Xbox controllers still run on batteries due to agreement with Duracell

Xbox controllers still run on batteries due to agreement with Duracell

For years, Xbox users have wondered why controllers use batteries rather than a single battery that can be constantly charged. Sony has had rechargeable batteries since the days of the PS3.

As it turned out, it’s all about Duracell, which, by mutual agreement, has been supplying Microsoft with complete batteries for Xbox gamepads since 2005. Luke Anderson, Head of Marketing for Duracell in the UK, spoke about this .

We and Microsoft have had an agreement for quite some time now. The deal includes the supply of batteries for Xbox consoles and controllers. This agreement has been held for quite a long time and, I think, will last for some time.

The publication MCV asked for a comment from Microsoft, but the company did not discuss any bargain, and indicated that provides players with a wide range of nutritional Xbox controllers.

We provide our users with a choice of batteries for Xbox Wireless Controllers. This includes AA batteries, an Xbox rechargeable battery, similar solutions from our partners, or just a USB-C connection.

It looks like the batteries in Xbox controllers won’t go anywhere for quite some time.

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