We now offer a PlayStation 2™  to Xbox 360™  adapter, it requires one of our PlayStation 2 or 5in1 X-Adapters. Our Xbox 360™ ™  adapter will also allow you to use many other PS2 controllers on your Xbox 360™.

Click here to order an Xbox 360™ adapter for the X-Arcade™.


  • Make sure to note the section on Digital/Analog, which will alleviate many issues you may encounter. 
  • Programming is for the PC/Mac™ only, and has no function on game consoles.
  • The Trackball is not supported by the 360 X-Adapter™. You may, however, be able to use the trackball in the USB port of your console directly.
  • 4-player: If your console only has 2 USB ports you will need to use a USB hub to connect for 4-players. 
  • There is a guide button labeled with an 'X' on the 360 adapter itself. 

  • There is a headset jack on it for headsets.

  • To access the Xbox Menu during game play, simply press Back+Start on the X-Arcade. You can also press and hold Back+Start to access the system menu. 


On gaming consoles, the unit operates just like a standard gamepad with buttons assigned to the arcade buttons. 

Digital vs. Analog Control Overview:
Handheld gamepad controllers for newer game consoles feature both digital and analog controlling devices, a D-pad and two analog thumb-sticks. Most games use the D-pad and/or left thumbstick to operate a game. The X-Arcade™ supports only one digital joystick per player, therefore adjustments need to be made to select whether this joystick functions as the D-pad or the left analog thumbstick.  See the key legend above for directions on switching between analog and digital on the 360, but in general:

  Side Button + Button 1 (Top-left) = Digital (D-PAD)
  Side Button + Button 2 (Top-middle) = Analog 1 (primary thumbstick)
  Side Button + Button 3 (Top-right) = Analog 2 (secondary thumbstick)

Analog Tilt Sensitivity
While using Analog 1 mode (Select+Button 2) you can change how sensitive the movement is from normal full-tilt (default) to half-tilt sensitivity. Half-tilt sensitivity would be equal to moving the analog thumbstick on your gamepad to about halfway in any direction instead of fully (full-tilt). This is useful for games that you need more precise movement in, for example in a racing game, or to make your character move slower in your game.

Tilt Sensitivity Mode Toggle:
  Side Button + Button 7 = Half-Tilt Sensitivity
  Side Button + Button 8 = Full-Tilt Sensitivity (default)

DualStick Mode (2-Player X-Arcades Only):
Some games may require the use of 2 control devices simultaneously, for example, console versions of arcade classics like Robotron™, SmashTV™, Crazy Climber™, and Karate Champ™. While the X-Arcade™ is not ideal for all types of games, for example, first-person shooters, it has the ability to play all of them thanks to DualStick Mode.

DualStick Mode makes the second player joystick of a dual X-Arcade™ act like the right analog thumbstick on a gamepad. But it also makes the buttons on the player 2 side mirror those of the player 1 side, so the buttons on both sides can be used for single-player game play. As you may have gathered, this means that DualStick mode is for single-person game play, and requires a 2-player X-Arcade™ controller, it will have no effect on an X-Arcade Solo™ for example.

DualStick mode is toggled on and off by pressing the Modifier and Player 1 side button 6 simultaneously, and while in DualStick mode you can still change Joystick 1 between D-PAD and analog thumbstick mode.


  • The first thing you want to do is test the X-Arcade™ on your PC using the X-Arcade™ Test Utility Program to check that it is being recognized by your PC properly. If your controller works in the X-Arcade™ Test Program, then your controller is fine. Run the X-Arcade™ Test Program.
  • If the button layout is different from the one above, be sure the switch on the 360 adapter is set to 'Pad', not 'Wheel'.
  • If you have trouble getting both players to work at the same time, try  plugging both Xbox 360™  adapters into the USB ports of the console at  the same time while the console is already on.
  • The Xbox 360 adapters will only work with the current 5in1 adapter with permanently attached cables. If your 5in1 adapter has detachable cables as shown by number 3 in the diagram above it will not work. 
  • If you are still having trouble but your X-Arcade is working on the PC with our test program, try the X-Arcade on a PlayStation 1 or 2 console to see if it works there (if possible). If you have a PlayStation 1 or 2 gamepad, please also test if it works on the 360 adapter. This will help troubleshoot the cause.

The following information is for the older V1 360 adapters only:

  • If you have a new Slim model Xbox 360™  console (smaller one), you may need to use the back USB ports.
  • You  MUST use a wired Microsoft®  branded Xbox 360™  controller for each  player for it to work. A wireless gamepad with Play and Charge™  cable  will not work.
  • Guide Button: There is  limited support for the Guide button by holding the Back  button and  pressing X+Start (all 3 buttons simultaneously), but you may  need to do  this more than once (thanks to Cory Cacioppo for finding this   workaround). Otherwise you will need to use a separate gamepad to access the Guide   function.
  • Headset: You will need a wireless headset to communicate while gaming.

Using the Xbox 360 adapter on PC, Pi, Shield:

The Xbox 360 adapter also allows you to make the X-Arcade work as an Xinput compatible gamepad instead of a keyboard. It works on PC, Pi, And Nvidia Shield this way.