The Xbox 360 Controller Is Making A Comeback For Xbox Series X

These officially licensed controllers were inspired by Xbox 360 gamepads but feature full Series X support.


There’s no shortage of excellent Xbox Series X controllers, but there isn't anything quite like the upcoming Hyperkin Xenon Wired Controller . The gamepad is officially licensed by Microsoft, and it serves as a replica of the original Xbox 360 controller--although it’s designed for full Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC support. You can preorder the Xenon at Amazon for $50 ahead of its June 6 launch.

The Hyperkin Xenon Wired Controller features a share button, vibration feedback, a 3.5mm jack, and a detachable USB-C cable. Since it's a wired controller, it might appeal more to gamers who play PC or Xbox at a desk. Beyond the modern features, you’re getting an authentic replica of the old Xbox 360 controller.

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Hyperkin is no stranger to working with Xbox to churn out nostalgic accessories, as the company previously released the Hyperkin Duke Wired Controller for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, which featured the chunky design of the original Xbox gamepad.

If you’re interested in picking up this new Xbox 360-inspired gamepad, you’ll find four different colors to choose from.

Hyperkin Xenon Wired Controllers

The Xenon could be a popular wired controller for Xbox Series X and PC, but you have plenty of other options to choose from as an Xbox user. For more great gamepads, be sure to check out our roundup of the best Xbox Series X controllers of 2023.

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