Xbox 360 arctic camouflage controller revealed

$55 special edition controller is "coming soon," Microsoft says.

Microsoft has announced a special edition arctic camouflage Xbox 360 controller. The company says the new controller, which will sell for $55, is "coming soon." The controller features "colors that mimic snow-covered environments," Microsoft says, and it is "designed for covert operations."

This new arctic camouflage Xbox 360 controller is the second camouflage-style controller Microsoft will have on offer, following last year's original standard camouflage controller. The new controller also includes a transformable D-pad.

In addition to standard black and white Xbox 360 controllers, Microsoft offers a variety of special versions, including inputs focused on games like Halo 4 and Tomb Raider. Microsoft also offers a six-color "Chrome Series" line of Xbox 360 controllers.

By comparison, for the Xbox One, Microsoft offers the standard black controller and a special Titanfall-styled input.

What do you think of the new arctic camouflage Xbox 360 controller design? Let us know in the comments below!

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Discussion

35 comments
deadpen
deadpen

HELL YES, this will look great beside my white controllers, black controllers, Gears of War controllers, CoD controllers, Halo controllers, and forest camo controllers.............Oh wait I've moved on to next gen.

themc_7
themc_7

why don't peripherals ever come down in cost? Why is this still $55 at the end of the generation? My suggestion: Buy used, get the "no questions asked" warranty.

themc_7
themc_7

meh. They already have a forest camo controller.

ahpuck
ahpuck

I bought a 360 controller to use with my PC a couple of weeks ago, paid $15.00 for it and it works like a charm. Why would anyone spend $55 on a gimmick is beyond me.

OniLordAsmodeus
OniLordAsmodeus

If they are not fixing the d-pad, then this product isn't worth it.

Hekteur
Hekteur

Quote "designed for covert operations."


So.. This product is targeted at pre-teen kids who are desperate for a way to play adult rated games undercover??

Romayo83
Romayo83

Thats great. Where is the X1 controllers? I want to buy a 2nd one but not matte black or TF edition lol.

StryfeBringer
StryfeBringer

That's like having a mouse and buying another one just because it's now in a different color.  Oh, look, it's red.  Let's buy it.  5 months later, oh look, it's blue, let's buy it.  5 months later, oh look it's green let's buy it.  I guess some people really do have money to burn.

rexpowercolt
rexpowercolt

My Halo Reach edition controls will still suit me just fine....

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

that might go quite nicely with my PC.

xolivierx
xolivierx

oh wow......such wow....much controller.....uber fugly....way to milk the COD braindeads

mattcake
mattcake

I have enough trouble finding it at the best of times. Release one that beeps when I whistle instead.

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

Coming soon? Way to announce things in advance that people DO NOT CARE about... like it's something interesting.

LittleMac19
LittleMac19

What I always wanted, a custom controller for a system that's closing in on a decade old.

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

My daughter gave me a similar controller by accident, she drew all over my 360 pad with felt tip pens. She did a better job than this too.

R4gn4r0k
R4gn4r0k

It looks okay, just wish they would make 360 controllers with a better d-pad.

strangelove_1
strangelove_1

Is good, Im going to go break one of mine so I need a new one.

nparks
nparks

I hate when I put my controller down to go do something, then can't find it when I get back.  It's been a problem.

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

MS should also make one for the X-1

RC-Sev
RC-Sev

Maybe better for Xone?

mnkpro1
mnkpro1

Little high for last gen isn't it?

blackace
blackace

@OniLordAsmodeus The D-pad controller now is better then the original controller. I've used the new 360 controllers and it's better.

ahpuck
ahpuck

@Mr_Mark_Legion It looks like a Private rank insignia to me, but it could be something else.

Mr_Mark_Legion
Mr_Mark_Legion

@LittleMac19 when there is no reason to upgrade and 360 owners are happy with the 360...it starts to make sense. MS execs even said as much.

Saidrex
Saidrex

@mnkpro1 why not? They will milk last gen for 2 more years, maybe more.