Razer Wildcat vs Xbox One Elite controller

Discussion in 'Console Peripherals' started by masterplo94, Aug 31, 2015.


What will you do?

  1. Buy the Wildcat now

    15 vote(s)
  2. Wait for improvements on the Wildcat or price drop

    21 vote(s)
  3. Buy the Xbox One Elite controller

    25 vote(s)
  4. Stick with the standard controller

    5 vote(s)
  5. Other

    5 vote(s)
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  1. masterplo94

    masterplo94 Active Member

    Originally I was really excited for the realise of a Xbox one controller made by Razer but as of now I am sceptical of purchasing it for a few reasons. First of all the quality of the product seems to not correspond with the stupid price tag of $150 (mostly due to the case). The controller itself visually looks good even when compared first party competition. The caring case is just what looks too cheap. I really don't understand the pricing because the sabertoooth, this controllers predecessor is $20 dollars more than the Xbox's standard controller and yet there are minimal improvements for this controller and it is around $90 more than the standard controller. I think I prefer the added buttons on the back sabertoooth over the new wildcat or would like the wildcat triggers with two paddles under them. While the Wildcat does not compete with the Xbox's standard controller, the fact that this controller is more than double the price of that of the standard controller or almost half of the consoles value will be a major deterrent for many people, when they could be doing much more with their money. My biggest problem with buying this product is not the product itself but instead its competition. The Xbox one elite controller seems to offer a more premium experience with more metal and over all quality even with the case (I know metal adds weight and Razer clams their controller is 25% lighter but I don't have spaghetti fingers so it does not matter). There are swappable and additional parts as well as better placed back buttons on the elite controller. The elite controller offers easy customizability with an app made for the Xbox, which will likely be better than Razer's solution due to Razer being third party. Overall I like the Razer Wildcat it is a solid controller and will likely be my choice, it's better than the standard controller and even comes with a few cool features like built in chat controls and great precision. I just don't think that the Wildcat is the best that Razer could do. I would like to see a price drop, a better case, paddles on the back in addition to the triggers and I have not seen the software Razer has but I would definitely like it to be good and simplistic. (This is all my personal opinion and I have not used any of the controllers but this was my conclusion of what I have seen so far. Please tell me what you will do in the poll down below and tell me why! I Would love to hear some other people opinions.)

    Edit: I think I will likely buy the wildcat as soon as there is a sale or price drop. I do like it the best of any of the "esports" controllers but I would still like Razer to work on a few more minor things in their next revision. Overall good job Razer;)
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2015
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  2. technokat

    technokat Director, Social Marketing Staff Member

    Thank you for offering up your personal opinion - I honestly loved my Sabertooth but I'd like to think our Razer Sabertooth owners would like to offer up a fairer opinion on this here.

    Personally I see a threshold to how subjective an opinion can get - to me it is way too early to deduce quality and performance based off mere visuals - more so comparing a long available product visually. The carrying case is more than sturdy, being similar to the one we've provided in the Sabertooth, and what constitutes minimal change to some adds up to major differences to us. Sometimes the best change isn't to overhaul or present something radically different just to shock people - it is about what works and what doesn't.

    In the Razer Wildcat, we've added a quick control panel that improves on control functionality - from your usual volume control to quick profile rotations for different games. The additional multi-function buttons are built upon feedback from our users and they remain at the optimal positions for our gamers. We've also reinforced performance parts with premium material - our new analog stick shafts are reinforced with high-carbon steel, and our multi-function buttons, made of aluminum (over Sabertooth's plastic triggers).

    Funny enough - the weight choice of the controller isn't attributed to one's ability to lift, but more of fatigue and comfort. The controller is your most intimate companion and we'd want to ensure you stay comfortable on extended play/training sessions, much akin to a well-weighted headset that does not put unnecessary stress on long hours.

    There are a lot more design considerations in the Razer Wildcat and we hope everyone sticks around to find out more, and if the opportunity arrives, get your feel on one.

    Hope that answers any questions.
  3. Odesius

    Odesius Active Member

    I love my Sabertooth, simple button remapping (not needing a designated app to change button layout) and an awesome feel set it miles apart from other controllers I have used. I will be buying a wildcat as soon as it becomes available in my region.

