After weeks of checking, I finally found an elite controller available to order. I placed the order, but almost immediately got pangs of remorse. Thing is, I'm hardly a Pro player (kind of a spaz really), but I likes me a nice controller. I play almost every night, so I'm sure I'll get use out of it. Anyone out there have one of these? Is it worth the price tag?
Xbox one Elite Wireless Controller
A local chain has the Elite controller on sale for 80 euro (down from €130). I've been sort of waiting for an updated model with Bluetooth support, but I might jump in at this price. I'd still like to hear thoughts from duders who've been using the Elite controller for a longer time. Have you been satisfied with your purchase?
I was in a similar position last year when I bought mine. It's a luxury item for sure but there the difference in build quality is definitely noticable in the hands - it feels weightier. Not sure it's worth the price tag but I don't regret buying it. The controller feels built to last and is more comfortable than the regular XB1, or the new XB1S gamepad which seems kinda cheap and flimsy by comparison.
I periodically toy with the idea of getting one, but it's a hard sell in Korea where they run anywhere from $150-$200. I like my DS4s for PC gaming just fine, and I could buy three of them for the price of one Elite, and I can connect them with regular old Bluetooth.
I got one off a decent deal from Gamestop last November or December, I got it $40 off or something like that. I really like it, it took some getting used to the paddles though. It feels great in the hands, and I use it exclusively now for my Xbox and I switch between the elite controller and my keyboard/mouse on PC depending on the game.
I have read on Amazon reviews that the bumper breaks often, so the quality control on this thing might be 50/50, I might have lucked out with a good one. So to me it was worth it.
I love my Elite controller, it's well built, feels great, and surprisingly enough I like removing the travel distance of the triggers. I haven't gone all out with the flippers on the back but it's nice to have the options.
That said $150 is still a stupid high price for this thing. I only got it because Monoprice had them for $130 but I think that $100 is the right price this controller should sell for.
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