Looking to provide a different SKU for their popular console, Microsoft announced earlier today that the Xbox One Elite Bundle will hit stores later this year. The bundle is scheduled to launch worldwide beginning November 3rd, and will carry a cost of $499.
As the name implies, the Xbox One Elite Bundle comes packed with the upcoming Elite controller. The $150 device features full customization, and is described by Microsoft as “a new, performance-class controller to meet the needs of today’s competitive gamers on Xbox One and Windows 10.”
What really differentiates this console from the regular Xbox One system, though, is the inclusion of a 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive. Besides providing double the space the basic console provides, the Solid State Hybrid Drive “optimizes system performance so you can get to the action up to 20 percent faster from energy-saving mode.”
In addition to the Elite Bundle, Microsoft also announced a limited edition controller that will only be available at GameStop. Beginning next month, gamers can flock to the retailer in order to pick-up the Lunar White Wireless Controller. Sporting a sleek white and gold color scheme, as well as improved grip texture, the controller will run you $64.99.
While I already own the regular console, I have to admit, if I had the option, I would definitely pony up the extra cash for the Xbox One Elite Bundle. The Elite controller looks like an impressive piece of technology, and considering I’ve had to juggle which games are installed on my 500GB hard drive, I could definitely use the extra space.
The Xbox One Elite Bundle will invade retail shelves beginning November 3rd.
Source: Major Nelson