Nintendo has been working on a larger battery pack for the Wii U for some time, but Japanese gaming website Game Watch has put it to the test. Nintendo claims the new battery for the Wii U GamePad will last up to 5 to 8 hours due to the 2550mAh pack, which is a huge increase from the original 1500mAh battery. Game Watch tested the new battery with the GamePad on the highest brightness settings with no power saving. They played the opening movie from Monster Hunter 3 for several hours, which showed that the battery lasted 5 hours and 12 minutes.
It’s nice to see Nintendo living up to its promise to create a longer-lasting battery for the Wii U GamePad. The battery pack is currently only available in Japan, but if it’s a sales success we could see it released to the rest of the world.
Would you purchase this larger battery pack if it were made available in your region?