by David Sanchez on October 16, 2012 @ 10:06 am
Reports indicate that the Wii U Pro Controller will last up to 80 hours per charge when Nintendo’s upcoming platform launches next month. While this hasn’t been officially announced by Nintendo, the product pages for the Pro Controller on both GameStop and Amazon clearly state the 80-hour battery life for the peripheral.
The initial report comes courtesy of Nintendo Life, where it was also pointed out that the Pro Controller’s battery life is quite lengthy compared to the possible 25-hour lasting power of the PlayStation 3 controller. Similarly, the Xbox 360 controller can also function for up to 25 hours. The Wii U GamePad, however, will only offer a five-hour battery life per charge.
Because the Pro Controller will hold a charge for so long, you have to wonder if developers will actually make plenty of games that are compatible with the device. I think some folks would like to be able to continue playing a game with the Pro Controller if their GamePad battery died out rather than stopping abruptly.
The Pro Controller will not be included with the Wii U, but it will launch alongside the console on November 18 for $49.99.
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