Xbox One Elite Controller £99.99 @ Amazon
-140°Expired

Xbox One Elite Controller £99.99 @ Amazon

24
Found 9th Oct
Amazon have just recently dripped the price of the elite Controller down to £99.99. A pretty good deal for a highly rated controller.

Top comments

They have dripped the price?

32218887-yZaID.jpg

In no way having a moan at the deal but just want to make people aware - I was luckily enough to get one of these as a Birthday present two years ago when it was full price. I spend a good amount of time gaming and look after my equipment. After just under a year the right bumper completely came away from the casing. The controller was replaced by Microsoft and within another year the right bumper again has the same fault. Yes you could argue I received two controllers within warranty (not really the point) but I now face a hefty bill to repair my current one if I send it to Microsoft. I've bought a kit off Ebay for a few pounds and replaced the bumpers although they certainly don't feel the same. When opening the controller I personally didn't feel it is of amazing quality inside. The nice metallic effect buttons are pretty much constructed with the same plastic underneath. I've seen numerous posts and videos stating other people having the exact same broken bumper buttons.

Just thought I'd mention it if you're in two minds whether to purchase at the price it is. At the price it cost my girlfriend, personally I'd expect a controller for that price to be made of high end components and last a good couple of years +. If we'd known about the issues, we would have stuck to the standard controllers. If money isn't an issue and you're not fussed about longevity then go for it.
Edited by: "crazyshelby" 9th Oct

sparklehedgehog5 m ago

How’s that half the cost of the Xbox one x?! That’s the console this works …How’s that half the cost of the Xbox one x?! That’s the console this works for also

Also works for standard Xbox. The point is these days us gamers are getting more and more ripped off full stop. Between half finished games (sorry but that's I see how dlc) because they want to keep on making money so games set us back £90 but couldn't justify charging that for a complete gam as they know we wouldn't spend it to accessories that before were half the cost or the same quality as previous generations. Look at all the issues people get with these expensive premium accessories as well. Never used to have this on wired controllers or previous gen stuff
24 Comments

Very good heat for new!!

What are so good about these? A hundred quid for a controller seems like a rip off.

Same price as Very, I created a credit account and saved £30 so it only cost me £69.99.

They have dripped the price?

32218887-yZaID.jpg

no bluetooth so need that dongle thing for PC

I swear this was on offer for £65 recently

roloboy2 m ago

I swear this was on offer for £65 recently


Best I seen was at Argos £99 with forza horizon 3 that's what I got

32219015-3zUHM.jpg
Danny4129420 m ago

What are so good about these? A hundred quid for a controller seems like a …What are so good about these? A hundred quid for a controller seems like a rip off.



£100 for a decent controller wouldnt be a bad thing, My grips are splitting after less than 4 months of use. Wouldn't advise paying more than £70 before and after picking one up for around that brand new. After using I'd recommend buying something else third party wise as from my experience the norm controllers life expectancy is pretty poor too. Much happier with the official wired 360 pads longevity/design but hey.

tunafuturwarfare6 m ago

[Image] £100 for a decent controller wouldnt be a bad thing, My grips are …[Image] £100 for a decent controller wouldnt be a bad thing, My grips are splitting after less than 4 months of use. Wouldn't advise paying more than £70 before and after picking one up for around that brand new. After using I'd recommend buying something else third party wise as from my experience the norm controllers life expectancy is pretty poor too. Much happier with the official wired 360 pads longevity/design but hey.

You buy yours from gearbest? Probably copies

Ridiculous that people think £100 for a controller is a deal. It's half the cost of the console itself. Don't get how this is deal eithwr

kford19842 m ago

Ridiculous that people think £100 for a controller is a deal. It's half …Ridiculous that people think £100 for a controller is a deal. It's half the cost of the console itself. Don't get how this is deal eithwr

How’s that half the cost of the Xbox one x?! That’s the console this works for also

In no way having a moan at the deal but just want to make people aware - I was luckily enough to get one of these as a Birthday present two years ago when it was full price. I spend a good amount of time gaming and look after my equipment. After just under a year the right bumper completely came away from the casing. The controller was replaced by Microsoft and within another year the right bumper again has the same fault. Yes you could argue I received two controllers within warranty (not really the point) but I now face a hefty bill to repair my current one if I send it to Microsoft. I've bought a kit off Ebay for a few pounds and replaced the bumpers although they certainly don't feel the same. When opening the controller I personally didn't feel it is of amazing quality inside. The nice metallic effect buttons are pretty much constructed with the same plastic underneath. I've seen numerous posts and videos stating other people having the exact same broken bumper buttons.

