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New Xbox Wireless Controllers now available in shades of green and red

Crimson and green are the shades of choice for the latest Xbox One Wireless Controllers from Microsoft. The two new hues are officially launching today (opens in new tab), adding some attractive options to an already colorful lineup.

First up is the red controller, which was initially outed earlier in January. Featuring two shades of red, the controller is now available from both the Microsoft Store and Gamestop for $65. While you could get something similar from the Xbox Design Lab{.nofollow}, the combination of shades is different and it would end up costing you a little more overall.

Meanwhile, the other new controller packs a dark, matte green base color with some poppy orange highlights that look pretty spiffy (if you're a fan). This one is available for pre-order now (opens in new tab) and will be shipping on January 24 from the Microsoft Store and Walmart.

No matter which way you go, both controllers pack all of the features of the latest Xbox Wireless Controller. That includes a textured grip on the back, along with Bluetooth for easily connecting to a PC.

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14 Comments
  • Do the new controllers promise not to randomly disconnect?
  • I don't have that issue, but I have seen the "refuses to reconnect later on" thing, which is annoying as you then have to re-pair.
  • I play wired every night because of this issue. I have 2 Xbox Ones and they both have the issue. It's definitely the console and not the controllers. When one controller is dropped, they are all dropped. It's frustrating.
  • Have you updated the firmware? I have a Day One X1 and an X1S and both are part of the Xbox preview program and neither of them have that issue and I have all three different versions of the controller too.
  • This used to happen when the Xbox one came out with the day one edition controllers but later it was fix with updates and I guess now It's happening again. But personally I have not got that problem again.
  • Probably a different issue than what I'm having, but I find mine only disconnect when the battery is getting low. Usually I get the disconnect like 20 minutes before I get the warning from the xbox that my controller batteries are low.
  • I just got my design lab controller and it constantly disconnects from my older Xbox one.
    Xbox needs to address this issue ASAP or ill have to try to return it, only had it 48 hours.
    Tried all of their advised "troubleshooting" on microsoft/xbox.com
  • Has there been any news about the Project Scorpio controller? Based on the play anywhere strategy it makes sense that the Xbox One controllers will be able to be used with Project Scorpio.
  • I believe they have said it will be compatible with Xbox one accessories.
  • Most likely it will not be a different controller... I mean, they will probably have an exclusive shell or coloring to it, but most likely same innards and connection standards.
  • I wish instead of posting "See at ..." link you'd write the price in your articles. Very inconvenient while reading from app (don't use site at all)
  • Owners of Microsoft and Sony consoles used to call Nintendo fans kiddy, because they wanted consoles in different colors. So is it cool now?
  • I'd like to have my controller in fifty shades of grey. I think that two shades of red isn't sufficient...
    But what I really want isn't that colorful stuff. It is a controller with changeable sidegrips to make it more comfortable to play with for people with large hands. Volume control, mic mute. Different sizes and shapes of paddles. Exchangeable analogstick mechanics (they often break), and so on.
  • Hi all. Xbox controller can use for lumia 950xl or not. Thanks.