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New version of Xbox One Wireless Controller with Play & Charge Kit Bundle listed with release date

A new version of the Xbox One Wireless Controller with Play & Charge Kit Bundle has been listed with the U.S. release date.

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FlameWater894d ago (Edited 894d ago )

I'm sorry did I read this right, Xbox contollers still aren't rechargable yet?!?! WHAT YEAR IS It :S

Wikkid666894d ago

So having the option of swapping a battery out is bad thing?

bnoyes894d ago

Yeah, Eneloop batteries are awesome. Not having the option to use my own rechargeables on the DS4 is BS. Their charge lasts twice as long as a DS4 charge, and it's way more convenient to swap in a new pair as opposed to waiting hours to recharge the controller.

gfk342894d ago

Apart from the fact that you have to spend extra money on a continuous basis for AA batteries, the method choosen by MS is NOT eco friendly (Which for me is a very important factor).

Can you imagine how many AA batteries are used just to power the X1 controller? Can you imagine the impact on our Planet?

Adding the high power consumption in standby mode and it results that X1 is NOT eco friendly.

3-4-5894d ago

Yea they are.

You buy the charge n play kit or pack for like $20.

I just use batteries for now.

Get more than a week out of them, and that is when playing a good amount.

* NOT an issue, you sensationalist.

TRS_Gear894d ago (Edited 894d ago )

I am so sick of this same tired comment on every thread relating to the X1 controller.

"What yeat is it"

I'll tell you what year it is...

It's the year in which I don't have to be tethered to my console if my controller dies in the middle of a game session.
It's the year in which lithium ion batteries can only be charged so many times before they no longer hold a charge beyond 20% their original capacity.
It's the year in which I will not have to take a screwdriver to my controller in order to swap out a battery from it.

So without ruffling too many feathers, (as I do enjoy my PS4) may I ask Sony... What Year Is It?

UnHoly_One894d ago

Thank you. I'm glad somebody else gets it.

lemoncake894d ago

I prefer one controller and 2 rechargeable packs to the alternative of having to use 2 controllers. Plus if you forget to recharge for whatever reason you can just pick up a few AAs and continue playing wireless, a situation that's happened quite a few times to me.

NatureOfLogic_894d ago (Edited 894d ago )

Lol at the disagrees. Don't worry, the next Xbox(If there is one) will include a rechargable battery and Xbox fans will forget that they defended a controller that took batteries for two generations. It's the new "blu-ray is not needed" all over again. The Xbox community is a joke.

Volkama894d ago (Edited 894d ago )

Not sure why you think Blu-rays are needed? The Playstation 3 is the only system that plays games from Blu-rays. They're too slow for the current gen (hence you install whole games to the hard drive), and I don't know of a single game that released on blu-ray on the PC.

Don't get me wrong, I like watching movies sometimes. Just not seeing any significant enhancements it brings to gaming.

GenuineGamer894d ago

@natureoflogic

"The Xbox community is a joke"

I find your attitude more of a joke to be honest. Why do you feel the need to come in here and be negative towards xbox and its fans all the time? Didn't your mother ever teach you that if you have nothing nice to say then don't say anything at all?

Please just stop, we are very happy with the xbox one and being able to hot swap our controllers power source, rather than having it locked inside.

It shouldn't concern you if you don't want an xbox so please just move along.

UnHoly_One894d ago

I sure hope the next Xbox doesn't use built in batteries.

If they do change it, it's because of the loudmouth Sony fanboys, not because any Xbox owners are actually requesting it, because they aren't.

We aren't requesting it because it's the inferior way of handling a battery in any device. Built-in is NEVER better.

Go look around on tech sites comparing phones and see if the iPhone with a battery that can't be removed by the user is considered to be better than other smartphones with easily replaceable batteries. I'll wait...

So why is it better in a phone to have a replaceable battery but worse in a controller?

Because the Sony fanboys scream it from the rooftops to make their system of choice sound preferable, that's why.

It's embarrassing, and I'm sorry you guys have to be that way.

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MasterBaker894d ago

Wow, $75 for a controller? Don't DS4s sell for like $50? $75 is was overpriced

UnHoly_One894d ago

Well, the battery is separate and it lasts 6 to 8 times as long before needing to be recharged, so I'd say it's worth an extra 25 bucks.

Or you could buy the one that is the same price as the Dualshock and just use your own batteries. Again, getting far longer lifespan out of each charge.

So yeah, it's not exactly comparing apples to apples.

GenuineGamer894d ago (Edited 894d ago )

Id be more than happy to pay the extra $25 just to have rumble triggers tbh. Such an under rated feature i think, people need to experience them. Once you use them it feels last gen not having them, especially for racing games.

Doodleburger894d ago

Those play and charge kits are garbage. I bought one, and the pack wouldn't hold a charge. Took it back, bought another one, pack would hold a charge for awhile,and now it doesn't. Rechargeable batteries are the better and cheaper alternative here.

TRS_Gear894d ago

Buh-buh-but..... The batteries in the play and charge kit are rechargeable batteries. Granted you are speaking of a licensed Microsoft one, and not some Madcatz garbage.

GenuineGamer894d ago (Edited 894d ago )

Eneloop rechargeable batteries are incredible. I get over a weeks hard use out of them easily before they start to die, And they come with a quick charge station so they fully charge in 2 hours.

Best option by far in my books but i know not everyone will agree.

http://www.panasonic.com/au...

I HIGHLY Recommend these, they are AWESOME!

Sarah_Ch894d ago

I'm getting this, Thanks for sharing

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