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Hyperkin is rereleasing the original Xbox ‘Controller S’ with Hall effect sticks and triggers

Hyperkin DuchesS controller.
An in-development DuchesS, whose design might change before it’s eventually released. | Image: Hyperkin

Accessory maker Hyperkin is bringing back Microsoft’s original Xbox Controller S as a modern gamepad, complete with Hall effect joysticks and triggers. The original Controller S came with the Japanese version of the console, while other markets got the massive “Duke” controller. Eventually, the more compact controller became the default and superseded the Duke. Hyperkin is calling its take on the more compact gamepad the “DuchesS.”

This will be the third retro Xbox controller design that Hyperkin has resurrected. It released its take on the Duke in 2018 and followed it up with a new version of the Xbox 360’s controller called the Xenon last year.

Image: Hyperkin

The controller in white.

Like its previous retro…

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