Controller battery life?

#1zelda_3003Posted 12/1/2013 10:53:14 AM
Probably depends on the batteries you're using but roughly how long does your controller last for?
#2AconformistPosted 12/1/2013 10:54:24 AM
I'm still using the AA duracells that came with it from the midnight launch.
#3sweetbloodsPosted 12/1/2013 10:55:11 AM
The batteries that came with the console lasted me 3 days. My boyfriend lasted 5 days. The brand I am using now has lasted 6 days now and I use the console a lot so 6 days isn't bad.
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#4TheBorderColliePosted 12/1/2013 10:59:02 AM
sweetbloods posted...
The batteries that came with the console lasted me 3 days. My boyfriend lasted 5 days. The brand I am using now has lasted 6 days now and I use the console a lot so 6 days isn't bad.


There is a joke in that post there that I will just leave alone.....LOL..

On topic, at some point it becomes financially beneficial to simply buy the play-and-charge kit.
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#5zelda_3003(Topic Creator)Posted 12/1/2013 11:01:14 AM
TheBorderCollie posted...
sweetbloods posted...
The batteries that came with the console lasted me 3 days. My boyfriend lasted 5 days. The brand I am using now has lasted 6 days now and I use the console a lot so 6 days isn't bad.


There is a joke in that post there that I will just leave alone.....LOL..

On topic, at some point it becomes financially beneficial to simply buy the play-and-charge kit.


How long does the play and charge kit last? Just wondering as I'm underwhelmed with the dualshock 4 battery life and quite content with the Wii U Pro controller battery life
#6sweetbloodsPosted 12/1/2013 11:03:21 AM
TheBorderCollie posted...
sweetbloods posted...
The batteries that came with the console lasted me 3 days. My boyfriend lasted 5 days. The brand I am using now has lasted 6 days now and I use the console a lot so 6 days isn't bad.


There is a joke in that post there that I will just leave alone.....LOL..

On topic, at some point it becomes financially beneficial to simply buy the play-and-charge kit.


Yeah yeah, I caught what you mean...

I am getting a play and charge soon. I know they will be on sale soon and plus if I am lucky I might be able to use my powerup rewards points to get one free, so I don't mind waiting a bit. At this rate the $6 dollar batteries I bought (12 in the pack) should last me till the end of the year.
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#7khardboredPosted 12/1/2013 11:07:39 AM
If you put down the controller where the Kinect can see it, it will put the controller in stand-by which really helps preserve battery life. But in the end, a play and charge kit is infinitely better.
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#8sweetbloodsPosted 12/1/2013 11:14:39 AM
khardbored posted...
If you put down the controller where the Kinect can see it, it will put the controller in stand-by which really helps preserve battery life. But in the end, a play and charge kit is infinitely better.


Really? I had no idea that the kinect does this. Normally I just throw my controller on my bed if I am watching a movie and wait for it to go to sleep.
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#9CyberEvilPosted 12/1/2013 12:25:29 PM
Setting it down and not blocking it from Kinect does wonders but the one thing most are forgetting is simply plugging it into a USB to Micro USB cable. Turns off the wireless radio and works just fine without batteries.
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