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Xbox One Elite Controller gets an October release date

by Joey Davidson | September 21, 2015September 21, 2015 1:40 pm PDT

The Xbox One’s Elite controller is coming very soon.

The Microsoft Store has unveiled the official launch date of the new input device. The controller will drop on October 27, 2015. Yep, the same day that marks the launch of Halo 5: Guardians. Of course, that was planned.

This is a fancy controller, folks. It’s selling for $149.99. It offers improved accuracy, swappable thumbsticks and buttons, trigger locks, swappable paddles and a 3.5mm headset jack. For $149, it better be fancy, right?

Here’s exactly what comes in the box.

  • Xbox Elite Wireless Controller
  • Carrying case
  • 4 paddles
  • 6 thumbsticks: standard (2), tall (2), and domed (2)
  • 2 D-pads: faceted and standard
  • USB cable
  • AA batteries
  • Quick setup guide and product manual

Yep, it includes a carrying case. Obviously.

Will you be snagging up the Elite controller? Or, is it a bit too pricey for your liking? It’s too much for me, though I don’t really think I’m the right demographic for the hardware.

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Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...