Sony To Replace Dead SIXAXIS (If They Ever Die)

Yesterday, it was revealed that the battery found inside the PS3 controller will not be replaceable. It is rechargable, but once the battery really runs out, you’ll have to pony up $49.99 for another one. Fanboys were angered, mobs raised their fists in anger. Then today comes along and we find that Sony plans to replace your old SIXAXIS (as it’s affectionally called) if it ever actually dies. It seems that they are confident in the Lithium Polymer batteries that power the things. A Sony spokesperson is quoted as saying “The latest generation of Lithium Polymer batteries hardly suffer any memory effect at all, so it’ll be many years before there’s any degradation in terms of battery performance.” Here’s hoping this is all true.

Sony to replace PS3 controllers [ via Joystiq]