Poll: MSFT was right to keep using AA batteries for controllers

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2 years ago#1
Did MSFT make the right decision by keeping AA battery powered controllers? - Results (739 votes)
Yes.
37.62% (278 votes)
278
No.
62.38% (461 votes)
461
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2 years ago#2
They should have made the play and charge kit standard. No internal battery like Sony though.
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2 years ago#3
Yeah definitely
2 years ago#4
I agree that the play and charge kit should be slandered for $59.99 instead of more.

At the very least I believe the battery life is going to be good, unlike the PS4 controller, it is reported to only last 7 hours... which bothered me because I was going to get one for PC gaming along with an extra Xbox One controller (already gotten)
2 years ago#5
Absolutely correct. This way you have the choice to just use rechargeable batteries if you want to, and in the rare instance something were to happen to the batteries in your controller, you wouldn't need to replace the entire controller.
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2 years ago#6
Call me a PS4 fan boy...but this thread really seems to bring out the idiocy in Xbox fans...it's 2013! Every device I get comes with rechargeable batteries for it! Who wants to keep buying AA batteries and go through the experience of you controller dying on you mid game >.>. This should come standard with the console...

I mean I'm getting an Xbox myself, but I definitely despise that for 500 dollars I'm still not getting rechargeable controllers without paying an extra 25 bucks for it....
2 years ago#7
dcustriker posted...
Call me a PS4 fan boy...but this thread really seems to bring out the idiocy in Xbox fans...it's 2013! Every device I get comes with rechargeable batteries for it! Who wants to keep buying AA batteries and go through the experience of you controller dying on you mid game >.>. This should come standard with the console...

I mean I'm getting an Xbox myself, but I definitely despise that for 500 dollars I'm still not getting rechargeable controllers without paying an extra 25 bucks for it....


You could just use standard rechargeable AA. It's what I did for the 360, I just swap them out when I need to. I only use regular AA when I forget to charge a set and the other runs out.
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2 years ago#8
Or they could have used the internal battery that Nintendo uses in the Pro Controller that lasts roughly 80 hours.
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2 years ago#9
I always look at it this way. Would I want the remote control for my TV and cable box to have a built in rechargeable battery or run on AA/AAA batteries? Well I want batteries for that, I want the same thing for my console.
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2 years ago#10
Cowboy082288 posted...
I always look at it this way. Would I want the remote control for my TV and cable box to have a built in rechargeable battery or run on AA/AAA batteries? Well I want batteries for that, I want the same thing for my console.


If my gamepads used as little power as a TV/cable box remote, I would too. That's not the case though.

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