Wii U Gamepad Battery Only Lasts For 3-5 Hours

Confirmed by Nintendo’s official site found here, the Gamepad will only last on battery for 3 to 5 hours before needing a charge. The site says that you will be able to play while charging but it seems like that may be a bit challenging given the way some of these games play.

Take Zombi U for instance, some of the motions we saw when a zombie grabs onto you may jerk the cord out of the wall or even the Gamepad. Hopefully this doesn’t hurt the charging port.

Nintendo themselves have yet to comment on the battery life outside of the site listing but needless to say, this is a bummer.