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GameStop, Microsoft show off limited edition Xbox 360 controller

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Oct 2009 11:29 User comments (18)

GameStop, Microsoft show off limited edition Xbox 360 controller Major Nelson has reported the GameStop has unveiled a new limited edition Xbox 360 controller that goes up for sale next week.
The controller has a new colorway (black carbon fiber on red) and will come bundled with a Play & Charge Kit.

The bundle will be available exclusively at GameStop, EB Games and Micromania chains in the U.S., Canada, France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand.

The pack will retail for $70 USD.

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18 user comments

117.10.2009 12:14

Holy crap $70?

217.10.2009 12:55

Originally posted by Morreale:
Holy crap $70?
Isn't the normal wireless controller with charge kit included around that price? Or maybe $5 less?

That controller would probably look good with the RE5 Elite.

317.10.2009 13:22

Quote:
Originally posted by Morreale:
Holy crap $70?
Isn't the normal wireless controller with charge kit included around that price? Or maybe $5 less?

That controller would probably look good with the RE5 Elite.
I don't know... I haven't bought a second controller lol

If they are, that's pretty retarded...

417.10.2009 13:30

Quote:
If they are, that's pretty retarded...
Well, this is MS we're talking about. ;)

517.10.2009 13:37

Quote:
Originally posted by Morreale:
Holy crap $70?
Isn't the normal wireless controller with charge kit included around that price? Or maybe $5 less?

That controller would probably look good with the RE5 Elite.
Nah, you are paying pretty big premium.

http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-360-Play-Char...55801003&sr=8-2

617.10.2009 13:53

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by Morreale:
Holy crap $70?
Isn't the normal wireless controller with charge kit included around that price? Or maybe $5 less?

That controller would probably look good with the RE5 Elite.
Nah, you are paying pretty big premium.

http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-360-Play-Char...2
That's the benefit of online retailers. But for those who are walking in to stores, they are, for the most part, still paying that $64.99 for the standard combo. So a $5 price hike for this (so-called) limited edition may be very tempting when standing there looking at options available on the shelf.

I'm sure there will be e-tailers selling this new combo at discounted prices, like with the standard wireless/charge combo.

717.10.2009 16:42

That's not true, in my Walmart there was a controller and a standard Xbox 360 Microphone for 49.99! now that is a deal for retail

817.10.2009 17:40

That looks horrible

917.10.2009 19:35

No thank you, I'll pass.

1017.10.2009 21:17

Looks funky. Kinda like the radioactive symbol in black and red as opposed to yellow black.

1118.10.2009 0:05

If that's real carbon fiber, that must feel pretty nice in the hands. Not liking the red color though.

1218.10.2009 2:35
chris4160
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Originally posted by mike.m:
If that's real carbon fiber, that must feel pretty nice in the hands. Not liking the red color though.
Probably just a pattern on the plastic.

Going by the ridiculous mark up prices microsoft has, it is going to be $90+ in Australia. I think I'll pass on this... I know a guy that can mould a thin piece of carbon fibre on the controller for cheap.

1318.10.2009 19:43

You're kidding me, right?

If I wanted to, I can airbrush a red nuclear sign on a standard XBOX game controller all by myself and save me some ca$h rather than buy this overpriced PoS.

1419.10.2009 0:22

Lets not forget this is a Gamestop exclusive. That probably tacked on the extra $10-$20 all by itself.

1519.10.2009 4:32

It's 5 dollars more than the standard controller and charge n play combo,not too bad if you like the color combo.

1619.10.2009 4:38
chris4160
Inactive

Originally posted by psyko312:
Lets not forget this is a Gamestop exclusive. That probably tacked on the extra $10-$20 all by itself.
It's also at EB games and Micromania.

1719.10.2009 12:22

Who designed that?

Just as bad as having a big nasty red xbox in the livingroom (which I don't).

Stick to black or a dark chrome or even carbon fiber alone and leave off all the stupid decals and designs. people can add those themselves.

Exclusive to Gamestop and EB well they'll have plenty of dusty stock until the price is lowered to FREE.

1822.10.2009 11:50

Eww, that's one fugly controller man, i can't believe they actually showing that!

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