Is this controller official?

Discussion in 'Xbox One - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by mrjezbud, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. mrjezbud

    mrjezbud GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 14, 2015
    Hey all.

    I have seen this controller pretty cheap second hand.

    I am 50-50 on whether its fake or not as it has some weird red squares at the top. But the rest of it looks official.

    Would someone be able to tell me if it is real or fake?

    I am looking for a controller for PC, do not own an xbox one so have nothing to compare it to if i go look at it.

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  2. StarGazerTom

    StarGazerTom GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Feb 2, 2015
    Looks fake
  3. mrjezbud

    mrjezbud GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 14, 2015
    I take it thats because of the red boxes at the top?

    I have checked a few guides and all the things it says to watch out for are fine
  4. linkinworm

    linkinworm GBAtemp Maniac

    May 30, 2008
    Birmingham (England)
    the red squares are from the camera picking up the IR , i think it was for kinect to see the controller while in your hands or something, not that visible irl, the thing that looks fake to me is the menu and back buttons
  5. Memoir

    Memoir Hi, I'm Cynical!

    Jun 24, 2007
    United States
    In the Murderbox!
    Show us the battery compartment
  6. DinohScene

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    Label inside the battery compartment would tell you if it's genuine or counterfeit.
    If it is a counterfeited one, they surely did their best on it then.
  7. tbb043

    tbb043 Member

    Jan 30, 2008
    United States
    How cheap is it, and what's the return policy? If it's cheap enough with returns allowed who cares if it's real, just get it and try it out.
  8. DarkGabbz

    DarkGabbz Resident XBOX Guy

    Dec 29, 2015
    Micronesia, Federated States of
    Modding Xbox'es
    Does it have the hello from seattle text on it?
  9. aos10

    aos10 ❤ Zelda ❤\(^o^)/

    Apr 10, 2012
    Saudi Arabia
    never seen fake xbox1 controller before,there is 3rd parties controller
    but only the official controller are wireless.

    however,i strongly advice you to stay away from the first patch Xbox1 controller,there are bad.
  10. Orangy57

    Orangy57 bruh

    Aug 17, 2015
    United States
    New Jersey
    it's legit, it looks the same in the battery compartment as my controller, and i purchased this from gamestop long ago

    EDIT: i'm an idiot, i didn't realize that the two controller pictures were from different people
    Last edited by Orangy57, Aug 2, 2017
  11. MrCokeacola

    MrCokeacola GBAtemp Fan

    Feb 26, 2018
    My controller says Hellq from Seattle so I think it's pretty real.
  12. lisreal2401

    lisreal2401 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 4, 2013
    United States
    If you want a brand new Xbox 360 controller - be REALLY careful on eBay since the fakes are almost identical to the real thing at pretty much every glance until you just thing something is off. Then you check the battery compartment and check the logo on the top of the controller, with a misaligned 360 printing. I spent $26 on one of these and ended up threatening to escalate the refund to eBay and got the money back, bought a real controller for under $50 but they're only getting harder to obtain but thankfully this one seems to be holding up.

    As for fake Xbox One stuff, watch for sales on the official ones. Often you can get them for $36-38 sealed
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