Has someone taken apart the Xbox One controller?

Microsoft claims that it has made quite a few changes and improvements to the Xbox One controller compared to the one made for the Xbox 360. A lot of those changes were made inside the gamepad. Now a website claims to have gotten a hold of a Xbox One controller and has torn it down to show what's inside.

The Xbox Skyer site claims that it picked up the controller in the port city of Dongguan, China.  The images, which unfortunately have a ton of words obscuring its details, show the casing of what appears to be a real Xbox One controller, along with the circuit board inside.

While there's not a lot of new information that can be gleaned from these teardown photos, the images do give a clearer idea of how they will be constructed. Microsoft has said previously that they have conducted extensive tests on the gamepads in their labs, including pushing the buttons on each controller a total of two million times; The company claims the controllers will last 10 years or more with regular use.

Of course, while these teardown images look legitimate, they could be faked. We have emailed Microsoft to see if we can get some kind of confirmation if these Xbox One controller photos are the real deal.

Source: Xbox Skyer via Kotaku | Image via Xbox Skyer

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I never had problems with the buttons wearing out. I've only had problems with the joysticks, which those look exactly the same as the 360's. I hope they improved their durability.

mnl1121 said,
I never had problems with the buttons wearing out. I've only had problems with the joysticks, which those look exactly the same as the 360's. I hope they improved their durability.

Dpad's have often fallen apart on me on the non-transforming pad's as they're a two piece held together with a double clip & a screw. I blame SEGA's mega drive collection entirely!

"Microsoft has said previously that they have conducted extensive tests on the gamepads in their labs, including pushing the buttons on each controller a total of two million times"

or half a Mario Party game, unless you're Luigi!

francescob said,
including pushing the buttons on each controller a total of two million times

That's cute. High quality switches can survive 25 times that many presses…

MFH said,

That's cute. High quality switches can survive 25 times that many presses…

What switches are you talking about? High quality gaming mice are rated for about 2 million presses too.

francescob said,
"Microsoft has said previously that they have conducted extensive tests on the gamepads in their labs, including pushing the buttons on each controller a total of two million times"

or half a Mario Party game, unless you're Luigi!

beautiful

mnl1121 said,

What switches are you talking about? High quality gaming mice are rated for about 2 million presses too.


For example the switches used in the most important input device (keyboard). Cherry MX switches are designed to survive 50M operations. Even Buckling Spring (designed in the 1980s) is designed to last at least 25M operations…

And the point of the is what exactly???

What were you expecting inside the casing Keebler Elves or something???

Showan said,
And the point of the is what exactly???

What were you expecting inside the casing Keebler Elves or something???

"Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed."

Maybe to you opening a controller is useless, but there are enthusiasts that like this kind of stuff, no need to discredit it.