How long do the WiiU tablet gamepad battery usually lasts?

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User Info: NonomiyaNono

NonomiyaNono
2 years ago#1
. It's kinda short for me... Only need a single gaming session for it to go from fully charged to become red flash... Is that even normal?

User Info: ShadowRisae

ShadowRisae
2 years ago#2
How long do you go between gaming sessions, and do you plug it in between? The gamepad seems to lose battery charge pretty quick when not being used, even if you turn off the option so it won't randomly show ads on it even when your console is off.
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User Info: Nertak

Nertak
2 years ago#3
Yes its normal. I have the charging dock and always put back on it when i'm not playing so its always charging. Doing that Its usually fine for when I play alone. However, when I have friends over I almost always have to plug it in to charge.

Nintendo does sell a better battery that will give it a longer charge if it bugs you that much and you are willing to spend the money

https://store.nintendo.com/ng3/browse/productDetailColorSizePicker.jsp?productId=prod150204

User Info: GC_Destiny

GC_Destiny
2 years ago#4
The bigger battery will last me 4-5 hours at medium brightness level. The original battery would start flashing red at me after only 2-2.5 hours. The bigger battery is worth the money.
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User Info: kdognumba1

kdognumba1
2 years ago#5
3 hours give or take depending on the gamepad settings. I recommend buying the high capacity battery. It doubled battery life from about 3 hours to 6 hours. If you need more battery life there's also the Uboost but it adds weight to the system.

https://store.nintendo.com/ng3/browse/productDetailColorSizePicker.jsp?productId=prod150204

http://www.amazon.com/Uboost-Wii-U-Nintendo/dp/B009Q5XGO2/ref=pd_bxgy_63_img_y
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User Info: NonomiyaNono

NonomiyaNono
2 years ago#6
my last gaming session was like 3-4 hours... so I guess it's normal for it to be that short....

Well it's kind of a pain to have to plug it in during play time since I need to take some range between me and my big TV...

User Info: DarkAdonis123

DarkAdonis123
2 years ago#7
I get 2-2 1/2 hours out of it.
Through 2011, Wii's third party support was on par with or better than PS3's -Terotrous (Wii U board)

User Info: DarkAdonis123

DarkAdonis123
2 years ago#8
kdognumba1 posted...
3 hours give or take depending on the gamepad settings. I recommend buying the high capacity battery. It doubled battery life from about 3 hours to 6 hours. If you need more battery life there's also the Uboost but it adds weight to the system.

https://store.nintendo.com/ng3/browse/productDetailColorSizePicker.jsp?productId=prod150204

http://www.amazon.com/Uboost-Wii-U-Nintendo/dp/B009Q5XGO2/ref=pd_bxgy_63_img_y


$40? Wow that is absurdly overpriced.
Through 2011, Wii's third party support was on par with or better than PS3's -Terotrous (Wii U board)

User Info: stargazer64

stargazer64
2 years ago#9
2 to 3 hours
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User Info: redeyes6778

redeyes6778
2 years ago#10
stargazer64 posted...
2 to 3 hours


seriously? you can't even finish a COD campaign with that battery life
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