The Xbox One controller has come in for a lot of criticism since it hit the market in 2013, all due to the fact that it uses batteries as a power source instead of a battery. This while the PS3 controller has been using battery since 2006, and the PS4 DualShock 4 followed the same trend. That is, Microsoft was expected to drop once and for all the famous batteries in 2020, with the launch of the Xbox Series X … But no … It seems that this will not happen.
The Xbox Series X controller still uses batteries! Why!?
Therefore, the Xbox Series X controller will continue to use removable batteries, however, it seems that there is a plausible explanation for this choice!
After all, it's something that seems a little strange, since in the midst of amazing technical specifications, where we can find a GPU significantly more powerful than that of the PS5, new super-fast memory cards to save internal storage, among other things good… The controls will continue to use the old batteries when they are not wired to the console! Something that obviously had to be explained by some Microsoft officials.
So Jason Ronald recently said that there is a very strong reason why the Xbox Series X controller continues to rely on batteries instead of a battery. After all, the idea is to give players the choice! Since there are many fans of old batteries on the market! According to the executive, the percentage is divided 50/50, and the battery side is really passionate about this technology. For this reason, the company prefers to launch the remote with batteries, selling a battery separately.
In other words, Microsoft even thanks for killing two birds with one stone, keeping the production costs of the controller low, and of course, to get some extra money in the sale of 'Elite' controllers or battery packs, for those who don't wants to deal with buying batteries every week. (Interestingly, Sony is even one of the biggest battery sellers on the planet.)
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