The cheapest Xbox controller deals in June 2023

Three xbox controllers side by side on a green background
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The cheapest Xbox controller deals are pivotal if you're planning on replacing your existing controller or looking to get more at the fairest rates around. Whether you play on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, or PC, we're bringing you all the latest and greatest savings on all manner of gamepads for the systems in question. 

When we think about the best Xbox controllers, the two that most quickly come to mind have to be the Xbox Wireless Controller and the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2. While these two gamepads are truly excellent, they certainly aren't usually the most affordable. That's the great thing about the cheapest Xbox controller deals as now these models have been around for years, and offers are much more common in the US, the UK, and Australia now than they were at release. 

Our mission is to be your one-stop destination for all things Xbox. If you've been a gamer on the platform for some time then you'll know that controllers are just the tip of the iceberg. We're also helping you save money with the best Xbox Game Pass deals as well as the best Xbox game deals to get the best Xbox Series X games cheaper. 

We'll cut right to the chase and show you exactly where to find the best cheapest Xbox controller deals and what to expect from major retailers in the US and the UK right now. Historically, we've seen the best levels of success from major outlets such as Amazon in the US and the UK, with specific retailers such as Best Buy in the US and Currys in the UK boasting the best deals month by month. 



Xbox Wireless Controller

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Xbox Wireless Controller deals

The Xbox Wireless Controller in its current form has been around for almost three years meaning that it's often possible to find a discount on this tried and true gamepad. With so many different versions available, there are bound to be a couple of color schemes that you'll be able to find at more affordable rates than others. We've rounded up some top offerings below. 

Xbox Elite Wireless controller deals

Xbox Elite Controller 2

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The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is absolutely awesome and we said as much in our 4.5-star review stating: "It's the best Xbox controller on the market - but it doesn't come cheap". Well, fortunately, it's been over four years since this all-star controller hit the scene and we've seen extensive discounts on it since. 

There is now also the option of the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 Core which is a cheaper alternative, which starts at around $101 / £103 / AU$189 and delivers a significantly higher-end model than the standard Xbox controller but without the extras. What's more, it's now available in blue, red, and white, too. 

Cheap Xbox controller alternatives

Sometimes going with the official controller isn't necessarily the best plan of action if you're on a budget. That's why we've expanded our search out to other manufacturers, such as PowerA, which provides a cost-effective alternative that sacrifices none of the functionality but keeps the costs down. 

Where can I find the best 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. 

Are cheap Xbox controllers worth it?

While budget Xbox controller offerings from the likes of PowerA and PDP perform functionally identical, you aren't going to have the same weight and build quality as with the OEM gamepad that comes with your Xbox Series X or Xbox One console. With that said, if you want something cheap then they will be more than enough without breaking the bank. 

Aleksha McLoughlin
Hardware Editor

Aleksha McLoughlin is the Hardware Editor for TechRadar Gaming and oversees all hardware coverage for the site. She looks after buying guides, writes hardware reviews, news, and features as well as manages the hardware team. Before joining TRG she was the Hardware Editor for sister publication GamesRadar+ and she has also been PC Guide's Hardware Specialist. She has also contributed hardware content to the likes of Trusted Reviews, The Metro, Expert Reviews, and Android Central. When she isn't working, you'll often find her in mosh pits at metal gigs and festivals or listening to whatever new black and death metal has debuted that week.

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