Microsoft Reveals New XBox 360 Controller with New D-pad

The Xbox 360 is coming up on four years on the market, and even when releasing a new version of the console, the S, they left alone that sticky d-pad people hate so much. But now they’ve fixed it, I guess, and you’ll have to pay $65 to get a snazzy new controller with the new d-pad. But this new d-pad has a twist. Literally. That was a pun, see.

Whaaaaaaaaaaaa? So do how do you get from there to there? Major Nelson demonstrates.

Oh. So, a new d-pad on a new 360 controller that has gray buttons instead of colored ones (I don’t like that) will run you, as I said before, $65, though at least it comes with a play-and-charge kit. It’ll be available for purchase on November 9, and MS will be showing it off at PAX Prime this weekend.

via Major Nelson

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2 Comments on Microsoft Reveals New XBox 360 Controller with New D-pad

John Bailey

On August 31, 2010 at 1:25 pm

I had no problems Whatsoever with the old joypad and I play SFIV, VF5, SC4 and T6 online, anytime…


On August 31, 2010 at 3:56 pm

where’d the colored buttons go?