Director of Programming for Xbox Live Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb announces Microsoft’s latest bundle for the Xbox One. With the recently revealed $150 Xbox One Elite controller heading October 27th, Microsoft compiles the highly intricate controller to an Xbox One console for $499.99. GameStop and Microsoft stores (online and on site) worldwide will sell this bundle starting November 3rd.
Additional features include a 1 TB Solid State Hybrid Drive to help optimize console performance and save energy consumption. Major Nelson notes that the hard drive “Stores frequently-accessed files on a solid state partition and optimizes system performance so [sic] you can get to the action up to 20 percent faster from energy-saving mode. ”
The bundle doesn’t just pack one controller, but it includes the Lunar White Wireless Controller mixing white, black and gold. Seen below, this luminous controller retails for $64.99 MSRP exclusive to GameStop stores outside of the bundle. GameStop will sell this controller at that price in late September.
What this bundle does not include is a pack-in game. Typically, previous bundles have a 500 GB hard drive, one controller, and a game for under $400. WIthout the game, you still get an additional controller and double the memory with the Elite bundle. That’s $349 for the console and controller, $150 for the Elite controller, and an unmarked value for solid state hybrid drive doubling the standard 500 GB to a single terabyte.
Would you prefer to have a game included with the console?