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The Wii U GamePad will operate for anything from three to five hours on one charge, Nintendo of Japan has revealed.

A full charge takes two and a half hours, but thankfully you can charge whilst playing.

Three hours sounds a little low, so we're hoping most games will get closer to five hours play time.

In related news, specs have revealed that the Wii U GamePad weighs less than the iPad.

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MJTH@ Batmamerc

Yeah I know right, I once lost my DS Lite for 3 months and when I finally found I was still able to finish my game of mario kart before even thinking of charging it.
At least since this isn't a portable, the controller being wired is not the "biggest" of problems that could befall on it I suppose
Posted 01:49 on 07 June 2012
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Batmamerc@ Endless

That's what I mean though it's about time someone tried to squeeze more juice into a smaller space, computer tech ie processsor chips have been doing that for years and still continues to do so, its like the Americans have massive 4.0 litre cars but only get 170 bhp out of them were us Brits and the Germans can get 300+ bhp from the same engine, someone needs to get more juice out of the same thing or instead make better tech to use less juice without compromising the tech. How come the DS lite that I got was so good I bought that 2 or 3 years ago only charged it once played it quite regularly n never turned it off, I went to get it out the other day to put on eBay and flipped it open to find it was still playing GTA China Town Wars pretty much a year later paused were I had left it, needless to say I forgot to put it on eBay after continuing playing it for at least an hour before it died. They've got to be going wrong somewhere but batteries still amaze me like electric and wifi does and know nothing about how they work so it's just me moaning without knowledge really.
Posted 18:05 on 06 June 2012
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How long does it last on a full charge if gathering dust?
Posted 13:49 on 06 June 2012
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Endless@ Batmamerc

I'm pretty sure it has, but it's either too big or too expensive to put in small devices. :|
Posted 11:50 on 06 June 2012
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Wireless technology is going backwards with the 3ds battery going flat when you turn the switch off at the wall and ps vita n iPhone/smartphones been terrible as well, why has battery technology not been improved yet if everything is going wireless surely that should be the proprietary consideration when developing a new wireless device.
Posted 08:14 on 06 June 2012
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So it will be wired up most of the time... brilliant, just brilliant.....
Posted 19:37 on 05 June 2012
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