Wednesday, 9 December 2009

PS3 Users Can't Change Battery In Controller

An article has popped up over at the source from Yahoo Finance's Anne Kadet who claims with PS3 controllers being glued shut, once the battery has ran out of its potential charge, users have no option but to fork out for a new one rather than replace it:
“It’s all fun and games until the battery dies. Unlike its competitors, which use replaceable AA batteries, the PS3’s remote control is glued shut. When the battery goes, Sony customers have to blow $55 on a new controller.”

“Sony says there’s an ‘environmental benefit’ since gamers don’t have to toss their batteries on a regular basis, but Isidor Buchmann, president of battery-equipment maker Cadex Electronics, says captive batteries are becoming common because it’s cheaper for companies to eliminate the battery housing and hatch.”
Source: YahooFinance

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