Introduced with the Xbox Series X/S, the new Xbox controller has the same look and feel as the Xbox One controller. Behind the adage “why change a formula that works?”, discreet and very welcome improvements that we have been able to evaluate…
In the absence of a very marked technological evolution during the transition to the Xbox Series generation, the Xbox controller remains the great gaming controller we have enjoyed for years on Xbox One and PC. Certainly rather timid, the developments made by Microsoft further improve comfort and precision, so as to make this new Xbox series controller a point of reference in this sector. However, we remain dissatisfied with the vibration technologies on board, which would have benefited from catching up with those used by Nintendo and Sony on their respective official controllers.
- Safe and comfortable grip.
- Accessible and precise controls.
- Good manufacturing quality.
- Accurate and comfortable directional pad.
- Reduced latency on Xbox Series X/S.
- Triple connectivity: radio, Bluetooth and USB-C.
- Battery and cable not included (2 AA batteries only).
- Noisy directional pad.
- No real technological evolution (triggers, vibrations…).
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Significantly different from the DualShock 4 in terms of design, the DualSense has the good taste to keep the fundamentals of its predecessor so as not to disturb PlayStation gamers too much. It still brings many compelling improvements, which certainly come at the expense of the record lightness of previous Sony controllers, but act as real technological advances. The mention of “haptic” technology is therefore not usurped and the adaptive triggers surprise as much as they convince. In short, a success on almost all lines.