Black Friday Xbox controller deals 2022: all the biggest discounts available now

Black Friday Xbox controller deals
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Black Friday Xbox controller deals are here, and the best discounts are online. Unfortunately, though, they're selling out, especially the fancier (and pricier) Elite controllers, which saw some hefty discounts but are running low on stock almost everywhere.

Below, we're not only looking at the basic controller though but also those Elites – and more from other brands. There's a fair amount on the market, and that's where we come in. We've been keeping a close eye out for the best Xbox Series X controllers of the year. That means we know exactly which models will be offering up the best value in this year's Black Friday Xbox controller deals, but also how much you should be paying for them. That's because we've been tracking cheap Xbox controllers for years now, so we know exactly what a good deal looks like. 

That's why we're rounding up everything we expect to see from this year's sale right here. Amongst Black Friday Xbox deals, controllers are some of the hottest items on the shelves, so whether you're chasing a record low price or a high-value bundle offer you can bet there will be plenty of choice. 

Today's best Black Friday Xbox controller deals in the US


Xbox Wireless controller (Electric Volt) | $64.99 $44.99 at Walmart
Save $20 – The Electric Volt is one of the more ostentatious colorways introduced by Microsoft, but that helps create a clear delineation between Player One and Player Two. This special edition official controller is now at its cheapest ever price. 


Xbox Wireless controller (Carbon Black) | $59.99 $39.99 at Walmart
Save $20 – It's the OG, at its cheapest ever price. Grab yourself an official Xbox Wireless Controller for Series X and Xbox One in the Carbon Black colorway for just $39.99 while stocks last. 

Xbox Wireless controller (Shock Blue) | $59.99

Xbox Wireless controller (Shock Blue) | $59.99 $44.99 at Amazon
Save $20 - It's here, the official Xbox Core wireless controller has dropped back down to a record low price we haven't seen since Black Friday 2020. This is an excellent opportunity to grab one of the best gamepads on the market for its lowest price ever.


Xbox Wireless controller (Mineral Camo) | $64.99 $44.99 at Amazon
Save $20 – Now cheaper than ever before, the Mineral Camo colorway for the official Xbox Wireless Controller is just $44.99 at Amazon. With compatibility across Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and mobile devices, there's never been a better time to pick up a second controller. 


Xbox Wireless Controller + Wireless Adapter for Windows 10 | $79.99 $55.51 at Amazon
Save $25 – This bundle includes an official Xbox Wireless Controller in the Carbon Black colorway, and a Wireless Adapted for Windows 10 – allowing you to connect up to eight controllers wirelessly to your PC. It's a great price, and it won't be available for long. 

Xbox Elite Series 2 Core | $129.99

Xbox Elite Series 2 Core | $129.99 $119.99 at Newegg
Save $10 - A rare discount on the new Xbox Elite Series 2 Core controller which drops that $129.99 MSRP down to $119.99 at Newegg – impressive considering this gamepad isn't seeing sales anywhere else.

Razer Wolverine Ultimate | $159.99

Razer Wolverine Ultimate | $159.99 $89.99 at Amazon
Save $70 - The Razer Wolverine Ultimate is down to $89.99 in Amazon's early Black Friday Xbox controller deals. That means you can save $70 on this all-in-one gamepad (and one of our favorites), kicking that $159.99 MSRP all the way down.

PowerA Enhanced Wired controller | $37.99

PowerA Enhanced Wired controller | $37.99 $25.99 at Amazon
Save $12 - If you're after a budget Xbox controller head of official Black Friday deals, we'd recommend checking out this $25.99 sale price on the PowerA Enhanced model at Amazon. You're getting a solid set of buttons here, with a wired connection to keep that price low.

Today's best Black Friday Xbox controller deals in the UK

£34.99 at Amazon

Xbox Wireless Controller | £54.99 £34.99 at Amazon
Save £20 –
Get an official Xbox Wireless Controller from Amazon for just £34.99 at Amazon right now. That's an 11% saving on RRP for this controller (and a record low price) which will work on both Xbox One and Xbox Series X.

PowerA Enhanced Wired controller | £34.99

PowerA Enhanced Wired controller | £34.99 £27.89 at Amazon
Save £7.10 - The PowerA Enhanced Wired controller was already well-priced, but those on the hunt for a bargain gamepad will be well served by this additional discount. You're saving just over £7 here, and grabbing the £35 controller for £27.89.

Razer Wolverine V2 | £99.99

Razer Wolverine V2 | £99.99 £69.99 at Amazon
Save £30 - If you're after a little help from Razer, you'll find a £30 discount on the Wolverine V2 up for grabs this week. That brings the £99.99 RRP down to £68.99 – though we have seen prices closer to £55 earlier this year.

Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless controller | £159.99

Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless controller | £159.99 £142 at Amazon
Save £17.99 - If you're after a discount today, then this is a solid rate on Microsoft's top shelf gamepad. That £17.99 discount represents a decent saving on a device that usually sits at RRP. However, if you can hold out a little longer we'd recommend waiting here - we've seen this model drop to around £130 this time last year.

Black Friday Xbox controller deals: FAQ

When will Black Friday Xbox controller deals start?

Black Friday Xbox controller deals are due to officially land on November 25. However, we are expecting to see these discounts actually arriving from the start of Thanksgiving week onwards. However, deals have already started, and some of these controllers have never been cheaper.

Where will the best Black Friday Xbox controller deals be?

We will be covering the best Black Friday Xbox controller deals right here as they come in. However, of course, we know who are the likely players in this game. The below retailers will be the ones to check out for all of this year's Black Friday gaming deals.

should always be your first stop for gaming peripherals
Best Buy:
always has stock, regularly has discounts
GameStop: the gaming retailer has strong stock levels of all pads
Newegg: the PC-focused store has a decent variety of Xbox gear in stock
store collection and masses of stock - a solid option

remains the best starting point for gaming controllers
Very: regularly has great levels of choice for gaming peripherals
the place to go for a great variety of gaming tech and gear
Argos: sometimes offers same-day delivery on items and decent prices
John Lewis:
might surprise us with stock and deals on the big day
growing in stature as a retailer worth visiting for any gaming tech
Ebuyer: known for PC parts, but still offers a bunch of console gaming gear

What to expect from Black Friday Xbox controller deals 2022

Xbox Elite Series 2 controller

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But let's start from the top. The Elite Series 2 controller is always the one to look out for during sales events. Its list price is still $179.99 so anything below that is still technically a deal - though its recent price has generally seen it available for around the $150 mark in the past couple of months. This, and the new Xbox Elite Series 2 Core will be the biggest splashes this year, offering premium fine-tuned controls for what we're hoping will be a fraction of the original price. The latter Elite Series 2 Core model saw a modest $12 discount in Amazon's second round of Prime sales this October, bringing the $129.99 MSRP down to $117 via a coupon. That's the only saving we've seen so far, but we're holding out hope for something a little stronger in November. We'd put the Core version at $109.99 and the full-fat Elite Series 2 at $139.99 this year. 

Razer Wolverine V2 Xbox Series X controller

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Razer's Wolverine line of Xbox controllers are also definite strong contenders for price cuts this year. The Razer Wolverine V2 and the Wolverine V2 Chroma are our top contenders this year, pitched at $99.99 / $149.99 respectively. The cheaper model has dropped as low as $55 in the past, but recent sales have been teetering between $69 and $89. An optimistic estimate is $59.99 here, but we're more likely to see prices $10 more than that in November. 

The Chroma model adds an extra $50 to that price point straight out the gate, but did make its way to $99.99 for the first time this year. That was a quick summer flash sale, and we're more accustomed to $129.99 sale prices here, but we're still looking for a sub-$100 cost in this year's Black Friday Xbox controller deals. 

turtle beach recon

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The world of Turtle Beach is a significantly cheaper one, but the Recon Controller isn't shy of a discount. You won't see as heavy a saving here - the gamepad comes in at $59.99 already. However, that cost has been giving way to $44.99 frequently in the last few weeks - a price point that encroaches on the stripped back React-R model ($39.99). We'd expect to see this $45 cost return in November and would recommend grabbing the Recon over the React-R if such a discount does occur. We will be looking out for price drops on that cheaper model, but it's already a bargain buy and we haven't seen any discounts yet. 

Xbox Core Controller

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Then of course we have the classic Xbox Core controller. We haven't seen the $59.99 gamepad drop back to its first Black Friday price of $39.99 since 2020, with sales sticking closer to $45 in the years since then. Even last year's Black Friday Xbox controller deals didn't improve on that standard sale price. We could be optimistic and hope for that extra $5 off here, but realistically we're likely looking at $44.99 again this year. 

If you're after more accessories we're also rounding up everything we expect to see from this year's Black Friday gaming headset deals, as well as Black Friday Xbox Series X TV deals as well. If you're looking to use your controller with Windows, however, it's worth taking a look at our predictions for 2022's Black Friday gaming PC deals. Need something to test those buttons? Check out everything we expect to see in this year's Black Friday video game deals

Tabitha Baker
Managing Editor - Hardware

Managing Editor of Hardware at GamesRadar+, I originally landed in hardware at our sister site TechRadar before moving over to GamesRadar. In between, I've written for Tom’s Guide, Wireframe, The Indie Game Website and That Video Game Blog, covering everything from the PS5 launch to the Apple Pencil. Now, i'm focused on Nintendo Switch, gaming laptops (and the keyboards and mice that come with them), and tracking everything that suggests VR is about to take over our lives.

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