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Xbox One Elite Bundle comes with Xbox Elite Wireless Controller for $499

When Microsoft introduced the new Xbox Elite Wireless Controller earlier this year, social-media platforms lit-up with excitement over the device, but the hefty price-tag wasn’t as welcomed. Now you can get that brand-new, customizable wonder-toy when you buy an Xbox One thanks to the new “Xbox One Elite Bundle” from Microsoft.

The new Xbox One Elite Bundle was introduced earlier today from Microsoft, the company promises that the new bundle will come equipped “with premium features to take your gaming to the next level.”

Outfitted with a matte finish, the Xbox One Elite Bundle includes a 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive, “which stores frequently-accessed files on a solid state partition and optimizes system performance so you can get to the action up to 20 percent faster from energy-saving mode.”

Microsoft explained the new SSD more in today’s announcement by saying, “This means you can spend more time this holiday playing the greatest games in Xbox history, including Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Forza Motorsport 6.”

As we mentioned before the Xbox One Elite Bundle comes with the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller, which also works with Windows 10. The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller offers fully customizable features, interchangeable paddles, further customization with the Xbox Accessories app, Hair Trigger Locks and high-performance construction, “to provide an unparalleled experience every time you game.”

The Xbox One Elite Bundle will be available worldwide starting November for $499 USD ERP. In the U.S., for the month of November starting Tuesday, Nov. 3, the bundle will be exclusively available at GameStop and Microsoft Stores. You can pre-order yours today at GameStop.com and MicrosoftStore.com.

Microsoft also announced a new Xbox One Special Edition Lunar White Wireless Controller with improved grip texture. The Xbox One Special Edition Lunar White Wireless Controller will be exclusively available at GameStop starting late September for $64.99 USD ERP.

Of course if you just want to buy the Xbox One Elite Controller separately, you can do so, for $149 at sites like amazon.com.