The Tiny, Cool Details of the New Xbox One Controller

The Xbox One controller looks a lot like the Xbox 360 controller, but the new pad actually sports some subtle but relevant differences. Let's take a video tour, shall we?

The video above shows you the goods and also includes an attempt at a joke by me. Very regrettable, sorry. But...details! For those of you without the time or bandwidth to watch!

  • A clickier d-pad
  • Smaller control sticks with a tighter dead zone
  • Control sticks that take less effort to move (phew!)
  • A new "View" button in place of the back button... could pop up your inventory or map in an RPG or the leaderboards in an FPS
  • A new "Menu" button in place of the forward button... would go to a game's menu.
  • "Triple-shot" face buttons that make them look snazzier and require less force to use (phew again!)
  • Vibration motors ("impulse triggers") in the triggers (This is awesome. Find out more from our friends at Gizmodo.)
  • High-speed data port
  • Less-obtrusive battery compartment running AA batteries.

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