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Nintendo to Release Official Wii Remote Battery Pack and Charger

by J.P. Corbran - May 30, 2013, 8:07 am PDT
Total comments: 8

Six years after the console's launch, Nintendo sees fit to introduce this much requested functionality.

A first-party Nintendo Wii Remote rechargeable battery pack and charger will be released in Japan July 13.

Nintendo promises that using this set, a Wii Remote will regain one hour of play time after nine minutes of charge time, while a full 90 minute charge will allow for 13 hours of gaming. 

The bundle of the charge stand and one battery pack will retail for 4200 yen, while additional battery packs will be 2625 yen.

Talkback

CericMay 30, 2013

http://youtu.be/_J6-3l3hCm0

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterMay 30, 2013

I'm quite happy with this. I will be getting 2 of these battery packs.

StrikerObiMike Sklens, Podcast EditorMay 30, 2013

I wish they would bundle this with a Wii Remote.

Ian SaneMay 30, 2013

Nintendo: "We have just agreed... I have told your names to the Entmoot, and we have agreed you are not orcs."

This doesn't seem too useful now unless Nintendo really uses the Wiimotes a lot with the Wii U.

AdrockMay 30, 2013

Quote from: Ian

This doesn't seem too useful now unless Nintendo really uses the Wiimotes a lot with the Wii U.

Then, yes, this is very useful. Every multiplayer Wii U game Nintendo has shown uses Wii Remotes.

noname2200May 30, 2013

Quote from: Ian

Nintendo: "We have just agreed... I have told your names to the Entmoot, and we have agreed you are not orcs."

Well played, sir.


I'm thinking of picking some of these up once my rechargeable batteries start to lose their charge time. I had the Nyko rechargeable kit, but it wasn't particularly good, and it lost its charge after just a few dozen times. Here's hoping Nintendo's kit is better crafted!

RazorkidMay 30, 2013

Quote from: Ian

Nintendo: "We have just agreed... I have told your names to the Entmoot, and we have agreed you are not orcs."

So appropriate ;D .


I'll be picking up 4 of these, the nyko ones I bought at the Wii's launch barely hold a charge longer than a few hours anymore.

tendoboy1984August 28, 2013

Better late than never.

When will these be released outside of Japan?

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