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Xbox Elite 2 Core controller is cheaper, with less options

No paddles... and still, no share button.

The Xbox Elite 2 Core controller was today announced by Microsoft, and is the oft-rumoured white version of the pro controller that we’ve been seeing for months.

The Elite 2 Core is a stripped-down version of the Elite 2 itself, offering less customisation right out of the box. The Elite 2 Core doesn’t come with a carrying case, charging dock or extra paddles or thumbsticks. In short, what you see in that image above is what you get (plus a thumbstick-adjustment tool and USB-C charging cable).

If you want those extras? Well, you can purchase them as part of the Complete Component Pack, which includes all the extras we’ve identified above.

In terms of Australian pricing, the Elite 2 Core controller will set you back $189.95 AUD; the device can be pre-ordered here. The Complete Component Pack is priced at $79.95 AUD and can be obtained here… though keep in mind that you can get an Elite 2 controller plus all the bells and whistles for $249.95 AUD if you don’t mind the black version. You’ll save around $20 AUD by sticking with the OG.

The new Elite 2 Core controller and the Complete Component Pack are available from 21 September.



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