February 10th 2014 9:00 am PT

Xbox 360 Special Edition Chrome Series Purple and Black Wireless Controllers

Today we are announcing additional colors to the Xbox 360 Special Edition Chrome Series Wireless Controllers: black and purple. The controllers feature a transforming D-pad and colored chrome design for $54.99 USD (MSRP) – available worldwide beginning in March. The black controller will be available in the U.S. exclusively at Walmart and the Microsoft Store and purple controller will be available in the U.S. exclusively at Best Buy and the Microsoft Store.

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Xbox 360 By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • http://graphicwheeler.com Adam Wheeler

    My wife would love the Purple :)

  • Mr XBob

    Purple. PURPLE! Please do this for Xbox One too, purple just looks so awesome

  • Rick

    The Black controller looks great, how much for that one???

  • Virus

    PIMP does it come with a purple d!ldo?

    • maroofisonfire

      Not for $55 it doesn’t.

  • Swat

    Quit milking the cráp out of the 360 and start paying more attention to the Xbox One.

    • A. J.

      They can’t make games any faster. If nothing else, be thankful for any of this “milking”. It just means Microsoft has more money to put towards both consoles.

    • Virus

      85 million Xbox 360s or 3.5 million Xbox Ones

    • mauszx

      This means Microsoft is still supporting the 360, that’s good for everyone.

  • maroofisonfire

    Black chrome looks sick.

  • evilfangs .

    That black chrome one just looks like my X1 one controller :)

    • Alice

      It does kinda look like it (Not a bad thing, I like the looks of the xone controller. Too bad they made the thumbsticks a lot looser :( ).

      • evilfangs .

        I actually find the thumbsticks much better after you get used to how loose they’re.

        • Alice

          Can’t agree. I hate loose thumbsticks. One thing I liked about the 360 controller over the DS3 (I prefer the DS3 but not by much, they’re both decent imho) was the tighter thumbsticks. Now the DS4 has me spoiled, even the 360′s thumbsticks feel loose by comparison. And the One’s sticks feel downright awful honestly (tried playing some Killer Instinct and Forza with it). Kind of annoying to me that they took something they were good about and made it worse. Why change the good parts?

  • Alice

    They both look great. I’d love the purple one but poor and no justification (don’t use the xbox much).

  • DerpieDutch

    Why is it that stuff like this comes at the end of an consoles era?
    Ik would love to chose different designs at or in the years after launch.

    • ImTheMetalLord

      what makes you think the 360 is going to die anytime soon?

      I predict it’s life cycle is only half over at this point.

      • Dylan

        Because it died from lack of support already. No new IP’s for the last few years. All Gears/Halo/Forza/Kinect. Nothing new.

        There’s some history too. The Original Xbox was not supported after the 360′s launch, and died very quickly.

  • Alice

    Do you have to go to the Microsoft Store to buy one (I don’t have any too convenient to me) or can I get it off Microsoft online? I refuse to shop at Best Buy so that’s just plain out (and I want the purple one).

    • mauszx

      “walmart and microsoft store”

      • Alice

        If you want the black one… note I said purple one and read the article again, the purple one is Microsoft and Best Buy.

        • mauszx

          I really didn’t pay a lot of attention to the anouncement I just saw Walmart and Microsoft store and that’s it. Well if you just read that then you know the answer, what the purple one go to Best Buy, don’t want to buy in Best Buy for whatever the reason, don’t buy the purple one.

    • ImTheMetalLord

      microsoftstore dot com will have them on the website

      • Alice

        Thanks :).

  • SincerelyCS

    The purple one looks nice! I have the blue chrome. I liked it so much I changed my gamertag to Blue x Chrome 1 – haha

  • ElektroDragon

    How about a special edition HARD DRIVE bigger than 320GB so I don’t have to keep two 32GB USB keys plugged into my console? Or maybe, relax the 32GB external storage limit???

    • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

      You really use all that storage on the 360? I’ve had my current 360 for about 2 years and I still have 130 gigs left on it and I have around 15 games installed on it.. Most of my games are disc though, but I figured no one really bought that many digital games on the 360 because of games not being on there day one and stuff..

      • Michael Shelburne

        You thought wrong.

        • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

          Great contribution. Keep up the good work

      • ElektroDragon

        I’ve had a 360 since 2005 with about 250 arcade games, TONS of DLC and save files, a few Games on Demand, and only one installed game (GTA V). And I’m out of room on my 320GB HD, on my 32GB key, and had to buy a second key. Am I a bit of digital hoarder? Yes, but it is in MS’s best interests to accommodate me so I can buy more. As it stands, every new multiplatform purchase is going onto my PS3 where my 1TB SSHD drive has tons of space.

        • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

          Haha wow dude that’s crazy! Been using the same 360 since 2005. Congrats on that one for sure lol. Wild man that’s a lot of space used up for last gen for sure. I can’t wait til the update for the xbox one so I can find out how much space I have left on that hard drive. Something tells me it’s not gonna be pretty.

          • ElektroDragon

            No I’m not using the same 360. It’s actually the 5th. Ever heard of the hard drive transfer kit? Sheesh.

          • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

            Seriously dude? Read your comment. “I’ve had a 360 since 2005″ no need to be a goof about it. I’m well aware of transfer kits, but that’s not what you had said. Anyway.

          • Kamikaze Watermelon

            Not sure what is so ” crazy” about it. I have 50gb left on mine. Its easy to fill up with the size of DLC and digital titles nowadays.

        • sQueezedhe

          Delete?

        • MobileVortex

          I 100% dont believe you have a 1TB ssd for your PS3. what a waste of money.

          • usrev

            SSHD are not SSDs, and most people have SSHDs in their ps3s and ps4s since they only cost like $20 more than a normal 1TB hdd.

            I’m probably getting one for my ps4. MS needs to stop using proprietary hard drives that raise prices for no reason. you should be able to stick a compatible hard drive in the system and have the space. it shouldn’t have to have a MS branding for an extra $50.

          • MobileVortex

            There is nothing proprietary about the hard drives in 360 or One. They are just not the easiest to get too. I plan on putting an SSD in my One once they come down in price. I did read that wrong. He has a hybrid drive. I believe that. I retract my previous statement.

          • usrev

            if you put a 500gb HDD in your 360 you will either get banned or your data will get wiped. people used to do this but MS released an update that wiped your hard drive if it wasn’t an official hard drive.

            xbone not sure but I have a feeling it’s the same.

          • Alice

            From what I’ve been reading, the xbox one can use a non proprietary drive (from what I understand it’s not hard either if you know how to install/fix stuff and don’t mind voiding the warranty). Apparently MS just lies and hopes people believe them on the xbox one (Though from what I understand same can’t be said of the 360, it apparently does refuse to work on a non proprietary drive).

          • Alice

            When you have PS+, you get a ton of games that you have to store on your hard drive. Not that hard to imagine honestly.

      • Michael Burden

        Right now I have a full 320GB drive and about 8 32GB USB drives that are also full with downloaded games – and I have about 3-4 GoD games I haven’t downloaded yet due to lack of space. Even if they came out with a 500GB drive I would fill that up with the stuff I already own, so if there is an updated hard drive option for the 360 I’m hoping they opt for at least a 640GB to 750GB option at the minimum (TB or larger would be best).

        Digital sales have picked up due to Microsoft having better sales of late, at least for me they have. Don’t care about Day 1 digital on the 360 since it is the same price as a disc so no advantage there, ESPECIALLY with limited disc space available.

        • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

          I highly doubt you’re going to get a 360 like that. Will definitely see a 1TB xbox one in the next year or so though. the collector in me won’t let me download games mostly. I’ve been collecting movies and games since I can remember, also most times I can find the games cheaper in a store than on the live store.

          • Michael Burden

            Don’t be so sure, I imagine they will introduce at least a 500GB upgrade option for the 360, though if they limit it to that amount it will be pretty insulting. With Microsoft pledging to support the 360 until AT LEAST 2016 they will undoubtably release another round of hard drive upgrades if they want to stay competitive in digital sales.

          • http://www.kevin-fell.co.uk/ Kevin Fell

            1TB for the One is still not enough given the size of the size of the games.

        • http://www.kevin-fell.co.uk/ Kevin Fell

          Agreed, 750gb minimum for 360. Digital was late coming to the 360 but the offers are getting better and Games With Gold eating space fast, especially if you purchase all the DLC.

        • Mike

          I second that. Got 2 x 250GB hard drives and a 32GB memory stick all full with games and DLC on my pgat old white 360. Thats a 250Gb and 32GB for games on demand The second 250GB for arcade and DLC. The trouble is im looking for another 250GB hard drive and the old phat ones are very hard to come by.

      • Riddick Snipes

        Ever heard of xbla?

  • Michael Burden

    Or you could look at it like they are continuing to SUPPORT the 360, just as they said they would. Still waiting for a bigger hard drive option for the console which would be greatly appreciated.

    • Swat

      Will never happen and live for the 360 is being killed off in 2016.

      • ImTheMetalLord

        Source?

        • Dylan

          Medhi said it himself.

          “If you look at 360 that platform lasted for seven to eight years and it’s going to go for another three years”

          http://www eurogamer net/articles/2013-09-04-microsoft-xbox-360-will-last-three-more-years

      • Guest

        State your source of that misinformation!

