Many people think that the mentioned transaction is the only reason Xbox uses AA batteries in its controllers, and some speculate that Xbox can change this fact once the transaction is completed. However, sources told IGN that this is inaccurate.The Xbox controller comes with Duracell batteries, and the Xbox is indeed part of Duracell OEM (a collaborative program run by battery manufacturers), but this seems to be a by-product of Microsoft̵
“We intend to provide consumers with a choice of their standard Xbox wireless controller battery solutions. This includes the use of any brand of AA batteries, Xbox rechargeable batteries, charging solutions provided by partners or USB-C cables when they are plugged into the control It can supply power to the controller when it’s a computer or PC.”
The news echoed the words of Xbox designer Jason Ronald last year, when he explained why the Xbox controller still uses AA batteries, and said that it is ultimately related to the flexibility of the player.
At the time of publication, neither Anderson nor Duracell OEM responded to IGN’s request for comment.
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