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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 244 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Improved connectivity--at a price. Also QC issues

    Posted
    MTDBK
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The new Xbox One controller (can be identified by the plastic being one continuous piece from around the logo to the main grip, vs the older style, such as the white controller with a glossy black part around the logo) offers improved connectivity with Bluetooth standard, as well as the proprietary 2.54 Ghz protocol used by xBox, even though this model includes a cable for wired use. Another claimed improvement is a doubling of usable distance while wireless--I haven't tested this claim vs previous models. There are a few issues with this controller, compared to my previous wired xBox 360 controller: 1. Controller is smaller--distance between right analog and d-pad is much reduced, and my larger hands feel very cramped. I especially feel a lot of chafing 2. Controller is not plug-and-play, even on Windows 8.1--I had to manually track down and download the drivers 3. Calibration tool isn't very clear about what buttons/sticks it refers to And in Wireless mode, there are even more caveats: 4. Bluetooth wireless mode only works with Windows 10--which we all know is notorious for breaking things with its automatic updates 5. You can only use 1 controller in this ^^ mode, without an adapter 6. The wireless adapter is only $24 and enables multiple controllers, but there are interference issues if there are active USB 3.0 devices in the signal path--this is a known issue with certain USB 3.0 devices and the 2.54Ghz wireless spectrum, although it's more evident when using on a PC, because you're likely to have more active USB devices. All in, $125+ just to have two wireless controllers is pretty silly when I don't even own an xBox One, but I guess that's the price to pay these days. The worst part is that my "A" button sticks down at least 25% of the time due to some sort of misalignment during assembly. I still would recommend, abeit reluctantly, this controller over the Xbox 360 Wireless controller for Windows given the pricing, which is only about 30% less than the XBO wireless controller

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Wouldn't connect via Bluetooth*

    Posted
    Jake
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    So, there's a caveat to this review- The controller actually DID connect via Bluetooth to my Steam Link, but it would not stay powered on without being connected through USB to a power source (yes, I installed new batteries). I don't know if I had a faulty device or that is simply a feature pulled for this model. Either or, I returned and just bought myself an awesome green model, regular XBOX One controller. If you don't have a problem staying close to a power source, than this is a cheaper purchase then a standard controller. I would recommend based on that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Jake,

      Thanks for leaving your honest review of the Xbox Gaming Controller with Cable for Windows. We're sorry to hear you experienced some unusual difficulties with your Gaming Controller, we certainly expect that you should have been able to play on your Xbox without having to connect with the cable.

      If you wish, we would love to hear more details about your experience, and see how we can help you in the future. Please feel free to reach out to our support team here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/contactus/.

      Kind regards,

      Jessica
      Microsoft Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best xbox controller yet!

    Posted
    Joseph
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this mainly because I wanted to have an easier time flying aircraft in GTA5, but have since played other games with it. Such as Super Meat Boy. As a kid I was a console lover, but since moved on to PC games, however, sometimes you just can't beat a good controller. That's what this is, probably one of the best out there. Yeah, I've tried the PS4 control too, but the XBox control just fits and feels much nicer. I've also used one of the original xbox controls and this newest one is great, I don't miss the giant battery lump that's for sure. I did have a little trouble getting it connected to my PC through the bluetooth menus, might have saved some trouble had I just bought the USB adapter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for PC gaming.

    Posted
    CarelessBore
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I purchased this controller for PC gaming after getting a PS4 controller to work took too much effort for soft sticks and a heap of input lag. It took about a day of getting used to, but works and feels great for PC gaming. A couple things to keep in mind though: the controller is plug-and-play with Windows (at least Windows 10) IF you have the XBox Accessories program (free to download, but it required digging through support forums to find this out when it stopped working for me); just because the controller is plug-and-play doesn't mean every game will support controller input.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Huge improvement over Xbox 360 Controller

    Posted
    SputnikYuri
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    If you play a LOT of PC games, you know that while the mouse and keyboard are king, some games are just much better played with a controller. There are plenty of controllers out there, but I enjoy Microsoft's offering for the straightforwardness: no extra adapters required (you do, however, need a $25 adapter from Microsoft and two AA batteries to use the Bluetooth wireless capability), no extra software required, and most games on PC are already mapped for Xbox controllers. This was a replacement/upgrade from a 360 controller, and the difference in ergonomics was immediately noticeable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great controller,USB cable, has Bluetooth

    Posted
    NoahFTW
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    It's a solid controller, not much has changed with their XB1 controllers except for the extra grip texture on both handles and the inclusion of Bluetooth. I use this both on my Laptop while gaming and on my Xbox, though it's annoying that you have to re-pair it every time....would be nice if they'd start including a switch for two different profiles (Xbox/PC) with a memory that didn't require re-pairing...it can especially be annoying on Windows 10.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The best xbox/windows controller yet..

