This Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 deal beats Microsoft's pitiful Cyber Monday offering

Xbox Elite Series 2 wireless controller
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The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is a pro-grade premium gaming peripheral that is highly sought after by many gamers — but is often out of stock and is rarely on sale. For Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this critically-acclaimed controller has seen some brief discounts. The latest deal at Amazon isn't the most aggressive, but it at least beats what Microsoft is offering in its own store.

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 (Xbox, PC, etc.) $180 (opens in new tab)

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 (Xbox, PC, etc.) $180 $159.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save a bit of cash on the complete Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 set — which includes additional components and the carrying case — when buying from Amazon. This discount is a little better than the tiny savings offered by Microsoft for Cyber Monday.

There are few peripherals as sought after as the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, which is by far one of the best Xbox controllers for any gamer with the budget to justify one. The Elite Wireless Controller features a 40-hour battery life, an award-winning ergonomic design, customizable controls and profiles (including rear paddles), and an innovative carrying case that protects and charges your controller at the same time.

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For Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Amazon is offering the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 for 8% off, bringing its total price down to $165.95. This isn't the greatest Black Friday and Cyber Monday discount on Xbox and PC controllers, nor is it the lowest price at which we've seen this accessory, but other deals were quick to sell out — this is the complete accessory kit, available now, with a discount that does beat the frankly pitiful offering from Microsoft (which is only $14 off!) (opens in new tab).

If you've been struggling to find the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 in stock with any kind of savings, don't hesitate, as you may not get another chance for a while with Cyber Monday deals dying down. Those savings can go toward any number of the other best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on Xbox accessories and consoles, which Windows Central is studiously covering.

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Zachary Boddy
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Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.