013, 03:00 PM)
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Can't find 'em on any UK site.

Anyone else? I could use one of those Wii U batteries just to add a bit of weight to the GamePad.
Ganondolf
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(09-22-2013, 03:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by CrunchinJelly

Can't find 'em on any UK site.

Anyone else? I could use one of those Wii U batteries just to add a bit of weight to the GamePad.

Probably have to wait till there official. Looks like there will be an announcement or direct next week.
Conrad Link
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(09-22-2013, 03:10 PM)
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I don't need the Wiimote charger thing but I desperately need the bigger Wii U pad battery.

Was thinking of importing from JPN, hopefully I don't need to soon.
dmr87
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(09-22-2013, 03:20 PM)
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Battery is so bought.
Frodo
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(09-22-2013, 03:22 PM)
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Is the battery heavier than the one that comes with the GamePad?

I left the power cord under the sofa, so battery life is not a problem to me at all, but would be nice to have a extended duration if it doesn't make the Gamepad heavier.
Mithos
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(09-22-2013, 03:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Frodo

Is the battery heavier than the one that comes with the GamePad?

I'd say it probably is.

OmegaX
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(09-22-2013, 03:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mr-Joker

Duck, I just imported one from Play Asia. Ah well I got $5 and a Rurouni Kenshin PSP game as well.

Could you post the link to the product page? I searched wii remote charger on Play Asia but I didn't find it.
Brera
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(09-22-2013, 03:49 PM)
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Nintendo charging extra for the battery?

Fuck you, that shit should be standard.
Mr-Joker
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(09-22-2013, 03:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by OmegaX

Could you post the link to the product page? I searched wii remote charger on Play Asia but I didn't find it.

Here you go;

Wii Remote Control Quick Charge Set Battery Pack


Originally Posted by Brera

Nintendo charging extra for the battery?

Fuck you, that shit should be standard.

You do realised that would have bump up the Wii U price.
Taker666
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(09-22-2013, 03:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by cyberheater

I paid £300 for my WiiU and Nintendo couldn't put a higher capacitor battery in there at launch.
Keep nickel-and-diming us Nintendo.

Surely "penny pinching" would be the correct term if you're using the British monetary system. :-P

..and they have been pretty generous in other ways (but I agree they should have included a bigger battery).

The only new console not to charge for online play. The only new console (as far as I'm aware) to allow you to use last gens controllers for multiplayer (saving Wii owners hundreds of pounds).

£20-30 extra for a bigger battery is pretty minor compared to what they could have been charging for other items.
Last edited by Taker666; 09-22-2013 at 03:59 PM.
Lasdrub
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(09-22-2013, 03:57 PM)
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Does the charging station come with a power cord? ;)

Edit: It uses a 3DS adapter. So THAT'S where the cord ended up.
Last edited by Lasdrub; 09-22-2013 at 04:00 PM.
Shiggy
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(09-22-2013, 03:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lasdrub

Does the charging station come with a power cord? ;)

I know what joke you are trying to make but it's even better: It comes with a 3DS charger as the power cord ;)
frankie_baby
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(09-22-2013, 04:00 PM)

Originally Posted by Brera

Nintendo charging extra for the battery?

Fuck you, that shit should be standard.

i know, absolutely terrible, its not like it comes with a battery now is it
Lasdrub
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(09-22-2013, 04:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shiggy

I know what joke you are trying to make but it's even better: It comes with a 3DS charger as the power cord ;)

That is pretty smart. Standard cords is a good idea. It would be neat if the Wii U tablet also used the 3ds cord.
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(09-22-2013, 04:06 PM)
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So has this been announced for NA? And if so, when will it be available?
OmegaX
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(09-22-2013, 04:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mr-Joker

Here you go;

Wii Remote Control Quick Charge Set Battery Pack


Thanks. Do you know if the battery pack includes the special wii remote jacket too? I see that the quick charge set shows the charger, jacket, strap, and battery on the box but the battery pack doesn't.

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