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Microsoft unveils Xbox One Phantom Magenta and Arctic Camo controllers, preorder here

Xbox Phantom Magenta and Arctic Camo Controllers
Xbox Phantom Magenta and Arctic Camo Controllers (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft has unveiled the Phantom Magenta Xbox One controller, featuring a translucent deep pink shell.
  • The Phantom Magenta design launches May 17, 2020, with preorders live at $70.

Microsoft has unveiled the "Phantom Magenta" Xbox One controller, the latest limited-time colorway headed to the wireless gamepad. The third entry in its special edition Phantom design series adopts a dark pink outer shell, retaining the signature translucent gradient and exposed internals. That couples with similarly-toned buttons and thumbsticks, making for a regal spin on the stock peripheral.

The Xbox Phantom Magenta controller drops May 17, 2020, now available for preorder at $70. (opens in new tab)

In addition to the new magenta-infused controller, Microsoft also revealed a new entry in its camo series. The Arctic Camo controller offers a new take on Microsoft's white camo design, pairing it with a translucent effect that gives a peek at its internals. Microsoft says that Arctic Camo controller will launch exclusively at Walmart and the Microsoft Store in May, and it's available to preorder for $70 starting today (opens in new tab).

As with all modern Xbox One controllers, the Phantom Magenta and Arctic Camo designs feature the standard offering with a streamlined, textured design and onboard Bluetooth capability. And while Xbox Series X lines on the horizon, Microsoft has confirmed all Xbox One controllers will remain compatible with its next-generation hardware, future-proofing your purchase for years to come.

Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Games Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.

4 Comments
  • I like these!
  • But the real question is do they have USB-C?
  • What for???? They are the most standard USB precisely for use first with the console and also with PC. Not a lot of pcs have Type-C. Besides, what would be the gain, other than easier plugging? A game controller doesn't need higher transference nor better power delivery.
  • Because it's 2020 and micro-USB should have been completely replaced years ago. My Xbox controllers are the only thing I own that uses micro-USB, everything else is USB-C or USB-A. It's nice only having to have one kind of cable.