If you have a broken Xbox Wireless controller or an Elite Series 2 controller and feel bold enough to repair it yourself, Microsoft has just made buying genuine parts a lot easier.
As reported by The Verge, Microsoft now sells replacement parts on the official Microsoft store including thumbsticks, buttons, and top case covers. Previously, if you broke a button or your thumbstick suffered from drift, you had to either rely on parts made from third-party retailers or just outright buy a new controller. The latter, of course, was more costly.
Prices for replacement parts vary depending on the part itself and which controller you are trying to fix. A top case for the Elite Series 2 controller is $6 more than the standard Xbox wireless controller, for example. There’s also an added caveat for the top case as only black and white are available.
Despite this, Microsoft’s variety of replacement parts is more robust compared to its competitor Sony, which only sells first-party replacement thumbsticks for its high-end controller, the DualSense Edge.
Selling official replacement parts is an ongoing trend for the company as it began a similar service for Microsoft Surface devices earlier this year. It also struck a deal with the activist group As You Sow in 2021, with Microsoft agreeing to expand repair options and allow its customers to exercise their right to DIY repair their devices.
Taylor is a Reporter at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.