Replacement Wii U GamePads available 'for a fee'

Nintendo won't be selling additional Wii U GamePads when the console launches on November 18th, but if a user damages the GamePad that comes with their console they can have it replaced "for a fee", a Nintendo spokesperson told Polygon.

Nintendo won't be selling additional Wii U GamePads when the console launches on November 18th, but if a user damages the GamePad that comes with their console they can have it replaced "for a fee", a Nintendo spokesperson told Polygon.

When pressed for details on the replacement service, Polygon was told that users would be able to obtain replacement GamePad controllers from Nintendo Consumer Service for a fee, although the exact amount and process involved was not stated.

The spokesperson said that additional details on the process and price of replacing a broken or damaged Wii U GamePad controller will be revealed closer to the console's launch.

In Japan, the standalone GamePad will sell for ¥13,400 (roughly $172). Nintendo has said that at the time of launch there will be no games that support dual GamePad play. Nintendo's product marketing manager, Bill Trinen, said that the GamePad will be sold separately once the content is there to support it.

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