Wii U: Pro Controller battery life is 80 hours, retaillers claim

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 11:28 GMT By Dave Cook

Wii U offers players a myriad of control methods, from the GamePad tablet device, classic WiiMotes and the more recognisable Pro Controller. Retailers are claiming that the device can hold an 80 hour charge. Get the details below.

Nintendo Life also reports that the Pro Controller is not backwards compatible, which could be a blow for fans of regular controllers.

Both GameStop and Amazon have both posted the following product description for Nintendo’s pro controller:

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.

Hot damn. Although Nintendo is yet to confirm this, so take the news with a whole shaker of salt until then.

Thanks Eurogamer.