Amazon lists Xbox One controller for $60

[UPDATE] Retailer reveals price point for next-generation Xbox controllers will be same as PlayStation 4's DualShock 4; Microsoft says, "We have not announced pricing..."

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[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, a Microsoft representative issued a statement on the matter to GameSpot.

"Many times we see retailers post speculative prices on products before they're announced," reads a line from the statement. "We have not announced pricing for the Xbox One controller, but look forward to sharing more details in the comings months."

The original story follows below.

Xbox One controllers will cost $60 to purchase separately, according to a new listing from Amazon.

It is unclear if this pricing is an estimation from Amazon or the official price point. A Microsoft representative was not immediately available to comment.

DualShock 4 controllers for the PlayStation 4 will also retail for $60.

The Xbox One controller is similar in form to the existing pad for the Xbox 360, though Microsoft has said it features more than 40 updates over its predecessor. One of the most touted updates is the Xbox One's new developer-customized rumble feedback trigger buttons.

The Xbox One ($500) and PS4 ($400) will launch this holiday. The Xbox One includes a Kinect 2.0, while gamers will need to pay $60 for a PlayStation Eye camera.

Neither Microsoft nor Sony has yet to announce what Xbox One and PS4 games will sell for.

Discussion

503 comments
Bixchpudding
Bixchpudding

 Am I the only one that thinks their controllers are bulky, heavy, and uncomfortable? I prefer PS3 or Wii U controllers.

mike468
mike468

I'm curious if these will work with the Xbox 360? Or if they will be making a wired PC version that will.

digits52
digits52

what do you know, another generation of consoles with far over priced controller's.. smh

OldsToronado455
OldsToronado455

XBox controllers are awesome. I don't care how fat and ugly they are, or how much Microsoft sucks and the XB1 sucks; I can game for hours without cramping my hands, that's the bottom line. They got the ergonomics perfect. The only PlayStation controller that did not cramp my hands was the PS1 controller, probably because the afterthought joysticks had not been slapped on yet.

humber83
humber83

This controller is the only thing i'll purchase from Xbox One as long as it is compatible with my PC and Windows 7, and not forced to use Windows 8 also just to use it on PC.

darlofc67
darlofc67

If its works on a ps4, i.ll buy one.

philly215
philly215

Im getting an Xbox One.....then later a PS4

i just cant stand the dualshock controller....it is not built for american hands.....and i refuse to game like that by default....the PS4 will be my backup system to show support for sony

but im playing my multiplats on the xbox one

Link256
Link256

For that price, it had better feature a rechargeable battery.

aovannor
aovannor

I wish Sony would change the position of the left stick so it's normal like the Xbox controller... *sigh* guess I'll just have to get used to it.

Darknight765
Darknight765

Man I just learned that watch dogs is coming to XBone.  I'm sorry but people are going to hate me for this, but there are almost no exclusives for Sony.  I think the only worth wild ones are Killzone and Imfamous.  I don't sell my games and the internet thing isn't a problem for me, so as long as the kinect doesn't data mine the crap out of me I'm down. 

demonkingx5
demonkingx5

This controller wired version will be bought by this consumer next gen ports of PC games will support it unlike PS4 controller without the need for software.

blackace
blackace

The price sounds about right. The original XBox 360 and PS3 controllers were $60 as well. I've already pre-ordered my PS4 and an extra controller. Sony is talking about there will be several PS4 SKU's before it launches. I'm very curious to find out what are the differences. 

thoma696
thoma696

@phbz PS4 controllers are also going to be made with xbox controls.  

phbz
phbz

The thing that pisses me off more, about MS "forcing" me to buy the PS4, is that ´ll have to use the suboptimal PS controls. 

xXxIRyanxXx
xXxIRyanxXx

@Bixchpudding They removed the battery pack so its lighter this time around and they fixed the d-pad so it might beat the 360 controller which will be tough to do.

hellknight40000
hellknight40000

@philly215 Er, I'm an American and haven't had a single problem with the dualshock controllers. If you're having issues, you're probably holding it wrong. 