Just thought I'd mention it if you're in two minds whether to purchase at the price it is. At the price it cost my girlfriend, personally I'd expect a controller for that price to be made of high end components and last a good couple of years +. If we'd known about the issues, we would have stuck to the standard controllers. If money isn't an issue and you're not fussed about longevity then go for it.
Edited by: "crazyshelby" 9th Oct

sparklehedgehog5 m ago

How’s that half the cost of the Xbox one x?! That’s the console this works …How’s that half the cost of the Xbox one x?! That’s the console this works for also

Also works for standard Xbox. The point is these days us gamers are getting more and more ripped off full stop. Between half finished games (sorry but that's I see how dlc) because they want to keep on making money so games set us back £90 but couldn't justify charging that for a complete gam as they know we wouldn't spend it to accessories that before were half the cost or the same quality as previous generations. Look at all the issues people get with these expensive premium accessories as well. Never used to have this on wired controllers or previous gen stuff

kford19843 m ago

Also works for standard Xbox. The point is these days us gamers are …Also works for standard Xbox. The point is these days us gamers are getting more and more ripped off full stop. Between half finished games (sorry but that's I see how dlc) because they want to keep on making money so games set us back £90 but couldn't justify charging that for a complete gam as they know we wouldn't spend it to accessories that before were half the cost or the same quality as previous generations. Look at all the issues people get with these expensive premium accessories as well. Never used to have this on wired controllers or previous gen stuff

In all fairness, a mega drive game was £40 in 1993! Modern games have a crazy amount more money invested in their development and creation yet they charge about the same 25 odd years later. I find it insane how cheap modern games are in all fairness. Especially when you consider the amount of hours entertainment you can get out of one compared to other things people sped their money on. I think it’s right they charge for DLC to get some of their money back etc but I agree on the unfinished games concept when they’re released full of bugs and you have to wait for a patch just to make it usable.

Accessories are a bit overpriced I agree. This controller could be considered premium at £75 to be fair

roloboy46 m ago

I swear this was on offer for £65 recently



I think that was the Grade A 2nd hand deal

crazyshelby29 m ago

In no way having a moan at the deal but just want to make people aware - I …In no way having a moan at the deal but just want to make people aware - I was luckily enough to get one of these as a Birthday present two years ago when it was full price. I spend a good amount of time gaming and look after my equipment. After just under a year the right bumper completely came away from the casing. The controller was replaced by Microsoft and within another year the right bumper again has the same fault. Yes you could argue I received two controllers within warranty (not really the point) but I now face a hefty bill to repair my current one if I send it to Microsoft. I've bought a kit off Ebay for a few pounds and replaced the bumpers although they certainly don't feel the same. When opening the controller I personally didn't feel it is of amazing quality inside. The nice metallic effect buttons are pretty much constructed with the same plastic underneath. I've seen numerous posts and videos stating other people having the exact same broken bumper buttons. Just thought I'd mention it if you're in two minds whether to purchase at the price it is. At the price it cost my girlfriend, personally I'd expect a controller for that price to be made of high end components and last a good couple of years +. If we'd known about the issues, we would have stuck to the standard controllers. If money isn't an issue and you're not fussed about longevity then go for it.


This 10x!
I treated myself when this came out as I spend a lot of my free time gaming and I've had the exact same problem. Mine broke days away from the warranty expiring so they replaced it and then again, same problem with the right bumper. Microsoft tried fobbing me off telling me that I can buy a replacement but I got another shipping label from them and they replaced it. In my opinion these should come with an extended warranty but when this one I've got now inevitably breaks I'm going to try a Scuf. The elite controller feels great to use and has some nice weight behind it but DO NOT pay this much for it.

