Wii U Controller Battery Life Revealed

Nintendo has released some tech specs

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One thing we all wanted to know about the all singing-all dancing Wii U secondary screen and controller is how long does the damn thing work between charges. Well, now Nintendo has stated the number:

According to Ninty - the most game of all the platform holders at this year's E3 drone fest by the way - the "Wii U GamePad" as we must get used to calling it gives between three and five hours between charges. Now, whether that's 100% charge to 0% charge or between recommended charges we still finding out.

According to MCV, "It weights 500g, making it lighter than an iPad. Its screen is 6.2 inches but does not support multi-touch, meaning users are restricted to one digit at a time. It has a standard 16:9 ratio, just like an HD TV. The resolution of the display has not yet been revealed. 720p (1280x720 pixels) or 1080p (1920x1080) is the hope, but seems a little unlikely.

"Packed inside are an accelerometer, gyroscope and geomagnetic sensor, as well as the much-vaunted Near-Field Communication (NFC) chip that you?d find in an Oyster Card. Rumble is also supported."

The main Specs are:

Size: Approximately 1.8 inches tall, 6.8 inches wide and 10.5 inches long.
New Controller:

The new controller incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 touch screen and traditional button controls, including two analogue Circle Pads. This combination removes the traditional barriers between games, players and the TV by creating a second window into the video game world.

The rechargeable controller includes a Power button, Home button, +Control Pad, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons and ZL/ZR buttons. It includes a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope, rumble feature, camera, a microphone, stereo speakers, a sensor strip and a stylus.

Other Controls:
Up to four Wii Remote (or Wii Remote Plus) controllers can be connected at once.
The new console supports all Wii controllers and input devices, including the Nunchuk controller, Classic Controller, Classic Controller Pro and Wii Balance

A single self-loading media bay will play 12-centimeter proprietary high-density
optical discs for the new console, as well as 12-centimeter Wii optical discs.

Video Output:
Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. Compatible cables include HDMI, component, S-video and composite.

Audio Output:
Uses AV Multi Out connector. Six-channel PCM linear output through HDMI.

The console will have internal flash memory, as well as the option to expand its memory using either an SD memory card or an external USB hard disk drive.

IBM Power-based multi-core microprocessor.

Four USB 2.0 connector slots are included. The new console is backward compatible with Wii games and Wii accessories.

Note: Details are subject to change.

Also included in a front-facing camera (with an as-of-yet unspecified resolution), microphone, sensor bar and stylus. Twin stereo speakers are also incorporated.


editor 7 Jun 2012 01:26
@-hour recharge for only 3 hours play!! Ouch!
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