The cheapest Xbox controller deals in May 2023

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The cheapest Xbox controller deals help you to keep gaming on your console without breaking the bank. Whether you've got your mind set on a replacement pad or looking to step your game up with something more high-end for the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, or PC, we're bringing you all the latest offers right here and now.

The Xbox Wireless Controller and Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 are some of the best Xbox controllers around but they can carry a high price tag depending on the colorway and extra features added. Fortunately, offers and savings are common as the Xbox Series X pads have been around for almost three years. There are tons of different variations, so if you've had your eye on a particular style then we can help you find them here in the US, the UK, and Australia. 

We're all about getting the best experience for Xbox platforms here, as the best Xbox Game Pass deals and the best Xbox game deals can help you save a bundle on some of the best Xbox Series X games this month. 

Xbox Wireless Controller deals

You can usually shave off a few dollars or pounds of an Xbox controller if you know where to look - and we've picked out all of today's offers below so you have the best chance of finding one for less. All major color options are featured too, so you can pick the one that suits your style for your Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One or PC.

Xbox Elite Wireless controller deals

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2

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The original Xbox Elite Wireless controller has now been discontinued, with the Series 2 taking up its place on the shelves. You pay a considerable premium to play with the turbo-charged gamepad here, but this controller comes with more customization options, adjustable trigger settings and a built-in wireless charging battery.

How to find a cheap Xbox controller

Cheap Xbox controllers can be difficult to find outside of major sales events. However, we do see sales pop up throughout the year that can save you some serious cash on a spare gamepad. Discounts can be direct from Microsoft or part of a wider sale at the likes of Best Buy, Walmart or Amazon – and our comparison charts above will point you towards the cheapest Xbox controller prices available right now. 

If you want to take a look for yourself, you can find all the best retailers for cheap Xbox controller deals in either the US or UK just below. 



Cheap Xbox controller alternatives

If you don't want to spend the $40-$50 / £40 - £50 on an official Xbox controller, you can find cheaper third party options on the market. You're not getting the full sensitivity of the newer gamepads here, and you may be losing a little of that super fast connection in the Core models as well, but if you just need a way to push some buttons we'd recommend checking out PowerA and PDP's options as well. 

However, if you're going for something a little more technical, the Razer Wolverine controller offers greater customization than the standard Xbox controller for a slightly higher price as well.

Where can I find cheap Xbox controller deals?

Generally speaking you can find some of the best cheapest Xbox controller deals at Amazon in the US, the UK, and Australia but more region specific retailers like Best Buy in the US, Currys in the UK, and JB Hi-Fi in Australia have some of the most competitive offers. 

James Pickard
Deals Editor

James Pickard is a Deals Editor at TechRadar. After many years of scouring the net for the cheapest games and tech for his own personal use, he decided to make it his job to share those bargains with you. James also has over five years of experience covering some of the biggest sales events of the year at Eurogamer and VG247, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day. When not deals hunting, James can be found on the PS5, watching a classic film noir or cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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