Can you use the Wii U controller while plugged in?

#1jjgatorPosted 9/19/2012 6:21:09 PM
I just read on IGN that the charge for the controller lasts 3-5 hours(and takes 2.5 hours to charge). I guess long gaming sessions are out, unless you can use it while plugged in(I don't think IGN mentioned whether you can or not, but I don't see why you wouldn't be able to. It still would be nice to know for sure).
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#2Starwars4JPosted 9/19/2012 6:21:28 PM
Yes, it was confirmed awhile ago.
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#3jjgator(Topic Creator)Posted 9/19/2012 6:23:58 PM
Starwars4J posted...
Yes, it was confirmed awhile ago.


Where?
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#4DBPanterAPosted 9/19/2012 6:29:46 PM
Not sure where it was confirmed.

It is the same idea, even the charging Cradle as the 3DS. You could honestly play with the Gamepad plugged in all the time if you wanted.
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#5KnightofShikariPosted 9/19/2012 6:34:02 PM
i don't remember where but i think they said it's gonna be like the DS3 where you can just hook it up and keep playing. besides, weren't the demo models at the conferences hooked up to the system anyways?
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#6Starwars4JPosted 9/19/2012 6:51:40 PM
jjgator posted...
Starwars4J posted...
Yes, it was confirmed awhile ago.


Where?


E3
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2012/06/06/wii-u-controller-battery-life-long-enough-for-most-gamers.aspx

However, the controller will include an AC adapter that will allow you to charge the controller without stopping your game.

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#7ReedeemerPosted 9/19/2012 6:54:52 PM
I saw some pics that showed the controller used the same charger as the 3DS (top of the controller, near left trigger), but I see a different adapter for the controller in the console bundles. Was that an older revision of the controller or...?
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#8FullMetalPanicPosted 9/19/2012 7:00:13 PM
I don't see any reason at this age & day why you wouldn't be able to. The real question is however, how long would the AC adapter cord be.
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