      • Michael Burden

        No, it is being supported until AT LEAST 2016 – that does not mean they will automatically cut off all support when that time comes. If they want to stay competitive in the digital marketplace, they would be smart to have upgrade options for the 360 hard drive out soon.

  • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

    Aw these look super nice.. can’t see me getting one though as I bought a new 360 controller like 3 months ago and that brings my total 360 controller tally upto 5 lol.. plus I bought a second controller for my Xbox One recently as well.. pretty cool though!

    • evilfangs .

      What the hell did you do to them to need 5?

      I had used the same 360 controller for nearly 7 years right up till GTA 5 came out and I was forced to buy a new one.

      • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

        Haha well my friends and I used to play a lot of 4 player hockey so it was practical to have 4… but I bought my most recent one mostly because I love the feel of new, stiff analog sticks lol. ;)

  • Moises Munoz

    Those are purddy indeed.

  • http://www.fixthenetcode.com Bilal Habib

    Why no love for Uk?

    • ImTheMetalLord

      Read my reply above then reread the post. SMH

  • sQueezedhe

    US only? forshame.

    • SecondOne

      US only lol that wont stop me
      i want

    • ImTheMetalLord

      What part of “available worldwide” did you misunderstand? All it is saying is in the US certain colors are going to be exclusive in certain retailers but both are available in the Microsoft Store. By the way that is a website.

      • sQueezedhe

        I herped a derp! Thanks for gently and graciously highlighting my poor skills of quickreading ;)

  • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

    The controllers look nice.

    However, I’m more interested in whether or not surround sound headphone support will be included in the coming Xbox One updates???? Oh, and a chat cable of course!

  • Spazicle

    As much as I want one. $55 is too much for one controller.

  • Volitar Prime

    I like the look of the black one. How easily do these chrome finihes get scuffed/marred?

    • ryder4life22187

      My chrome blue one hasn’t gotten scuffed or scratched but does tend to show any fingerprints very easily;

  • dibils

    lets get some chrome controllers on xbox one please

  • usrev

    wow that looks aweso- $55!!!!!! what the heck it should be $30. lets great real, the ps4 controller is rechargeable, has the light, and has the touch pad and costs $60, why are these $55. is it a $20 paint job? please don’t milk 360 stuff, this is where you drop prices on 360 stuff, convince people who didn’t get a 360 to get one. maybe they like the 360 and get an xbox one.

    • Realmusik Recordz

      I agree

  • frank pikul

    I approve of the design…the new D-pad though sucks and ends up feeling even worse than the original one was for the games that need it

  • KellyNUTS

    Would love that purple one for my Xbone!!

    • http://www.jpitta.com/ PittaMan

      Don’t say Xbone – You look like a tool

      • KellyNUTS

        Meh, its all good, i already feel like a tool for buying a day1 Xbone instead of a PS4 :/
        What happened to u MS? :(

  • ilovegoogleglass

    I’ll take the glossy black! :)

  • Nathanzz

    Black chrome? Sexxy.

  • Takeshi Kovacs

    Another week of horrible sales on the marketplace. We get the NBA2k14 “bling” packs yet again… you know those things that are pointless and have been on sale like 3 times in the past 3 months. Where are the good sales?

    • Riddick Snipes

      On a different network.

    • AC130

      Yeah getting tired of seeing them dredge stuff from the Daily Deals back in December and better yet the stuff that people likely will never want.

  • є∂

    The new joysticks on X1 are so tiny.. XD

  • GmailIsDown

    The purple one looks exceptionally nice. Make one for Xbox one please

  • Beano

    AND WITH THIS MY LIFE WILL BE COMPLETE.

    • Beano

      Just kidding. There is nothing in life I care about less than what color my controller is. Pink, aqua, white, clear, puke, soiled underpants…hey, throw it on me.

  • Death Dealer

    Just an idea MS. Why don’t you make a hybrid controller with both radios so that it works on both the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One (and the PC then too)?
    You could easily reintegrate the controller ring with the player number and have a small switch to choose which console radio mode it uses and switch off the IR emitter when in 360 mode.
    People that won’t use the Kinect on the Xbox One would be very happy with such a controller.

    • Dylan

      Good idea.
      For comparisons sake, it doesn’t really work on PS. If you use the DS4 on PS3, it’ll work, but it has to be plugged in at all times. Also, the changed control scheme doesn’t transfer really well.

      Your idea is great and would be an equally great tool to people like me, who will have an Xbox One in the future, so I can get a controller now and use it for my 360, while also investing in my future Xbox One build.
      Just wondering how the price would be though.

  • Braulio

    Eye-Watering awesomeness!!! How about later on add Color-chrome paint job for the Xbox One controllers: Halo Blue, Slime Green, Cherry Red, and the Pimp Purple, lol. I would totally by those.

 
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