Is the Day One Xbox One controller worth using on PC?

The Day One Xbox One controller for PC is a cool find for fans of the Microsoft console.

Is the Day One Xbox One controller worth using on PC?
Published by Mason @ PC Game Spotlight 8 months ago


The Day One Xbox One Controller for PC

When I scored a used Day One edition Xbox One controller at GameStop for PC Starfield, I didn’t think to check if it had Bluetooth. After all, newer Xbox One controllers support PC, and the Day One controller’s design is just as cool as its newer siblings. However, it turns out the controller doesn’t have Bluetooth, and it’s a bit of a pain to set up.

Some users suggest using a cord instead of a dongle to connect the controller to the PC. Others recommend getting the wireless adapter for a more stable connection with less latency. Personally, I’d prefer a newer controller that includes USB-C. That said, I’m not sure I’d want to pay more than $40 (R680) for one, especially since the GameStop controller is considered a cool find.

In any case, the two-piece design indicates that this Xbox One controller lacks Bluetooth. This means it probably isn’t a new model, even if it was purchased recently. I wouldn’t expect newer Xbox controllers to have stick drift issues, but some users mention that they still hold onto their Xbox One controllers despite that problem.

The stick drift and lack of USB-C are why some users prefer newer Xbox controllers. Others mention that the GameStop controller may be refurbished, as indicated by a numbered sticker on the bottom.

Regardless, it’s still a cool find. Some people question the need for a controller on PC, while others defend the preference for certain games. Personally, I’m just happy to see that someone found a use for the Day One controller’s cover, which I’d likely never use.

After all, while some argue that shooters are objectively better with a keyboard and mouse, others prefer the comfort and familiarity of a controller. Humans are adaptable, sure, but personal preference ultimately determines the choice of input method.

The comments inject a touch of humor, as one user remarks, “I own a super car. I only drive it at the city speed limit.” Another replies, “I own a Ferrari. I’ll drive it wherever I want.”

In all seriousness, the Xbox One controller is praised for its design and functionality, but the Day One edition has its flaws. It’s neat that someone found a use for it, and it’s good to know about the adaptability of humans.

Check out the original Microsoft Xbox One controller review for our impressions from back in 2014. We’ve since gone hands-on with newer Xbox controllers, as they’ve made improvements to the battery and thumbsticks, among other things.

Still, stick drift is a common issue with Xbox One controllers, even with newer models. Some users mention that they still own their Day One edition controllers and find them visually appealing. The rarity of certain controllers can drive up their value, as we saw with the Sea of Thieves controller.

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