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Xbox, you broke my heart: Elite Series 2 Core controller

Now in white and coming at a more affordable price point, the new Xbox Elite Series 2 Core controller is more of the same for reliability.

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hot4play54d ago

I hope that Microsoft would address these quality/build issues since consumers are paying more for what is marketed as a "premium" product. And I hope that Sony doesn't have these same issues when they launch the DualSense Edge.

Jin_Sakai54d ago (Edited 54d ago )

Purchased my first Series Elite 2 controller a few days ago and the trigger already squeaks like crazy. Ended up returning it and won’t be getting another one. This kind of build quality for a $154 “on sale” controller is unacceptable!

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crazyCoconuts54d ago

Same issue my kid had with his second one. His first one had an issue with a thumbstick. It looks and feels great, such a shame

MIDGETonSTILTS1754d ago

I regretted buying the first one, and I can’t say that I’m surprised to hear that issues still persist.

n1kki653d ago

Me too. But they have to have the numbers seeing how many of these have been warrantied and they still haven't done anything about it. These are issues dating back to version 1. It unacceptable these are still issues on a premium product.

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Elda54d ago

Just stick with the controller the console comes with.

EvertonFC54d ago

Agreed, Xbox gamers are buying more controllers than games which is odd to say pmsl

Jin_Sakai54d ago

The standard Xbox controllers are the loudest clickiest controllers I’ve ever used. That’s my issue.

The elite controllers aren’t as bad plus you get hair lock triggers and replaceable stick caps. The problem is that they cost significantly more and the build quality isn’t great.

SDuck53d ago

Had one for awhile and I agree but at the same time, I kinda miss it (had to change for a Dualsense because there was a lack of stock on xbox controllers) (I'm a pc gamer)

EvertonFC54d ago

Xbox broke you're heart over a controller ? I thought it would have been lack of AAA games and the waiting game for 10 years 🤭🤫

Elda54d ago

It's not being mean it's the truth. This year alone not one AAA first-party exclusive.

EvertonFC54d ago (Edited 54d ago )

🤫🤫🤫

FlavorLav0153d ago (Edited 53d ago )

Truth hurts. They won’t get over that hurdle either if we’re patting them on the back and telling how great a job their doing. Controllers are great, quality AAA games are even better.

OptimusDK53d ago

Yeah much better to get a bunch of high priced remakes...

Crows9053d ago

@optimus
At least there's a large group of PlayStation fans complaining about that issue. And as far as I recall...that's just one this year.
You guys don't complain about anything and j was an Xbox fan during 360 and early one days so I know the heart breaking feeling for sure. There were only so many wait till next year announcements I could take.

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franwex54d ago

I have my OG elite. It’s my main controller even if all the grips fell off.

FlavorLav0153d ago

How elite is it now if you have no grips left? It was my main gripe too. For the price point it was anything but ELITE after only a few months of consistent usage…

franwex53d ago (Edited 53d ago )

Bro, I’m not a Microsoft employee. Ask them not me. With all this backlash you will think they will listen. Yet here we are with version 2 falling apart.

PhillyDillyDee54d ago

Yeah ive been rolling around the idea of getting the 2. But then i remember that i had to replace the elite 1 twice when the grips fell off. Thankfully amazon took care of me on both of those instances. Anyway i just don’t understand why they, one, cant fix the issues with the internals, and two, dont offer a version without the terrible rubber grips.

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