Pulse Red Xbox Wireless Controller revealed: Price, release date, and everything you need to know about the new colour

Now in Pulse Red, the Xbox Wireless Controller is still great…

by Rob Leane
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Microsoft has revealed a new version of the Xbox Wireless Controller: the Pulse Red version has been unveiled in an Xbox Wire blog post today, and from where I’m sitting, it looks pretty rad.

The announcement reads: “With a vivid, fiery-red topcase and crisp, white backcase, the new Pulse Red controller brings the same energy and equally striking color as the Shock Blue.”

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Keep on reading and we’ll tell you all the important details about the Pulse Red Xbox Wireless Controller…

Pulse Red Xbox Wireless Controller price, release date and more details

The Pulse Red Xbox Wireless Controller price is confirmed to be $64.99 USD, with the release date set for February 9th 2021 in most markets. You can pre-order one at this link.

As for further details, the announcement adds this: “Matte black triggers, bumpers, and hybrid D-pad reduce slip against sweaty fingers and thumbs for greater control, while a textured dot pattern on the triggers and bumpers to keep your grip locked in. Dynamic Latency Input delivers controller inputs more frequently to your Xbox Series X|S for a more responsive gaming experience and seemingly instantaneous action.

“The controller’s buttons, including the new Share button, can be custom mapped just the way you like using the Xbox Accessories app. Set the Share button to capture screenshots, start/stop recording, or even to record what just happened, then share your best, worst or funniest moments with friends and followers right from the console dashboard or your Android phone with the Xbox app for mobile.”

This is essentially the same controller that came with the Xbox Series X/S console, which we know is a pretty damn good one. But now it’s wearing an Arsenal kit, basically.

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Can you use the Pulse Red controller with Xbox One?

Given that the next-gen Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles launched last year, you might be wondering whether this Pulse Red Xbox Wireless Controller will only work with the new hardware… or does it work with the last-gen Xbox One as well?

The good news is that Xbox is all about compatibility, which means this new controller will work with an Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Windows 10 PC, or Android mobile devices.

In certain territories, you’ll also get a two-week trial for Xbox Game Pass if you buy this controller, which is pretty rad!

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Rob Leane