Microsoft XBox 360 Controller - Genuine or Fake

little

Journeyman
I ordered a XBox 360 controller from Flipkart and I doubt that it's a fake chinese product. I've never used a XBox controlled so I can't tell for sure. Build quality looks cheap and in-line release is missing. Llights around XBox guide button look odd and force feedback on this unit feels poor than that on a PS2 controller. I've included a few images of my controller, please help me verify it's genuinity.

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PS : 'Buy now' option on the official XBox 360 controller webpage redirects to Flipkart.
 
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little

Journeyman
Did you try registering the serial no. on the Microsoft website???
From pics, it looks fake...

I tried registering the product. I'm shocked that Microsoft didn't even ask for the serial number. It only asked for personal details and name of product which is to be registered. :shock:

For the first time, I've registered a hardware without the site asking for the serial number.
 

ZTR

Cyborg Agent
Looks fake as the one I have has a in line release and also the light around the Xbox button is different
 

Nerevarine

Incarnate
yep looks fake but how come WS retail selling fakes ? that is very strange as my own original controller i got from WS retail
 
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Journeyman
yep looks fake but how come WS retail selling fakes ? that is very strange as my own original controller i got from WS retail

Yeah, I was shocked too. In fact this is the second fake controller which I bought from them. I purchased the last one about a month ago, that was identical to this one. But the last controller wasn't working properly, force feedback wasn't working and D-pad was malfunctioning. I returned that one and Flipkart refunded the amount in my Flipkart wallet. Someone told me to order Microsoft Wired Controller (for XBox 360) instead of Microsoft Wired Controller for Windows as both of them works on PC and he informed that WS Retails sells fake ones for Windows but genuine ones for XBox 360. So this time I ordered Microsoft Wired Controller (for XBox 360) but WS Retail sent me the windows version.

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And why does 'Buy Now' link on this page redirects to Flipkart's page when Flipkart is selling some cheap fake product.

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Does every XBox 360 wired controller has an in-line release?
 

tanvir37

Broken In
Even i had ordered one on 1st july from WS retail. The product i received is the same as the one in the pics above. After researching i found out that the original comes with an inline release and an installation cd whereas mine didn't. Anyways i have initiated return request.
 

Nerevarine

Incarnate
Yeah, I was shocked too. In fact this is the second fake controller which I bought from them. I purchased the last one about a month ago, that was identical to this one. But the last controller wasn't working properly, force feedback wasn't working and D-pad was malfunctioning. I returned that one and Flipkart refunded the amount in my Flipkart wallet. Someone told me to order Microsoft Wired Controller (for XBox 360) instead of Microsoft Wired Controller for Windows as both of them works on PC and he informed that WS Retails sells fake ones for Windows but genuine ones for XBox 360. So this time I ordered Microsoft Wired Controller (for XBox 360) but WS Retail sent me the windows version.

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And why does 'Buy Now' link on this page redirects to Flipkart's page when Flipkart is selling some cheap fake product.

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Does every XBox 360 wired controller has an in-line release?

I can confirm that EVERY single original MS 360 controller, atleast in India, has an inline switch.. Moreover the lighting seems very odd, its not a solid green bar of light but a gradient which means cheap quality.. I have got the exact same controller from ebay @ Rs 1900 and from snapdeal @ Rs 2100

both of which matches your description exactly..I bought my original at Rs 1731 when flipkart had 15% off offer.. Also, the original comes with an install DVD with a shiny outer surface and laser etched characters, there's no way it can be duplicated, therefore fakes exclude this..
One very important thing to note, these duplicate controllers randomly restarted whenever i got any power fluctuation but the original has never done that.. On my first duplicate ebay controller, after 10-20 restarts, the controller just went haywire.. it refused to work with the PC and gave random BSODs.. Also, just as u mentioned, it's Dpad was BROKEN, i couldnt switch my estus flask without changing my weapon also in Dark souls..
Try asking their customer support and explain your situation, i hope this gets resolved fast, India is such a pathetic dumping ground for technology, even in 2014 after 8 years since 360 launched, we still cant find an original controller
 
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little

Journeyman
I'll send them a mail and initiate the refund procedure. I think Microsoft should be informed of this because WS Retail is the official retailer of the controller in India (I'm not sure though).

PS : Where can I buy a genuine Microsoft Controller?
 
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little

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little

Journeyman
[MENTION=85950]Gollum[/MENTION], mine looks almost similar to your controller but judging by a few minute changes, I can tell that mine is a fake one.
 
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