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Xbox Adaptive Controller is out in NZ now!

Posted By Drunk_Monk

One of the great stories that has come out of gaming in recent time is Xbox's Adaptive Controller.

And now it can be bought at the NZ Microsoft store here!

Check out the trailer below and blurb for more info on why this is wonderful.


Microsoft is proud to announce that the Xbox Adaptive Controller is available for purchase in New Zealand for $139.99. It is a first-of-its-kind device as an affordable, easy-to-set-up and readily available Xbox Wireless Controller designed for gamers with limited mobility.

The idea was first conceived during a Microsoft Hackathon and the Xbox Adaptive Controller has been three years in the making with both engineers, creatives and non-profit organisations working together to create a bespoke piece of technology catering for the disabled community.

To mark the local launch of the Xbox Adaptive Controller, Xbox NZ worked with ‘motivational streamer,’ Humphrey Hanley, and Wellington teen gaming enthusiast, Sai Daunibau.

Humphrey has the rare skin-blistering condition epidermyolsis bullosa (EB), which has resulted in the skin on his hands and fingers fusing together like mittens. Sai lost his arm on a family holiday in Fiji in 2013, when he was hit by a bus and dragged 40 metres. Both having never been able to own an Xbox or hold traditional gaming controllers, the introduction of the Xbox Adaptive Controller has now given Humphrey and Sai their first ever Xbox gaming experience.

Should you wish to learn more about their inspiring stories or would like the opportunity to review the Xbox Adaptive Controller, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


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