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The Best Xbox Controller In 2024

The list of great Xbox controllers keeps growing, and there is no shortage of awesome (and affordable) options available ahead of Prime Day 2024--but which is the best?


There are many great Xbox controllers available in 2024, including all-rounder options, premium pro-level pads, and niche devices like racing wheels or arcade sticks from dozens of third-party options from brands like 8BitDo, HyperX, Razer, Turtle Beach, and more. However, all those devices can make it a chore to find the best for you. So, we combed through them all to bring you our picks for the Xbox controllers. Even better, with Prime Day 2024 happening in just a few weeks, many of these will likely be getting big discounts during the sale on July 16 and 17, or even during the weeks leading up to it. Be sure to keep an eye on all the controllers listed below to see if they're on sale, and check out our lists of the best early Prime Day 2024 gaming deals for more discounts that are available now.

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Our list of the best Xbox controllers has picks for various categories, including niche considerations to make sure you find the best fit. For instance, if you prefer aligned joysticks or play a lot of games that work better with D-pad controls, the 8BitDo Pro 2 is a better pick than Microsoft's controllers. If you are focused on competitive multiplayer, you may want to consider the Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma, which features ultra-quick actuation and other features aimed at improving multiplayer performance. Also, Xbox gamers might be nostalgic for the Duke--the ill-fated original Xbox controller that some folks fondly remember for some reason. Of course, Xbox is also home to the most inventive and important gaming controller of our time. The Xbox Adaptive Controller helps gamers with limited mobility enjoy more gaming experiences than ever before.

If you also own other platforms, we have roundups of the best controllers for PC, Nintendo Switch, and PS5.

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