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Xbox Elite Series 3 Controller: Release Date Speculation, Price, Specs & More

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Xbox Elite Series 3 Controller: Release Date Speculation, Price, Specs & More

After the Elite Series 2 controller made such an impact on Xbox gaming as a whole, naturally, fans were hyped about the potential release of the Xbox Elite Series 3 controller. 

The Xbox controller, since the days of the Xbox 360, has been widely regarded as one of the best gaming controllers of all time, and the Xbox Elite Series 2 is the pinnacle of that design.

Whether you play Halo multiplayer on a console or take on Elden Ring bosses on PC with an adaptor, Xbox controllers have always been number one.

So, the ultimate question is, if and when will the next Xbox Elite Series controller come out? This breakdown covers the release date speculation, pricing, and more. 

Update on 25 January 2023: We've updated this article to reflect the latest information about the Xbox Elite Series 3 controller.

Latest Xbox Elite Series 3 News & Leaks

Find the latest news, leaks, and more surrounding the Xbox Elite Series 3 controller in this section, which we keep updated consistently.

25 January 2023: Checked for any news on the new controller

We checked but didn't find any new news or leaks about the Xbox Elite Series 3 controller.

11 January 2023: No Xbox Elite Series 3 news yet, but ASUS has unveiled the ROG Raikiri Pro

Learn more about this awesome new controller on the official ASUS website.

29 December 2022: Maybe in 2023?

We've not found any new information about the Xbox Elite Series 3 controller, but we hope to see some announcements in 2023.

8 December: Watch The Game Awards 2022 live!

It is extremely unlikely that we will see a new Xbox Elite Series 3 controller at The Game Awards 2022, but nothing is impossible!

Tune in the watch The Game Awards 2022 via the YouTube stream embedded below. It kicks off on 8 December at 7:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM PT and 9 December at 00:30 GMT.

30 November 2022 update: Suspected release window?

We suspect the Xbox Elite Series 3 controller could be released between October and December 2023 based on past releases.

Xbox Elite Series 3 Controller Release Date Speculation

Elite Series 2
The Xbox Elite Series 2 is one of the best controllers on the market. Could the Elite Series 3 be even better? (Picture: Microsoft / Xbox)

At the time of writing, there is no official confirmed release date for Elite Series 3 controller, but in this article, you’ll find all (if any) information that the developer shared, as well as some speculation from Ginx on when we could see it launch.

There has been no confirmation that the Xbox Elite Series 3 will ever be in production.

However, after the success of the Elite Series 2 controller, it is more than likely that the Xbox Elite Series 3 controller will release before the end of the Xbox Series X/S's lifespan.

Furthermore, considering the Xbox Elite Series 2 is nearly three years old, it makes sense that an upgrade could be on the horizon. 

Xbox Elite Series 3 Controller Specs

Elite Series 2
Whether on Xbox or PC, the Elite Series line of controllers is great. (Picture: Microsoft / Xbox)

The Elite Series 2 did manage to perfect almost everything when it comes to comfortable and optimal controller design. Therefore, there isn't much that the Elite Eries 3 could do to make a game-changing impact. 

While any number of adjustable toggles, tighter magnets, and more stick options would be great, the most significant thing we'd like to see is some weight reduction.

The Elite Series 2 is already quite heavy, and if possible, it would be great to make the next controller a little lighter. 

Xbox Elite Series 3 Controller Price

Elite Series 2
While a little pricey, the Elite Series controllers are worth every penny (Picture: Microsoft / Xbox)

The Elite Series 2 costs approximately $130-200, depending on your retailer.

Therefore, it is realistic to expect that the Xbox Series 3 controller could cost anywhere between $200-$300.

So there you have it, everything we know so far about the Xbox Series 3 Elite controller. We will endeavor to update this article as soon as more information about its specs, release date, and price becomes available.