Xbox 360 controller to Xbox Series S/X controller worth the upgrade?

King Mustard

Active Member
The Xbox Wireless Controller was updated a third time, this time for the Series S/X consoles.

The third-gen Xbox Wireless Controller and Wireless Adapter for Windows is currently £52 on Amazon, which is the cheapest it has been for a while.

However, £57 is still quite a lot of money, especially considering I have no major issues with my Xbox 360 controller in any games.

Are there any features I'm missing between my 360 controller and this controller?
 
no - I have a couple of Xbox One controllers, an 1st Gen Elite and the new Xbox Series X one and while the new Series X is good and feels tight on the joysticks compared to the others it has no special features, I would stick with what you got or get an elite - there the best but not really worth the amount you pay. (mine was free with the Xbox one as part of a deal)

Hmm your on the 360 controller, nah I would stick with it until it is faulty and upgrade then.
 
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MooCow

Well-known Member
Not really - D-pad is a little nicer IMO is about it, and the wireless adapter is not necessary if you have bluetooth on your PC/laptop with the new pads.

But other than that, pretty much the same feel bar the cosmetic differences.
USB-C is nice to have, but then you can only charge up their own specific battery packs when plugged in anyway
 

richardb70

Distinguished Member
I'm still rocking a pair of 360 controllers which unbelievably still work after god knows how long. Also got an Xbox One controller (wired) which is only slightly better.

The durability of these controllers is something else.
 

Cloysterpeteuk

Distinguished Member
I picked up my ancient 360 controller a while back and I’m always shocked how awful it feels when I try and go back to an old pad, but then I don’t even like to use the first gen Xbox One controller anymore.

I am a bit of a controller snob though, I’ve got four Elite models and about 15 modern Xbox pads ranging from gen 1 through 3, latest one I’ve got is the Pulse Red model they’ve just brought out. Whenever they come out with a new design I like I use my rewards points to grab it, sometimes I’ll have to add a tenna to it if I’ve not accumulated enough points by then.

It’s a minor improvement over the gen 2, it’s slightly smaller, with a better shape to it, the shoulder buttons and triggers are changed and it’s covered in a really nice grippy texture. Mainly the dpad is the best update, I’m not fussed about share buttons and things like that.

There was something I needed to do on PS3 a while back and using that decrepit Dualshock 3 was grim, and the machine itself I swear I was there for five minutes just waiting for the store to load up it was so slow.
 
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dafe01

Active Member
Can I use an old 360 controller on the Series S/X? I don't fancy paying extortionate prices for a second controller when I have a couple of old 360 ones lying around that I can make good use of.
 

Cloysterpeteuk

Distinguished Member
Can I use an old 360 controller on the Series S/X? I don't fancy paying extortionate prices for a second controller when I have a couple of old 360 ones lying around that I can make good use of.

You need one of the three generations of modern Xbox controllers, the design that came with the Xbox One, the one that launched with the One S or the new Series controller. Keep an eye out for deals the new models drop to £40 every so often, so you don’t have to pay the rrp for them.
 

dafe01

Active Member
You need one of the three generations of modern Xbox controllers, the design that came with the Xbox One, the one that launched with the One S or the new Series controller. Keep an eye out for deals the new models drop to £40 every so often, so you don’t have to pay the rrp for them.
Thanks
 

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