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Here's how to pre-order an extra Xbox Series X controller

Xbox Series X controller
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Xbox Series X pre-orders are now live, allowing Xbox fans to ensure they've lined up their next-gen console ahead of its release on November 10. But it's worth noting that the standard Xbox Series X (and Xbox Series S) only comes with one Xbox Wireless Controller bundled in. 

If you're someone who enjoys a bit of couch co-op with your friends, then you're going to want to pre-order an extra controller to ensure that you and your friends can team up from launch day.

It's true that the Xbox One controller will work on the Xbox Series X/S, but the new Xbox Series X controller (or Xbox Wireless controller) boasts lower latency, better connectivity, a new D-pad and a dedicated share button. What's more, it's compatible with Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, iOS, and Android.

In addition, an emphasis on accessibility means the controller features a "more-inclusive, ergonomic design" as well as a textured grip on the bumpers, triggers, and back.

The Xbox Wireless controller costs £54.99 / $59.99. Considering that's the same RRP as a current Xbox One controller - but with better performance - we think that's pretty good value. The icing on the cake is that you get a choice of colors: black, blue, or white. Check it out below:

UK

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Xbox Wireless Controller | Available in Black, Blue or White | £54.99 at Microsoft
You can pre-order the Xbox Wireless controller from the Microsoft Store for £54.99. The controllers come in Carbon Black, Shock Blue, or Robot White, and work on a range of devices.

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Xbox Wireless Controller | Available in Black, Blue or White | $59.99 at Microsoft
You can pre-order the Xbox Wireless controller from the Microsoft Store for £54.99. The controllers come in Carbon Black, Shock Blue, or Robot White, and work on a range of devices.

Keep in mind, this is a pre-order only, and you won't actually get your hands on your extra controller until the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S release on November 10, 2020.

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