The M. Nelson in the headline above does not refer to Nelson Mandela, the famed anti-apartheid leader. No, that name stands for Major Nelson, Xbox Live Director of Programming, whoâ€™s come to be known as an all-around nice guy to Xbox fanatics. So why mention the major? Well, a few questions regarding the 360â€™s wireless/rechargeable peripherals came up a few days ago, and it seemed like a good idea to ask the major himself for the [un]official lowdown. Hereâ€™s the gist of what he had to say:
- In the $399.99 Xbox 360 package (and not the $299.99 Core one), youâ€™ll get a wireless controller AND 2 batteries (AA) to run the controller with.
- The $19.99 Play and Charge Kit will come with the cable AND a rechargeable battery pack.
- The $11.99 Rechargeable Battery Pack wonâ€™t come with anything else, so youâ€™ll need the cable from the Play and Charge Kit to recharge it.