battery or non battery controller?

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Posted by FreedomFreeLife (2114 posts) 1 month, 30 days ago

Poll: battery or non battery controller? (65 votes)

Xbox One controller( battery) 29%
PS4 controller (no battery) 71%

Do you rather use Xbox One controller with battery that runs out and you have to go shop/store and buy new battery to use controller, or you use PS4 controller and never have to worry about battery running out or going into shop and buy battery?

I like PS4 controller more. No need battery and playing games forever without worrying that battery runs out and have to go shop and buy news.

#1 Posted by Telekill (4393 posts) -

I prefer the internal lithium ion batteries that are rechargeable. It just makes more sense. Last gen I even bought a converter for the Wii controllers that worked well. I'm sure there is something similar for Xbox players who prefer the recharge capabilities.

#2 Posted by chikenfriedrice (9863 posts) -

I'm sick of buying batteries so I like the PS4 rechargeable...if only the charge lasted longer.

#3 Edited by FreedomFreeLife (2114 posts) -

Yes. I can´t see why anyone would prefer batteries. It´s like people want to buy every week new batteries so they can use phone while i use phone and rechargable.

Stupid people

#4 Posted by blackace (20249 posts) -

I have 2 battery packs for my XBox One controllers, so I don't really need to use regular AA batteries. Even when I did use the regular batteries I noticed they lasted a lot longer then the battery in the PS4 controller. The main problem with the PS4 battery is you have to charge it more time then the XB1 battery packs. Since you can't switch it out, you have to grab another controller or wait for it to recharge. Other then that, I don't see any issues with either controller when it comes to batteries.

#5 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

I couldn't care less which way it is. I use rechargeable batteries, so either way is a non issue for me. I guess if I was forced to pick, I guess I would pick batteries because wtf do I do if the PS4 controller battery goes out on me? But again, a non issue for me either way.

#6 Posted by Netret0120 (2028 posts) -

PS4 controller easily. I think it's pretty archaic for Xbox one to still require batteries in 2014. My PS3 controller from 07 works fine till today so there is no excuse on MS' part.

#7 Posted by blackace (20249 posts) -

Yes. I can´t see why anyone would prefer batteries. It´s like people want to buy every week new batteries so they can use phone while i use phone and rechargable.

Stupid people

You wouldn't have to buy batteries every week. You can easily go to Fry's Electronics or Toys R Us and buy a bulk of batteries for cheap. Like 60 batteries for $10-$12 and they would last you for many months. Your play sessions would be less interrupted as the batteries last a lot longer then the lithium batteries. I still rather use battery packs though as even they last longer then lithium batteries.

#8 Posted by hiphops_savior (7856 posts) -

FYI, Wii U Pro Controller also charges with Lithium ion batteries.

#9 Edited by GTSaiyanjin2 (5809 posts) -

I dont mind either concept... But I would have preferred the X1 having a a rechargeable battery in it. I use rechargeable on the X1, and on the 360, and dont mind having to swap them out every now and then.

#10 Posted by hoyalawya (342 posts) -

Where's the option for Xbox Controller with Play & Charge kit (rechargeable battery)? I prefer that combo as I have an option to use normal AA batteries temporarily should my rechargeable battery runs out of juice.

#11 Posted by Renegade_Fury (17054 posts) -

I prefer batteries. I don't like plugging in and charging.

#12 Posted by cainetao11 (16860 posts) -

Well I haven't gone to the store to buy batteries in over 2 years because I have Duracell recharchables. 4 plus charger were 20 bucks. They say good for 5 years and so far great. But of course I would rather have in controller batts.

#13 Posted by cainetao11 (16860 posts) -

@Netret0120: "PS4 controller easily. I think it's pretty archaic for Xbox one to still require batteries in 2014. My PS3 controller from 07 works fine till today so there is no excuse on MS' part."

While I agree, I really think at this point its an under the table, handshake deal with American battery companies. Why else would they be using this archaic design?

#14 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25586 posts) -

The DualShock method of batteryness is less hassle. But factoring in the DS4's reported 8 hour battery life to the much better battery life of the Bone controller...maybe not. They gotta fix that shit by the time I get a PS4.

#15 Edited by k2theswiss (16598 posts) -

I prefer my own recharge batteries

I have 10 pairs. Last time I charged them was in march. Change them out and go!

#16 Posted by glez13 (8668 posts) -

I'm a PC guy. I prefer wired and never having to mind changing or recharging anything.

#17 Edited by YearoftheSnake5 (7191 posts) -

All the (wireless)controllers have batteries. Some just have rechargeables built in, which I think is much more convenient.

No need battery and playing games forever without worrying that battery runs out and have to go shop and buy news.

