Do we really NEED a battery pack for the joycons?

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Apr 13, 2017
  1. barronwaffles

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    Why wouldn't you want batteries that are easily consumer replaceable?
     
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    I prefer rechargeable instead of those ridiculous AA batteries, no.
     
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    This. And also because that looks excessively big for what it is.
     
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    I don't think mine have died, or even gotten close to dying, since I've owned my Switch. I mean it's cool, but....I can't ever see myself using them.
     
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    Yup. Once used up, just place them back on the Switch and it'll charge again. No need for a charging station or a lump-ish add-on. :P
     
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    Lol I doubt 1 game would necessitate an entire separate battery

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    Heck, if they wanted to add extra battery packs for something, why not add it to the switch itself (which lasts roughly about 3 hours) rather then something that already has sufficient charge? Id Be amped for that.

    Great priorities nintendo
     
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    Yeah, this isn't a product I think I'll ever need, but maybe for the right situations in might come in handy.
     
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    But if it becomes situational, is it really worth the money?
     
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    Depends on your situation. I can imagine a few specific situations certain people might run into over and over again that it could be worth the money, but to most people, no I don't see it as being worth the money.
     
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    That's basically a piece of plastic where you place two AA batteries and then keep on playing. I bet Nintendo will charge it for more than it's worth it.

    The Joy-Cons last 20hrs so that's more than enough for hours on end, unless someone keeps playing constantly (not recommended or healthy).
     
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    I mean worth it in the sense that the particular consumer wants to keep playing their switch with their joycons disconnected (say for 2 player multiplayer), but can't because the joycons aren't charged. Not worth it in the sense that the plastic connectors actually costs to manufacture the $15 (or however much they charge) they end up charging the consumer for it. Hence why I said that if you find any worth in the product will depend entirely on situations that regularly or not run into in operating your Switch.
     
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