Microsoft warned buyers that Xbox One Elite controllers might be low in stock for the rest of 2015. Amazon has decreed that controllers might not be available until 2016.
Amazon posted a long note on the availability of the Xbox One Elite controller as of right now. The outlook does not look pretty if you want one in time for Christmas.
Amazon announced: “Due to high customer demand, orders shipped from and sold by Amazon.com placed now are unlikely to be delivered until Spring 2016. Order now and we’ll notify you by email when we have an estimated delivery date for this item. Orders will be fulfilled in the order in which they are received.”
The semi-good news is that if you ordered the controller between October 9th until October 20th, you should be able to receive it by mid-December sometime. Hopefully those orders will be delivered in time for Christmas.
Retailers and Microsoft may have underestimated the demand for the Xbox One Elite controllers. These bad boys cost $149.99 a pop. They may be expensive, but they’re the most accurate controllers you can get for the console. They are perfect for professional gamers or anyone else that wants accuracy and precision.