Does the Xbox Series X come with AA batteries included for the controller?

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If you've managed to order yourself an Xbox Series X console, and you've clocked the fact that its controller runs on the ancient magic of AA batteries, you might be sat here wondering whether you get a couple of those lithium beauties in the box with your sleek new gaming machine.

And if that's the case, boy oh boy, we have just the article for you. Almost nobody else on the planet would find this useful, but you will! We're so glad we found you.

Keep on reading to discover the answer to that question on your mind...

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Are there batteries included with the Xbox Series X?

Yes! There are a couple of AA batteries included in the box with your Xbox Series X - so you don't need to dash out to the shops to grab any.

You'll find a pair of AA batteries in the black cardboard compartment, which is nestled in the box next to the cosy console itself.

This, of course, is a nice touch from Microsoft. The iconic tech giant didn't need to sort you out with batteries, but we're glad that they did. That saves you a couple of quid, doesn't it?

And if you're wondering which way around the batteries are supposed to go, we've got another article for you at this link here.

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Is there an alternative to using AA batteries?

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Those two batteries won't last forever, though. We found that, after a few days of fairly intense play, the dreaded notification about low battery did begin to appear.

And if you don't fancy nipping to the shops to buy more batteries, you might prefer to order yourself a battery pack which you can simply plug in when you need a recharge.

If that sounds like you, here's the good news: Microsoft does actually sell an official battery pack, to save you having to worry about AA batteries in future. It's sold separately to the console, though.

You can click here to visit the official product page for the product known as "Xbox Rechargeable Battery + USB-C". It costs just £19.99, which is a small price to pay for never needing to worry about AA batteries again.

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