PREORDERS ARE LIVE: As of Oct. 1, the new Xbox Wireless Controller ($59.99) for the Xbox Series X and S is available for pre-order in several colors at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, GameStop, and the Microsoft Store.
While the upcoming Xbox Series X and S consoles will both include a newly designed Wireless Controller, it’s never a bad call to have a second one on hand as a backup in case its batteries suddenly die or you decide to play with a friend.
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Reserve one ahead of time while you still can: As Mashable’s UK Shopping team first reported, the new Xbox Wireless Controller for the Series X and S is available for pre-order at several retailers, with a release day set for Nov. 10 alongside those next-gen consoles. It’s listed everywhere at $59.99 (the same price as a new game â for now) and comes in your choice of three colors: carbon black, robot white, and shock blue.
Back in March, Microsoft explained in an Xbox Wire blog post that it updated its controller with accessibility and comfort in mind while making sure not to deviate from its existing design so much that it felt unfamiliar to longtime Xbox players. Rounder, textured bumpers and triggers and refined grips make this one better-suited for a wider range of hand sizes compared to older controllers, and an updated D-pad with a slightly deeper dish gets you more leverage with less movement. There’s also a new dedicated Share button between the View and Menu buttons so you can more easily capture screenshots and clips âÂ no need to pull up an on-screen menu anymore.
This new controller is cross-compatible with Xbox One consoles, so consider upgrading even if you’re not shelling out for the Series X or S. Hit any of the links below to pre-order one:
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