Wii U Controller Battery to Last Three to Five Hours
The Wii U
's controller with it's 6.2-inch LCD touchscreen is undoubtedly impressive, but what is that screen going to do for the battery life? According to a spec sheet that was posted on Nintendo
's Japanese site, the controller battery lasts from three to five hours, depending on the brightness setting. That's a serious downgrade in battery life when compared to normal wireless
controllers, but to be fair, the Wii U controller is anything but normal. It'll take two and a half hours to fully recharge the controller, but if you're the kind of gamer who likes to marathon things, you could always play with the controller plugged in. Sometimes I think the wireless generation forgets that that's a possibility.
The Wii U is scheduled to come out later this year and will support two Wii U Gamepads at a time, which is a recent change that came after gamers expressed disappointment in Nintendo's original announcement that the console would only support one.
via The Verge