XBox 360 controller for PC

Anyone know if those controllers are available locally, and if so, how much? My logitech game controller broke and that sure didn't last long...

poppin fresh's picture

Yeah my last logitech controller broke after a month or so (it was a dual shock clone and the left thumb stick died, it is a known issue I found out) Replaced it with a nice thrustmaster.

As for the 360 controllers I think they are only getting an american release same time as the system (possibly a little earlier I think for the PC branded versions I heard talked about) so I would expect the same in australia, but certainly not localy available right now.

MoonUnit's picture

im not sure about that but i do know that you can find adapter cords for your xbox say that's a xbox controller plug in to usb, so you can use your existing one as a joystick like peripheral. These arent really sold retail though as far as i know but there allways seems to be some floating about ebay (ive seen ps2 ones aswell by the way), cheaper then buying a new controller alltogether.

souri's picture

quote:Originally posted by poppin fresh

Yeah my last logitech controller broke after a month or so (it was a dual shock clone and the left thumb stick died, it is a known issue I found out) Replaced it with a nice thrustmaster.

There you go, that's exactly what's wrong with it! Left thumb stick is broken (it seems to signal to the PC to move left all the time) [:(] It seems to be such a fragile gamepad - I didn't even get to use it much at all.

There seems to be a huge price difference between PC and console gamepads. Hopefully the the Xbox PC controller will be reasonably priced. Having an analog stick makes all the difference in driving/air sim games on the PC. I bought a analog joystick aimed for flight sims which I use in Battlefield 2. It's awesome, and with a tiny bit of practise I am able to turn the heli on a dime and land/move exactly where I want it to.

aX's picture

The Xbox 360 Controller is about $60-70, but ur going to have to import one unless you have a local game importer store.

Badgerglovepuppet's picture

Harvey Norman in Brisbane CBD is selling the Xbox360 controllers for PC.