Save Big On Xbox Elite Series 2 Core Controller

The pro-style controller is down to just $103.


The Xbox Elite Series 2 Core controller is on sale for $103 at Walmart . That's a sizable discount over the standard $130 price, and even cheaper than a recent deal we saw at Amazon. Shipping is available for free. The Elite Series 2 Core controller is budget-priced alternative to the standard Elite Series 2 and released last fall. It's worth noting that the Core controller doesn't include any of the attachments the standard Elite Series 2 comes with, but those can be purchased separately if you want to upgrade it further with additional customization.

Unless you opt to also buy those attachment, you won't get back paddles, four extra analog sticks to swap, a swappable D-pad, or the carrying case. Instead, the Core controller simply features the premium build of the Elite Series 2 controller--nicer sticks, trigger locks, an eight-way metal D-pad, and tactile handle grips.

If you want a more colorful model, Microsoft recently released blue and red versions of the Elite Series 2 Core. You can get the blue version for $127 (normally $140) and the red version for $134 (normally $140) at Amazon.

If you decide you want the back paddles and other accessories, you can always purchase them separately. Microsoft is selling the Complete Component Pack for $60 Alternatively, you can pick and choose which swappable parts you want and buy them from third-party companies. For instance, you can get a nice set of back paddles for around $10 We've tested these third-party paddles and they feel good and work well. Third-party controller manufacturer Scuf also has a really nice set of Elite Series 2 back paddles for $20.

Alternatively, you can grab an open-box version of the regular Elite Series 2 controller for only $102.25 at eBay. Sold by a "Top Rated Plus" seller, this deal comes with free two- to four-day shipping and eBay's money-back guarantee. As an open-box product, it's possible that the original box and packaging materials may be missing. However, the controller should be in like-new condition and comes with all of the original attachments and accessories.

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