Xbox Japanese Controller S released in America

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  1. Scott L

    Scott L Producer

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    The Japanese edition of this controller has a 8.5' cord rather than the standard 10' one. Plus the jewel is green and the analog triggers have a softer feel. I really wish they made the cord a full 10' but I'd buy it for the softer triggers.
     
  2. Michael St. Clair

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    It's called 'clearing out stock that isn't selling well in Japan'.

    This happened with the Dreamcast 'Millenium' controllers.
     
  3. GlenHaag

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    I'm thinking about getting this since I already have a controller extension cable, so cable length isn't an issue. So it would be a cheaper Controller-S for me.

    Glen
     
  4. Michael St. Clair

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    Glen,

    Some don't like the buttons on the Japanese controller compared to the 'S' controller.

    I've heard they have raised lettering on them, and I think the buttons are a little taller.
     
  5. Dave F

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    I almost grabbed one since it was $5 cheaper, then I saw the shorter cord length and decided against it. For me, the long cords are the next best thing to wireless.
    BTW: Did the definition of "jewel" recently change? [​IMG]
    -Dave
     
  6. Sean Moon

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    The cord is a bit shorter, and the buttons feel better I think. The letters are depressed, not raised. I got my Japanese controller before the american S even launched. I almost picked up another one since my local store had a light grey one.
     

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