Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is Now Available

Posted on November 8, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Games, Hardware, Windows 10, Xbox One with 5 Comments

Microsoft’s stunning—and stunningly expensive—Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is now available for purchase at Microsoft Store and other select retailers. And it’s coming to more markets later this year.

“This week, we launched the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 in 31 countries,” Microsoft’s James Shields announced. “We’re excited to share the news that we will be launching the Elite Series 2 in seven more countries later this year: Argentina, Chile, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates.”

The Series 2 Elite controller is, of course, a follow-up to the equally expensive original Elite controller and is, as Brad points out in his review, an improvement with numerous refinements. As before, the Elite Series 2 is fully customizable thanks to its modular design and replaceable parts, but with Bluetooth connectivity, new thumbstick sensitivity customization, and a non-removable rechargeable battery.

What hasn’t changed is the price: It still costs an incredible $180. And if you have to ask if it’s worth that price, no, you absolutely don’t need it. (Maybe we’ll get a Black Friday deal soon.)

You can learn more about Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 controller at the Xbox website.


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Comments (5)

5 responses to “Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is Now Available”

  1. boingsaidzebedee

    And weirdly my Elite controller v1 has just started to fall apart - rubber grips coming off. Talk about perfect product obsolescence!

    Ordering the v2 now as it does feel nicer playing with the better quality controller.

  2. darkgrayknight

    Yeah, though I justified, sort of, the original (which I have and love), the new one without replaceable battery just isn't worth the extra expense.

  3. earlster

    I bought my son a Razer Wolverine two years ago, and he has never looked back at MS controllers. There are alternatives out there!

  4. StevenLayton

    If you shop about, that's about the cost of a Xbox One S that comes with a controller. Yeah, its not aimed it the likes of me, lol.