Compare Xbox Series X | S Controllers and Prices

Compare Xbox Series X | S Controllers and Prices

Take a look below at both official and 3rd party controllers for the Xbox Series X | S console. The new official controller from Microsoft features a modernised design with an all-new hybrid D-pad.

The official controllers retailer right now for £54.99, take a look below at both official and supported 3rd party controllers. Don't forget that you can use Xbox One controllers on the Xbox Series X | S console!

Looking for an Xbox Series X | S Controller? 

You're in the right place.  There is a huge range of controllers available to choose from, including official Microsoft branded hardware to 3rd party custom-built options.  We've grouped the various controller options below into various categories to help provide the full range of controllers available.

If you're interested in reading more about the Xbox Series X | S controller and its various features, make sure to check out the tech specs and FAQs section below.


Official Xbox Series X | S Controllers

If you're looking for a direct replacement then an official controller is the way to go.  These controllers are developed by Microsoft themselves and they are seriously impressive, to say the least.  Microsoft produces these in a range of colour options and they tend to hold their value (handy for selling them on if you ever change your mind).

Take a look below at the range of official controllers for the Xbox Series X | S console. 

Xbox Wireless Elite Series 2 Controllers

For high-level gamers, the basic design and features of the official Xbox controller just doesn't cut it. If you want the professional touch, an Xbox Wireless Elite Series 2 controller may be for you. Customisable and remappable, these controllers are brilliant if you prefer to chop and change to suit your playstyle and preferences.

The newest entry to the series is the Xbox Wireless Elite Series 2 Core in white. Sleek and durable, this controller is a perfect purchase for those that want to up their game.

3rd Party Xbox Series X | S Controllers

There is a huge range of 3rd party controllers available for the Xbox Series X | S from a wide range of brands including Nacon, PDP, Hori, Razer and PowerA.

The 3rd party controllers offer something a little bit different and often include additional buttons and triggers to improve gameplay. They tend to be a cheaper price point when compared to the official controllers meaning they're a solid option for frequent use.

Cheap Xbox Series S | X controller deals and prices

Microsoft is making things incredibly easy for existing Xbox players when it comes to controllers that will or will not work with the new Xbox Series S | X. Essentially, existing Xbox One gamepads are confirmed to be forwards compatible with the next-gen ‘Xbox Series’ line of consoles, meaning that you don’t actually need to purchase a new one. However, you will indeed get one out of the Xbox Series S | X box, and you can always pick up a spare.

The Xbox Series S | X controller shares much in common with its Xbox One predecessor, maintain the offset analogue sticks, an improved D-pad and a newly added ‘Share’ button. Said Xbox Series S | X controller are now available to order in a fair few editions, Microsoft have definitely been busy in providing a selection of colourways for you to enjoy. Above you’ll find all the gamepad variants at their lowest current price.

Plenty of eye-grabbing colors to choose from

Prospective players who pick up an Xbox Series X console can expect to receive a carbon Black Xbox Series Controller to match their console’s aesthetic, while Xbox Series S purchasers will be gifted with an attractive Robot White variant. However, there are many other colourways to check out if you want to play with a friend. Microsoft have brought some great limited edition controllers like the 20th anniversary and Forza Horizon 5 Xbox Series X|S controllers which can be tough to attain but the colours keep coming with us seeing 3 new colour Xbox Series controllers already in 2023!

New adaptive triggers and integrated Share button

The new Xbox Series S | X controller touts some small additions that make a big difference. Chief amongst them is the inclusion of adaptive triggers that help keep you locked on target when playing FPS games. Then there’s the new Share button, which allows you to share your gaming experiences with the world with just a single press. Every meme-worthy moment or 360 no-scope will be safely stored.

Create your dream Xbox controller with Xbox Design Lab

If you're not interested in the current offering of Microsofts Xbox controllers then don't worry you can make your own with the Xbox Design Lab. Xbox Design Lab allows you to customise every aspect of the controller from grips to triggers, with a great selection of colours and patterns you can really nail the perfect Xbox controller for you. Furthermore, you can even have the controller engraved at an added cost which is a perfect gift option for the Xbox gamers in your life (or if you're treating yourself).

Xbox Design Lab allows you to customise Xbox Series X | S controllers, Xbox Series 2 Elite Controllers and Xbox Elite Components & Accessories. The ability to customise the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller series 2 really sticks out here as honestly, the options are quite limited in terms of colourways when it comes to the elite controller so if you're already investing in a pro controller it may be worth making it the perfect controller for you. 

Honestly, the controller prices at the Xbox Design Lab are pretty reasonable, they're similar to what you'd expect to pay RRP for the regular colourway controllers so it's definitely worth playing with the tool and seeing if you like the look of what you can make as opposed to the current Xbox controllers that are in stock.

Xbox Design Lab Pricing

  • Xbox Wireless Controller: £59.99
  • Xbox Series 2 Elite Controller: £124.99
  • Engraving add-on for controllers: £7.99
  • Patterns add-on for controllers: £7.99
  • Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 - Everything Accessories Pack: £59.99
  • Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 - Carrying Case and Charging Pack: £30.99
  • Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 - Paddle Pack: £20.99
  • Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 -Thumbsticks and D-pad Pack: £22.99

Xbox Wireless Controller Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a new Xbox Wireless Controller cost?

The standard Xbox Series X | S Wireless Controller RRP is around £59.99 but you'll commonly find a lot of colours for the £49.99 mark. During sales like Black Friday we actually saw several of the colours drop to as little as £34.99 which is just an insane price for such a premium first party controller.

If you're looking at the Xbox Series 2 Elite Xbox controllers you're looking more in the region of £109.00 for the new Core version and £139 for all the bells and whistles which would be the regular black Xbox Elite Controller Series 2.

What is the best controller for Xbox Series X | S?

Honestly, there's no right answer here, a standard controller is a fantastic option and you can't go wrong. However, if you've got the extra money to spend an Elite controller is most certainly a more premium product that should last you a lifetime; remappable back buttons are sure to tempt hardcore gamers. Third-party options are also plentiful if you're not a fan of the typical ergonomics and shape of the official Xbox controllers.

Do these Xbox controllers work on PC?

Yes, all official Xbox controllers work great on PC. For the most part, you should be able to simply plug them in and play or use a wireless adapter in order to play with them wirelessly. These official controllers are also Bluetooth compatible meaning if your device has Bluetooth you can connect with that.

Do these Xbox controllers work with Xbox One?

Yes. It seems Microsoft really make it a priority for their products to be both backwards compatible and in a lot of cases forwards compatible. For example the old Xbox One controllers which were also very well made function perfectly well on Xbox Series X | S, meaning if you have any lying around you can easily connect them to your new console for some local co-op mayhem. These new redesigned Xbox Wireless Controllers that came with the Xbox Series X and S consoles also work perfectly fine with an Xbox One, so if you're still gaming on an Xbox One but you're in need of a new controller there's no reason to not pick up the newer model. This is also the case for the Xbox Elite Series 2 controllers.

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