Microsoft Unveils the Xbox One Elite Bundle



/ 2 years ago

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Microsoft has unveiled the Xbox One Elite Bundle, which it describes as “the ultimate gaming experience”. The console boasts a 1TB solid state hybrid drive (SSHD), and a gorgeous new controller which features interchangeable paddles, customisable buttons, and hair trigger locks. The reveal comes courtesy of the Major Nelson Xbox blog.

Xbox One Elite Bundle controller

The console’s SSHD combines solid state technology with a traditional spinning hard disc, though presumably the Xbox One’s operating system will take up much of the solid state storage. Regardless, Microsoft claims that games will boot 20% faster with the Xbox One Elite’s SSHD.

The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller, which is available for pre-order for $199.99 on its own (released 27th October), is described as a “pro-level controller that adapts to your unique style of play and gives you the competitive edge”. Beyond the sales pitch fluff, though, is an impressive piece of kit, designed for players that want to customise and refine the way they interact with games. As with previous controllers, it is also compatible with Windows systems.

The Xbox One Elite Bundle will cost $499 and ships on 20th October, just in time for users to take advantage of the console’s Xbox 360 backwards compatibility the following month, as part of what Microsoft hyperbolically claims is “the greatest games lineup in Xbox history”.


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10 Responses to “Microsoft Unveils the Xbox One Elite Bundle”
  1. Samuel Gunvalson says:

    It’s $149.99 not $199.99

  2. OverfiendUK says:

    Pfft. Shove their controllers up their arses. Controllers suck. The sticks either stick or never sit centre causing movement when you don’t want it etc. PC & M+K ftw Never mind paying $150 for one. Screw that.

    • Steve says:

      Controllers still have their place.. Consider the likes of racing games, sports and platformers where controllers are largely more intuitive. Not forgetting the classic “button mashers”. I’m not killing a £100+ keyboard for Dynasty Warriors tbh

      • OverfiendUK says:

        Agreed. I use a 360 controller for racing games, and my many retro shooters etc. However, I encounter all the analogue stick issues. I suppose that’s the point of this new one really. It should address a lot of problems. Still over priced though. Even current 360 controllers are over priced imo.

        • Steve says:

          I completely agree on the overpriced element especially. The valve controller may help you with the analogue stick issues, although I never really encounter them except occasionally on the LEGO games. Either that or I’m just immune to them because of playing on consoles sometimes. Hell it’s the only reason I bother using the xbox remote on my computer

    • Steve says:

      Controllers still have their place.. Consider the likes of racing games, sports and platformers where controllers are largely more intuitive. Not forgetting the classic “button mashers”. I’m not killing a £100+ keyboard for Dynasty Warriors tbh

    • Steve says:

      Controllers still have their place.. Consider the likes of racing games, sports and platformers where controllers are largely more intuitive. Not forgetting the classic “button mashers”. I’m not killing a £100+ keyboard for Dynasty Warriors tbh

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