XBox One -- how to combat the price issue..

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  1. Sam Posten

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    Official XBone controllers use AA batteries? XBox controllers are rechargeable, aren't they?

    There was a story going around FB the other day about a Japanese game controller that you operate via a certain appendage that, shall we say, does not have fingers or toes. I think I may have thought of a way for Microsoft to stop people from buying used games. . . :D
     
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    Uh, I'm guessing that one would be for hentai games. ;)
    I believe they are now, but IIRC the XBOX controllers used AA batteries when they first came out. You had to buy the rechargeable pack separately. The PS3 controllers were rechargeable right from the get go. It looks like M$ is following the same game plan for the Xbone controllers: AA first and buy the rechargeable pack as an accessory.
     
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    What is the problem with using AA batteries? We have had our Wii for years and have a regular AA charger next to the game console. Its advantages are that you can put in fresh batteries at any time if you forgot to charge the controller, you can change out a burned out rechargeable battery and the regular AA rechargeable batteries are significantly cheaper than those built-in rechargeable packs.
     
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    For one thing, Wiimotes don't cost $60. :)
     
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    I understand you don't want to pay $60 for a $2 controller but is the complaint that all controllers should be built-in rechargeable or that for $60 it better be rechargeable but even better would be $30 and use AA batteries?
     
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    Also, I loved PS3 exclusives titles like:

    Killzone

    Heavy Rain

    The Last of Us

    God of War
     
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    I imagine that they will have some sort of rechargeable battery pack option for the controllers, but $60 for them without that is too high. The PS3 controllers come with internal batteries, which are good for not needing AAs lying around but also bad because you can't just switch a battery in if the one dies.
     
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    Yeah. I think they are asking close to 80 bucks for the plug and play package. The other disadvantage of the PS3 controllers was the length of the charging cable. Sony was so cheap. They provided a cable so short that it became a PITA to keep playing when the battery died.
     
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    The recharger kit is $25 on its own, or $75 for both the controller and the kit.

    I've never owned an XBox, so I didn't know that the first-party controllers ran on AA batteries unless you buy an add-on. I always just assumed that they were rechargeable out of the box like the Dualshock. Live and learn!
     
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    I bought a big set of Eneloops a number of years ago. They're great, but I seem to have misplaced nearly all of them. :(
     
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    Check inside your gadgets :)They now have high discharge, higher capacity eneloops. The trade off is only 500 recharge cycles.
     

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