When Microsoft announced the first Xbox Elite controller in 2015, everyone had the same question: who will spend $ 150 on the gamepad? It turns out that enough people bought it to justify the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2, which debuted in November for $ 180. And now this controller is one of the most successful gaming accessories ever made.
The Xbox Elite Series 2 was the top-selling accessory in the United States in January. This emerges from the latest report by the industry company The NPD Group. In fact, Microsoft's premium gamepad has a certain development.
"The Xbox Elite Series 2 wireless controller was the best-selling video game accessory for the third consecutive month," said NPD analyst Mat Piscatella. "With three months of launch, it is the fifth fastest video game accessory in US history."
It is worth noting that NPD valued accessories according to US dollars. That said, it's not necessarily the fifth fastest accessory in terms of units.
Here is the list of the five best-selling accessories in the first three months:
- Xbox 360 Kinect with Kinect Adventures
- Xbox 360 Kinect with Gunstringer and Fruit Ninja
- DualShock 4 Wirelss Controller ̵
- Wii Remote Control with Motion Plus – Black
- Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2
This means that the Series 2 also sells faster (in US dollars) than the original Elite controller. Microsoft is clearly fixated on something. Maybe that means we'll get a Series 3 in a few years.