Microsoft - Xbox Elite Wireless Controller for Xbox One - Black

We set out to create a performance-class controller to meet the needs of today's competitive gamers. Designed in collaboration with pro-level players, the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller unlocks your full potential and adapts to your unique style of play. Experience game-changing accuracy, faster speed, and a tailored feel unlike anything before.

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Overview

What's Included


  • 2 standard, 2 tall and 2 domed thumbsticks
  • 4 paddles, 2 D-pads
  • AA batteries
  • Carrying case
  • USB cable
  • Xbox Elite Wireless Controller for Xbox One

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3883 out of 4111)

Features


Improve your performance and fit:

Swap between a variety of metal thumbsticks and D-pads for personalized control and ergonomics.

Discover configurations that can improve accuracy, speed, and reach with thumbsticks of different shapes and sizes. The Xbox Elite controller adapts to your hand size and play style.

You'll experience better control whether you play FPS, racing, fighting, or other genres.

The new, faceted D-pad enables easier and more reliable combo execution, while the traditional D-pad provides precise control to change weapons or call in a strike.

Control, combinations, and confidence:

The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller has four slots for interchangeable paddles.

Easily attach and remove them without any tools. Choose to attach some or all of the paddles, and configure the controller to what's best for you.

The paddles give your fingers more control, so you can execute devastating moves and experience more efficient control.

Now you don't have to take your thumbs off the thumbstick to execute intricate jump, aim, and shoot combinations. With the app*, you can assign a wide range of inputs to each paddle.

Fire faster with Hair Trigger Locks:

With the flip of the Hair Trigger Locks, you can fire more quickly and save valuable time with each trigger pull.

Hair Trigger Locks stop the trigger movement after the shot and get you ready for the next one. Simply flip the switch again to get back to full-range trigger motion.

Each trigger has its own Hair Trigger Lock for independent control. Within the app, you can further fine-tune trigger settings.

Infinite freedom and flexibility:

Customize your experience even further with an easy-to-use app*. Adjust trigger min/max values, thumbstick sensitivities, button assignments, and more, so the controls are exactly the way you want them.

Assign any of 14 inputs to the ABXY buttons, paddles, D-pad, triggers, and thumbstick clicks.

Create as many controller profiles as you like in the app and have tailored settings for any game. Load two profiles on the controller and instantly change between them with the built-in Profile Switch. The possibilities are virtually limitless.

This is what performance feels like:

Every surface and detail is designed to meet the rigorous demands of competitive gamers.

Stainless steel thumbstick shafts, D-pads, and paddles are built to last. Low-friction, reinforced rings around each thumbstick minimize wear and provide buttery-smooth action.

Rubberized diamond grip gives the controller a more substantial feel while providing more stability. The enhanced grip also allows you to hold the controller with less effort, so you can play longer and more comfortably.

The soft-touch finish on the top case provides a luxurious feel and nonslip control.

Be ready for anything, anywhere:

Each profile you create in the app* is stored in the cloud, and 2 profiles can be saved onto the controller itself. So no matter where you game, your profiles can always be with you.

The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller comes with a carrying case and variety of interchangeable components.

*App available on Xbox One and Windows 10


Overall customer rating

4.7
95%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfection

    Posted
    Keyan
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member
    • Top 10 ContributorTop 10 Contributor

    The Xbox already has one of the most well designed controllers out there, and this one refines it to perfection. Everything about this exudes quality, from the high end packaging, to the case, to the controller itself. It is a joy to hold and you immediately get a feeling of quality and fit and finish that is unparalleled in Xbox controllers. All of the interchangeable parts lock in magnetically, no friction tension parts to wear out, no wondering if it is going in the right way, they just lock into place and are secure but easy to remove when you want to customize the controller. The long throw sticks are perfect for driving games or other precision uses, and the two profiles allow for on the fly switching of sensitivity, a great feature for running around and then switching to a lower sensitivity mode for careful aiming. The mappable under paddles mean you can map buttons that would normally take your thumbs off of the sticks to your other fingers. The hair trigger locks are great, I tend to set the right one for hair trigger and the other for long throw for aiming. I also like that this controller, like all of the other Xbox controllers, just uses two AA batteries. Sealed in batteries means that you can't just swap in new ones and keep going - and when they eventually wear out, it means a new controller. I use high capacity rechargeable batteries in mine. It also comes with a nice long braided USB cable if you need to use it wired. This controller allowes for you to customize it exactly to your gaming style and it is the ultimate Xbox controller. Recommended for gamers who are looking for the very best and are willing to pay the price for this controller.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Impressive controller

