Rating: 10/10

Price(Amazon): $134.99 

By: Microsoft

*Price may change over time

As some of you may know, the Xbox One

Elite controller came out last year on October 27, 2015. It is known for its various ways of customization and configurations.

For example, you can add paddle buttons on the back. You can as well switch the analog sticks and D-pad.

You can see more about this controller on my other page here.


So what’s the big deal?

Well, the deal is that the Xbox One Elite controller is available at a high price of around $150. However it is available for a lower price at Amazon right now. Some people out there were a little skeptical about the price and if it was worth purchasing. Some say that it is over priced while others would justify saying that it is, indeed, worth it.


Well, is it worth it or not?


Here are the pros and cons:


  • 1 and 2 profile switcher for different button configurations
  • Paddle buttons on the back which allows you press buttons without moving your fingers
  • Analog sticks and D-pad are customizable and aren’t a hassle to remove
  • Hair trigger lock switches change trigger sensitivity (great for shooter games)
  • Able to configure button and analog stick sensitivity through the xbox accessories app


  • Controller may be expensive
  • Installed magnets make controller heavier
  • Configurations may be overwhelming
  • Back paddle buttons can cause the player to accidentally press them during gameplay, in which requires time to get used to handling the controller
  • Controller case sometimes does not do a good job on keeping accessories in place



In my opinion, I would say that the Xbox One Elite
controller is worth it. In every product, there is always going to be some pros and some cons.

I feel that the Xbox One Elite controller really changes your style of gameplay to your own satisfaction. Despite its price, its new cool features make up for it.



What are your thoughts about the Xbox One Elite controller? 🙂


Xbox One Elite Controller Review

6 thoughts on “Xbox One Elite Controller Review

  • April 14, 2016 at 9:29 PM

    I made a post on my own website about this controller and it is nice to see someone else’s point of view on it.

    I personally don’t agree that it is worth it for everyone, I believe that it is only worth it if you play a lot of games or are a “hardcore” gamer.

    It was a very nice article you wrote and I will definitely be checking your website to see more content!

    • April 14, 2016 at 10:37 PM

      Hello, I respect your opinion. You do, however, make a good point that it may be worth for those who are really into gaming.

      Thanks for your kind words.


  • July 11, 2016 at 6:30 AM

    I do have to say that $150 is a lot for just a controller. I do have a question about the profile switcher. What do you mean but switching the button configurations? I thought that this was something done in the specific game itself.

    Great review overall though, short yet informative. Unfortunately I’m just not seeing a lot of amazing features on the controller to justify the 150 price tag.

  • July 11, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    Hey Kevin, well you can configure some things in the game itself like the sensitivity and different button layouts that it offers in the settings. However, there is an app you can have on your dashboard that is specifically only for the elite controller. This app lets you configure and customize the buttons and the whole controller in anyway YOU want. You can even change the way a button functions.

    For example, you can make the ‘A’ button act as the ‘RB’ instead. Or you can make one of the back paddle buttons to act as the ‘RT’ so it’d be much faster to shoot in a shooter game. It’s just up to you on how you want your buttons to function.

    NOW, this is how where the customization profiles 1 and 2 will be beneficial to the gamer. Each customization you make will be made in the way you like playing a specific game. You will be able to save these different configurations and you can set 2 of those customizations to either profile 1 or 2, which are located in the middle of the controller. You will be able to choose one of the two.

    I hope this answers your question.

  • January 2, 2017 at 5:07 AM

    I think that xbox one elite controller is pretty cool. I like the design and also it has a lot of features to offer. I really like how very well xplained your article is. I think for me the controller is worth the money if you have extra money to spend. I am fine with me original xbox controller I received. I really appreciate your time you spend sharing this information. Thank you

    • January 2, 2017 at 7:01 AM

      Hey John! Thanks! I’m glad you liked my article. I totally agree with you, I know that this controller can be pricy so I understand why some people would feel the same. 🙂


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