In the market for an additional game controller for your Xbox Series X, Series S, or PC? The time has never been riper to make the investment. Microsoft’s very own Xbox Wireless Controller is now going at a slashed price of $44 at Amazon and Walmart. The price is slightly more from Microsoft itself, at $45. Although this isn’t the cheapest we’ve ever seen — remember that Black Friday deal for $39? — the Xbox controller usually hovers between the $50 to $55 mark. Keep in mind, this bargain is for the white, black, and red versions; the snazzier pink, green, and “electric volt” variants are on sale at $49.
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Xbox Wireless Controller
Was $60 Now $44 – Save $16
While it’s not a record-breaking discount, this current deal still offers a generous cut from the usual price for Microsoft’s regular Xbox Series X/S controller. This offer extends to the white, black, and red designs; other color options are a mere $5 extra.
Get it now for $44 at Amazon
Or grab it for $44 at Walmart
When it comes to comfort, the Series X/S controller carries on the time-honored tradition of Xbox, featuring responsive buttons, smooth-as-butter joysticks, and a satisfying weight. Its d-pad brings a clickier response than Sony’s DualSense PS5 controller, with the controller still employing an asymmetrical joystick layout. Whether those points are pros or cons largely depends on your gaming taste. There’s Bluetooth for easy pairing with PC or mobile gadgets, plus a dedicated “Share” button for all your screenshot and gameplay clip needs. While lacking some of the fancy haptic feedback tricks of the DualSense, its slimmer profile and overall better compatibility with PC (beyond just Steam) makes it a great choice. If you’re looking for something more high-end, options like the 8BitDo Ultimate Bluetooth Controller or Microsoft’s Elite Series 2 pad (on sale for $140) might tickle your fancy. But for the essentials, the standard Xbox controller won’t let you down.
Now, a small wrinkle in this otherwise smooth offer is the controller’s reliance on AA batteries. It gives longer charge life compared to DualSense, but necessitates either buying a separate rechargeable pack or regular swapping of batteries. If you’re up for that mild inconvenience, you can even extend the controller’s life with rechargeable AAs like the Panasonic Eneloops.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about fokus keyword Xbox Wireless Controller
What is the current deal on Microsoft’s Xbox Wireless Controller?
The Xbox Wireless Controller is currently available for $44 at both Amazon and Walmart. This sale applies to the white, black, and red models, while other colors are available for $49.
Is this the lowest price ever for the Xbox Wireless Controller?
No, this is not the lowest price ever. The controller was available for $5 less during Black Friday, but this is still a lower-than-usual price since it typically retails between $50 and $55.
Does the controller have any unique features?
The Series X/S controller is known for its responsive buttons, smooth joysticks, asymmetrical joystick layout, and a clickier d-pad compared to Sony’s DualSense PS5 controller. It includes Bluetooth for pairing and a “Share” button but still relies on AA batteries.
Are there any other color options available?
Yes, in addition to the white, black, and red models available for $44, there are also pink, green, and “electric volt” variants available for $49.
What are some alternative controllers to consider?
Some alternatives include the 8BitDo Ultimate Bluetooth Controller and Microsoft’s Elite Series 2 pad, which offer a wider array of features and are suitable for those looking for more than the basics.
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