For those preparing to game with friend when next generation launches, the Xbox One controller is now available for pre-order on the Microsoft Store for $59.99. If you are looking for the controller along with a Play and Charge kit you will have to shell out $74.99, with the kit priced at $24.99 by itself. Additionally, Microsoft’s Store lists its wired headset, which totally should have been included with the console, for $24.99.
Amazon also has the Xbox One controller available for pre-order. It is listed for a Wednesday, November 27 release. That would be one day before Thanksgiving. The Microsoft Store still has the “Day One” edition of the Xbox One console listed as being available in November. Whether Amazon’s date holds up remains to be seen, but the controller is also available for pre-order at Gamestop and Best Buy if you prefer to get your products through them. Sony’s DualShock 4 controller for the PlayStation 4 is also available for pre-order, but is also around 60 bucks.
I would really like to see cheaper accessories for next generation considering that a DualShock 3 controller still runs you around 50 dollars. If you are picking up an Xbox One and you would like an extra controller along with the headset, you’re looking at another $100 that will be spending. Again, I am much more inclined to pick up the PS4, save $100 from that, and then put that towards an extra controller.