    Posted
    DanielP
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I finally broke down and purchased the Elite controller only after I found an "open box" in my local store. I have never been comfortable with the idea of shelling out $150 for a single controller but the open box classification brought the price down to an amount that was tolerable. The elite controller is a solid piece of equipment and is noticeably heavier than a standard xBox One controller. The package comes with a travel case and really nice, long USB cord for direct connection to the console. An assortment of metal magnetic paddles and attachments for the D-pad and thumb joysticks. You can buy aftermarket replacements for the standard grey paddles but be prepared to shell out another large chunk of money to do so. The controller can store 2 separate game profiles that can be configured from the Accessories app on your xBox. You can create your own or choose from a list of game specific profiles supplied by Microsoft or game developers. You can change button mappings, set the brightness on the xBox One light, and even configure the "action" on your trigger buttons so that you can control how far you need to pull the trigger before something happens. So some of the negatives I have found (aside from the price) is the setup is relatively advanced with regards to the settings you have the ability to change. The accessories application used to do the configuration doesn't offer much in the way of explanations for the settings either so if you don't know what you are doing you will be forced to spend some time looking up information on the web. Finally when the paddles are installed on the bottom side of the controller it is VERY hard not to bump them quite frequently which depending on the game and your configuration can cause problems during game-play. Inadvertently throwing your last grenade or firing a burst while trying to sneak around can get pretty frustrating and after this happens a few times you start to contemplate taking the paddles off turning your elite controller into a $150 basic xBox One controller. To sum it all up, the controller is pretty sweet but for the advanced user. I really wouldn't recommend this for a young gamer due to the price but that of course is up to mom and dad. Just remember, having the controller doesn't guarantee better results! Even the slightest changes in controller configuration will take some time to get used to in game play...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An Elite Controller for an Elite Gamer

    Posted
    Colin1385

    The Xbox One Elite controller is the best controller that has ever been introduced to the gaming industry. This controller is made for every elite Xbox One Gamer. The controller is customizable to the users preferences; therefore, making it extremely appealing to elite gamers whose gaming lives depend on comfortability with their controller. Elite controllers are different from average controllers because the normal stock controller does not take full advantage of their skill sets and various gaming attributes. As a result, elite gamers need this controller because of the design, customization availability, and the longevity. No controller in the world is better than the Xbox One Elite Controller. First off, the Xbox One Elite controller has an amazing sleek design that even non-gamers admire. The controller has a luxurious look that makes it seem like a high end gadget. When you hold this controller there is a heavier weight to it so you will not have to deal with the normal controller that is flimsy and light. The solidity of the controller gives you a better feel in the hand. This feel in the hand is so important to the comfortability of the gamer. Microsoft did an overall great job with how the controller feels. The front of the controller is smooth, while the back of the controller is textured with a matte rubberized coating. The controller feels like it has a grip add-on that normally gamers have to buy as an additional piece. So, the Xbox One Elite controller not only looks better but feels better which allows you and other elite gamers to have long comfortable gaming sessions! The next main reason why the Xbox One Elite Controller is the controller that elite gamers have been waiting for is the customization available. As many know, all gamers are not the same. Some gamers have big hands and others have small hands. Some gamers like sturdy triggers while others like flimsier ones. The differences go on and on. To accommodate this, the D-Pad, triggers, and back pads can all pop off and be replaced with something more comfortable. This is important because you will be able to mix and match what fits you the best. The controller comes with a set of alternative D-Pads, Triggers, and Back Pads. The biggest innovation with this controller however is the inclusion of four paddles on the back of the controller. The four paddles mirror the four buttons on the front, which allows you to keep your thumbs on the thumbtacks at all times as well as your ring and index finger on the paddles. Basically this customization allows you to play faster and more efficiently because you can use more fingers instead of the usual four. The last major advantage of buying the Xbox One Elite Controller is the outstanding longevity. As stated earlier, the Xbox One Elite Controller is much heavier then the normal Xbox One Controller. This will help you avoid the flimsy issues that kill other controllers. Another reason this controller has a longer lifespan is because it has been kitted out with a reinforced ring. This ring was put together strictly for durability which allows for an overall longer life. In conclusion, the Xbox One Elite Controller is the best investment you can make on a controller in the gaming industry. You will be very happy with the design, customization, and longevity of your controller. If you are shopping for Xbox One controllers, this is the controller to buy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT CONTROLLER WITH GREAT PRICE!

