How can i make my wireless x-box 360 controllers work for x box arcade?

I bought x box controllers online for my kids. Now they tell me I bought controllers for X box 360 while what we have is X box Arcade.....(as if I know the difference),

frollard8 years ago
I was unaware of a difference - an xbox 360 arcade uses the same controllers as a 360 'regular' as a 360 elite. They will need to be PAIRED with the system before they work. Press the small (tiny) button on the back of the 360 controller, then press the sync button on the 360 - they're paired. tada!