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8Bitdo Ultimate Wired Controller for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, Windows 10 & Windows 11 (Black) (Xbox Series X/)
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About this item
- Two Pro back paddle buttons
- Ultimate Software on Xbox, Windows 10 and above, Android and iOS
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Trigger vibration
- Enhanced grip:3 meters wired USB cable.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Rated : Not PEGI rated
- Package Dimensions : 16.61 x 12.8 x 7.39 cm; 331.69 Grams
- Release date : 31 May 2022
- ASIN : B01MRXMP9J
- Item model number : 6922621502227
- Country of origin : China
- Best Sellers Rank: 5,594 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)
- Customer reviews:
8BitDo Ultimate Wired Controller for Xbox
Ultimate control, style and performance all for a great price. Customize button mapping, stick & trigger sensitivity, vibration control and more with 8BitDo Ultimate Software on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox 0ne, Windows, i0S, and Android.
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I am happy to say that the dpad on this controller feels excellent, probably one of the best I have used. I was performing half circles with ease and swinging people about with Tina in the Dead or Alive series no problem. Street Fighter fans I think will like this a lot.
All the buttons are nice and responsive too, everything feels nice and solid and it is comfortable in the hands.
This controller is very flexible as you are able to create up to 3 custom profiles and map the buttons however you wish. You can switch between the 3 profiles easily on the fly with a press of a button on the controller.
So why only 4 stars? Because of the rumble, its not quite as good as it should be. It feels like the motors takes a split second to get up to speed (thats the only way I can describe it), so smaller, quick vibrations are harder to detect. Also there are vibration motors in the triggers as well as the body of the controller. When I tested the trigger motors at full strength with the Ultimate software, the vibrations are very loud and make a horrible noise that would get anyones attention in the room. Luckily in the few games I have tested so far they dont seem to be an issue in game (they dont seem to be used), but you can turn off or turn down the trigger motors anyway so its not a big issue.
Overall I am very happy with the controller. Will it replace the offical Xbox pad? Perhaps not, but I will definitely switch between the two depending on the game. If this was wireless then I would probably choose this every time over the offical controller.
[EDIT] after about a month of use I would just add the following...
The R1 and L1 buttons can be a little temperamental. You have to push them directly on the centre of the button, otherwise the button doesn't actually compress properly and meets resistance. Its not a deal breaker, but if you are a little clumsy with your fingers than this could cause you some issues in game. Because of this, I don't think this controller will replace my official pad.
It's a nice shape, the buttons all work fine, the back paddles are in a convenient position, the anologue sticks are decent and the dpad is great.
The software is relatively simple to use and I encountered zero issues whilst making multiple profiles.
The BIG letdown though is the bumpers, they're easily the worst bumpers I've ever encountered on an xbox controller, they are just basic buttons with quite a long travel, you have to press them in the centre and straight down for them to activate properly, if you press them even slightly near the edge they seem to go down at an angle and get caught. They're so bad that they genuinely ruin the controller.
The Pro 2 wired controller has far superior bumpers that actually work when pressed anywhere, so if you're fine with the PlayStation/SNES hybrid design of that controller then I'd definitely recommend it over this one.
The controller is definitely still a good one and if you have to have the Xbox layout for thumbsticks, then this is the best option.
For me though, I have been using the PlayStation layout one (8BitDo Pro 2) for a while and got used to that, but there are 2 small differences that have made a big impact on me deciding to stick with the Pro 2 over the ultimate.
1.) The grip on the ultimate feels like sandpaper to me. It's very abrasive and not pleasant in my opinion, whereas the Pro2 still has grip, but it's comfortable to hold.
2.) The face buttons on the ultimate are more rounded and smaller, this didn't feel as nice as the flat, larger ones on the Pro 2.
Overall, still a good controller, especially for the money, but I'd recommend the Pro 2 over this one. I was really hoping this would be an exact copy, just having the thumbsticks in a different layout.
Aside from that everything else works flawlessly, which is a real shame. I was really looking forward to this controller as I gave up along time ago on the official Series X/S controllers from Microsoft, due to their consistent dodgy face button input registration.
I played a range of games to test the controller out, including action games, shooters, platformers, metroidvanias, racing rpgs, turn based rpgs and worked great in all of them.
The d-pad is excellent.
The face buttons feel good and are responsive.
There is rumble vibration in the handle grips and triggers just like a xbox controller.
As it's wired there's no noticeable latency between button presses.
The ultimate software works great, on PC you download it from the Windows store, the link is on 8bitdos website.