Has anybody noticed an increase in their electricity bill...

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User Info: AdamLazaruso

AdamLazaruso
4 years ago#1
...since buying a Wii U?

The Wii U controller has terrible battery life and I've seen a lot of people brush this off as "whatever, I'll just leave it on charge all the time".

So has anyone noticed an increase in their electricity bill since they started doing this or is it kewl?
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User Info: shaunme

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4 years ago#2
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User Info: AdamLazaruso

AdamLazaruso
4 years ago#3
How much?
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User Info: NiftyManZ

NiftyManZ
4 years ago#4
No. I have not. And I thought once the game pad is full it stops charging.
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User Info: Rotuhiiri

Rotuhiiri
4 years ago#5
Do you guys use it a lot? Eurogamer called it "the greenest console" and I highly doubt charging the pad drains that much.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-wii-u-is-the-green-console
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User Info: Joakley815

Joakley815
4 years ago#6
I have definitely noticed an increase! But I figure that might have something to do with the transition from autumn to winter.

User Info: 3D_Shado

3D_Shado
4 years ago#7
I had Wii U for a week before it got the BLoD and I returned it. I looked back on my monthly power bill, and there is a massive spike corresponding to that week. I'm pretty sure there is a massive power issue with the defective Wii Us which basically drove my bill up 20% from the month before. I guess I'm "lucky" it broke as early as it did, otherwise I might not even have enough to pay the bill!

User Info: TheBonfini

TheBonfini
4 years ago#8
You could play it all day and night and it have the controller constantly plugged in with button mashing games and it would never cost more than a few cents a day.

This consoles has an incredibly low need for power supply. It is super efficient.

Don't get paranoid about it. Any differences in your bill are much more likely to be attributable to it being a colder month than last month making your furnace work harder.
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User Info: Petey_Meanis

Petey_Meanis
4 years ago#9
my bill went up over $200 a month because of Wii U.
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User Info: NiftyManZ

NiftyManZ
4 years ago#10
Ahahahaha. 4d_shado would never just blatantly lie like that. He was cooler.
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