The Xbox Elite 2 controller was released in November 2019, bringing some of the most advanced controller technology to Xbox players – and now, you can get it for a fraction of the price.
The Elite controller was born from Microsoft’s desire to allow players to improve their gameplay and make using a controller easier, providing more inputs and thus making certain movements or actions easier to do.
There are a number of controller companies that provide similar goods and services, but the Elite controller tends to be well-received by Xbox players, who are given a product with improved grip, back paddles for extra inputs and improved battery life, among other features. But it can get pretty pricey, especially considering the target audience.
The controller’s usual retail price is $179.99 (or £159.99 in the UK), which can be a bank-breaking number if gaming isn’t something you invest serious time into, but one retailer currently has it on sale for $149.99 – a reduction of almost 17%.
B&H are offering the controller at the discounted rate, as well as offering free 2-day shipping to residents in North America. Simply add the controller to your cart and the discount will be applied at checkout.
It’s rare that these controllers see any kind of reduction, usually holding their price very well, especially since this is the new model that, at the time of the sale, is hardly two months old.
The standard edition of the Xbox One controller typically costs around $60, so the Elite Series 2 controller is still more than double the cost. If you’re a more casual gamer who doesn’t dedicate lots of hours every day, the standard controller may be a much better option.
But with integrations that professional controller players across multiple titles swear by, it may be a worthwhile investment if you’re looking to become a top competitor in your chose game.
It’s not known how long the sale will go on for, so it is presumed it will last until all stock has run out – so if you want to make the purchase, you’ll want to get it done sooner rather than later.
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