Now, try rephrasing that in English.

#18 Posted by Netret0120 (2028 posts) -

@cainetao11:

That's the only logical explanation. There must be a deal with the battery companies. They must be making a fortune

#19 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16296 posts) -

It's not just the PS4 controller (and they do use batteries, just built-in rechargeable ones)

PS4 controller, PS3 controller, Wii U controller >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 360 and Xbone controller and having to spend another 20 on a play and charge kit or whatever.

#20 Posted by cainetao11 (16860 posts) -

@Netret0120: agreed. At this point no company with a staff of market analysts are ignoring what the others are doing for no reason. They probably sit and figure "go ahead call us terrible. We've got a money making deal to keep them up" sucks for us, but big business is business.

#21 Posted by geniobastardo (1294 posts) -

non battery. It sucks when the battery runs out while playing the game.

#22 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (6138 posts) -

Freedom From Facts off the charts lately.

Props out to GrenadeLauncher.

#23 Edited by intotheminx (597 posts) -

If you go to any fg tournament it is required that you have a wired controller for ANY system. So of course I prefer wired.

#24 Edited by Zidaneski (8451 posts) -

My ps3 contollers still work fine so no batteries for me. The only thing I ever want to have batteries is a flashlight.

#25 Posted by magicalclick (22438 posts) -

AA. I don't want to charge in the heat of battle.

#26 Posted by Senor_Kami (8330 posts) -

Xbox. Last gen I just purchased a play and charge kit for like $20 and that was great. My PS3 battery eventually stopped being able to hold a charge and I had to drop like $40 for a new controller even though everything else worked fine. It's a no brainer on which one I liked more.

#27 Posted by Kaze_no_Mirai (11114 posts) -

I think it's ridiculous that the Xbox One controller doesn't come with a rechargeable battery and has to be bought separately. It should be standard by now.

#28 Posted by parkurtommo (26457 posts) -

Does it even need to be said? No, I really don't think it needs to be said.

#29 Posted by CrownKingArthur (4400 posts) -

'no battery'

that's amazing. how does it get the necessary electricity to power up the circuits?

the lithium ion cell is a type of battery.

#30 Edited by parkurtommo (26457 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

It's not just the PS4 controller (and they do use batteries, just built-in rechargeable ones)

PS4 controller, PS3 controller, Wii U controller >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 360 and Xbone controller and having to spend another 20 on a play and charge kit or whatever.

Either my memory is terrible, or the Wii uses/did use AA batteries.

At least they did use them back in 2005.

EDIT: Nevermind! D:

#31 Edited by lamprey263 (23118 posts) -

Last gen I just preferred to play with a corded Xbox 360 controller, never had to worry about the controller cutting out or replacing the battery, since I played a lot and long periods it worked out good, I liked having the controller rumble on high too so it was never an issue. I also played my PS3 games with the controller connected, it liked to cut out a lot for some non-battery related reason when I didn't which I didn't quite understand, maybe I had a defective controller or something, but having it cord connected stopped that.

#32 Edited by R4gn4r0k (16296 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

It's not just the PS4 controller (and they do use batteries, just built-in rechargeable ones)

PS4 controller, PS3 controller, Wii U controller >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 360 and Xbone controller and having to spend another 20 on a play and charge kit or whatever.

Either my memory is terrible, or the Wii uses/did use AA batteries.

At least they did use them back in 2005.

Yes, the wiimote used AA batteries.

The Wii U gamepad and pro controller do not though. The Wii U pro controller also has an insane battery life, the longest I've ever seen.

Last gen 2 controllers had AA batteries: 360 and Wii controllers

This gen only 1 controllers has AA batteries: Xbox one controller

I think MS needs to get with the times. Heck, even Nintendo is doing it ... (and very well, as I've said :p)

#33 Posted by parkurtommo (26457 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

@parkurtommo said:

@R4gn4r0k said:

It's not just the PS4 controller (and they do use batteries, just built-in rechargeable ones)

PS4 controller, PS3 controller, Wii U controller >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 360 and Xbone controller and having to spend another 20 on a play and charge kit or whatever.

Either my memory is terrible, or the Wii uses/did use AA batteries.

At least they did use them back in 2005.

Yes, the wiimote used AA batteries.

The Wii U gamepad and pro controller do not though. The Wii U pro controller also has an insane battery life, the longest I've ever seen.

Last gen 2 controllers had AA batteries: 360 and Wii controllers

This gen only 1 controllers has AA batteries: Xbox one controller

I think MS needs to get with the times. Heck, even Nintendo is doing it ... (and very well, as I've said :p)

Lol dammit I thought you said Wii without the U. I'm a dumbo. :P

#34 Posted by PapaTrop (474 posts) -

I prefer the longevity of AA batteries, but the convenience of rechargeable.

