Wii U GamePads won’t be available in stores when the console launches on November 18. So what happens if you break the controller?
That’s where Nintendo comes in. The company will be replacing GamePads “for a fee.”
“Thanks for writing. I can appreciate your interest in the Wii U! To address your inquiries directly, I can tell you that individual replacement Wii U GamePad controllers will be available from Nintendo Consumer Service for a fee. In regard to warranty coverage for that accessory, at this time no specific announcements have been made. However, it’s worth noting that Nintendo warranties do not cover physical damage.”