The new Xbox controller is already on sale for $40

Whenever Sony and Microsoft make new consoles, they make nice new controllers for us. How thoughtful of them! The latest Xbox controller from Microsoft, which released alongside the new Xbox Series X, is currently on sale for $39.99 at Best Buy and on Microsoft’s site, which is less than the older Xbox One controllers typically go for. Good deal.

The Xbox Series X controller isn’t a huge departure from the Xbox One controller, but we already liked Microsoft’s gamepads a lot, so it really didn’t need to change much. The most noticeable visual change is the D-pad, which now features more of an Elite controller-style grid. There’s more than that going on, though. Wes has used one of the new Xbox controllers, and here are the other changes and improvements he noted:

  • Slightly smaller grips meant to fit a wider variety of hands
  • Really luxurious feeling grippy pattern on the back
  • That same grippy texture on the triggers and bumpers, too
  • A Share button added to the center
  • The whole controller now has a matte finish

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