|Discover greater precision, comfort, and control. Part of the new Game Precision Series - the Xbox 360 Controller for Windows delivers a consistent and universal gaming experience across both of Microsoft's gaming systems. Experience the ultimate gaming experience on Windows XP and Xbox 360.
Note: This controller is identical to the wired Xbox 360 controller but is designed exclusively for your Windows PC!
Customer Reviews of Xbox 360 Controller for Windows XP
Works great as a game controller5/11/2010
There are many options out there, but I decided to choose this one because of the placement of the analog sticks and how comfortable it fits in the hands. Microsoft made a huge improvement in the controller from the original xbox version. I would have picked up a Sony controller, but they do not work with Windows. Most games recognize the Xbox360 controller, so all the buttons map out correctly.
I bought this controller to play Deer Hunter Tournament. The game has the Games for Windows logo on it. All I did was go to Microsoft and download the drivers for the controller for Vista 64. I didnt even use the disk that came with it. I pluged in the controller and it works perfectly I had to do nothing else. GREAT controller, I couldnt be HAPPIER!
The controller is nice but my shipment was bit late.
Works well small learning curve8/19/2008
The control works very well and was recognized on my vista system for halo 3 with ease. You will need to set up a game (like halo 3) to register a hand controller so that it can be recognized by the game. Not difficult to do this at all. The most tedious feature of this controller is that you have to manually assign the action of each controller item. I would be prepared in knowing exactly what button on the control that i would want for each action in the game i was going to play prior to setting it up. Once that is done, it has been very reliable and easy to use.
Great controller and super fast shipping6/22/2007
I've been wanting this product for quite awhile. So I bought it and 2 days later its here! Quite fast for budget shipping. Great job Buy.com!
Works Great in LInux and WIndows2/15/2007
I bought this for use in Linux and Windows. Works great. I use it for Marvel Alliance in Windows and it works perfectly with it. Plus, when I visit friends with Xbox 360's, I'll be able to use my own controller. Linux was easy to setup, just compiled the driver from the Gentoo wiki on my Ubuntu box, and away I went.
I like the quality of this gamepad, really solid built. The cord tangles, but that doesn't mean much. For anyone returning this controller, DON'T! You need to also buy this program: http://www.pinnaclegameprofiler.com I've been playing Prey, FEAR, etc all on my PC thanks to this program and the free online profiles.
XBOX wired controller2/14/2007
Excellent service, fast shipping
This is a good controller / not for Battlefield 211/31/2007
This controller works great, but unfortunately this controller does not work with Battlefield 2142. I called EA to confirm this, and it will not work with the game no matter what. They even admitted that no controller will work for Battlefield 2142. Now I will be returning the product for a refund because that is the sole reason I bought this controller. To bad EA does not care about the quality of their games.
Bad choice for Logitech converts playing Madden12/18/2006
I decided to try this game controller after years of using a Logitech dual pad controller on my PC. I got frustrated with the Logitech b/c they got flakey after a year of casual use. I use the controller only to play Madden NFL. First off, buttons are in different orientation. Although Madden lets you re-assign in the game, the changes don't apply everywhere and it gets uber-confusing. Most frustrating is that the 'Hit stick' buttons are so sensitive that everytime you try to knock the stick left or right to put on a hit, you end up pushing the button instead, and the game haults!! MEGA frustrating. I will probably go back to the logitech again.
The controller works great. I have been using it with NHL 07 and it has worked flawlessly. Of course, Buy.com gets part of the credit. Lighting fast shipping and a price that was second to none.
The X-box controller for the computer worked great!! I bought it for my son and he was playing games on the computer in no time at all. He loves it!!