Het volk van Extreme Hardware heeft een review gepost van de 'USB only' Microsoft Sidewinder Gamepad Pro. Hieronder wat over zijn performance:
Game performance with the MS Gamepad Pro is very good, but not exceptional. Most of the issues arise from the unitís D-Pad, which at times can be irritatingly hard to control. The Gravis Xterminator featured a separate D-Pad for both proportional and digital control, while the MS Gamepad Pro uses a single D-Pad for both duties. The design concessions in going this route are very evident and are such that the Gamepad Pro doesnít really excel in either setting, and can be quite difficult to control in proportional mode. The Gamepad Proís D-Pad is functional, but its short range of motion does take a bit of getting used to. On the other hand, button placement is excellent and they have a nice tactile feel and give excellent response in high-speed action games. The MS Gamepad Proís trigger buttons are also very well designed and have large indentations to prevent finger slippage. Once I got a handle on the unitís D-Pad, the MS Gamepad Pro performed very well in a variety of digital games, but fell short in most space sims and racing games, where excellent proportional support is a prerequisite.