Xbox Elite Controllers Facing Massive Shortage

Microsoft’s premium gaming controller faces shortages around the globe after sleeper success.

When it was first revealed at E3 2015, Xbox’s Elite controller was taking on the competitive console market. Little did they know, their controller would become a hit amongst core Xbox gamers as well.

Although it faces competition on the PC from the upcoming Steam controller, many Xbox gamers are salivating over the Elite controller’s customizability and sleek design. Despite all the enthusiasm from many, few have actually been able to secure their own Elite controller.


Xbox Live’s Major Nelson noticed the issue and took to Twitter to address the shortage directly.

Simply put, it seems that gamers who want the Elite will have to diligently watch their favorite online retailers and local stores for restocks of the controller. On the slightly more impatient (and expensive) side of things, gamers can also consider picking up the Elite console bundle, which features the controller and an Xbox One with a hybrid drive which makes the console 20% faster during certain loading processes.

Are you interested in the Elite controller? Do you plan on picking one up before the holiday season is up, or will you wait for supply to be higher in early 2016? Feel free to let me know in the comments below or on Twitter!


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