GamePad Replacements Will Cost Customer Service Fee
After last week’s press conference that revealed the Wii U’s price and launch date, there’s been more information about Nintendo’s new system than ever before. But there are still some details that haven’t quite been spelled out.
For example: GamePad controllers won’t be available at retail right away. Nintendo has said that this won’t be an issue, since there won’t be any games that utilize more than one GamePad, so why would you need to buy a new one? Well—what if the one you get with your system breaks?
According to a post on Polygon, replacement GamePads can be obtained through Nintendo customer service, “for a fee.” How much of a fee? It’s not clear.
The post says that the process for replacement will be revealed closer to the Wii U’s launch, but…you know, we’re pretty close right now. It’s not like that kind of information wouldn’t be pretty helpful. The post also notes that the GamePad will cost roughly $172 in Japan, since it will be sold as a standalone product. Hopefully it won’t be quite as pricey here in the States…but dang.