Nintendo Wii U Pro Controller lasts up to 80 hours, won't be backwards compatible

Nintendo's Wii U Pro Controller has up to 80 hours of battery life according to some retailer claims.

@anthony256
Published Wed, Oct 17 2012 5:31 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:26 PM CST

Nintendo's Wii U Pro Controller is set to sport a battery life of around 80 hours from a single charge, according to Gamestop and Amazon. Coming from the current PS3 controller for example, that only lasts 20-25 hours from a single charge, this is some great news for gamers.

Nintendo Wii U Pro Controller lasts up to 80 hours, won't be backwards compatible | TweakTown.com

Nintendo haven't publicly announced this number, but retail giants Amazon and GameStop are using the specs in their product description, which probably came from Nintendo in the first place:

Your games, your way. However you think of your gaming style - hardcore, old school, or purely nostalgic - the Wii U Pro Controller puts you in the game. Designed for accessibility and extended gameplay comfort, the Wii U Pro Controller features the dual analog sticks and ergonomic button layout that you've come to expect, as well as a rechargeable battery that can last up to 80 hours on a single charge. The Wii U Pro Controller can be used for playing a variety of games - from packaged games at retail to downloadable games from the Nintendo eShop. Look on the back of Wii U game packaging to see which games use the Wii U Pro Controller. Not compatible with the Wii system or games.

The 80-hour battery life may sound great, but the backwards compatibility not being there is a bit of a kick in the guts.

NEWS SOURCE:nintendolife.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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