The brand-new Special Edition Xbox Controllers have hit the Black Friday sales already — go fast and go for GOLD at only $45!

Black Friday bargains are flooding in, but I just stumbled upon a deal that sent me sprinting to my laptop — seriously, I might need stitches! Brace yourselves, collectors, because the iconic Gold Shadow Xbox Wireless controller is now slashed to an irresistible price! Stocks are dwindling rapidly across retailers, but we're trying to keep this space updated with the latest and greatest deals for you.

Xbox Wireless Controller Gold Shadow Special Edition| $69.99now $45.00 at Walmart

Xbox Wireless Controller Gold Shadow Special Edition| was $69.99 now $45.00 at Walmart

This controller looks as good in person as it does in the stock images, golden perfection. For a limited time, the price is just as golden as the controller itself, costing just $45 at Walmart.

Xbox Wireless Controller Stormcloud Vapor Special Edition | $69.99 now $45.00 at Walmart

Xbox Wireless Controller Stormcloud Vapor Special Edition | was $69.99 now $45.00 at Walmart

In my price matching search, I found this absolutely gorgeous controller for a similar deal as above, letting you have your pick of some of the most beautiful Xbox Wireless Controller colorways around.

✅Perfect for: If you want a wireless controller compatible with a wide range of devices like Xbox, Windows PC, iOS and Android. With a share button for quick screen shots and the best ergonomic design in the business, there's a reason this controller is so beloved.

❌Avoid it if: You prefer a controller with pro features like back buttons or adjustable thumb sticks, in which case keep your eyes peeled on our best early Black Friday Xbox accessory deals.

💰Price check: $49.99 at Best Buy

🔍Our experience: Xbox Series X|S controller review | The best Xbox controllers

👀More controllers for $45 at Walmart: Astral Purple Special Edition | Daystrike Camo Special Edition | Mineral Camo Special Edition | Arctic Camo Special Edition

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Is the Xbox Series X|S controller the best? 

This controller is stunning, and it helps that the Xbox Wireless Controller is genuinely amazing. (Image credit: Jennifer Young - Windows Central)

Simply put, at this price range the standard Xbox Series X|S controller is the absolute best you can get, and I can't help collecting them all. I normally wait for a sale like this one but as soon as I saw the Xbox Gold Shadow Edition I knew I had to have it; I paid full price and I'd do it again. Xbox has mastered the art of special editions, crafting controllers that are as stunning on display as they are in action. In fact, I've compiled a countdown of the all-time best Xbox Special Edition controllers for your reading pleasure.

The Xbox Series X|S controller is a big step up from the old one, and the share button makes it simple to snap and share your awesome gaming moments with your friends. These controllers feature textured grips on the rear, triggers, and bumpers, making them more snug for long gaming sessions. We love this controller so much that it still tops our best Xbox controllers list.

These fresh-out-of-the-box colors won't be chilling in stock for long. The Gold Shadow, Storm Vapour, and Astral Purple are on the chopping block for the first time, and they're vanishing quicker than a power-up in a high-stakes boss battle. Move swiftly, or risk missing out on adding these gems to your collection!

Jennifer Young

Jen is a News Writer for Windows Central, focused on all things gaming and Microsoft. Anything slaying monsters with magical weapons will get a thumbs up such as Dark Souls, Dragon Age, Diablo, and Monster Hunter. When not playing games, she'll be watching a horror or trash reality TV show, she hasn't decided which of those categories the Kardashians fit into. You can follow Jen on Twitter @Jenbox360 for more Diablo fangirling and general moaning about British weather. 

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