Answered Charging the Wii U Pro Controller.

Derek S-H

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Mine arrived today from Amazon UK.

The instructions recommended that you charge it fully the first time, even though mine is a warehouse offer (maybe a return).

It also said that you charge using the supplied USB cable connected to a console that's on, but not to use the controller whilst it's charging.

My queries:

1. Can you play a game using the Gamepad or Wiimote whilst the Pro Controller is charging in the background?
2. Can you charge the Pro Controller via a desktop or laptop PC instead, or does it always have to be via the console?



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Yes to both. The controller won't be 'active' unless you press the home button on it.
By default, the gamepad is always player 1 unless you manually overide it & choose to use the pro controller instead.

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