Wii U GamePads – replacements can be ordered through Nintendo Consumer Service

Tuesday, 18th September 2012 16:15 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Wii U GamePads won’t be sold separately in the US due to Nintendo not wanting any consumer confusion to ensue, however, should you break your lovely new second screen controller, you can order a new one. Just be aware it will cost you, and Nintendo isn’t saying how much – yet.

Replacement GamePads can be ordered through Nintendo Consumer Service, while a stand-alone controller will be sold in Japan for ¥13,400/$172, how much one will run you in the US should it get broken or damages will be revealed by Nintendo “closer to the console’s launch,”
the firm told Polygon

In the west, Nintendo’s product marketing manager Bill Trinen
said over the weekend
that consumers will be able to purchase the GamePad singularly when there are games released to support two at a time.



  1. TMRNetShark

    They will probably be like… “Yeah, that’ll be $200.”


    I can buy a 3DS XL for that price!

    #1 2 years ago

    Oh, so it’ll be really quick and easy to get a replacement pad, then…?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Kabby

    In Japan, the standalone GamePad will sell for ¥13,400 (roughly $172).

    The link in the article is fubar’d btw.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. ManuOtaku

    How this be handle in South America?, i dont think this service has been implemented here

    #4 2 years ago
  5. SlayerGT

    I say 120-150ish US$

    #5 2 years ago

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