Licensed Xbox 360 controller replica for PC and modern
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Licensed Xbox 360 controller replica for PC and modern Xbox Series X and S

Hyperkin, which a few years ago released a replica of the bulky original controller for the first Xbox, once nicknamed the Xbox Duke, introduced a novelty – a replica controller for the Xbox 360 compatible with both new Microsoft consoles and is compatible with PCs.

    Image source: Hyperkin

Image source: Hyperkin

Officially licensed by Microsoft, the Xenon controller looks like it really is an almost complete clone of the Xbox 360 gamepad, but with support for modern platforms and features. Xenon will be compatible Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X and the PC will be available in black, white, pink and red. It has a Share button, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB Type-C port. With its help, the novelty is connected to the console or PC – wireless connection is not provided.

“I have such fond memories of the Xbox 360 and we’re really excited to bring some of that nostalgia back to today’s Xenon consoles.”a spokesman for Hyperkin said in a press release.

According to analysts at Newzoo, the gaming industry was valued at $93.2 billion in 2021, which is reportedly more than the film and music industries combined. Given the size of the market, many companies find it quite cost-effective to “go back in time” to attract a segment of the senior audience. For example, remakes are often made and re-releases of old games are organized. Therefore, this year saw the release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection, a collection of games released from 1989 to 1994 dedicated to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe. Also released is Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration Collection, a collection of 1990s games originally developed for the Atari 2600, Jaguar, and Lynx.

With adult gamers looking back on their childhood and adolescence with nostalgia, it’s no surprise that many companies are poised to capitalize on it. The date Xenon will go on sale will be announced later, as will the price.

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