Why Do Xbox Controllers Still Use Batteries

Xbox is known as a video gaming brand produced by Microsoft and It was introduced in November 2001 with the launch of the Original Xbox Console.

Jason Ronald, Director of Program Management for Xbox, has revealed why we will stick with AA’s batteries in the Xbox Series x. He listens to the issues while  talking to gamers. There are a few people who like AA batteries. The versatility is the only way to accommodate all types of gamer.  Ronald also explained that batteries also allow gamers to play longer; furthermore, You can replace the battery.

DualShock4: It has internal cell units, and the problem was found in, which forces players to buy a completely new controller. Meanwhile, the PS5 controller’s next-gen might have an excellent feature like wireless charging capabilities with an external rechargeable battery kit.

Therefore gamer will be able to charge their gamepad without plug-off from the console itself. The controller will last longer with AAs batteries said, Ronald.

Microsoft has announced that the Xbox Series x controller. It has features of low energy Bluetooth for easy pairing with non-Xbox hardware also improved latency. The Xbox Series x is designed with the Sony Dualshock 4 sharing button.

Battery Advantages

AAs batteries perform much better than Rechargeable battery packs. Imagine you are playing a game with your friends, and your battery dies. You can replace it with a new one instead of moving towards the charging point.

  • AAs battery in an Xbox controller average lifespan is 40 hours.
  • The Xbox play and charge kit has only 30 hours.
  • AAs battery life does not decrease over time.
  • Xbox also recommends AA batteries instead of a rechargeable kit.
  • AAs battery lasts longer than lithium battery.
  • Removable battery.
  • Cheaper than an integrated rechargeable battery.
  • AAs battery saves your time and money.
  • Economical & Convenient

Battery Disadvantages

Rechargeable battery pack. It depletes rapidly with regular use if you play games for many hours. “lithium-ion battery used in rechargeable packs wears out quickly.”

  • Lifespan decreases over time.
  • Malfunctioning.
  • Run out of charge
  • Time consumption on charging.

How To Charge Xbox One s controller

There are a few different methods to charge Xbox One controller.

  • Xbox One Play & Charge Kit.
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Rechargeable battery pack
  • AAs batteries

Xbox One Play & Charge Kit

You can get up to 30 hours after 4 hours of charging with an integrated battery pack.

Micro USB Cable

You can also connect your Xbox One console with a cable to start charging. You can use any USB cord to communicate with your controller to console, and charging time may vary with this method.

Rechargeable battery pack

There is always an option to change the controller’s battery pack with a new rechargeable unit. If your battery permanently depreciated.

AAs Batteries

AA batteries are used to power the controller. It can run your controller for many hours, so you dont have to worry about charging. Xbox also recommends an Alkaline battery with the designation LR6.


Often, if you attach your Xbox One controller to the console  via a USB cable, your rechargeablebattery pack does not charge. If you recharge your console battery regularly, it will not last long enough.

Test before replacement:

Cable check

  • Verify whether the cable is connected securely at both points.
  • Try various cable. Sometimes it might be susceptive to interference.
  • The Xbox Charge Kit uses a standard USB to micro-USB cable. You can test whether the cable arises the problem.

AA Battery

If you have AA batteries, insert it into the controller and test the controller, and you can also try with another Xbox rechargeable battery pack.

Xbox One controller styles and colors

Microsoft understands gamer so well, so they have an array of unique and stylish Xbox controllers. The design, based on the franchise, patterns find the best controller that genuinely represents you.

Xbox One controller list

  • Xbox Elite
  • Cyberpunk 2077 ( Limited Edition )
  • Cool and clean
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Night Operations
  • London Souvenir
  • Going Dark
  • Sky Blue
  • Xbox Gears 5 Kait Diaz
  • Fortnite
  • Strikingly pure
  • Cherry red
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Etc.

Comparison of Xbox

1. Xbox Series X

The Xbox Series X is coming soon. It only cost $499. If you want to pay monthly you can buy a Series X via the Xbox all Access program at quite a moderate price 34.99$ a month.


2. Xbox One X

Xbox One x has 40% more power than any other console. It has 6.2 GHz processing power and also 4KBlueray for immersive gaming and entertainment.


3. Xbox One S

Xbox one s has been released since 2017, and it also knows as a small console with big potential. It is the smallest Xbox ever created by Microsoft. 2020 looks like both Sony and Microsoft are planning to come up with prototype flagships. However, Xbox One S in 2020 is worth buying.


Upcoming Games for Xbox Series X:

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  • The Lord of Rings:
  • Rainbow Six Quarantine
  • Battlefield 6
  • WRC 9
  • Watch Dogs: Legion
  • Fifa 2021
  • Resident Evil 8
  • Dirt 5
  • Many more

Microsoft Xbox Series X is an enticing prospect for those who already spend much time in the Xbox ecosystem. The series X’s have a lack of new games, but thanks to Game Pass & backward compatibility. The popular games are receiving Xbox Series x optimizations to make them look good and play with a much better experience, enhancement, and excitement.

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