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Now *that* is one good-looking controller.
Now *that* is one good-looking controller.

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By Dylan HaasMashable Shopping

TL;DR: Microsoft’s new Pulse Red Xbox controller works with both current-gen and last-gen Xbox consoles, and it’s now available to pre-order for $64.99.

QUICK LINKS:

  • Xbox Wireless Controller – Pulse Red (Best Buy) — $64.99

  • Xbox Wireless Controller – Pulse Red (GameStop) — $64.99


Having one controller just isn’t enough. What about when it runs out of battery and you have to wait for it to charge? Wouldn’t it be way more convenient to swap it out for an already fully charged backup controller? What about when you want to play some couch co-op with a friend? Can’t do that with one controller on-hand. Nope. 

Whether you have the Xbox Series X, Series S, or Xbox One, you can have Microsoft’s latest wireless controller in its striking Pulse Red design. The controller is officially available to pre-order for $64.99, and will arrive on Feb 9. 

The new Pulse Red Xbox controller features all the functionality, comfort, and benefits of Xbox controllers that you’ve come to know and love. The fully wireless controller comes with a textured grip on both the triggers and bumpers, a hybrid d-pad, dedicated share and capture buttons, and seamless pairing with your console. Note that this is not a rechargeable controller, it’s powered by two AA batteries — so, time to stock up on those. 

You'll get a Game Pass free trial with your new controller, too.

You’ll get a Game Pass free trial with your new controller, too.

Image: microsoft

Here’s where you can secure your preorder from Jan. 13:

  • Best Buy — $64.99

  • GameStop — $64.99

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