The Nintendo Switch Pro controller can last about 40 hours on a single charge according to the controller’s boxing.
The Switch’s Pro controller includes a rechargeable lithium ion battery that can be charged with an included USB charging cable or the Nintendo Switch AC Adapter. An interesting tidbit is that the Pro controller will automatically pair with the Switch system when connected in TV mode and connected via the USB charging cable.
40 hours is quite decent when compared to the battery life of Sony’s DualShock 4 controller (around 7-8 hours) and Microsoft’s Xbox One controller (20+ hours). In contrast, the Wii U Pro controller can last up to 80 hours.
The Nintendo Switch Pro controller is an optional controller for those who don’t want to use the standard Switch Joy-Con controller. The controller features motion controls, HD rumble, built-in amiibo functionality, and more.
The Nintendo Switch was officially unveiled back in October of last year.
At home, Nintendo Switch rests in the Nintendo Switch Dock that connects the system to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room. By simply lifting Nintendo Switch from the dock, the system will instantly transition to portable mode, and the same great gaming experience that was being enjoyed at home now travels with you. The portability of Nintendo Switch is enhanced by its bright high-definition display. It brings the full home gaming system experience with you to the park, on an airplane, in a car, or to a friend’s apartment.
“Nintendo Switch allows gamers the freedom to play however they like,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO, Nintendo of America following the Switch's announcement. “It gives game developers new abilities to bring their creative visions to life by opening up the concept of gaming without boundaries.”
Nintendo will release the Nintendo Switch globally next month on March 3.