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SuperPac
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(12-21-2013, 02:51 AM)
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Searched, didn't see a topic on this yet.

The Wii U High-Capacity GamePad battery pack is now available in the U.S. through Nintendo of America's online store. $32 plus shipping.

http://store.nintendo.com/webapp/wcs...encyPreference

Just ordered one for myself! Provides up to 8 hours of use on a single charge*



* actual performance may vary; certainly better than the standard battery.
CureVylash
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(12-21-2013, 02:52 AM)
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32 dollars, yeesh. Waiting for it to hit Amazon, I have the worst luck with Nintendo's online store
Mellahan
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(12-21-2013, 02:52 AM)
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Awesome. Can anyone tell me how much heavier the GamePad becomes? That big of a difference?
Hero of Legend
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(12-21-2013, 02:53 AM)
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Just thought of this yesterday! Will these be available in stores?
ohlawd
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(12-21-2013, 02:55 AM)
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How much is it in the JP and EU stores? Is $32 comparable?
Mr-Joker
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(12-21-2013, 02:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mellahan

Awesome. Can anyone tell me how much heavier the GamePad becomes? That big of a difference?

You get used to it, I barely notices the weight different now.

Originally Posted by ohlawd

How much is it in the JP and EU stores? Is $32 comparable?

I paid 24 for mine at Amazon UK.
CraigMcD
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(12-21-2013, 02:57 AM)

Originally Posted by ohlawd

How much is it in the JP and EU stores? Is $32 comparable?

25 in the UK. Cost about the same to import mine from PlayAsia.
TheBaldEmperor
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(12-21-2013, 02:57 AM)
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I imported one from Japan and the weight isn't bad at all. I've never had a gaming session get interrupted by the gamepad battery being low anymore. Good investment.
InfiniteNine
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(12-21-2013, 02:58 AM)
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Up to 8 hours? How much is it without it? D:
abstract alien
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(12-21-2013, 02:59 AM)
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I was just talking about this damn thing earlier today. Ordered.

Originally Posted by InfiniteNine

Up to 8 hours? How much is it without it? D:

I get around 3 to 3 1/3 on the brightest setting and straight play.
Ridley327
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(12-21-2013, 03:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by InfiniteNine

Up to 8 hours? How much is it without it? D:

3 hours, if you're lucky.
SuperPac
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(12-21-2013, 03:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by InfiniteNine

Up to 8 hours? How much is it without it? D:

4 or so? Something like that. Depends on the brightness setting you've got it at.
DreamDrop
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(12-21-2013, 03:01 AM)
That's pretty expensive :(

I'd buy it if it were for the 3DS, but I literally play my Wii U in my room with everything plugged in.
Loaded Man
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(12-21-2013, 03:01 AM)
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ABOUT TIME! Just ordered one. Thanks for the info OP!
InfiniteNine
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(12-21-2013, 03:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ridley327

3 hours, if you're lucky.

Well I keep on considering getting a Wii U sometime soon so I guess this is good to know.
HUELEN10
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(12-21-2013, 03:02 AM)
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I don't have a need for such a thing (rarely game for 3+ hours), but it's about time it came out here! This, combined with that 3rd party USB cable, means there's now a good option for everyone.

Incidentally, how long before the GamePad dies in your experience GAF? 4 hours for me with WWHD on full brightness.
ohlawd
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(12-21-2013, 03:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mr-Joker

I paid 24 for mine at Amazon UK.

Originally Posted by CraigMcD

25 in the UK. Cost about the same to import mine from PlayAsia.

Eyeballing it at $40 USD for you guys.... yikes.

Okay I'll bite. Let's see if shipping is free in Canada.
alf717
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(12-21-2013, 03:03 AM)
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I was just looking for a battery not to long ago. Think I might wait it out a little more and see if retailer carry them. Shame the Nyko battery was a bomb.
TouchMyBox
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(12-21-2013, 03:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by InfiniteNine

Well I keep on considering getting a Wii U sometime soon so I guess this is good to know.

It's 3 hours at high brightness and 4 hours with the brightness turned down.
terrisus
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(12-21-2013, 03:04 AM)
Awesome, definitely getting this (even though I had also gotten an extension for the gamepad charger so that I can have it plugged in and reach pretty much any place in the room, so charging isn't an issue)
bananas
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(12-21-2013, 03:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by TouchMyBox

It's 3 hours at high brightness and 4 hours with the brightness turned down.

That's atrocious.
the blue lonegoon
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(12-21-2013, 03:05 AM)
Nice, I just ordered the refurbished Wii remote set for $20. I'd have gotten this along with it if I could have.
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(12-21-2013, 03:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by TouchMyBox

It's 3 hours at high brightness and 4 hours with the brightness turned down.

I always use my devices at full so it'll be 3 hours for me. I think I'll hold off for a bit then.
Ridley327
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(12-21-2013, 03:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by bananas

That's atrocious.

Battery life is never going to be great since it's constantly streaming video, but the tiny-ass battery the GamePad comes with does it no favors at all.
Deactivision
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(12-21-2013, 03:09 AM)
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So happy I got one of these a few months ago. Highly recommended.
ohlawd
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(12-21-2013, 03:10 AM)
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well uh crap $7 shipping. Even if it shows up in retailers, the markup :(
Rnr1224
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(12-21-2013, 03:11 AM)
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nice! been waiting for this. ill be sure to pick it up soon
opticalmace
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(12-21-2013, 03:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by TouchMyBox

It's 3 hours at high brightness and 4 hours with the brightness turned down.

