If you are planning on purchasing an Xbox One Elite Controller sometime soon, well, you’d better get a move-on. According to a tweet by Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, the units are flying off the shelves.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) December 14, 2015
In fact, on Tuesday morning, they were out of stock on Microsoft’s official website. And on Amazon.com. And on BestBuy.com. And at Target.com. And Walmart.com. And at NewEgg.com. Some of those sites have restocked since then, but Microsoft is struggling to keep up with demand.
Looks like GameStop might be your last chance before Christmas. If those are sold out by the time you read this, you can try tracking the controller’s availability on a website like NowInStock.net.
Or, if you’re really desperate, you can still snag an Elite Controller as part of the Elite Console Bundle, but that’s a lot of extra money if you don’t want a new Xbox One.
Xbox One Elite Controllers costs $150 and are designed for expert Xbox players. They come with tons of extra components that you can snap together, allowing you to customize your controller to your heart’s content. Plus everything is tweakable, from trigger sensitivity to button mapping.
Good luck, shoppers.