Microsoft’s Xbox One Elite controller is currently available for $112/£112.82 on Amazon, the lower price is available on both the Amazon US and the Amazon UK sites at the time of writing. This looks to be a Amazon promotion as Microsoft Store still lists the controller for $150. If you don’t already own an Elite controller now may be a good time to grab one while its available for a lower price. You can use one of the links below to take you straight to the offer.
Phil Spencer has just announced on Twitter that he’s holding the one millionth Xbox Elite controller. This is a phenomenal milestone for Microsoft. We are glad it’s selling well since it’s a controller everybody likes and enjoys for competitive and laid back gaming.
It’s selling for the price of $149.99, and it’s worth every single penny.
Well there is some great news for Xbox One Elite controller fans, if you’re a fan of the controller and Halo there is a new GameStop exclusive kit for your elite controller which is now available to pre-order.
The Halo 5 Component Kit is designed with impeccable style for the Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller, to bring subtle praise to your favorite game. PowerA worked alongside Microsoft 343 Studio’s Halo Team to design the shape and size of these components to cater to Halo gameplay. The low-friction, textured analog rings are built to withstand wear & tear, offering the performance expected for the Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller. Each 10-piece kit includes 2 Standard Analog Sticks, 2 Mid-Tall Analog Sticks, 2 Domed Mid-Tall Analog sticks, 2 Upper Paddles, 2 Lower Paddles, and 2 Directional Pads.
Officially licensed and specifically designed for the Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller
Low-friction, textured analog sticks
Custom sizes and shapes for individual gaming preference and accuracy
A 10-piece kit Including 2 Standard Analog Sticks, 2 Mid-Tall Analog Sticks, 2 Domed Mid-Tall Analog sticks, 2 Upper Paddles, 2 Lower Paddles, and 2 Directional Pads.
What are your thoughts? Will you pre-order it for $50?
If you are an owner of Microsoft’s Xbox One Elite controller and want to make it look unique? Well, ColorWare is now offering elite owners an option to customize. With ColorWare, you can either send in your own controller to have it decked out in custom colors of your choosing, or purchase a new customized controller directly. Now without a doubt it’s going to cost a bit to customize it but it also depends. If you send it in you will owe $114 and if you purchase a new one along side the custom design.
See for yourself here
The great Xbox deals keep pouring on! Just recently found on Best Buy, if you buy the Xbox One Elite Controller on their website for $150.00 you get a free Halo 5 Guardians copy for Xbox One. This deal is very good if you haven’t purchased Halo 5 Guardians yet. If you add the controller to your shopping cart online then Halo 5: Guardians will automatically be added to your cart. They are also offering free expedited shipping then the controller and game will arrive just 2 days before Christmas, or if you just want to do express you can get it on the 22nd but that is not free. The Xbox One Elite controllers have been selling out like crazy and this offer on Best Buy will probably be sold out soon! The deal is online only.
Microsoft recently released a new HoloLens video showing off some stuff it can do. At 2:50 in the video the guy shows off a White Xbox One Elite Controller which is the same color of the Lunar controller. Obviously Microsoft has yet to say any word on this controller but our guess is that it will be released sometime in 2016. It makes sense for them to make a white version since for the regular ones they have a big variety, the controller will most likely have the same specs. It just adds a variety to choose from. The Elite Controller is known for its features inspired for competitive gaming. Check out our review of the Elite Controller.
Stay tuned for more info and check out the video below:
We will see the release of the Elite Controller on October 27th and one of the most interesting features of the device is being able to customize it to fit your gaming needs. When Microsoft first announced the Elite Controller, they also stated that there will be 3rd party parts made to allow you to customize it even more.
Last week, Microsoft announced a partnership with Scuf, making Scuf the exclusive 3rd party accessories partner for the controller. Today Microsoft announced that while the Xbox team works with Scuf, PowerA will release a Charging Stand that comes with a 1400mAh battery and battery door this month for $39.99. In early December, PowerA will release a limted run of Halo 5: Guardians Component Kits. The kit includes Halo 5 themed thumbsticks, paddles, and D-Pads and will retail for $29.99.
Look forward to a review of the Elite Controller from the Rectify Gaming team soon! Do you plan on getting an Elite Controller? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
We knew that the elite controller would launch this fall but, Amazon has revealed the official release date for the Xbox One Elite controller and it isn’t much of a shock. It will now launch alongside Halo 5 Guardians on October 27th at it’s special price of $149.99.
The controller is Microsoft’s new one aimed at competitive gaming with hairline triggers, paddles on the rear instead of buttons for faster shooting as well as programmable face buttons and interchangeable thumbsticks and D-pad. Plus, if you plan on playing Halo, Gears of War or any other shooter you may want to pick it up anyway to give you that extra edge even if you don’t play competitively.
As we said in a earlier article the Xbox One Elite Controller is in short supply. This is because Microsoft’s sales estimates were incorrect and the $150 controller sold out very quickly. Now according to a Microsoft representative the controllers supply will be limited until March 2016.
‘While the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller is sold out in many retailers around the world, we are working quickly to get more units in the hands of fans. We expect more units to arrive at retailers each week but supply may be limited through March 2016.’
This is very disappointing to a lot of Xbox fans who just want to get Xbox’s new and best quality controller. If you want to buy a new controller you will probably have to weight a few months.
With the Xbox One controller launching later this month on October 27th along side Halo 5 Guardians, one of the most anticipated features is the button remapping. It will provide all users the ability to change the function of each button to whatever they want to utilize it for. Those who didn’t want to spend the $150 for the Elite, however, or those who just weren’t in the competitive scene still wish to use the feature. Mike Ybarra, Microsoft executive, was aksed on Twitter about the feature coming to all Xbox One controllers similar to the PS4 controllers and there is some good news as it looks like all controllers will have the ability sooner than we think. Are you going to pick up the Elite or wait on the button remapping on the standard controller.
@StavEllis @XboxP3 It’s coming for all controllers soon.