Nintendo Considering Rechargeable Wii Remote Batteries
The Wii Remote may finally be about to get bespoke rechargeable battery packs, more than six years after it first launched.
A new Nintendo survey (via GoNintendo) suggests that the company may soon be releasing a rechargeable battery pack for Wii Remotes not too dissimilar to the ones used by Xbox 360 controllers, hopefully freeing us from the tyranny of AA batteries forever.
In the survey, an image of which you can see below, the company asks whether consumers would be interested in a battery pack and charger that would provide 13 hours of use after a 90 minute charge, as well as if they’d pay $40 for it if it was bundled with a new strap and replacement silicone cover.
IGN reached out to Nintendo for confirmation of the rumours but was told the company didn’t comment on rumour and speculation. Despite this, are you glad to hear that Nintendo may be about to bring its controllers in line with its rivals? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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