When do they plan on selling gamepads separately?

#1STN79Posted 3/19/2013 9:12:14 PM
I'm already having problems with mine losing it's connection to the console. It even happens in the same room when not directly facing the system from two feet away. If i called Nintendo they'd just give me the same trouble shooting advice i could find on google or they'd want me to ship away the whole system. I'd rather just buy a new gamepad but i can't even do that because they don't sell them for some reason. Can you order one from Nintendo's web site or something?
#2CHAINMAILLEKIDPosted 3/19/2013 9:13:08 PM
How do you even know the game pad is the problem?
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#3Faceman_Posted 3/19/2013 9:15:08 PM
Sounds like a personal problem
#4STN79(Topic Creator)Posted 3/19/2013 9:18:42 PM(edited)
Well i'm pretty sure. The only thing i haven't tried is removing the battery and resyncing or moving the Wii U to another room.
Even if i barely shake the pad it cuts out.
#5Thunderbird8Posted 3/20/2013 12:17:07 AM
Until games start to make use of multiple game pads, there's no real business sense for retailers to stock game pads.
#6JulesNeciPosted 3/20/2013 12:32:27 AM
STN79 posted...
Well i'm pretty sure. The only thing i haven't tried is removing the battery and resyncing or moving the Wii U to another room.
Even if i barely shake the pad it cuts out.


That's not the ONLY thing you haven't tried. You listed THREE things. Know not you how to count?
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#7STN79(Topic Creator)Posted 3/20/2013 1:18:33 AM
Fine the only "THINGS" i haven't tried. Happy now?

Well anyway now all i haven't done is remove the battery and i really doubt that will do squat.
I really think my controller is defective at this point. Screw it i'm callin Nintendo.
They better not need my entire console when all i want is a working controller. This is exactly why those things should be sold separately. Any other system gets a broken one and you just go buy another. I know it won't be cheap but it's better than shipping away my brand new system that can stll be played fine with a pro controller for the most part.
#8SocranPosted 3/20/2013 2:24:18 AM(edited)
You've been asking about this for almost a week now. If you had sent it in to begin with, you'd have it back by now. Remember, buying a seperate pad would cost you $80 minimum. Would you seriously rather pay that than go without the system for under a week?

(Removing the battery does far more than "squat", however. Never underestimate electronics' ability to stay on even when it's in the off position.)
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#9Petey_MeanisPosted 3/20/2013 2:28:09 AM(edited)
From: STN79 | Posted: 3/20/2013 5:18:33 AM | #007
This is exactly why those things should be sold separately.

So you'd be willing to pay $140 for a new one rather than getting the one you have repaired/replaced for free since it's under warranty?

smh.

From: Socran | Posted: 3/20/2013 6:24:18 AM | #008
Remember, buying a seperate pad would cost you $80 minimum.

They cost $140 new if you need to buy a replacement from Nintendo.
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#10STN79(Topic Creator)Posted 3/20/2013 10:01:13 AM
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