Best Xbox Controller Deals for October 2021: $32 off the Elite Series 2 & more

Having a reliable Xbox controller is just as important as having games to play. Of course, there are more affordable third-party controllers out there you can pick up to save some cash, but everyone knows there's no competing with Microsoft's models. From the Xbox Wireless Controller to the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller and more, Microsoft has a variety of styles and colors available to switch up the look or even enhance your gameplay.

Best Xbox Controller deals

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Xbox Wireless Controller: Daystrike Camo Special Edition (opens in new tab)


GameStop is giving gamers a chance to snag the Daystrike Camo special edition Xbox Wireless Controller. This controller features a stunning red, gray, and black camouflage pattern. This is a limited pattern that's out of stock in a lot of other places or selling for around $65 at places like Best Buy.

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Controller for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One (Latest Model) | Up to $10 off at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Score up to $10 off the latest Xbox wireless controller today at Amazon! This controller is compatible not just with Xbox Series S | X and Xbox One consoles but also Windows 10 PCs, Android phones and tablets. iOS support is coming in the future, too. Only Black is this low right now as the other colors are going for $59 or more.

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Xbox One Volcano Shadow Special Edition Controller (Pre-owned) | $20 off at GameStop (opens in new tab)


If you don't mind purchasing a controller that's pre-owned, GameStop is the place to shop! Right now you can snag this special edition Volcano Shadow colorway on sale for just $50 in pre-owned condition while supplies last.

One of the best parts about the standard Xbox Wireless Controller is its range of compatibility with different devices. You can use these controllers with the new Xbox Series X|S models or the older Xbox One consoles. They're even compatible with Android devices and Windows 10 PCs with support for iOS devices coming soon. You can find them in fun colors like Shock Blue or Pulse Red, though Xbox controller deals are often only available on more basic colors like white and black. When there's a chance to save on limited edition controllers or rare colorways, that's a deal Xbox fans shouldn't pass up.

Xbox Wireless Controllers are typically priced starting at $60, while the Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller has a regular price of $180. The Elite model gives hard-core gamers more customization features like interchangeable joysticks, reprogrammable buttons, and more. Meanwhile, the Xbox Adaptive Controller was designed to meet the needs of gamers with limited mobility and is normally priced at $100 (opens in new tab).

Target is always a good place to buy an Xbox controller when no other deals are available. Using the free RedCard (opens in new tab), you can save 5% off your purchase and score free shipping on every order. The RedCard is completely free with no fees or extra charges to worry about, so there's really no reason not to own one if you're an occasional Target shopper.

Not sure which controller you're interested in yet? Not too long ago we created this guide that includes all the Xbox controller styles and colors you could be on the lookout for. While many won't be easy to find in stock these days, it's a great resource if you're unsure which color or style to purchase. Then again, if you're not sold on buying a Microsoft-branded model, this guide to the best Xbox controllers of 2021 has several more worthwhile picks to consider.

Alex is a recent graduate from the University of North Florida with a background in sales and merchandising. When he’s not hunting down the next great deals to post on Thrifter, he can be found posting music on his Soundcloud page and working on his eBay business.