Wii U GamePad High-Capacity Battery available now in US

Nintendo releases $32 battery upgrade

Nintendo has released the official Wii U GamePad high capacity Battery in US.

The $32 battery upgrade is claimed to double the gameplay time of the GamePad to around 8 hours, compared to around 3-5 hours with the standard battery.


Unlike other extended battery solutions, the official high capacity battery fits neatly into the GamePad's standard battery compartment, replacing the old one and leaving the form factor of the controller unaltered.

The high capacity battery is available now via the official Nintendo store.