With the release date confirmed it may be a good time to plan when to pick up your new Xbox Elite Controller. Alex riffs on all right reasons to pick one up.
For 150 I will pass...
Costco had them on sale for pre-order at $125 a few weeks ago until they sold out... https://www.cheapassgamer.c...
Nyxus, I hear ya...but I always say the Elite controller aren't for everyone anymore than other pro controllers, racing wheels, or other high dollar accessories are for everyone or even a lot of the typical hardcore gamers and its definitely not something the average game fan will buy. My nephews and some of the folks I know who game won't be buying an Elite controller but I can't say no to a quality game accessory, especially a controller, mine is already paid for.
Getting the bundle in November can't wait.
No thanks, but I will invest in the white controller when i see it.
Nice but above my price range.
I really want one of these but $150 is a bit steep for me for a controller. No doubt these are super nice though but with kids i don't have the time to properly justify this purchase to myself.
It is a nice option to have and I already pre order one already. But the standard controller is already arguably the best controller ever made already so it is not neccessary for xbox owners
Not necessary, no. But if it's better than the best it's going to be hard for me to resist. I'm pretty sure I'll cave in and get one. It just looks too sweet to pass up.
I cant wait to try this. If you play allot or just want something premium it's great that Microsoft is offering something like this. We have had premium quality accessories on PC for decades. It's about time it's an option on consoles also. And for people complaining about price. This is clearly not a product for you.
Why is there a cheaper option. I would be in if there was a cheaper console option besides that crazy looking gizmo you throw over the top of the basic controller. $150 is too steep for my blood with all the games about to drop. Also im sure well see color variations in the near future. Still cheaper than scuff
There is another option...i think it has similar features. It was announced a couple of weeks ago i think by a company called Razer. I thought it would be cheaper cause it's wired but it's not...could be eventually though.
Yeah i liked that one too. Then i saw the price....sad face :(
I want that Forza 6 Controller soooooooo much
I have it. It's super nice. The grips have ridges on them. It is the best controller I've EVER held. Even better than the SNES! I'll probably get this controller as well.
I bought 2 of them and they are a great improvement over the original xbox one controllers especially the diamond grip.
now if you has said ive got two of them on preorder and cant wait to play with them on release day i wud have agreed with you. You are saying you have these in your hands now, that i dont agree with you.
@whitesoxfalife1976 The forza 6 controllers not the elite controller.
Have it pre ordered. Now Im playing the waiting game! :p
I can see it now... welcome to a fooding of drop shoters
I want to, but I'm not like you, Microsoft. I'm poor.
I'll take two.
Lol for $150?
Can't believe people would pay that much for a controller...
If it is what you are into it's well worth it. I know a guy who loves a nice ink pen and spent a hundred bucks on one. I love gaming, and this is the best controller money can buy, I think it's well worth it.
Dat pen tho!
people pay hundreds of dollars for a racing wheel. some pay over $100 for a mechanical keyboard. there will always be an elite line out there for those who want something better.
My mouse was $90. My keyboard was $250. I have no problems paying $150 for a quality pro controller. Too many people assuming that just because it is a game controller, that it must be cheap. Completely ignoring features and materials used. This is a pro controller. Anyone who thinks $150 is too expensive, is not the target audience to begin with.
I have no problems paying for an elite product, I just don't think that controller is one. You still have no rechargeable batteries and if you want to use it for your PC, you'll have to buy a separate product from Microsoft for probably like $30. Especially considering that to just have an Xbox One controller with chargeable batteries cost $75 while a Dualshock 4 costs $59. And it can be used on a PC right out the box.
Not having a built in battery is a plus, not a minus. I wouldn't buy one if the battery was built in.
This is a premium item you guys. Only for people who really care for it. I'll never spend over $20 for headphones; but some people spend well over $200. I'm all for it; the controller is the most important part of gaming.
I've had $20 headphones and I have $300 headphones. I'm keeping my $300 headphones.
For $300 I would too!
I agree, I bought some $4 ebay headphones that look like Beats knockoff, sounded good to me. I don't need the best.
High res audio is like HDTV. Back when 1080p TVs were just starting to come out, lots of people thought it was pointless and didn't think there would be a noticeable difference. Imagine now trying to go back to 480i for TV/Movies. It is difficult to understand the benefits of high quality audio sources and speakers when you have only ever heard lower quality stuff. Once you actually listen to a high end system though, it is almost painful to go back. Beats are garbage btw. All marketing.
right now i pre order master chief the controller. Im thinking of getting this idk yet.
120 quid. Bit steep. Looks good all the same for people who can buy it. Especially not having to hear the click click of R1 and L1.
If you can afford it, it's a pretty serious controller. I'm personally on the fence but it's great that it's an option
Can't wait to get it. I used to mod controllers with buttons on the bottom. Glad I don't have to for the xbox one. Buying two!
The price is simply too high for me personally. I also don't have any issue with the launch controller design. $150 bucks is almost three new games; I need that money for Halo 5 next month and Rise of Tomb Raider and Fallout 4 in November. Battlefront is also on my radar.
I want one but aint paying $150 for it. Standard controller works for my tastes..
money not an issue, this would help when i play GEARS dont have to touch the Dpad to switch weapons..
It's going to be an awesome controller for pc. I have been using corded 360 controllers for years
Pre order in Australia is $199.00 sorry but I still only have one controller cause $70.00 is too expensive lol.
For that price. You can buy... 2 games.
i will see how my funds look after i finish paying off my halo 5 bundle
Why don't you just put the money toward the elite bundle instead since it's the same price? You get the elite controller as well as a 1tb solid state drive which that alone goes for close to $400 or more. Only drawback is that it doesn't include any games but there are plenty of good used games out there for $20 or less to compensate for.
to be honest I thought about doing that but I want that halo bundle tho, the elite bundle ain't fa me and the whole 1tb isn't fully state drive only about 250 gig or less they didn't state the full info on that. plus I wanna see a new color on my console not the same black again. I've had a few collectors edition bundles in the past, even the 360 version of the elite console lol and u know what lol come to think of it I turned that back in after two weeks (altho walmart bitch about it being open) for the modern warfare 2 bundle. Me and the elite consoles just not ready each other lol. ima sucker fa new console paint jobs. I already have my main Xbox 1 but like I said I like new colors ....
I didn't know that it was a hybrid drive but regardless it's still 1tb of storage on top of the $150 elite controller which would cost you a lot more if bought separately. I take it skining your box wouldn't satisfy you then? Outside of the color, what's special about the halo bundle?...just curious.
all the extra content that comes with it and my x1 have a halo skin on the front for pre ordering the game back in April from Gamestop. plus I knew back in april they were gonna come out with a halo edition bundle. I was just waiting for the announcement
I see, well the only thing i like about those themed xboxes are the separate sound effects they make when you turn them on and off. Still not enough to trade my box in for one though, unless it came with 1tb and a special controller that is, still, i doubt i would get more than $350 for mine so the upgrade wouldn't be worth it to me...maybe in a few yrs when the price comes down it will be... as for color, i like having cheap choices like these... http://www.skinit.com/devic...
I been on skin in they have nice ones. i was gonna get one with my sport team on mines but I want one with all my teams instead of one team. Yeah the lil sounds are cool. And I'm not gonna trade in my X1, ima take it to my job so while I'm work I can get some gaming in between down times.
Not buying that over priced a** controller!!!
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