    Posted
    SKULLBRO
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    PROS: GREAT WEIGHT AND COMFORT IN THE HANDS (especially for people with large hands); EXTREMELY CUSTOMIZABLE WITH ABILITY TO PLAY WITH 4 PADDLES OR NONE; USE THE STANDARD D-PAD OR THE WHEEL (for fighting games it is super handy)& different thumbstick lengths and types (concave and convex...you choose as they are easily switched out); Ability to adjust trigger sensitivity and trigger stops (A MUST FOR FPS!) CONS: Only 2 profile saves on the controller for on the fly changing (definitely save many more on the console and the ability to download other peoples profiles and save to your ELITE); SHORT WARRANTY FROM XBOX/MICROSOFT (buy an extended warranty if possible, because $150 bucks is still a hefty sum even if it's a good value compared to other modded controllers.) REVIEW: I preordered my Xbox elite controller when it was initially offered. From the minute I first held it in my hands, it felt great. The weight and fit were perfect for my large hands. Some people think that the price is a little high, but if you go to the other guys on the internet (SCUF, EVIL, GAMERMODZ, AND OTHERS POP UP ALL THE TIME), these can get expensive and the more stuff you add, the pricier they get. I admit that EVIL has much improved on their controllers and their price tag, and so has SCUF ( I definitely have a preference between SCUF and EVIL Controllers.); you can program any button to the 4 paddles on the back, and they are removable; You may save 2 profiles on the ELITE controller and switch at the flip of a switch (other controllers, EVIL especially, I think has the ability to save 5+ profiles on the controller). You have complete control of the trigger sensitivity and the D-pad. My only real negative remark regarding the ELITE controller was that the warranty was the same as other Xbox controllers you buy new from the retailer. It may have changed, but I initially had to purchase my replacement due to the fact that my left thumbstick stopped working. I still have the same controller that I purchased as a replacement and it still performs like a CHAMP! NO REGRETS WHATSOEVER!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hey there,

      Thanks for sharing your love for the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller! We're especially glad that you enjoy how customizable the Elite is, and that it's comfortable in your hands. Your feedback is really important to us.

      Happy gaming,
      Chuck
      Xbox Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    $150 for the best PC, PS4, & Xbox controller!

    Posted
    spiiicychips
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Lots of things to love here. The build looks & feels premium. The customizable thumb sticks are great. Xbox accessories(Windows/Xbox app) allows for multiple mappings of the controller, stick sensitivity adjustments for various games allowing for two toggable configurations. This is the controller to have, period! Yes, it does work for the PS4 however you'll need to have a CronusMax Plus/combo or Xim4 to allow for multiplatform capabilities. This runs only wired though Fyi. So a pretty penny for all to work ;) If you bought this obviously it's for you or someone who games a lot so make sure to buy the additional Geek Squad Protection Plan for wear & tear. Purchased the 2 year option so any issues with the controller you'll essentially be able to replace. Don't drop, spill, throw it though since that's not covered lol. Though I'm sure your opponents will be throwing theirs ;) When I was young & dumb I ended up purchasing several controllers through the years which seriously adds up and this is just smarter/cheaper in the long run. It's not guaranteed however I see this working for at least the next iteration of consoles too (Scorpio) as it currently works with my PS4 Pro as well. In short - Worth it, insure it, take care of it, customize it and have fun!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Take it from someone who mods his own controllers:

