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Xbox Official Controller S

by Microsoft
Xbox
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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  • Six analogue buttons with 256 levels of sensitivity
  • Two analogue pressure point triggers and one eight-way directional pad
  • Two vibration feedback motors
  • Two expansion slots for memory cards or other accessories (sold separately )
  • One 9.8 foot cable with inline release

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Game Information

  • Platform:   Xbox
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B0000CAOG6
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 17.4 x 10 cm ; 458 g
  • Release Date: 1 Nov 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,718 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

The Xbox Official Controller S is a smaller version of the Xbox game controller, with new button layout that provides greater flexibility when gaming. Just like the Xbox controller, the Xbox Controller S is designed to offer maximum comfort, extremely high accuracy and total control. It has complete analogue control with six analogue action buttons, two sticks and two triggers and a three-metre long extension cable.

Product Description

The Xbox Official Controller S is a smaller version of the Xbox game controller, with new button layout that provides greater flexibility when gaming. Just like the Xbox controller, the Xbox Controller S is designed to offer maximum comfort, extremely high accuracy and total control. It has complete analogue control with six analogue action buttons, two sticks and two triggers.


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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An essential piece of kit at a reduced price 9 Feb 2004
The X-Box Controller S, as the other reviews suggest, is a major improvement on the original controllers. They're much easier to handle, smaller, lighter and all-round user-friendly, especially for someone like me who plays mainly first-person shooter games (Halo, Counter Strike etc).
The major plus is the location of the black/white buttons and the shape of the D-Pad. For games like Splinter Cell and Counter Strike where you're heavily reliant on these buttons, life has been made much easier by packing them into a smaller space (making them much easier to reach and press).
The general feel is comfortable, with better ergonomics: the control sticks now have flat heads (easier to click) and the triggers underneath are closer together (more comfortable to crouch and shoot at the same time).
Overall impression is that it's an ergonomic, comfortable larger version of the PS2 controller, but of a higher quality. An essential piece of kit, and at the reduced price (decent official controllers are difficult to get cheap), it's a steal!
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tweaked version of the X-Box controller 25 Sep 2003
Having played with both the official X-Box controller (the big chunky thing) and with this official X-box S controller, I prefer to use the S controller more often.
Sometimes, the big controller is just too awkward to use, especially when playing something like Splinter Cell, where using the black and white buttons is a necessity, it was awkward to reach all the way to top on above the ABXY buttons.
Now on the S controller, they have been repositioned to below the ABXY buttons, so it is much easier to press with your thumb.
The start/select buttons have been pushed over to the right hand side of the gamepad.
The D-pad has also changed slightly so it now appears as a cross, as opposed to the slightly awkward wavy layout of the official controller.
The ABXY buttons are also actually easier to hit now as the pad has been condensed in size. It will suit people with smaller hands down to ground, and its not too small for people with big hands either.
Both of the thumbsticks have a better texture on them, and they seem slightly easier to manoeuvure.
All in all, I definetely prefer this controller to the official chunky one.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 14 Feb 2004
This controller really is brilliant. It fits snuggly into your hands and is just the right size. A lot of people think that Xbox controllers are terrible, and i would have to say that the original controller was to bulky, but this dinky little number really sorts out that problem.
I, at the moment, am in the transition phase from Sony PS2, to Microsoft's Xbox, and this controller makes it a lot easier, to change from PS2's tiny controllers to these.
A great little number...
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A welcome change to the original controller 11 April 2005
By dhbooks
As someone with fairly sizeable hands, I had no real issues with the original XBOX controller. It worked fine for me. However, after having bought the S as a second controller, it's no wonder that it's now the controller shipped with the console.
Firstly, size. It's obviously great for anyone with smaller hands, but even those with bigger hands will like it - unlike the old controller, your hands don't ache after a couple of hours gaming, and the positioning of the joysticks just feels totally right. The ABXY buttons are actually better - they're circular, rather than elliptical, and have a smooth top rather than the ridge of the original, meaning more comfort. The build quality is actually better - the controller S has a solid feel, and sits perfectly in the hand.
The cable is also slightly thicker, adding to the quality feel of the product. One slight gripe - the black and white buttons sometimes feel a bit too embedded in the controller, but apart from that it's fantastic.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a patch on the original controller!!!! 16 May 2007
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
Well, I've been using the original large controller since 2002. Admitadely, my second one has just started to die on me (right controller won't turn left, and the cable is starting to wear), but having spent time on this small cheap looking effort....I'd prefer to play halo etc, albeit with a slow left turn, with the original.

I have large hands,but that's not the real source of my gripe. What I really can't stand about this controller is the small joysticks, which have an 'all or nothing' sensitivity about them. With the original, you have far greater control over your inputs. From precise movements looking through a snipers scope on battlefield 2, to having a smooth and laser like ability to follow a target in your crosshairs in halo games and brothers in arms.

With this controller it's practically impossible to make precise movements in the heat of a game. Plus the overall construction looks far more flimsy.

The final kick in the teeth is the weak vibration motors that lack the instantaneous and intense vibrations of the original. The only improvements I can think of are the lower profile buttons, but that's only a benefit on the main 4, as the black and white buttons are poorly placed and hard to locate due to their low profile whilst mid play.

This controller is only suitable for small handed gamers who have an imprecise gameplaying style. For the gamer who likes to be able to play with finesse, and become more integrated with your xbox, try and get an original.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Dispatched and delievered quickly, could have been packaged better and...
Product was dispatched and delivered quickly. However it could have been packaged better with a sheet of bubble rap around the controller. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Joel Morter
3.0 out of 5 stars Blatant MIsselling
Controllers work fine, but both that i purchased in 'Very Good' condition has significant damage to left analogue stick which is painful and slippery on the thumb when playing. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Jacob Coker
2.0 out of 5 stars It works at least...
It works, however it was advertised as 'Very Good' quality but when I got it I noticed instantly that the rubber covering the thumbsticks were utterly destroyed, to the point where... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Jake Thorley
4.0 out of 5 stars x box controller
bought this so I had two controllers its the same as my other one and works just the same they bare well made and I wouldn't use any other
Published 10 months ago by robert
5.0 out of 5 stars Good controller
This is a very good controller and much better to use than the original fat controller that i originally had been using.
Published 15 months ago by simon mace
1.0 out of 5 stars xbox controller
i only gave it one as it only worked for 2 days sent it back and had my money back
Published 20 months ago by jean
5.0 out of 5 stars Brand new handset
A great replacement handset for the original X-Box. It was brand new so is great for getting into old games again!
Published 24 months ago by J. Westram
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Idea, Riddled with Errors
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When Microsoft's first Xbox came onto the scene, it had to compete with both the mighty Sony Playstation2 and Nintendo's GameCube. Read more
Published on 20 July 2012 by J. Clarke
2.0 out of 5 stars So so
This was brought for as you have guessed it my son, it lasted quite a few months but unsure where it was made as it did not last as long as the origional ones we had with the... Read more
Published on 30 Jan 2012 by Alison
5.0 out of 5 stars old but still in working order
My grandson has an old X Box, in good working order with lots of games and 1 controller. We keep it in our caravan for when we go on holidays. Read more
Published on 26 Sep 2011 by angela
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