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KAHN

21. Posted:

people are complaining about the gamepad battery life, and the 3ds battery life, but i see nothing to complain about! just place the piece of crap on a charger when you're not using it ;) i've noticed absolutely NO problems with battery life for both the gamepad and 3ds!

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willobee

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The gamepad is always using up a tiny bit of power for the remote control. Gamepad on or off, you can press the TV button and the menu pops up immediately for it. Maybe that's what is draining some people's batteries?

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0LD_SK0OL_PUNK wrote:

people are complaining about the gamepad battery life, and the 3ds battery life, but i see nothing to complain about! just place the piece of crap on a charger when you're not using it ;) i've noticed absolutely NO problems with battery life for both the gamepad and 3ds!

Agree.

Also I wouldnt be surprised if these game companies use batteries with short life spans to you know cause people to do other things than sit in front of a video game all day. Honestly when my 3DS goes dead that's a signal to me that I need to do something else. As far as the Gamepad goes I have sat and watched my son play FIFA 13 on if for a few hours straight before it dies out at that point he points it on the charger and goes outside to do something. If it wasnt for that he would probably be sitting on the game from sun up till sun down if I allowed it.

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Treverend

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Guys! Quit complaining! Nintendo will see it and make a new controller I feel like I'll have to buy! lol jkjk The battery life is kinda sad. Hasn't really been an issue to me though since I have my gaming setup like a PC one. My TV and Wii U are on a desk and my chair is right up to the desk. Probably not good on my eyes.. but I can't see how it's any worse than starring in a computer monitor.

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25. Posted:

I can see complaining about a 3DS battery as it's portable, you take it on trips, etc. But the Wii U should ALWAYS be next to an outlet(you can't play it without an outlet) then the GamePad life doesn't matter, as you can charge it whenever you want to.

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WaLzgi

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Leave it on the dang cradle while plugged in and quit griping about it :O

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SCAR392

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Ya 3DS has some bad battery life when it's up on full blast, but I can usually get 8 hours off of the lowest brightness and wireless off. All the way up, it shoots more to around 2 1/2 hours. I agree with 3Dash though, there should be no excessive complaints about GamePad battery seeing as it's required to be near an outlet to play Wii U at all.

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Cubits

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I don't think it's completely unrealistic for some people to want more battery from their gamepads. Not everyone has the charging cable within reach to play while powering the unit (my apartment is almost Japanese-small). I've done 4 hour gaming sessions and had to plug the thing in, so there's definitely a market out there demanding more battery life.

And Nyko has the solution. In fact, the excessively spacious battery compartment in the gamepad hinted that Nintendo knew fully well that people might want more time with the gamepad between charges. Why they didn't include the biggest battery possible was probably more a factor of hitting the target weight than of cost cutting. They must have figured that most people would prefer a lighter controller, and be fine with ~3.5 hour gaming sessions. They're probably right.

Still, great that everyone can be happy now. :p

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WaLzgi

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Cubits wrote:

I don't think it's completely unrealistic for some people to want more battery from their gamepads. Not everyone has the charging cable within reach to play while powering the unit (my apartment is almost Japanese-small). I've done 4 hour gaming sessions and had to plug the thing in, so there's definitely a market out there demanding more battery life.

And Nyko has the solution. In fact, the excessively spacious battery compartment in the gamepad hinted that Nintendo knew fully well that people might want more time with the gamepad between charges. Why they didn't include the biggest battery possible was probably more a factor of hitting the target weight than of cost cutting. They must have figured that most people would prefer a lighter controller, and be fine with ~3.5 hour gaming sessions. They're probably right.

Still, great that everyone can be happy now. :p

Well they could go to a store like Walgreens and get a nice cheap extension cord :)

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Gamersteven

30. Posted:

what you do dont buy nyko version wiiu gamepad battery pak wait for nintendo version gamepad battery pak for europe is 4th october to come out because you need some adjusting to get nyko version battery in order to work in gamepad and nyko version is complete joke http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ph...