    Posted
    MeKiwi
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    In my opinion, this is absolutely the best XBox One controller you can get short of modding your own -- and possibly even then! Being a tinkerer and a techie, I have been adding buttons to the back of my own controllers since the original "black brick" Xbox (almost 15 years ago!) and would never go back to using a controller without added buttons on the back. That being said, after picking up one of these Elite XBox One controllers, I no longer use my own self-modded controllers. Yes, the paddles took a little while for me to get used to, especially since my self-modded controllers could have the buttons EXACTLY where I wanted them, but the overall build quality of this Elite controller is miles ahead of the regular controllers and I just can't go back to them, even the ones I modded myself. There is a textured grip of cross-hatching which feels sublime in your hands. The weight on this baby is absolutely perfect -- it's far heavier than the standard plastic controller, and in my opinion that is a GOOD thing. The heft adds stability, allowing me more precise movement with the thumbsticks. As mentioned, the paddles take some getting used to, but once you do you'll absolutely love them -- they are quick, responsive, and always activate when you hit them. My only criticism would be that they might be a tad *too* sensitive, as I often accidentally hit them when trying to set the controller down on the table or putting my hand back on the controller after scratching an itch. I personally don't use the trigger stops very much, but I can see where they would come in handy for certain types of games and they are built well -- the stop feels very solid and does not feel like it will break with continued use. The per-button programming is relatively simple and intuitive, and the ability to save two button configurations to the controller and switch between them on-the-fly is quite nice. I also don't really use any of the additional/replaceable parts, but the "wow" factor of having interchangeable parts (and the possibility of new ones in the future) is pretty sweet. Yes, this is one expensive controller, but if you have the money and you play a lot, I think you'll find it worth it. The Elite controller may be BEST suited towards hardcore, professional gamers, but I honestly think that anyone who plays more than a few hours a week would appreciate the better build quality of this Elite controller and find it worth the price in the long run. I certainly did, and I was very skeptical when I bought it since I modded my own controllers to my own taste, but I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised and love my Elite controller!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Unlike anything else.

    Posted
    Displayname
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Let's address the big elephant in the room right now: Price. Yes, this thing costs $150. This is a premium product aimed at a certain demographic. You can almost get 2 regular controllers for the price of this one. The regular Xbox One controller is great and will continue to be great. Really, that is all you need from now until the day Microsoft pushes the last Xbox One off its assembly lines. What the Elite controller does is focus on aesthetics, construction, and yes- some tweaks that some say may give you a slight edge, but in reality, I don’t believe actually make you “better” at games. Everything clips in magnetically. The thumb sticks, paddles, and D-pad come out with little force but while playing they seem to stay in without issue. It comes with a cool carrying case (keep it – you will need it to store all your extra parts# and a nice BRAIDED USB cable #this is huge for me#. You can lower the actuation point of the triggers so your fingers don't have to travel as far to shoot. The paddles on the back of this thing are the weirdest but coolest part. It's like the first time you ever use a new controller and you have to learn how to use it again# Even though I have been using the Steam controller for the better part of half a month that has something similar but not quite) after 3 days I feel I have it now. I can tell during my Halo matches I am pressing the paddles and its becoming muscle memory as I will press the paddles during intense battles to switch weapons/reload- but every so often I catch myself pressing X/Y on the front of the controller- which is perfectly fine. The biggest thing I appreciate is how it feels in your hand. I am all about the construction of something and I hate it when things feel cheap, plastic and hollow. This is the complete opposite of these things. It feels sturdy, solid, and has this nice textured grip. If you got $150 you don’t know what to do with and want a better gaming experience- get this. If you got a birthday or anniversary coming up, ask for this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't Play Xbox One Without It

    Posted
    SirBooBear
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have owned an Elite controller since its release. It is by far the best way to play on the Xbox One. Not all the extra features are used, but the feel and built of the controller is much better than the regular controllers. I do use the round thumbpad a lot. I find that it is the best way to play to fighting games for me. I can never get used to using an arcade stick, so the round thumbpad is my main reason for using this controller. The longer thumbsticks do help with shooters. I find it much faster to aim and it cuts down on the time to switch between targets. The half-pressed trigger buttons are a big help when sniping. I don't play as a sniper in online shooting games, but I use the feature often when playing the game 'Zombie Army Trilogy'. In that game you are forced to run-and-gun as a sniper, and the half-pressed trigger becomes extremely helpful. Other than those features, I find the built and weight to be perfect for me. I am a big, strong guy and the heavy built feels perfect in my hands. The controller buttons don't stick after rough use. I usually don't know my own strength and have had problems since the original Xbox controllers where buttons become stuck. Not a single button on the Elite controller has become stuck. They still just as great as when I first started to use the controller. I am on my second Elite controller. The first controllers headphone jack stopped working. Besides that issue, the first controller still plays great. I use it as a second controller. I had to buy a new controller because I can't play with another controller. I even got a custom controller from the Microsoft Design Lab, and that one is still in the box. I played with it for little bit, then switched right back to the Elite controller. The price may not be for everyone. And you probably won't use every feature on the controller. But, I highly recommend the controller as a premium,luxury product. I also highly recommend getting an extended warranty with the controller.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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