Looking for an Xbox One controller cheap? Then you're in the right place. Much like a hardware-focused Indiana Jones who uses internet savvy instead of a bullwhip, our band of bargain-hunting experts have sought out the top discounts to save you cash. Yeah, OK, that didn’t sound as cool written down as it did in my head. Whatever. The point is, the best Xbox One S bundles and Xbox One X deals are often expensive enough as it is and you don’t want to be spending more than you have to on the controllers as well.
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Xbox One Wireless Controller | $39.99 at Walmart (save $20)
Get a classy controller for much less, and bring in player two, three, or four for your Xbox console set up.
When it comes to Xbox, there are three kinds of controller to choose from: classic, pro, and third-party. Luckily, getting a standard Xbox One controller cheap isn’t too tricky as prices can often hover, and trough slightly, below the list price, with the best offers coming in at around the $45/£45 mark. However, remember that more unusual designs or colors will lift up the price. Meanwhile, the sweet spot for an Elite controller is around $120/£100. Although that may seem steep, it’s worth the extra cash. With customisable elements, a more precise d-pad, and extra programmable buttons that give you advantages in fast-paced multiplayer games, it’s a real step up.
Regardless of what you go for, remember your Play and Charge Kit. This rechargeable pack will save you a ton of cash on AA batteries in the future, making it one of the most important Xbox One accessories you can get. For more must-have offers, don’t miss our guide to cheap Xbox game deals. It’s got everything from price-cuts on triple-A blockbusters to Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscriptions, Xbox One steering wheels, and Xbox One external hard drives.
And what with the recent announcement of Xbox's Scarlett Project console coming at the end of next year, what better time to squeeze all the juice you can out of this generation with some lovely extras.
Xbox One Wireless Controller (Black) | $39.99 at Walmart (save $20)
The classic black Xbox One controller currently has $20 knocked off its standard price at Walmart. Quick, grab it before it ends!View Deal
Xbox One Wireless Controller (White) | $39.99 at Walmart (save $20)
Similarly, the white wireless controller has a similar discount at the moment on Amazon.View Deal
Xbox One Elite Controller (Platinum White) | $144.99 at Newegg (save $5)
Go pro with the official (and very fancy) Xbox One Elite Controller, designed specifically for competitive gaming.View Deal
Xbox One Wireless Controller (Gray and Blue) | $49.85 at Walmart (save $14)
This classy alternate color scheme is almost $15 cheaper than normal at Walmart. View Deal
Xbox One Wireless Controller (Gray and Green) | $49.88 on Walmart (save $14)
Another alternate design is on sale at Walmart, and you can get it for $14 less than usual.View Deal
Xbox One Wireless Controller (Red) | $49.88 on Amazon (save $10)
Get yourself a slightly rarer, fiery red controller at a reduced price. This often goes out of stock, so don't miss it.View Deal
Xbox One Wireless Controller (Blue) | $49.91 at Walmart (save $10)
Grab a vision in blue for a solid $10 less than you'd pay elsewhere with this Walmart deal. View Deal
Xbox One Wireless Controller (Black) | £42.99 on Amazon (save £7)
Anything off these normally-expensive controllers is welcome, and £7 certainly helps.View Deal
Xbox One Play and Charge Kit | £16.99 at Argos (save £3)
Keep your controller powered with this rechargeable battery pack for Xbox One, cheaper here than elsewhere online.View Deal
Xbox One Wireless Controller (White) | £42.44 on Amazon (save £7)
Deals are scarce for Xbox One controllers in the UK, so if you want a white version for less this is probably your best bet.View Deal
Xbox One Wireless Controller (Black) + Fallout 76 | £49.99 at Currys/PC World (save £39.99)
You're essentially getting Fallout 76 for free (or damn close to it) with this deal.View Deal
If you’re fed up of chewing through disposable AA batteries, the Play and Charge Kit is your new best friend. It’ll give you up to 30 hours of wireless play and is easy to recharge - simply plug in the cable provided when you’re getting low and carry on playing. It’s an essential purchase if you’re new to Xbox One.
Serious about competitive gaming? A pro controller is what you want. With extra buttons and an ergonomic design to help you avoid moving your hands more than is absolutely necessary, they give you a split-second advantage over the competition.
Xbox One Elite Controller
The Xbox One Elite Controller is Microsoft’s all-singing, all-dancing ode to the competitive scene. It’s highly adaptable; both thumbsticks and the D-Pad can be replaced with performance-targeted alternatives, the shoulder triggers can be fine-tuned, and the four back paddles give access to face button inputs without having to move your fingers an inch. It’s expensive, but you’re paying for quality.
Razer Wolverine Ultimate
Hardware giant Razer throws its hat into the pro controller ring with the Wolverine Ultimate. Boasting fancy chroma lighting that changes while you play, interchangeable thumbsticks and D-Pad, four back paddles and two extra shoulder buttons, its aim is to have everything in reach without needing to lift your thumbs from the sticks. It’s more expensive than the Xbox One Elite mentioned above, but the Wolverine Ultimate justifies that by giving you the undeniable precision, quality, and pizazz of the Razer brand.
Is the Xbox One controller compatible with PC? Absolutely. It’s a relatively hassle-free process; you can either plug the controller into a USB port with your charging cable (a standard USB to micro-USB cable), connect via Bluetooth, or use an official Wireless Adaptor for Windows 10. However, be aware that you can only use the Bluetooth function if your controller was made after 2016. How can you tell if it was, though? The newer 2016 model can be seen on the right of the following picture:
Basically, post-2016 models have the Xbox button as part of the main controller ‘face’ (e.g. the plastic around the Xbox button is matte and part of the main shell). Controllers made beforehand feature the Xbox button on a separate, shiny plastic strip that’s connected to the bumpers.
Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows 10
As discussed above, going wireless on PC with older Xbox One controllers (or PCs without Bluetooth capability) requires the official Wireless Adaptor. This isn’t too expensive and is relatively easy to get hold of. You’ll find the cheapest prices listed here.
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