How long does it take to charge?

Originally Posted by Elixist

i just got a new wiiu and i get an hour maybe two if lucky. its a fucking joke.

WTF, maybe it's defective? That's awful.
Elixist
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(12-21-2013, 03:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by bananas

That's atrocious.

i just got a new wiiu and i get an hour maybe two if lucky. its a fucking joke.
ohlawd
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(12-21-2013, 03:12 AM)
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Anyone from the US wanna tell me how much you're paying for shipping?
Ridley327
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(12-21-2013, 03:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by opticalmace

How long does it take to charge?

From no charge to full, about 2.5 hours.
Elixist
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(12-21-2013, 03:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by the blue lonegoon

Nice, I just ordered the refurbished Wii remote set for $20. I'd have gotten this along with it if I could have.

same and the wiimotes i got are like brand new good deal.
CrackPebbles
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(12-21-2013, 03:13 AM)
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I think I would rather buy a pro controller, is the gamepad required for games like mario 3d world or pikmin 3?
Ridley327
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(12-21-2013, 03:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by CrackPebbles

I think I would rather buy a pro controller, is the gamepad required for games like mario 3d world or pikmin 3?

You definitely need the GamePad for SM3DW to complete a couple of the levels.
InfiniteNine
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(12-21-2013, 03:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ridley327

You definitely need the GamePad for SM3DW to complete a couple of the levels.

Why is that exactly?
Ridley327
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(12-21-2013, 03:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by InfiniteNine

Why is that exactly?

There are levels that require touchscreen and mic input to interact with stage elements. There's only a handful of them in the entire game, but they'd be impossible to go through without the GamePad.
11redder
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(12-21-2013, 03:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Elixist

i just got a new wiiu and i get an hour maybe two if lucky. its a fucking joke.

Your battery is definitely defective. The standard battery life is bad at 3-4 hours, but that's absolutely atrocious.
javac
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(12-21-2013, 03:28 AM)
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I get like 3 1/2 hours and I play with the brightness on lowest and full volume on headphones. I wouldn't mind it being longer but at that point I feel like I've played too long anyways lol. The battery indicator flashing red is a sign I need a break lol :p
PotionBleue
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(12-21-2013, 03:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by javac

I get like 3 1/2 hours and I play with the brightness on lowest and full volume on headphones. I wouldn't mind it being longer but at that point I feel like I've played too long anyways lol. The battery indicator flashing red is a sign I need a break lol :p

I get 4 hours with brightness 3/5 and sound on. Did you disable Energy Saving?
prag16
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(12-21-2013, 03:30 AM)
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The battery life has never been an issue for me personally. With medium headset volume and lowest brightness I've made it just about 5 hours usually. And I very rarely play for that long at a clip.

That said, this extended battery should have been the stock battery from the get go.
fernoca
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(12-21-2013, 03:32 AM)
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No problems with the (regular) battery. Usually play mine with it connected to the outlet.
Was planning on buying one of this batteries anyway...but not for $32+. :p
ohlawd
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(12-21-2013, 03:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by fernoca

No problems with the battery. Usually play mine with it connected to the outlet.
Was planning on buying one of this batteries anyway...but not for $32+. :p

Does Nintendo's online store ever have stuff on sale? >_<
Kai Dracon
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(12-21-2013, 03:34 AM)
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I feel fortunate to have gotten a replacement fixed Nyko battery before Nyko canceled the entire thing.

If anyone here replaces theirs with the official Nintendo battery, get ready to laugh your ass off at how tiny the stock battery in the gamepad is.
Exile20
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(12-21-2013, 03:35 AM)
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By comparison the DS4 last 6-8 hrs from what i see from people online.
catabarez
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(12-21-2013, 03:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kai Dracon

I feel fortunate to have gotten a replacement fixed Nyko battery before Nyko canceled the entire thing.

If anyone here replaces theirs with the official Nintendo battery, get ready to laugh your ass off at how tiny the stock battery in the gamepad is.

They stopped making them?
tipoo
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(12-21-2013, 03:37 AM)

Originally Posted by InfiniteNine

Up to 8 hours? How much is it without it? D:

Everyone should keep in mind the 'up to". the regular is "up to 5" hours, but usually gets 3.
ozfunghi
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(12-21-2013, 03:39 AM)
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I get 5 hours with brightness set to low, rumble disabled, power saving enabled and sound through earphones playing off-tv.
Elixist
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(12-21-2013, 03:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by 11redder

Your battery is definitely defective. The standard battery life is bad at 3-4 hours, but that's absolutely atrocious.

maybe i should contact nintendo then cuz i have energy saving on as well or just buy this
Ulysses 31
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(12-21-2013, 03:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by tipoo

Everyone should keep in mind the 'up to". the regular is "up to 5" hours, but usually gets 3.

8 hours doesn't seem far off, I played a couple of hours and the system still showed 4/4 full battery bars afterwards.
SatoAilDarko
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(12-21-2013, 03:40 AM)
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Hope Nintendo eventually sells it at retail (doubtful) so the price can go down. It's a nice convenience but over $30 for going from 3-5 hours to 5-8 hours isn't worth it. I'll eventually get it but probably in 2015.

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