Yesterday, the Xbox 360 celebrated its 17th anniversary. That’s right, it’s been 17 years since the Xbox 360 was released in 2005. And to this day, it remains Xbox’s best-selling console, and by a comfortable margin. What made the Xbox 360 so popular? Well, it spearheaded online console gaming and saw the birth of Xbox series like Weapons of war. It was a great and increasingly nostalgic console. And it also had a great controller. While it is now viewed fondly, the original Xbox controller was far from the best. It was too big and too heavy. So when the smaller and slimmer Xbox 360 controller was unveiled, many Xbox fans got excited. And it paid off. The Xbox 360 controller was the best controller of that generation and is still one of the best modern controllers.
This brings us to yesterday when, to celebrate the aforementioned anniversary, Hyperkin revealed that it is releasing a replica of the Xbox 360 controller officially licensed for Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X. In addition, it will also be compatible with the PC. The controller is called Xenon, and right now that’s all we know, except it will only be wired. If you want a wireless version, you’ll have to make your own. As for a release date, pre-orders and pricing, none of this information has been revealed.
Today, 17 years ago, the #Xbox 360 launched with great acclaim. Now announces the Xenon, a replica of the official one #Xbox 360 Controller – licensed with Designed for Xbox – for Xbox Series X|S/Xbox One/Windows 10|11 PCs.
Full circle. Back in control.
— Hyperkin (@Hyperkin) November 22, 2022
For those who don’t know, Hyperkin is an American manufacturer and distributor of video game peripherals based in Los Angeles, California. When it comes to replica controllers, they are widely regarded as the best in the business, which is why so many Xbox fans are excited about this release.
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