Controller Design Flaw

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#51 Edited by Seppli (10250 posts) -

@dionysis said:

I don't have any issues with the removable batteries and generally prefer the option to replace just the rechargeable pack/battery rather than the whole controller.

In my experience with the Dualshock 3, the mechanical parts fail way before the internal battery. In every modern gamepad I ever had, after enough use the analogsticks are going to fail somewhat. In my first 360 controller something broke at the base of the stick from constant L3 sprinting in Bad Company 1. My first Dualshock 3's left analogstick is off-center a bit, sometimes registering a minute upward movement in the neutral position (after 5 years and tousands of hours of play) - and the internal battery still holds its load.

#52 Posted by James_ex_machina (899 posts) -

A coworker has had problems with the batteries losing their connection since day one.

#53 Posted by confideration (448 posts) -

I purchased a second controller and there weren't even batteries in the box, there was just an empty space where they should have been. Xbox One battery-gate gets worse and worse folks!

#54 Posted by pweidman (2384 posts) -

Never noticed this at all while I had batteries in. I'd bet it has a lot to do with the metal battery post springs though.

I replaced the my batteries w/a play and charge kit and the rechargeable pack fits in super tight.

#55 Posted by Beb (266 posts) -

I beat dead rising 3 without experiencing any battery problems.

#56 Posted by Maginnovision (491 posts) -

I ended up buying play and charge kits for both of my controllers. And for what it's worth all 4 of my ps3 controllers still work fine. 2 are 6 years old, the moves are a couple years old, and my other 2 controllers are 3 or so years old. My 360 play and charge also works just fine still, got it when I bought my 360 elite in 06 or 07. Taking care of batteries can be hard for some people, and being negligent will definitely cause you to have issues.

#57 Posted by Nashvilleskyline (214 posts) -

So, at first I thought the One controller was a step back in a few ways. Then I played some 360 and could not stop wishing I could play with the One controller on the 360. I got used to it and really like the response of the sticks, the smooth triggers, the clicky sounds of the D-Pad etc. It feels like a more responsive and more comfortable controller. But yet again, it's all about personal tastes. I hope you will get around to liking it as time goes on as I did in the last 2 weeks. I have the recharge kit and a controller with aa batteries. I think having the option is good. I also like the fact that your controller doesn't become useless when the internal battery dies. To me, it's a better long term option especially since I'm planning on playing the one for the next 5 years. 60$ for a controller is a lot of me and I don't want to buy a new one every 2-3 years.

#58 Posted by Chaser324 (6793 posts) -

This complain is the shinning example of fanboyism and quite possibly the dumbest argument I've ever heard. The Xbox One requiring batteries is on the verge of disgusting and almost comical.

Wow! The irony is just so good.




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