Nintendo has filed for a patent covering a possible Wii U controller dock, or docking station, as the patent application image shows. The patent image was spotted at gaming forum NeoGAF, and it could very well be a dock that’s included with the Wii U controller and console. The Wii U tablet controller has a built in, non-removable battery, and will be charged with a USB cable that connects to the front of the console. The pictured tablet dock above would certainly make charging more hassle-free, and judging by the image, it appears as a simple construction that can be made cheaply enough to be included with the Wii U console and controller. It certainly doesn’t seem like something that Nintendo would sell separately, unless it has some extra features. local_offer controller Nintendo patent wii u stars Further Reading Why Nintendo discontinued the NES Classic Nintendo will not have an E3 press conference Nintendo profits are up 520% Breath of the Wild sells 3.8 million units Is Nintendo shafting Axiom Verge because of Dan Adelman? Nintendo doesn't need 3rd parties, says Stardock CEO swic11 Even though this is news, I saw it two days ago on another site, I would have expected no less. We knew that the controller was rechargeable, so it would only make sense to either have a plug in, or a stand for it to sit on my my quick charge things for the 360, I am excited about it though. I like to display my things. mkdhdh hmm great now i have a place to put my controller to 🙂 (now my sceen wont get scratched when my wiimote or nunchuck cartridge is to close to it in my wwii basket where i put my remotes and accesoires (idk but the thing you actualy plug in to yr wiimote at the end of the cable thats a cartridge right but nevermind) alienfish Making the console more accessible… goooooood… goooooooood. SWIC11 now if they can just have a strong launch lineup. I know what already coming, but I am wanting some more titles…. E3 can’t come soon enough!!!! King Rat “built in, non-removable battery” Which means after 5 years when the battery is dead and it wont hold a charge you have to go out and buy a new controller. Sounds just great. JimmyKudo No, it means the dock will also be a charger. King Rat I fully understand that the dock will also be a charger, but you have to bear in mind that rechargeable batteries have a limited life span before they stop holding a charge and built in batteries can often be impossible to replace without destroying the device.