The Morning After: Microsoft starts selling replacement parts for Xbox gamepads

Perfect for those rage quit moments.


Microsoft is dipping into the world of self-repair by offering replacement parts for Xbox gamepads, along with downloadable instructions and tutorial videos. The service will cover both the standard Xbox Wireless Controller models and the (pricey) Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller.

They’re not cheap, though. Prices range from $24 for button sets to $60 for a circuit board and motor assembly unit. But that’s still cheaper than replacing the gamepad entirely. I can’t expect every company to take Nintendo’s approach: It’ll repair Joy-Cons for free if they suffer from Joy-Con drift.

– Mat Smith

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