The Elite, the, the Elite!

Microsoft reveals cheaper official Xbox Elite controller

Microsoft has revealed a cheaper version of the official Xbox Elite controller. The new controller is £45/$50 USD cheaper than the original.

The Xbox Elite Series 2 controller is one of the best on the market. It allows you to change analogue sticks as well as the D-Pad. You can even program profiles to suit certain gaming genres. However, the Elite Series 2 doesn’t come cheap.

The original Xbox Elite Series 2 is on offer

The Xbox Elite Series 2 has an RRP of £159.99/$179.99. However, at the time of writing, you can pick it up with a saving of £17 via the Microsoft Store. Yet, you can save even more by picking up this cheaper version of the Elite controller later this month.

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The white “Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 – Core” comes with the “essential components” that players need to “unleash [their] best game,” says Microsoft. However, it doesn’t come with everything included in the more expensive version.

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You can buy all the extras separately

The Core controller includes all the programmable features, adjustable-tension thumbsticks, shorter hair trigger locks, a rubberized grip as well as a 40-hour rechargeable battery.

The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 – Core releases on September 21st and has an RRP of £114.99/$129.99.

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Essentially, if you buy the Core controller, you will miss out on additional thumbsticks, paddles as well as the D-Pad. However, you can buy them all separately via the Complete Component Pack for an extra £54.99/$59.99 USD.

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Elite Series 2 is coming to Design Labs

Furthermore, if you fancy an extra snazzy Elite Series 2 controller, then later in the year you’ll be able to order a fully customisable version via the Xbox Design Lab.

Will you be picking up the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 – Core? Let us know across our social media channels.

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