Microsoft said that customers can now buy Xbox controller parts, including the highly sought-after lines of Xbox Elite 2 controller, along with other standard versions, through its online store.
The available components include sticks, buttons, covers, bumpers, peeling grips, and more, with prices starting at $19.99.
The good news is, gamers may find creative ways to add hall effect joysticks (looking at you, Elite 2 &GameSir G7) to official controllers, as they could prevent stick drift and improve accuracy. Hall effect joysticks use magnets and electrical conductors to measure their position, distance, and movement, which could help to prevent stick drift.
If you break the top case of your Xbox Elite wireless controller, it can be quite costly to replace. The top case alone costs $25.99, and replacement buttons cost an additional $23.00. And, as you’d expect, the only colors available are black and white.
Is it worth it? Well, the cost of repairing an Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is still significantly lower than the cost of buying a new one, especially with free 2-3 day shipping and 60-day free returns. The replacement PCBA and motor assembly costs $59.99, and the replacement input costs $49.99. If you sum it up, it can be much cheaper than the $179.99 cost of a new controller.
The prices for replacement parts for regular Series X/S controllers are slightly lower than those in the “premium” Elite section. For example, the replacement PCBA and motor assembly costs $34.99, the input PCBA costs $33.99, the top case costs $19.99, and the buttons cost $21.99.
Speaking of the Elite 2 controller, the green console just launched keyboard button mapping feature for the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 and the Xbox Adaptive Controller.
Will you buy Xbox controller parts from Microsoft Store? Let us know in the comments!