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

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

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.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.



Wii U GamePad

  • You're not getting dual-GamePad gaming on Wii U anytime soon

    Nintendo promised back in 2012 Wii U games making use of two GamePads would be released “sometime next year.” Next year being 2013. It’s 2014 now, and according to Shigeru Miyamoto dual-GamePad functionality isn’t part of Nintendo’s “objectives in the short-term.”

  • 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.