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Game with a friend during the holidays with a new Xbox wireless controller on sale for $39

Xbox Series X S Controller Hero
Xbox Series X S Controller Hero (Image credit: Windows Central)

Update: BLUE is back in stock (opens in new tab) at the low price of $39! This one is selling out fast every time it comes back, so grab one while you can. Black and White have been consistently available.

The updated Xbox wireless controller (opens in new tab) designed for the newest generation Xbox Series X and Series S consoles has already dropped in price despite how new it is. You can find it going for $39 at Walmart. These are normally $60 and this is the first sale since they released earlier this month. That deal price includes the black (opens in new tab) and white (opens in new tab) versions. Blue (opens in new tab) was also on sale but that version ran out of stock quickly. Might check back if you really want that one, but you can find it for just $5 more at Best Buy. You can get a similar deal price for the black and white controllers at Best Buy and Microsoft (opens in new tab).

This sale also includes the Xbox One wireless controller. While it's the same price without the improvements, there is a much wider variety of colors and patterns (opens in new tab) available for $39 from this design.

Xbox Wireless Controller newest version for Xbox Series X (opens in new tab)

Designed for the new Xbox Series X, this controller is compatible with older generations, Windows PCs, and even mobile devices. Includes a hybrid D-pad, textured grip on the triggers, a seamless share button, and more improvements.

The new controller improves on the classic design in several iumportant ways. The three biggest improvements are the hybrid D-Pad, the textured grip, and the share button right in the middle. The controller also uses USB-C for charging instead of MicroUSB, which is a fantastic improvement as well. It's also slightly smaller than the Xbox One controller, which means a wider range of gamers can use it.

The new D-Pad uses a cross-segmented style format. It's designed to help improve directional movement, menu selection, and more. The textured grips give you a more tactile feel and help immerse you in the game you're playing while also ensuring the controller doesn't accidentally go flying across the room because your palms got a little sweaty. The shoulder buttons really benefit a lot from the textured materials as well.

Similar to Microsoft's Elite controller, the new controller adds a share button. This way you don't have to go into the dashboard or open up menus to create clips and share them on social media. You can do it immediately by pushing this button.

The nice thing about this controller staying pretty similar to the previous generation is that many of the same accessories still work, so you can always improve your experience that way as well.

John Levite
John Levite

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.