Table of contents:
- Xbox One: The price development of the controller
- Xbox One controller: what makes the gamepad better?
Video: Xbox One Controller In Falling Price: With Adapter For A Short Time For Less Than 40 Euros
Update on March 19, 2020: After several months, the Xbox One controller has finally reached a price of less than 40 euros. The dealer Cyberport offers the Xbox One controller in black for 39.99 euros as part of its cybersale, there are no shipping costs. A wireless adapter is also included. With this, the controller can also be operated on PCs that do not have Bluetooth. You can also see the remaining copies on the Cyberport page - we advise you to access them quickly. Xbox One controller at Cyberport
Xbox One: The price development of the controller
The Xbox One was launched in November 2013. The first generation controller can only be used on a PC with a micro USB cable or can be operated wirelessly using a dongle (approx. 25 euros at Amazon). With the Xbox One S, however, there was a minor revision of the controller, thanks to which all current Xbox One controllers also support Bluetooth and can be connected wirelessly to the PC, smartphone and other Bluetooth devices. The recommended retail price for the standard controller is 59.99 euros, but special colors and special editions can also have an RRP of 64.99 euros or 69.99 euros. Since the market launch, the price has already fallen. So you can get the controller for a long time at the usual "street price" of 50 euros.
With the big providers like Amazon, Media Markt or Saturn you get the controller more and more often in the price range of 40 euros. If you want the absolute cheapest price, you can find a practical overview of all color variants and the current best price of the respective controller on Idealo.
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Xbox One controller: what makes the gamepad better?
In addition to the often slightly cheaper price, the Xbox One Pad has some small advantages over DualShock 4 and Pro Controller. The Microsoft controller inherited its predecessor, the Xbox 360 Pad, as the standard PC controller. Even if more and more games on the PC also offer the controller prompts from PlayStation and Switch, you are on the safe side with the Xbox Pad.
Above all, the Xbox One controller is future-proof in terms of Xbox consoles and PC gaming. Phil Spencer, head of the Xbox division at Microsoft, has confirmed to Business Insider that the Xbox One pads will also be compatible with the next generation of consoles and thus Project Scarlett (working title).
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The frequently criticized battery compartment of the controller is an advantage for everyone who wants to have the controller as a long-term companion. While the permanently installed rechargeable batteries of other controllers will eventually fail, you can simply replace the batteries on the Xbox controller. If the battery consumption is too high, you can simply get a set of high-quality rechargeable batteries. And even if all else fails and the battery can no longer be recovered from the remote control or wall clock, the Xbox One controller simply works via a USB cable - without any battery or batteries.