Some of the rechargeable controllers may as well not even be wireless considering you're tethered to the system so often.

#35 Edited by DEadliNE-Zero0 (1324 posts) -

@Kaze_no_Mirai said:

I think it's ridiculous that the Xbox One controller doesn't come with a rechargeable battery and has to be bought separately. It should be standard by now.

Doesn't the PS4 come without a charger?

Also, i prefer charger cables. If the power if running out, plug in teh cable and keep going. Not sure of the xbox has one and a rechargable battery, but if so, both are fine imo.

#36 Posted by mems_1224 (46510 posts) -

Prefer to have a controller where I can change the battery out once it dies.

#37 Edited by R4gn4r0k (16296 posts) -

Lol dammit I thought you said Wii without the U. I'm a dumbo. :P

Nah mate, it's Nintendos fault for making their new console sound to similar to their previous one.

A lot of people couldn't tell Wii and Wii U apart at first :P

#38 Edited by seanmcloughlin (38214 posts) -

Rechargeable all the damn way! I'd hate to have to replace batteries everytime the controller died

#39 Posted by Kaze_no_Mirai (11114 posts) -

@Kaze_no_Mirai said:

I think it's ridiculous that the Xbox One controller doesn't come with a rechargeable battery and has to be bought separately. It should be standard by now.

Doesn't the PS4 come without a charger?

Also, i prefer charger cables. If the power if running out, plug in teh cable and keep going. Not sure of the xbox has one and a rechargable battery, but if so, both are fine imo.

The DS4 is rechargeable and I'm pretty sure it comes with a USB cable too.

Xbox One comes with neither. You buy the charging kit separately. I don't know if you can play it connected by USB though, its worth a shot.

#40 Posted by Caseytappy (2131 posts) -

I like the no battery magic pixie controller from the OP .

In real life an internal one but if the internal battery has to be charged too frequently I rather use rechargeable eneloops that I can swap out in a second and play on while the old ones can charge .

#41 Edited by Shielder7 (5151 posts) -

PS4 controllers don't use batteries...........................

What do they work on wind?

#42 Edited by lundy86_4 (42979 posts) -

I find that the X1 controller lasts longer than the PS4, and I buy batteries for mad cheap... So it just depends on the life of either of them.

#43 Posted by getyeryayasout (7171 posts) -

You mean wired or wireless? Wired is superior but a bit unsightly.

#44 Posted by foxhound_fox (87640 posts) -

To those saying non-swappable rechargeable packs are superior in every way, you forget that you can't recharge and play at the same time if you sit more than a few feet away from the console (or have gone out and bought an extra long charge cable).

Personally, I still prefer wired controllers. The response times are way better on most TV sets.

#45 Posted by faizan_faizan (7846 posts) -

'no battery'

that's amazing. how does it get the necessary electricity to power up the circuits?

the lithium ion cell is a type of battery.

My reaction.

#46 Posted by Nengo_Flow (9497 posts) -

I'm sick of buying batteries so I like the PS4 rechargeable...if only the charge lasted longer.

yeah thats where Sony fucked up... the DS3 lasted 30 hours on a 15min charge. I heard the DS4 only last about 5 hours on a full charge.

I really hope they come out with an updated DS4 that has better battery life

#47 Posted by blamix99 (1677 posts) -

Freedom From Facts off the charts lately.

Props out to GrenadeLauncher.

it looks like he woke up and realized how sh!t the X1 is, LOL

#48 Posted by Daious (1114 posts) -

this is a difficult question. This generation the ps4 controller battery life is terrible and xboxone battery life is extremely long. If ds4 had longer battery life than non-battery but it doesn't.

#49 Posted by silversix_ (14062 posts) -

Batteries in 2014 is laughably laughable.net

#50 Edited by starwolf474 (551 posts) -

It always amuses me when I see people criticizing Microsoft for still using AA batteries because I actually view that as a positive and would be disappointed if they switched to an internal battery.

I wonder if these people ever heard of rechargable AA batteries? I always have a few spare rechargable AA batteries around for all of my devices that use AA batteries. So when my Xbox controller's battery goes out in the middle of a game, I like that I can quickly swap it out with my spare AA batteries and put the drained batteries into the recharger and get right back to my game.

But when my Playstation controller's battery runs out in the middle of a game, I have no spares and I find it a hassle to have to plug in the entire controller to charge it especially with the little tiny cable that Sony provides for it (I had to purchase a longer cable).

Plus, the Xbox controller has far better battery life.