Xbox’s Elite Controller Is In High Demand But On A Shortage

Posted on December 29, 2015 by Myles

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Microsoft did not expect the Xbox Elite Controller to be so popular. It might have been because of its large price tag $150 that Microsoft thought that the Xbox One controller would not sell a lot, but that is far from the truth. The demand has been so high for the controller that even Gamestop and Amazon are sold out.

Provided by Tech Insider

Provided by Tech Insider

Apparently Xbox One owners are very satisfied with the controller Despite its high price the quality of the controller is better than expected. The controller is highly customizable, you can easily swap out thumbsticks for ones you prefer. There are also customizable paddles that can be used for different controls. And you will also be able to remap your controls via Xbox’s new settings. The controller even has a better d-pad than the original Xbox One controller.

“If I could have built 10 times the number I built, I would have,” Microsoft’s chief marketing officer Chris Capossela told the podcast Windows Weekly.

Microsoft’s decision to create only so many controllers was because of the feedback at E3 2015 in June, where fans and press loved the high quality of the controller but were not excited by the price.

It will be awhile until Microsoft meets the high demand of the controller but rather than getting one at a 3rd party store wait a couple weeks to get one. In our opinion and many others this is the very best controller in the market right now.


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