Discounts are rare for Microsoft’s Xbox One wireless controller for console and Windows 10, but it’s available today at Walmart and Amazon for $39.99, which is $20 off of its original price.
Enhanced over the version that first launched with the Xbox One, this revised controller features a 3.5mm headphone jack for private listening and chatting, as well as Bluetooth functionality for operability with Windows 10 computers. If your PC doesn’t have Bluetooth or if you just want a wired connection that won’t drain the controller’s AA batteries, this model includes a Micro USB cable that allows for immediate plug-and-play recognition. If you’re alright with spending a bit more, Amazon also has the controller bundled with Microsoft’s new wireless adapter for $54.99, which is $25 off of its usual price.
This controller still relies on fast-draining AA batteries instead of opting for the rechargeable route, so it continues to be a thorn in the side of an otherwise great gamepad. However, Best Buy does sell a rather elegant battery pack recharger for those with an Xbox One S.