The link in my post.
Strange. As you buy a controller when you buy your xbox.. then doesn't it point out that xbox controllers break often? All I hear is whiny Microsoft "boohoo, we are missing out on profit" (the fanbase is loyal, right? So it's not like they dump the XBox for another console)Meanwhile it appears Europe ran out of Xbox controllers:
"'We know it may be hard finding Xbox Wireless Controllers right now due to supply disruptions,' a Microsoft spokesperson told us.
'We’re working as fast as possible with our manufacturing and retail partners to improve this. Please check with your local retailer for availability.'"
The big danger is that they stop producing them because the demand dropped. Because in 2 years, when they set up the machines to produce them in small bulk, by that time hobbyists, universities would have moved on (sure, you can use software, but it's not the same, so you will need something else). And with a smaller consumer base, less production; repeat. And higher prices. Look at the prices for a Z80 (8 euro). And the more capable ATMEL-Mega328P is 2.8 euroATmega328P shortage. A very popular hobbyist chip with a lot of legacy code depending on it. "Adafruit ordered 9,000 in March 2021 which have not arrived."
Chip Shortage: Microchip ATmega328P Microcontroller #ChipShortage #adafruit @Adafruit @MicrochipMakesChip Shortage (video) is a new feature video by Adafruit’s Ladyada to highlight items that are in short supply or possibly “unobtanium” (with no known return date to the market). …blog.adafruit.com
I've never broken an xbox controller. But then I'v e never broken any controller I own, the closest was probably the N64 controller that had a analogue stick axle made of plastic which used to shave a little plastic off each time you swiped. In fact, which i noticed that i went out and bought a third party (I thing Madcatz) contreoller that has a radial pot for vertical attached to to the plastic chassis, and a pot connected to that to do the horizontal. But yeah, never lost a properly engineered controller from PS1, DC, PS2, xbox, GC, Wii, xbox360. The only official controller I've ever bought was a USB connected wired controler for the xbox360 which dso far had provied to be surplus to requirements because I shortly afterwards received by Pandora, so I stropped gaming more or less on my laptop.Strange. As you buy a controller when you buy your xbox.. then doesn't it point out that xbox controllers break often? All I hear is whiny Microsoft "boohoo, we are missing out on profit" (the fanbase is loyal, right? So it's not like they dump the XBox for another console)
I still see lot's of online offers, at normal prices, so is it a brick-and-mortar problem? You can also buy a cheap secondhand xbox and it will come with a controller too. So in my view, it's great for the second-hand market!
It all gives me a feeling this generation of gameconsoles is broken and needs to be skipped. Also PS5's were not available and with the so-so backwards compatibility, and the still slim amount of games on offer (compared to Xbox at least, with better backwards compatibility). Hopefully The new Nintendo is worth the wait.
I think they want the NEW controller, and only the NEW controller. newer=better.Maybe whe should tell the Peaple that you even could use the One Controller on Series, and also the other way round..