on 09 April 2020
It just depends on how much you use them and how you're charging them (charging from 0% all the way to 100% is the worst you can do). Even if yours aren't dead you should notice a significant drop in battery life. I have to switch lithium batteries every 2-5 years. Doesn't really matter if it's controllers, laptops, tablets or smartphones.
| DonFerrari said: |
This is so strange, I have 3 PS3 and 3 PS4 controllers that I never had any issue with the batteries. About 5 PSMove and 2 navigators also without issues. The only battery I had issue with was the one on PSP that because it was left without use for some years it swollen and I had to replace, took time to find one of the same form factor, but replacing was quite easy. Never had to replace a battery on the controllers, but had to clean them once or twice and was quite easy to dissassemble if I had to swap a battery after 5 years of use.
I game about 30-40 hours a week on a regular week. And have been using these controllers for all this time without swapping batteries and almost ever 0 to 100 charges. The battery life is still enough for probably 6h or more straight play and since I keep one charging/charged while the other is in use I have 0 downtime. When it happens that co-op is needed and one drained out or my son took the control to use on the other PS4 I just plug on the outlet 1ft to my side and being wired becomes a 0 issue for me.