PayneKiller
PayneKiller

@philly215 american hands? wow

could you be more ignorant?

DakuhiroUzumaki
DakuhiroUzumaki

@Link256 The Xbox controller can be wired or Wireless and if you are playing split screen it automatically changes screens if the players switch spots.

OldsToronado455
OldsToronado455

@aovannor I believe they thought about trying that, but were afraid of lawsuits from Microsoft. 

PayneKiller
PayneKiller

@aovannor Whats not normal about the PS controllers? Why should they change it for xboxers? if it aint broke dont fix it. It stays that way for loyal playstation users, shouldnt change for ppl who werent buying their products.

whitetiger3521
whitetiger3521

@aovannor Most of us has been using Playstation controllers for a very long time and are already used to it. I'm sure 3rd parties will come out with a PS4 controller with the Xbox configuration.

BillJr106
BillJr106

@Darknight765 Honestly, despite all the hatred, I preordered an XBox One... I guess I wont be with the masses, but instead Ill be online with the best online service enjoying my games... Ill definitely buy a PS4 down the road, but only for the exclusives... and Baseball... 

02050muh
02050muh

@Darknight765 yes,also coming to 360,ps3,pc and ps4

PayneKiller
PayneKiller

@blackace Sixaxis/DS3's were $55, never $60. They bump the price of controllers every generation. Xbox 360 controllers were $50, play and charge kit separate.

blackrosedpunk
blackrosedpunk

@Imperiacommando and what are they going to do with about 1 billion chinese,100 million indians and japanese(you know what dont bother about japan they'll stick to ps4)and other asian countries where this so called only for internetically developed nations consoles are actually affordable like malaysia,singapore,thailand etc

Darknight765
Darknight765

@Imperiacommando You need to add japan to that list, My wife is Japanese and my brother-in-law has a xbox 360 with live.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@Imperiacommando Those countries may support it but it is not 100%  If you live in a good sized city you should be safe but if you live in a small town forget aboud it!

guahiatt
guahiatt

@Imperiacommando this is ridiculous...every piece of news about the XboxOne makes it look even worse. "Rock Bottom" is redefined every day with news about this system "built for gamers, by gamers" 

paladin1459
paladin1459

@PayneKiller He is probably making a joke about how the PS4 feels like it is made for a children's hands and not an adults hands, and how Asians tend to be smaller and therefore smaller hands.

I toy despise the PS controller, the weight, it feels cheap with how lightweight it is, i like a weightier mouse for my computer same with my  console. I prefer the location of the left analog stick, it just feels more natural. The analog sticks also feel better and less slippery. 

aovannor
aovannor

@PayneKiller @aovannor It's just not normal to me. No need to have a wibble wobble. :) Be happy a load of us are moving over to PlayStation instead.

OldsToronado455
OldsToronado455

@whitetiger3521 @aovannor I was looking into the 3rd party controllers for the current PS3, and the reviews were so mixed on controller response times and dead zones, that I never ended up getting one. I just don't know why, but the fact that the left stick is positioned differently makes all the difference in the world as far as comfort and controllability go. I wonder if leftys would prefer the opposite configuration though.

phbz
phbz

@whitetiger3521 @aovannor I used PS controller for a long time and as soon as I got my hands on the xbox controler I was completely sold. But in the end it´s really a matter of taste. 

aovannor
aovannor

@whitetiger3521 @aovannor Yeh, I had my time with the PS2. Just prefer the layout of the xbox ones. You're right though, I'm sure a third party solution will come out.

skipper847
skipper847

@02050muh

My PC is only a year old next month and sticking with this for now as like  you said most things are coming to PC and other consoles and wait for 1st price drop now I think for PS3 and even though by the look of it the X1 has more exclusives im still not buying that for sure. Also Kinect 2.0 is coming to PC and if modders can mod it it will be good. 

