Ultimate Gaming Console: Microsoft Announces Xbox One Elite Bundle With 1TB SSHD, Elite Controller

Microsoft has been thrilled to unveil the Xbox One Elite Bundle that too alongside the Lunar White Wireless Controller offering fans the “ultimate gaming experience” possible on a console. Gamers have had countless opportunities to pick up an Xbox One and get a newly released game for free, but nevertheless, the latest ones brings something new to the table. An official blog post from the Xbox team within Microsoft states that “games and gamers are at the center” of every decision that the software giant makes, hence the decision to introduce the new Elite bundle live.

What are the differences between this new comer and Microsoft’s usual Xbox One offering? First and foremost, the Windows-maker has upgraded the internal storage capacity of the Elite console to a whooping 1-terrabyte through the use of a larger Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD). Bundle, that have been revamped as the aesthetic finish of the console comes with a stunning matte paint job.

The hybrid drive will allow gamers to access content 20 percent faster from energy-saving mode than with the standard hard drive. The console also comes equipped with energy and performance improvements tahnks to the solid state drive. Microsoft now stores frequently-accessed files on a SSD partition to optimize performance, which should ultimately afford users with more tome to enjoy games such as Rise of the Tomb Raider, Forza Motorsport 6, and Hal0 5: Guardians via the new Elite Wireless Controller that was initially unveiled during this year’s E3 conference.

The Elite Controller is particularly aimed at the hardcore gaming fan due to its customizable nature, interchangeable paddles, and indeed has the ability to trigger certain aspects of the input peripherals through the dedicated Xbox Accessories application. With unique, full of character and now comes bundled with this latest Elite bundle offering, those interested in purchasing, will be able to get their hands on the package worldwide this coming November by parting with upwards as sum of $499. GameStop and Microsoft stores will have exclusivity on the Xbox One Elite Bundle deal for the first time in the U.S., starting November 3.

One thing I misssed and that is, the Elite Controller will run you $149.99 and this for you who are hardcore gamers and planning to grab one. Microsoft has also announced a Xbox One Special Edition Lunar White Wireless Controller which will go on sale exclusively at GameStop for $64.99 in late September. Features the “3.5mm headset jack of the updated standard controller, “improved grip texture” and a new color scheme.



Pre-order are live right now at GameStop and MicrosoftStore.com. For those who are looking for a little exclusivity, these offerings make sense.