The Xbox 360 Wired Controller is a wired controller made by Microsoft for the Xbox 360 and PC that has out of the box gaming support.
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Pro Good value for money
The wired controller is often sold under $30, but feels solid.
Pro Good compatibility
Is compatible with alternative operating systems such as Linux, macOS, and Android.
Pro Good availability
You can find it almost everywhere. Easy to find and purchase.
Has a cable, so there are no lags or connection issues
Con Limited to XInput
Uses Microsofts XInput, so its limited to that standard. In reality, most PC simulation games require more buttons, so they use DInput. Also, many old Windows(pre-DirectX 10) games only support DInput.
Con Poor D-Pad
The controller has a cheap and imprecise 'swivel'-based D-Pad that rests very high. Poor for any D-Pad uses, and essentially a no-go for fighting games given the competition.
Will need to be used in a close distance to the users USB plugs for their PC.