Rated 6 out of 10 by MooseManChubsa Improved in some ways and downgraded in others
Firstly the controller is smaller than the Xbox 360s. This isn't necessarily a problem for me because i don't have big hands, but i do have relatively long fingers and the way the trigger buttons are placed make it very uncomfortable for me while playing. Instead of comfortably resting my index fingers on the triggers, i have to curl them up to be able to push the trigger buttons effectively. With the 360 controller I can just lay my fingers on the buttons and use them without any problems, but the Xbox One's triggers are uncomfortable for me. They could easily be perfect for someone else, just not for me. The analog sticks are smaller but are shaped like the sticks of the Chrome Xbox 360 controllers. They do not have the four bumped dashes but instead are concave and fit your thumbs nicely. The D-Pad is SO MUCH BETTER than the one of the 360 (which has been described as a quarter sitting on top of a pea) Microsoft made some needed changes to the controller but for me it isn't comfortable and luckily I didn't purchase the Xbox One but only used it at a friends house for a day.
Rated 10 out of 10 by ThisGuy360 Best Controller
From far away the Xbox One Controller can be mistaken for the Xbox 360 Controller, but don't let its asymmetrical sticks and button configuration fool you. This is a proper refinement of what many gamers consider to be the best controller of the last decade. Upon holding it for your first time the first thing you'll notice is the materials feel luxurious. While still made of plastic, its balance of weight, outstanding build quality, and matte black finish give you the sense that it's something special. It helps that it's absolutely gorgeous, too.
In operation, the Xbox One Controller is remarkably comfortable to hold. The shape makes no compromises; your hand comfort is its utmost priority. The grips are shaped to facilitate well-being during long game sessions no matter what size hands you have. The trigger buttons are hooked so that when you hold them down your fingers feel secured to the controller. The centimeter or so of travel also give you some leverage for throttle control in racing games. Most noticeably, the battery pack has been integrated into the center housing. You won't have to worry about your fingers feeling uncomfortable now that the back if flush.
Rated 9 out of 10 by johndoe30 controller battery last longer than ps4 controller
I see bad reviews for this xbox one controller must be little kids giving these bad reviews because i never had no problems with a new controller now a used one yes but with a new one this controller works ok to me plus MS has since put out an update for the controller
Rated 1 out of 10 by HaYeSxGaMiN Not worth $60.00 in my book
controller breaks very easly and is not worth $60.00 plus tax. Its Very Horrible and cheaply made and me and friends are having trouble syncing it to the xbox one.
Rated 2 out of 10 by Stefn Feels good in your hands, not durable
Just not a durable controller. I'm careful with my technology and i've had to throw a couple away after the calibration of the sticks gets really wacky. Literally unusable and wasn't fixable.
Rated 2 out of 10 by JohnBondDon It's Good (for nothing)
Don't get me wrong, these controllers feel, look, and function great. That's all well and good, BUT if they don't last, then none of that matters. I'm on my third, yes third controller, the other two I've had to get replaced. Apparently , the left analog stick is faulty. With games like Forza and FIFA that require heavy use, the sticks get stuck, and apparently something inside the controller breaks off. And I'm not the only one. Xbox message boards are littered w/ the same problems. Seriously, if I was in the market for an xbox one, I would wait until two things happen: 1) They finally get HBO Go. 2) They address this obvious manufacturing flaw. Anyway, I'm going to get back to playing some more FIFA, while I still can.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Catnip Good, but not flawless.
It's a good controller, don't get me wrong. But when the batteries start falling out of the controller because the things inside come loose, that's where I get upset. It was never dropped or handled "roughly". And apparently Microsoft only covers "hardware and parts" for 90 days (the console itself is for a year, however). Therefore, I have to pay out of my own pocket to get it fixed AND shipped to them when it should've been working and functioning fine in the first place. Overall, it's a great controller and it fits well in my tiny hands (although I do wish it were a bit smaller), but they really need to take care of their manufacturing quality.
Rated 7 out of 10 by WNxthatdude durability
I would say that this controller design definitely improved on the xbox360's controller design, it feels comfortable in your hands and, it's almost everything they said it would be. Almost is the key word because you have to be very careful with it. While I was talking to someone my little cousin got ahold of my controller and dropped it. He is only 2 years old so the max he could've dropped It from is maybe a foot and a half, maybe. Anyway my left thumb stick gets stuck so when I'm playing battlefield 4 or killer instinct it gets stuck and I run out into the open or jump for no reason
Rated 9 out of 10 by Link357 Bumper Construction Sucks
I bought an Xbox One controller day one (November 25, 2013). I used the controller mild to moderately, I didn't throw it or beat it up. Then about 10 months later for no reason at all the right bumper just stopped working without warning. This has happened to me with two other 360 controllers. I thought they would fix this with the new design but they didn't. This is really a problem Microsoft needs to address.
Rated 9 out of 10 by kingplaty Good but some drawbacks
It is a solid controller with a good overall design. They either burn through batteries extremely fast, or I just have bad batteries. My left thumb stick has something wrong with it and I am still waiting for an answer from Xbox about returns. It still functions but there is definitely something wrong with it. Other than that, the feel is good, it is very light, almost too light, and all the new vibration features are fantastic. The thumb sticks are smaller than the 360 but still work well. I would say it is a huge improvement to the 360 controller, it just should have a little more weight to it.