The Xbox Elite Series 2 is on sale for a new low price

A close-up of the Xbox Elite Series 2 controller, showing its matte black finish.
It’s hard to not dig the Elite Series 2’s stealthy looks if you’re into all-black hardware. | Photo by Antonio G. Di Benedetto / The Verge

Microsoft’s Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is a very cool controller for those who want to game on an Xbox or PC with something a little fancier and a whole lot more premium than standard gamepads, and it’s now dropped to a new low price. You can pick up an Elite Series 2 for $122.49 (around $58 off) at Walmart or $122.99 direct from Microsoft. That’s the kind of price the cheaper Elite Series 2 Core sells for, but the standard Elite 2 in black comes with all the included extras: a protective zip-up case with passthrough USB-C charging, four removable rear paddle buttons, and swappable D-pad and stick toppers.

While the Elite Series 2 has had some shortcomings when it comes to reliability (which Microsoft has tried to address by e…

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