    Posted
    Renoguy91
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    What can i say about this controller.. Its comfortable for people with bigger hands and the buttons are reaponsive enough and works great with many games on my windows pc. The only gripe i have with this controller is not with the device it self only the manufacture and that it would be nice if it had built in bluetooth for better laptop connection than either the 2.4ghz adapter (sold seperatly for windows pcs) or the usb wired connection. But otherwise this controller can handle its own under extreme gaming pressures where your enemy almost gets the best of you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    My 5yr old Gaming on PC

    Posted
    RetnuhTnelisV
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    My son was doing ok with the mouse and keyboard but for some games he was struggling, mainly CupHead. So I went out and got this controller for him to use. Super easy set up and install with Win10. I connected the USB to my PC and after a few seconds of Windows doing its thing (installing the drivers) the Xbox Controller was ready to go. Fired up CupHead and entered the game immediately using this controller. He also plays GoatSimulator and PvZ GW2 with this device. He is very happy and doing well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cable = better

    Posted
    RonB
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have gone through a few controllers over the years, and Microsoft's have taken quite a beating and held up compared to others. There is only so much the sticks and buttons can take, however. I do like how the firmware is updated every six months or so and they continue to be responsive. It would be nice for some of the "Elite" controler's functionality be brought to the 'base' controller by now, so only 4 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Ron,

      Thanks for your helpful feedback. We're thrilled to hear you're loving your Xbox Gaming Controller with Cable for Windows. We love helping our customers play their favorite games on their favorite devices. We're glad this has been useful!

      Cheers,

      Jessica
      Microsoft Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must-have controller

    Posted
    Charlie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Not only is it an official XBOX One controller compatible with the original XB1, it also works on XBOX One S and XBOX One X.. and you can use it to play your PC games as well. Got it at a great price on sale. Definitely smart to go with the official one. Works on AA batteries but they last a very long time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Charlie,

      Thanks for raving about the Xbox Gaming Controller with Cable for Windows with the community. We're glad that this has been the perfect addition to your gaming experience. It sounds like this has added the perfect amount of flexibility so you can play how you like!

      Cheers,

      Jessica
      Microsoft Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    Posted
    Giovanni
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought a few other 3rd party controllers to save a few bucks, but I kept having problems with gaming on my Mac. I bit the bullet and bought this one and it works like a charm fresh out of the box! Corded or Bluetooth for a low price? Everything I wanted and more, would recommend this to anyone!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Giovanni,

      We're glad you decided to give the Xbox Gaming Controller with Cable for Windows a shot! This is perfect for taking your favorite games with you wherever you go. We hope you continue to love this pairing!

      Cheers,

      Jessica
      Microsoft Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable, but odd.

    Posted
    Joseph
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Microsoft gives you a fully functional controller with a decently sized cable. However, the weight feels a little imbalanced. This is due to the fact that the controller is lighter overall since it doesn't come with a battery pack. Awesome addition to any PC otherwise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Joseph,

      Thanks for sharing your experience with the community. Your feedback is valuable to us, so we appreciate you taking the time to share! We hope you continue to enjoy.

      Kindly,

      Jessica
      Microsoft Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    Posted
    MisterMister
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This is basically an Xbox one controller that works perfectly with a PC. Some games work better than others. It just depends if the game is compatible and has a profile for using a controller, but the controller is perfect. I have always preferred Xbox controllers over PS ones. I use it for Rocket League and even Witcher 2.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Controller for PC gaming

    Posted
    Raven
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The XBox One controller is the best general use controller/gamepad for PC gaming. It comes preconfigured on many Steam Games, as well as controller supported Battle.net games, and DRM free games. I use this controller with Laptops I use to be able to play games while on the road, and this is the best I've used before.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Raven,

      Wow! Thanks for leaving us such kind words. We really appreciate you sharing how you use the Xbox Gaming Controller. We're glad you can take this controller with you on the road! We hope you continue to enjoy the device.

      Take care,

      Amanda
      Microsoft Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best PC controller

    Posted
    Zackintosh
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    By far the best controller for PC gaming. Most games like WWE and Rocket League map the buttons and change the game interface accordingly. I prefer to use this controller hard wired but it also has a wireless option over bluetooth. Well built, highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      We're glad to hear you're loving your new Xbox Gaming Controller with Cable for Windows. It sounds like this has been a great addition to your gaming experience so far. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

      Cheers,

      Jessica
      Microsoft Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    New Controllers Are Great

    Posted
    Kaden
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The new feel is awesome and the 3.5mm headphone jack is perfect. Smoother design and grip on the back makes it feel like a different controller. The ability to listen to the audio straight through the 3.5 mm jack is wonderful if you need to make sure you aren't disturbing someone else in the room. Wire is awesome cause I don't need batteries anymore.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Get the insurance, trust bro

    Posted
    Aaron
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have gone through many controllers and having the insurance is great so I can get a new one anytime. Great investment especially if you are a gamer. And get the one where you can charge the actually controller and not have double a batteries. Preference, but i like it better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Aaron,

      Thanks for leaving us some great feedback for the Xbox Gaming Controller with Cable for Windows. We're delighted that this has been the perfect fit for enhancing your gaming experience! We always appreciate the kind words from customers like you!

      Kindly,

      Jessica
      Microsoft Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Game Controller for Windows

    Posted
    Bart
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this controller to play Grand Theft Auto V on my windows PC. It connected without any issues and worked great! I still like the feel and layout of the PS controllers and may have been able to find one for my PC, but I figured a Microsoft controller would be more compatible and do not regret buying it one bit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for PC

    Posted
    WiiDadinCT
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    If you’re not into playing games with the keyboard and mouse, this is a great way to play on PC. It’s what you’re used to if you have an XBox already. I wouldn’t take on most avid PC gamers though since they will have an advantage. Great for playing games alone or casual games. Good for racing games too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Dosen't work with Windows

    Posted
    Flastew
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The controller is built tough and feels great. But it doesn't work with Windows. Once you use any button it remains on that action what ever it is, for instance if you turn left then you will run in a circle to the left until you disconnect the controller. No help from support either. It does work great on X-Box one though.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend