Microsoft Announces Xbox Wireless Controller in Pulse Red

Posted on January 11, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Uncategorized with 7 Comments

Microsoft today announced that a new Pulse Red version of the Xbox Wireless Controller will become available starting February 9.

“With the launch of the Xbox Series X|S in November, we were eager to bring you our new Xbox Wireless Controller in three options: Carbon Black, Robot White, and Shock Blue,” Microsoft’s Navin Kumar writes. “Today, we’re excited to introduce the latest design in the new generation of controllers, the Xbox Wireless Controller – Pulse Red. With a vivid, fiery-red topcase and crisp, white backcase, the new Pulse Red controller brings the same energy and equally striking color as the Shock Blue.”

Like the other Xbox Wireless Controllers, the Pulse Red unit will cost $64.99 in the United States.

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8 responses to “Microsoft Announces Xbox Wireless Controller in Pulse Red”

  1. yoshi

    I was curious why red wasn't a choice at launch. But now I know why. Because people like me that bought the Shock Blue since red wasn't a choice, will also order the Pulse Red when available.

  2. sherlockholmes

    LOL. "the new Pulse Red controller brings the same energy and equally striking color as the Shock Blue.” :-P And what does the other controllers do? Nothing? :-P

  3. StevenLayton

    I've been trying to buy another xbox controller for my sons Xbox S in the UK and have really struggled with either no stock, or high prices!

  4. thretosix

    I bought an extra Robot White controller to go with my Series X. It just looks so smooth. Every thing from the power button seems unique the way it inverts the black and white of the logo when powered on. The Robot White just stands out and easy to find in a low light environment.


    I do seem to have a problem buying controllers as you can only use one at a time and I'm up to 7 controllers. Another favorite would be the Arctic Camo controller (doesn't have the share button but does have textured triggers). It has a unique camo pattern that includes a frosted clear layer where you can see through the controller and has somewhat of a 3D look to the pattern. You can find them on sale at Wal-Mart from time to time. The inventory may be somewhat limited as you can no longer buy them on the Microsoft Store, but you can buy the matching recharging kit on the Microsoft Store still.

  5. scovious

    Reminds me of Canada.

  6. ebraiter

    Must be a slow days if your showing a game controller in a different color.

  7. coeus89

    It's hideous but I can't stop looking at it for some reason lol.

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