Gamestop Claims That the Wii U Pro Controller Can Last 80 Hours

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  1. LightyKD
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    They got the room for it in the controller, so why not.
     
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    Can't tell if you're being serious, or delusional.
     
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    >no screen or display of any kind
    >passively uses battery (only uses considerable power to transmit when buttons are pressed/joystick is moved, otherwise just stays in standby when powered on)
    >Wavebird lasts just as long if not longer
    >2012 technology

    We're surprised?

    Now, tell me the TABLET lasts 80 hours and then we're talking "Holy Frak".
     
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    Mostly because we are "at capacity" for batteries with our current tech.
     
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    Up to 80 hours.

    Probably means you'll get 80 off it idling with the battery operating at a certain temp. I would be surprised if you get that playing.
     
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    I thought that was pretty average for current gen controller nowadays.
     
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    That's probably having rumble switched off, I don't see what's so IMPOSSIBRU! about this.
     
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    I thought he was telling the truth. When I saw the thread title, I was like "God, if a controller can go for this long, why can't a 3DS last 12 hours on factory-stock batteries?"
     
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    Smart devices = running 1.x ghz (or better) processors, gfx chips, bluetooth, wifi, etc. which will eat up ANY battery you put inside.
    I have a bluetooth controller with a TINY battery which lasts a good 9 hours. Add this to the fact that the WiiU controllers might well use Bluetooth LE, which uses a fraction of the power of regular bluetooth, 80 hours should easily be possible for a game controller, hell, I've only change the AA batteries in my keyboard twice in the last ten months.
     
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    That's some pretty long battery life.
    Although just as long as it's rechargeable, I am happy. I freaking hate the fact that the Wii-Motes use batteries.
     
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    My attempt to be goofy. I know that in Smart Devices there are the issues of touch screens, higher processing, and wireless frequencies that eat up more juice than just inputs.
     
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    Give me the option of using normal batteries over some custom rechargeable stuff any day of the week, I will even take a minor hit in total capacity.

    Also http://www.usbcell.com/ - awesome little things to have around.
     
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    Wow that's really long.
    Dualshock 3 charges last about 15 hours with rumble.
     
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    Well, then again, remember, this is coming from GameStop...
     
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    Not surprised. My PS3 controller used to last that long when I first got it. But you know batteries degrade after awhile.
     
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    And since this is the internet, it probably won't take too long until some goof ball is going to attempt a 3.33 day gaming marathon. :P
     
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    Now make batteries like this for 3DS and Vita, then my life will be complete.
     
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    I am rather poor, batteries get really expensive replacing over time.
     
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    My 360 controllers tend to last for a pretty long time, so this isn't all that surprising.

    Now, do they have anything on the battery life of the tablet controller?
     

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