September 26, 2022

Microsoft's new Xbox Elite 2 'Core' console is even more expensive at $129.99

Microsoft’s new Xbox Elite 2 ‘Core’ console is even more expensive at $129.99

Today, Microsoft is announcing a new Xbox Elite 2 Core console, priced at $50 less than the current Xbox Elite 2. The Xbox Elite Series 2 – Core wireless controller (yes, that’s the full name!) Pre-order today for $129.99It does not include the usual interchangeable components – you will have to purchase these separately.

The Xbox Elite 2 Core, as we call it, offers the usual adjustable thumb sticks, a wraparound rubber grip, and hair-shorter trigger locks, and now it comes in white. It’s the same white console we saw in it Leaked video clips Last month, it was primarily designed to be an affordable Xbox Elite 2 controller.

The new Xbox Elite 2 Core comes in white, versus the old black model.
Photo: Microsoft

The new Xbox Elite 2 Core also doesn’t ship with a carrying case either. If you want rear paddles, a variety of thumb sticks, and a carrying case, you’ll need to buy “Complete Component Packfor $59.99. The package includes:

  • carry bag
  • charging base
  • classic sticks (2)
  • tall joystick (1)
  • dome joystick (1)
  • Cross Pillow (1)
  • Set of four paddles: medium (2), small (2)
  • USB-C cable

Xbox Elite 2 Core with separate component bundle

Xbox Elite 2 Core with separate component bundle.
Photo: Microsoft

The existing black Xbox Elite 2 controller will Still available for $179.99And both controllers come with a one-year warranty. Microsoft was Forced to extend this warranty A period of only 90 days to a year after encountering both the original console and the Xbox Elite 2 console. Some Xbox Elite 2 owners have complained of stuck buttons or fixed drift, and a Microsoft warranty extension has been applied retroactively.

“We heard gamers loud and clear and continued to improve Elite Series 2 consoles to be more reliable than ever with improved components that are built to last,” says Daniel Ruiz, Senior Director of Marketing for Xbox Accessories. “For added peace of mind, Elite Series 2 controllers come with a one-year limited warranty from Microsoft.”

Pre-orders for the new white Xbox Elite 2 Core console start today for $129.99 In the online Microsoft StoreShipping will begin on the 21st of September.