When you’ve got a damaged Xbox Wi-fi controller or an Elite Series 2 controller and really feel daring sufficient to restore it your self, Microsoft has simply made shopping for real elements loads simpler.
As reported by The Verge, Microsoft now sells substitute elements on the official Microsoft retailer together with thumbsticks, buttons, and high case covers. Beforehand, should you broke a button or your thumbstick suffered from drift, you needed to both depend on elements made out of third-party retailers or simply outright purchase a brand new controller. The latter, after all, was extra pricey.
Costs for substitute elements range relying on the half itself and which controller you are attempting to repair. A high case for the Elite Collection 2 controller is $6 greater than the usual Xbox wi-fi controller, for instance. There’s additionally an added caveat for the highest case as solely black and white can be found.
Regardless of this, Microsoft’s number of substitute elements is extra sturdy in comparison with its competitor Sony, which solely sells first-party substitute thumbsticks for its high-end controller, the DualSense Edge.
Promoting official substitute elements is an ongoing pattern for the corporate because it began a similar service for Microsoft Surface devices earlier this 12 months. It additionally struck a take care of the activist group As You Sow in 2021, with Microsoft agreeing to broaden restore choices and permit its clients to train their proper to DIY restore their gadgets.