When the Wii U GamePad extended battery was finally announced for the rest of the world, many people were excited. The battery adds nearly double the hours to the GamePad, sitting at 2550mAh while the standard battery that comes with the GamePad is only 1500mAh. So what is the weight relation between the two? According to one redditor who took the time to weigh them, only an ounce of difference is added.
The standard GamePad battery weights in at 1.5 ounces (42g), while the extended battery weighs in at 2.65 ounces (72g). With the battery adding nearly double the play time and a very miniscule weight difference, we’re having a hard time seeing why Nintendo doesn’t just put these things in the Wii U as standard, instead of making people buy an additional $32 accessory.
The Nintendo Store just restocked the new high capacity batteries if you are interested in picking one up.