Accessory Review: Nacon Revolution X Pro Xbox & PC Wired Controller
In 2019, I reviewed the Nacon Revolution Unlimited Pro Controller for the PlayStation 4. As someone that has never owned a Scuff, this quickly became my favourite third party controller for the PS4. It was well made, had remappable buttons, adjustable analogue sticks as well as triggers and more.
Finally, the Xbox gets its very own version with the Nacon Revolution X Pro Controller, and it pretty much comes with the exact bells and whistles as its PlayStation counterpart. So, what’s special about these Nacon controllers? Well, as I alluded to before, the best aspect of these controllers is that you can remap and program all the function buttons as you please.
The Revolution X takes you to the next level with many customization options, professional ergonomics for a seamless grip, and comfort! 🎮
— Nacon (@Nacon) February 23, 2022
The Nacon Revolution also comes with four additional triggers/buttons at the back. So, if you wanted to jump, melee or reload commands to sit at the back of the controller resting on your fingertips, then you can. In fact, you can pretty much swap any command to any button as you please. Well, except when it comes to moving about of course. That command is reserved for your two analogue sticks.
Now, you can reconfigure commands in some games via the in-game menu, and that’s great. However, by downloading the Revolution X app from the Microsoft Store, you can not only remap buttons, but you can also store up to four profiles. Meaning that if you wanted to remap profiles for genres such as first-person shooters, action-adventure, racing or fighting games, then you can. Furthermore, you can switch through each of the four profiles on the fly with a simple press of a button. However, you can even save one of the preset profiles from the app if you please.
The Revolution X app will also allow you to fine-tune the trigger and analogue sticks. The analogue amplitude can also be adjusted from 30’ to 44’. You can also adjust the D-Pad between 4 or 8 directions. The controller also has a 3.5mm audio jack and is compatible with Dolby Atmos.
In the box, it’s not only the controller that you’ll be able to get your grubby mitts on. But you’ll also get four sets of adjustable weights which can be inserted into the lower handles of the controller. You have 2x10g, 2x14g and 2x16g weights. It’s all personal preference as to what weights you want to use. That being said, you may choose not to insert any weights whatsoever.
Unfortunately (for me at least), the Revolution X Pro is not only lighter than the PS4 version, but it also lacks the rubber texture on the lower handles. So, this controller doesn’t feel quite as sturdy, so having at least the 10g weights might be an ideal preference. The three sets of weights come attractively packaged in a small plastic box that also includes 2 shafts that alter the radius of the analogue sticks as well as 2 sets of changeable analogue heads. Additionally, everything comes in a handy hard storage case, ideal for taking on your travels.
The main elephant in this room is that, unlike the PS4 version, the Nacon Revolution X is not a wireless controller. Instead, it’s connected to a 3 metre braided, detachable USB cable. To some, this can be considered as a negative. However, the long cable not only gives you plenty of breathing space but also means that there is less latency with the signal between controller commands and console. This can be particularly handy if playing online multiplayer to have an added competitive edge. It’s also worth keeping in mind that this controller also works for PC.
To conclude, you can pick up the official Xbox controller for around a £60 RRP. The Nacon Revolution X does have an RRP of £99.99, but with a quick Google search, at the time of writing, I can find this controller selling for around £89.99 brand new. There is of course a chance that by the time you read this review, the price may have dropped. If so, that’s great news for you.
That being said, considering all the extra features and customisable features that you get with the Revolution X Pro, an extra £30 (at most) isn’t a bad price for admission. There may be plenty of other Pro controllers on the market, many of which will cost you a lot more. So, if you have around £80 to burn on a fancy controller with bells and whistles, you can’t do much wrong by choosing the Nacon Revolution X Pro.