Buying an Xbox Series X? Here's how you can get one with a free extra controller.

It's always a good idea to have a backup controller.
By Dylan Haas  on 
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'Starfield' screenshot
'Starfield' is one of the most exciting Xbox exclusives to come out of this console generation. Credit: Bethesda Game Studios

SAVE $44.99: As of Sept. 22, My Best Buy Plus and My Best Buy Total members can get a free extra controller when they buy an Xbox Series X (a $44.99 value).

Now that it's finally possible to get your hands on a new-gen console following years of supply chain issues, you have a very important choice to make: Which one will you get? In all honesty, there's no bad choice between the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S, but only one of them comes with a free controller right now.

If you're a My Best Buy Plus or Total member, you're in luck — for a limited time, if you pick up an Xbox Series X at Best Buy, you'll get an additional controller at no extra charge. That's a $44.99 value, and you get a dedicated option for player two (or it can just serve as a backup when your other controller runs out of juice).

The Xbox Series X is a truly impressive start to Xbox's new-gen offerings. It's a powerful device, allowing you to play your favorite games in true 4K resolution at up to 120 frames per second using its 12 teraflops of processing power. It also comes stocked with a 1TB SSD, as well as other Xbox-exclusive features like Quick Resume, Smart Delivery, and more. Pro tip: Get an Xbox Game Pass membership with your new console. You won't regret it.

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Dylan Haas
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Dylan Haas is a Lead Shopping Reporter for Mashable, where he covers all things gaming, pets, fitness, and sleep. Before joining the team at Mashable, Dylan received a B.A. in Communications from Pace University and contributed to publications like Paste Magazine, Bandsintown, and others following a brief stint as a Marketing and Management Assistant in the music industry.

When he's not writing or testing products, you can find Dylan playing lots of video games, working out, spending time with loved ones (especially his dog, Stevie), or watching reality TV. Follow him on Twitter at @iamdylanhaas, or send him an email at [email protected].

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