Javier
Javier

@guahiatt @Imperiacommando It depends which site you read about it. Gizmodo an Polygon are being very professional about it talking about features and capabilities of the hardware and how it affects the games. Very interesting.

mike468
mike468

@KingTrax999 @patiotom @aovannor @PayneKiller 


It works for gamers who are used to it and have never tried anything else since the PSX. The Xbox 360 and the XBOne controller are much ergonomically and layed out for a lot of gamers. I can't play FPS on PS any more because of the swapped analog stick layout and the convex sticks themselves. I find my thumbs slipping off way too much with convex sticks, The concave sticks are just much better IMO.


Your right 3d party's will release their own version like the Mad Catz MLG controller, the thing is gamers shouldn't have to fork over $150 just to have it configured properly. Sony really should take a que from the Nyko raven and release two different version of the controller for gamers.

KingTrax999
KingTrax999

@patiotom @aovannor @PayneKiller And buying a better controller is going to raise our real cost for the PS4.  I think the PS controller is too cramped and not comfortable for long gaming.  I'd love to just use my old 360 controllers.

patiotom
patiotom

@aovannor @PayneKiller Sadly when you base your advertisement around the shape of the controller then you end up stuck with it. One of the few good things MS has done is design a great controller (they learned straight away with the original & massive Xbox controller) where each new incarnation have had slight improvements where sony have been stuck with the same design they came up with in 1996 and not improved on the rubbish slippery button mushroom sticks and horrid paddles (let alone the uncomfortable shape!). And i know i am not the only person to dislike the PS controller as this has been discussed for years, even my PS playing mates dislike the controller compared to the Xbox and why the pro controllers on the market take their design from the Xbox and not the PS!! You get people who like it and thats down to taste, opinion or never using another controller but a lot of people see the PS controller as the weak link in the PS!

aovannor
aovannor

@PayneKiller @aovannor I know they won't change it. Not even expecting them to. My comment was more about having a dig at Microsoft than anything else really.

PayneKiller
PayneKiller

@aovannor @PayneKiller All I'm saying is, I dont see why they'd change what they've had since the original dualshock if its been "normal" for playstation users for almost 2 decades.

paladin1459
paladin1459

@patiotom @skipper847 @02050muh It is up to the developer to make use of it not MS, MS is a publisher and manufacturer,. Microsoft designs the technology and it is up to others to implement it in games.

One of the most disappointing things about this E3 is i didn't see any publishers utilize Kinect in an interesting way, or any peripheral by Microsoft that could take Kinect to the next level, making it easier for developers to use Kinect it ways that could change gaming.. Also a lack of console game support for Oculus Rift. Though i feel this is coming when the HD version is finalized and the HD dev kits are more widespread.

I will be one of the people that buys a new GPU this fall and waits on the consoles until spring or fall 2014 when they have better game libraries. Unless i come in to some money in which case i will probably go X1 since i like their line up of exclusives more, and i like that it is more than a gaming console.

patiotom
patiotom

@skipper847 @02050muh Use your "next gen" money on a new GPU like a GTX 770 and spend the change in a steam sale!!! PC heads are the only people who made anything worth while with the Kinect as MS seem to give up on it this gen!!

paladin1459
paladin1459

@Imperiacommando @Darknight765 It will, but does not support it at launch, the numbers you have are just the launch support, and X1 i believe is not launching in asia in November, and S. America, party because they don't have everything setup there. There is a lot more support coming. I think it is a mistake not to have support everywhere that they have 360 support, but they have to add additional infrastructure everywhere to account for the changes and additions that the X1 demands.

gilldominic
gilldominic

Fair play, I just googled Xbox Live countries, not Xbox One Live countries. I apologise.

paladin1459
paladin1459

@Imperiacommando MS has very little support in Asia, India is also the largest place for pirating and hacking of Xbox consoles to date.

Javier
Javier

@Imperiacommando Consoles are banned in China. I live in México and have a speed of 100Mb. The minimum speed required is 1.5Mb