    My sabertooth still works perfectly to this day, almost 4 years old :)
  4. vampirivan

    vampirivan Well-Known Member

    dunno if it's just now fully compatible with windows or not.
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  5. masterplo94

    masterplo94 Active Member

    I totally agree and thanks for a response. I was not thinking when I was talking about the weight not being a big difference. So the Wildcat was advertised as being 260g and the elite controller being about 350g but what I really got wrong was that I do play games at a high level but mostly for the gamecube and the gamecube's controller is only 70g! Which means I don't notice any weight because of how light it is. Therefore, I am sure that if I were to use the Xbox One Elite controller it would be about 5 times the weight of the gamecube controller and I would definitely notice the weight at that point. So yes I definitely welcome that 25% weight deduction and I now accept it as being a great addition to the features of the Wildcat.
  6. My Sabertooth is pretty wonky. I love the thing, it looks and feels great. The joysticks are pretty awful though. They wobble, they don't feel sturdy in the slightest and they're generally a bit of QA disaster.

    Wildcat seems to kinda fix that for me, with it's high quality thumbsticks. I just hope they are attached properly so they won't wobble. The buttons on the bottom seem a bit useless for PC users, I dunno if you can rebind them on the PC, I do hope so. I also do like that instead of that little wobbly stick they just got 2 more triggers at the bottom. Now I can use the RB and LB button without having to shift my whole hand.
  7. nicolavs10

    nicolavs10 Active Member

    Get a wildcat now and make a review ;) Looking forward for a wildcat review to give a xmas gift to my cousin.
  8. Fre4ked

    Fre4ked Member

    I'm skeptical about both the Wildcat ánd the Xbox one elite controller, I'm not gonna buy either of those 'till I've watched a lot of reviews and if possible held both in my hands..
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  9. DrQuach

    DrQuach Member

    I'd probably wait for a price drop since I'm planning on buying about 200 dollars of Razer gear this Monday :)
  10. masterplo94

    masterplo94 Active Member

    Yeah, I mostly stock up on black Friday or Boxing day and unless I absolutely need something I will wait for one of those two dates or another major sale.
  11. Rawrgasm

    Rawrgasm New Member

    i was told that wildcats break easy also
  12. ironcrow

    ironcrow Active Member

    I'm still rocking my Onza. ;) I'm torn on the Wildcat / Elite choice, but I like how the Elite gives you near-Scuf level config options at a better price point. Then again, I've burned through 6+ 360 controllers, while my Onza is still in perfect working order. I'll bet the Elite won't last nearly as long as the Wildcat. This is going to be a tough choice...
  13. masterplo94

    masterplo94 Active Member

    I agree, a price drop on Razer's side would really convince me that the WildCat is the best choice.
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  14. masterplo94

    masterplo94 Active Member

    Really? I am surprised, Razer normally does a great job about making the product with the utmost quality.
  15. Umm... i think razer's controller is better than microsoft's
  16. goss343

    goss343 Member

    Elite is really expensive for the literal bling of the metal, but the Wildcat has a more "gamer" feel and probably has more features. But the thing about the Elite controller being first-party, makes me hesitate about which one I should get.
  17. 27SilentChaos

    27SilentChaos Active Member

    All the more to make an AMA on it! :D
  18. Arkhu

    Arkhu Member

    While not one of the choices; I just got my DS4 in the mail and I couldn't be happier with it. Can go wired/wireless (bluetooth) and the touchpad serves as a trackpad.
  19. elite.ire

    elite.ire Active Member

    I won't be getting either but from the pictures I prefer to get the xbox elite ontroller
  20. StoopKidofDoom

    StoopKidofDoom New Member

    I've used the sabertooth before and loved it. sadly I was never able to buy one myself. the wildcat looks to have improved greatly from the sabertooth and would definitely buy it over the elite controller. my only concern is the $150 price tag. if it was at $100 i would without a doubt pick one up. in order for me to justify the $150 price tag i would have to try it out before i made my decision but unfortunately the only way i could test one out is if one of my friends bought one.
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