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LordOfTheFlys

31. Posted:

mine last for about two days, having power saving mode on and screen brightness at 1

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JaxonH

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ATTN: DO NOT BUY THE NYKO EXTENDED BATTERY FOR WII U. They recalled it twice now due to a near 50% fail rate with users. Don't know if they ever got it right, but I wouldn't trust buying one from them at all this gen. I'd wait for the official one from Nintendo which hits Europe October 4th for 30 pounds or euros or whatever currency you use where you're at. I'm in the US and haven't heard word on the official battery's release date here, but I'm hoping I can order the EU version and use it in mine. Don't think controllers are region-locked, so a controller's battery certainly shouldn't be region locked.

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ATTN: DO NOT BUY THE NYKO EXTENDED BATTERY FOR WII U. They recalled it twice now due to a near 50% fail rate with users. Don't know if they ever got it right, but I wouldn't trust buying one from them at all this gen. I'd wait for the official one from Nintendo which hits Europe October 4th for 30 pounds or euros or whatever currency you use where you're at. I'm in the US and haven't heard word on the official battery's release date here, but I'm hoping I can order the EU version and use it in mine. Don't think controllers are region-locked, so a controller's battery certainly shouldn't be region locked.

The original Nyko one was jacked up. I called them right away they sent me the external pack for free while they reworked the internal one. I got the new internal pack 3 weeks ago. It is wired completely different and looks like the OEM pack wiring. Needless to say it works perfect now and between that pack and the external one they sent me for free I can use the gamepad all day without charging.

They bent over backwards and made good with it for me.
Literally with both packs I ran my Wii U from 9am to 8pm and it wasn't dead.
Hopefully they will re-release the fixed pack

Just thought I'd voice my opinion they really went that extra mile for me.

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SCAR392

34. Posted:

@HisSvt2
Ya, but Nyko doesn't exactly have the best reputation. Their devices are usually pretty iffy...
If either of those devices mess up your GamePad(battery leaks/anything related to the battery), Nintendo will tell you your out of luck if you call them for help.

It's not worth the risk, IMO.

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SCAR392 wrote:

@HisSvt2
Ya, but Nyko doesn't exactly have the best reputation. Their devices are usually pretty iffy...
If either of those devices mess up your GamePad(battery leaks/anything related to the battery), Nintendo will tell you your out of luck if you call them for help.

It's not worth the risk, IMO.

I've been using aftermarket stuff like this for consoles for decades I've never had that happen.
Sounds like paranoia to me I've had OEM stuff go bad no more or less than aftermarket stuff.

I have aftermarket stuff like this that I've had for my Wii since 2006 and it still works.

Maybe if Nintendo offered these things we wouldn't have to look elsewhere.

Either way they did right by me and their customer service was excellent.

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RedYoshi999

36. Posted:

I've heard Nintendo Australia will be accepting phone orders for an official extended GamePad battery from October 1st. Just in time for Wind Waker HD!

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dumedum

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I have an outlet where I'm playing so when the light turns red I plug it in.
I don't leave the Game Pad on a cradle. I don't ever use the cradle. I have this cover that prevents it from use. I put the GamePad in a case everytime. The battery does get used that way but very little. After more than a week if it was charged then it is still charged.

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SCAR392

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HisSvt2 wrote:

SCAR392 wrote:

@HisSvt2
Ya, but Nyko doesn't exactly have the best reputation. Their devices are usually pretty iffy...
If either of those devices mess up your GamePad(battery leaks/anything related to the battery), Nintendo will tell you your out of luck if you call them for help.

It's not worth the risk, IMO.

I've been using aftermarket stuff like this for consoles for decades I've never had that happen.
Sounds like paranoia to me I've had OEM stuff go bad no more or less than aftermarket stuff.

I have aftermarket stuff like this that I've had for my Wii since 2006 and it still works.

Maybe if Nintendo offered these things we wouldn't have to look elsewhere.

Either way they did right by me and their customer service was excellent.

I've heard many occasions where 3rd party stuff messes up and Nintendo won't help you.

I've never had any problems with Nyko myself, BTW. I just trust others' experiences, and I've seen it first hand before. It's not paranoia when I've actually seen it happen.

Plus, there's an official longer lasting batter coming out soon anyway. I've never had a 1st party product break.

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DdFixen

39. Posted:

I don't have any mayor problems with the battery limit of the GamePad. When the red light starts blinking, I simply put the charger in the pad and keep on playing. A tip is to not use the charger until it is absolutetly necessarry, because the batteries will last longer if you start charging them when they've almost run out. Besides, it is more friendly to the environment. Good thing, good thing;)

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