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episteme said:
LurkerJ said:
>Requires two AA batteries and not a rechargable battery pack
>Elite

Isn't it better to have 2 2€ eneloops instead of a 20€ battery pack? Both have to be replaced after a few years.

I still have my launch ds3. Also from my understanding you only get 40-50 hours from the batteries and are a hard stop to change.



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LurkerJ said:
>Requires two AA batteries and not a rechargable battery pack
>Elite

Not sure what is your point...
I prefer batteries than rechargeable by far, so it is a matter of preference not "being" elite or not.
And people can get the rechargeable kit if they want to; they have the choice (which is the best of the 2 worlds at the end for a lot of people that already have a set of rechargeable batteries).

OP:
The controller is absoluttly fantastic. Been using it with Halo 5 for a week now and it is really an awesome piece of hardware. The Xbox One is already an amazing controller but the Elite controller is just perfect to me. It feels really good. 



LurkerJ said:
>Requires two AA batteries and not a rechargable battery pack
>Elite


What does this mean?



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LurkerJ said:
>Requires two AA batteries and not a rechargable battery pack
>Elite

I personally prefer the AA batteries. :|



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I personally prefer rechargeable batteries. That's why I had to buy Play and charge kit and the wireless adapter to play PC games using the Xbox one controller. It almost cost me £100 to be able to use the controller wirelessly, which I don't mind. But both, the Wii U pro controller and the dual-shocker come with rechargeable batteries right out of the box. It's time to catch up.



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This controller is going to be hard to found, Microsoft might have a hard time selling consoles but the Elite controller moving like hot cakes.



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LurkerJ said:

I personally prefer rechargeable batteries. That's why I had to buy Play and charge kit and the wireless adapter to play PC games using the Xbox one controller. It almost cost me £100 to be able to use the controller wirelessly, which I don't mind. But both, the Wii U pro controller and the dual-shocker come with rechargeable batteries right out of the box. It's time to catch up.

This, for a 150$ controller not to be rechargable is just crazy to me



The controller def shows its price tag when you hold one. I am fine with it not having a built in pack that will degrade over time or could leak when it gets put away years from now. Plus Xbox know we will still use their controllers because their nice and a LOT of people still buy wired controllers for the "perceived" lag of wireless ones, lol. Not to mention mine came with a really nice cord to run it on only if I wanted to.



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yvanjean said:
This controller is going to be hard to found, Microsoft might have a hard time selling consoles but the Elite controller moving like hot cakes.


This is one of the reasons I bought this bundle instead of the Halo 5 one. I knew I wouldn't be able to find the controller for a long while, lol.



Make it So.

I love the polarised views of built in rechargeables vs AA/P&C kit. While there is no correct opinion, surely choice is better than no choice? But I do think for the price MS could have ether included a P&C kit, or at least put a code in the box for a discounted one on the MS store.