Battery

Wii U Game Pad high-capacity battery on sale in North America

Nintendo of America has begun selling high-capacity battery packs for the Wii U Game Pad, an add-on heretofore available elsewhere but mysteriously absent from North America. The $32 peripheral boasts up to eight hours of use, up from the regular battery’s maximum of five hours. Grab it from the Nintendo Store. Thanks, Destructoid.

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