sparklehedgehog26 m ago

In all fairness, a mega drive game was £40 in 1993! Modern games have a …In all fairness, a mega drive game was £40 in 1993! Modern games have a crazy amount more money invested in their development and creation yet they charge about the same 25 odd years later. I find it insane how cheap modern games are in all fairness. Especially when you consider the amount of hours entertainment you can get out of one compared to other things people sped their money on. I think it’s right they charge for DLC to get some of their money back etc but I agree on the unfinished games concept when they’re released full of bugs and you have to wait for a patch just to make it usable.Accessories are a bit overpriced I agree. This controller could be considered premium at £75 to be fair



Virtua Racing was £70 IIRC!!

stuellis13 m ago

I think that was the Grade A 2nd hand deal

Yeah your right .. thanks

I have one of these as I managed to trade my Xbox "up" to the Elite bundle.Its ok...but I don't use it to the full, as the paddles annoyed me. I'm perfectly fine with the "S" Bluetooth version - better connectivity and can be had for a third of the price of one of these...

sparklehedgehog1 h, 22 m ago

In all fairness, a mega drive game was £40 in 1993! Modern games have a …In all fairness, a mega drive game was £40 in 1993! Modern games have a crazy amount more money invested in their development and creation yet they charge about the same 25 odd years later. I find it insane how cheap modern games are in all fairness. Especially when you consider the amount of hours entertainment you can get out of one compared to other things people sped their money on. I think it’s right they charge for DLC to get some of their money back etc but I agree on the unfinished games concept when they’re released full of bugs and you have to wait for a patch just to make it usable.Accessories are a bit overpriced I agree. This controller could be considered premium at £75 to be fair




Unfortunately you're ignoring the obvious economies of scale that are at work nowadays.

Gaming is far more broad a pass-time than it was back in 1993, hence more sales, leading to more profit. As such, game prices are set at the level publishers believe they can command, they are not based on cost to produce, or sadly amount of content. Remember the failed attempt a few years ago at selling the latest COD game at rrp £59.99 ?

The fact that game prices haven't changed much in 20 years is also related to how the big games can continue to generate income after release. GTA, COD, Battlefield - they all make huge secondary income from DLC for years to come.

It's just not as simple as saying game prices haven't changed much in 20 years there's more to it than that.

sparklehedgehog2 h, 19 m ago

You buy yours from gearbest? Probably copies



Nope, it was from Game brand new when they had the offer of trade in an official x1 pad and pay £70ish, I had it for a loong time before I started to use it as I was using a new consoles pad (which the left analogue stick went faulty on) and hadn't gone back to playing FPS versus online which was my intentions of having the pad that unfortunately sat around its case (I'd also wanted it for forza but I didn't even pick up another forza until horizon 3 as playing a forza game with out my own background music is a big no for me).

Voted cold as don't consider this a deal. I paid this back in the new year sale with either forza (I think) or gears of war 4. The controller is not the high quality I was expecting. It does feel heavier and slightly better quality. But feel Microsoft has way over priced these, and I would be dissapointed a few months down the line paying this price. I will be looking at 3rd party reviews or treating myself to scuff next time. Really this should be the quality of controller which comes with your xbox originally

Poor drifting issues with FPS. returned as faulty within a month.

dantesfireplace4 h, 31 m ago

Unfortunately you're ignoring the obvious economies of scale that are at …Unfortunately you're ignoring the obvious economies of scale that are at work nowadays.Gaming is far more broad a pass-time than it was back in 1993, hence more sales, leading to more profit. As such, game prices are set at the level publishers believe they can command, they are not based on cost to produce, or sadly amount of content. Remember the failed attempt a few years ago at selling the latest COD game at rrp £59.99 ? The fact that game prices haven't changed much in 20 years is also related to how the big games can continue to generate income after release. GTA, COD, Battlefield - they all make huge secondary income from DLC for years to come. It's just not as simple as saying game prices haven't changed much in 20 years there's more to it than that.


You're just not representing both sides in your argument. Yes, there's lots of DLC nowadays. On the other hand, we get plenty of sales now with games at low prices for those that wait a bit. And we get games that take far, far more resources to develop - what was the typical development cost of a top game in 1993, compared to now? And that's before we even consider inflation...
Post a comment

Deal posting newbie! This is ZHaDum first deal post. Help out by leaving a posting tip or just to show your appreciation for their contribution.

Avatar
@
    Text