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Microsoft announces two new Xbox Wireless Controllers

With the launch of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S only two colors were available. Shortly after launch, Microsoft shipped Sonic Blue and Pulse Red wireless controllers making the total number of available colors a total of four. Today via a blog post, Microsoft announced two new colors for the Xbox Wireless controllers.

Microsoft’s efforts to become more sustainable across the Xbox product lifecycle, now applies to Xbox Wireless Controllers. With the new Electric Volt and Daystrike Camo Special Edition controllers, the company is incorporating post-consumer recycled (PCR) resins for the first time in any Xbox hardware. Both controllers will contain a portion of resins made from recycled materials like automotive headlight covers, plastic water jugs and CDs. The company expects no compromises from these recycled materials either, as their testing shows the materials provide the same controller durability or performance gamers have come to expect. 

Xbox Wireless Controller – Electric Volt

Electric Volt

Inspired by the energy and vibrance often found in athletic apparel and sneaker design, the Xbox Wireless Controller – Electric Volt is the newest color in the current generation of Xbox controllers. Electric Volt builds on the same, striking color theme of Shock Blue and Pulse Red but takes it up a notch with a high-energy, yellow resin not yet seen on Xbox hardware. The high-vis yellow top case punches hard against the matte black hybrid D-pad while the white back case adds even more dimension to the design. Textured grip on the bumpers, triggers, and back case help provide greater control through every gaming session. The new Xbox Wireless Controller – Electric Volt will be available for $64.99 USD beginning April 27 in most Xbox markets worldwide and can be purchased at select retailers, including Microsoft Store. 

Xbox Wireless Controller – Daystrike Camo Special Edition

Daystrike Camo Special Edition

The Xbox Wireless Controller – Daystrike Camo Special Edition is the third installment in our Camo series, following the Night Ops Camo and Arctic Camo Special Edition controllers, and first in the latest generation of Xbox controllers. Your favorite Xbox camo takes on a unique, lifestyle twist in this fresh design. With a palette of deep reds, paired with grey and black, Daystrike Camo brings a streetwear vibe to your game. It also includes features standard of the new Xbox Wireless Controllers like the Share button, hybrid D-pad, and textured grip on the triggers. For the first time ever, the Daystrike Camo Special Edition incorporates textured grip across the entire top surface of the bumpers to keep your grip locked in and on target. The Xbox Wireless Controller – Daystrike Camo Special Edition will be available for $69.99 USD starting May 4 in most Xbox markets worldwide. 

New Xbox Wireless Controllers Lifestyle

To celebrate our two new controller designs, Xbox Gear Shop chose Electric Volt and Daystrike Camo as the color inspiration for the first release in the new Xbox Icon Collection, a series of limited-run gear inspired by iconic elements of the brand. The premium, everyday apparel is designed for you to rep your love for all things Xbox in comfort and style. The Electric Volt and Daystrike Camo-inspired apparel will be available in unisex sizes at Xbox Gear Shop beginning April 21. Xbox Gear Shop ships internationally to most countries from the U.S., but as quantities will be limited, be sure to lock yours in before they’re gone for good.

A former industry insider and tech industry enthusiast.

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