Xbox Controllers-disturbing trend?

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  1. Chris Bardon

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    Are the regular (read "big") Xbox controllers being phased out? First there's the Sega bundle, then I notice that my local Future Shop only had the "S" controllers out (they were out of the regular ones), and finally, I noticed that in the manual for Blinx they showed the controls mapped on an "S" controller!

    I'm all for freedom of choice here, but I still want to be able to get the big-ass controllers. Is it getting to the point where I should buy whatever I can find while they still exist?
     
  2. Andy Sheets

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    I thought I read somewhere that the original controllers were no longer being manufactured. All of the new games I've bought recently feature the S-controller in the manual and options screens of the games. Makes me sad since I actually love the original controllers. The S-controllers are alright, but I don't like the placement of the start/back and black/white buttons. Just feels awkward to me, although still not as awkward as the other systems' controllers [​IMG]
     
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  4. Jeffrey Forner

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    Microsoft is not phasing out the original controller. They are simply including the S controller with the system now because they've come to realize that it is far more popular than the original. I forget what the numbers were, but the S model was outselling the big one by a huge margin. Their decision to switch the type of controllers included with the system is simply a reaction to what the market wants.

    The original controller will still be available, but I suspect you will see them in lesser quantities.
     
  5. Rob Lutter

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    I have 4 of the original controllers... I love them to death [​IMG]
    IMHO, the best controller EVER made (of course, I have BIG, FAT hands [​IMG] ). The S-controller is just so small and cheap while the big one is sturdy and heavy.
     
  6. ChristopherS

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    I thought I was one of the only people that prefers the original XBOX controller. I have three originals and one S-Controller. That way any guests can choose which ever they prefer.

    Chris
     
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    I have 2 original and 2 S-controllers. I have large hands but I still prefer the S-controller due to the better button layout. I like having the start and back button easily accessible.
     
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    It's my understanding that the current Xbox bundle (which includes the S-controller) is a test. Microsoft is curious if the S should be the official controller. They want to see how many original controllers sell (as accessories) while this bundle is available.
     
  9. GlenHaag

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    I bought my Xbox about 2 months ago, and have never used the original controller once. I would gladly trade it for another Controller S, straight up.

    It's only been used when a friend came over to play games, and wanted to play games with me. I've just never been able to take the size of it. The Controller-S works perfect for me.

    Glen
     
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    I love the "S" controller and hate the old ones. I have puny hands so the "S" controller is perfect for me. Very comfortable...
     
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    Actually, it was reported on IGN I believe it was that the original controller is being phased out. I will see if I can find a link or some other confirmation.


    -Dan
     
  12. Matt Wallace

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    S Controller is the new standard, officially. They are for sure phasing out the older ones.


    Matt
     
  13. Chris Bardon

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    This is the closest thing that I could find. It's from the IGN article about the new Xbox bundle.

     
  15. Jason Harbaugh

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    I have puny hands and love the orginal controller. It fits just prefectly and I prefer that button layout. It feels like you are actually holding something. I do have the S controller as well and it is only used for when friends are over.
     
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    Greg_TSL begins furiously scribbling design drawings for a bowling ball containing all the Xbox buttons!
    [​IMG]
     
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    took me a while to get used to the s controller but i like it better now... closer to the other consoles controllers and the small size is better for the wife's hands...
     

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