Xbox One Wired Controller Announced For Both Console & Windows

Microsoft has announced that a wired Xbox One controller will be releasing this November for both Xbox One and Windows, with it being compatible with Windows 7 & 8. The current price is $59.95 so expect it for a similar number in the UK and Europe. At the minute the official Microsoft website sells the Xbox One’s wireless controller with a play and charge kit for £59.99. There isn’t a proper confirmed release date apart from the month.



After plugging in the controller via the USB it will update automatically, so you’ll be able to use it pretty much straight away. With the Xbox One you’ll be able to use the pad both as wired or wirelessly, depending on your preference.

Source: Microsoft<



  1. ok for the X1, but if you want a PC joypad, you might as well get a wired 360 pad for half the price.

    i mean, the only real feature it’s got over the 360 pad is the vibrating triggers isn’t it?

    • I’d say that anyone should consider a Xbox One gamepad because it feels nice, analogs have a good texture, D-pad is a big improvement and the triggers are pretty comfortable. Sure its likely £15 more than the 360 pad but I’d say its worth it.

  2. And I’ll keep my emulated 360 pad with its PS3 layout thank you :)
    I have tried, I just cannot get on with that Xbox pad layout.

  3. I’m sure I’m missing something here but…why would you want a wired controller??

    • Glad I’m not the only person bemused at the release of a wired controller, it seems like a backwards step. Perhaps MS will soon start releasing games on D90 tapes.

    • My thoughts exactly.
      Well… Don’t they come with wires anyway? If not, how do you charge the controllers if you can’t plug them into the console or am I missing something?

    • Slightly faster response time than wireless. That’s why tournament controllers are always wired.

  4. Why you’d pay that for a controller is beyond me, especially when the bumpers are a massive downgrade, not good at all!

    • how on earth are they a downgrade?

      • They’re like hinges rather than buttons, meaning if you push them close to the end where the hinge is it doesn’t press.

        Maybe they’ve changed it since launch.
        the 360’s bumpers are much better imo

  5. Its a wireless controller with a micro USB cable already plugged in, but still equally removable…

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