Are you tired of using up your AA batteries in your Wii Remote, opening it up, finding that you have no more AA batteries, frantically running to the store, and buying more and more batteries? Are you tired of constantly waiting forever for your rechargeable AA batteries to recharge? Well, your trials may be at an end soon if Nintendo carries through with its current plan of researching and releasing a rechargeable battery pack designed for the Wii Remote.
Nintendo explained in an online survey (as seen below) that numerous customers had contacted them and asked for a rechargeable battery pack. As a result, this recent survey included two questions that dealt with this battery pack issue.
As the survey stated, the proposed battery pack would have a 90 minute recharge time with a resulting 13 hours of playtime! This is especially appealing after the release of the latest Zelda game. You could play Skyward Sword for 13 hours before Fi popped up to tell you that, “the batteries in your Wii-Mote are nearly depleted”. This does beg the question as to why Nintendo has not looked into this option before. With the Xbox 360 and PS3 featuring chargeable battery packs, it seems hard to believe that this is only now coming up after the Wii’s release in 2006. Regardless, it is a good thing that this battery pack has been brought to Nintendo’s attention now, and that we soon may see this released to the public.