Gears of War 4 Elite Controller Costs $200

It costs a lot to use a controller that looks like it's bloodstained.

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During its E3 2016 press conference, Microsoft announced that it will release a Gears of War 4 edition of the customizable Xbox One Elite controller. The original Elite controller already costs a lot; it'll run you $150 because of its many custom options. Today, Microsoft revealed that the Gears 4 edition will cost you even more: You'll have to shell out $200 to get it.

Although special-edition controllers often run a few dollars more, this is a pretty unusual premium on the base controller's price. But it does look really good: it'll have several Gears-themed d-pads, thumbsticks, and paddles. As with the base Elite controller, you'll be able to change trigger sensitivity and button mapping from the Xbox accessories app.

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The Gears 4 controller will also come with a few bonus in-game items. If you buy it, you'll get a multiplayer lobby emblem and three Gear Packs.

During its press conference, Microsoft also showed off a new Gears of War 4 gameplay demo and a release window which you can read about here. You can also check out our hands-on preview of the game here. The game will be released during the holiday season of this year for Xbox One and Windows 10, and it'll have cross-play and cross-buy support for PC and Xbox.

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$250 dollars in Canada

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Pretty ordered mine,can't wait!

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I like the emblem on the back, could have been where the x is on the front. decent looking overall.

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Damn I wonder if this is to make up ground on console sales. This seems a bit exorbitant to be honest.

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Hahahahaha.

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MS thinks we are rich like Bill Gates. Buy an Xbox S, then buy a new elite controller, then buy scorpio, oh and throw in VR in there somewhere....

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You guys all bitch but people will buy it. A company as large as MS does not just throw a dart at a spinning wheel to decide their product pricing. A lot of research and analysis went into this and they believe it will sell at $200, plain and simple.

People said the same about the $150 original and look how it performed, sale wise.

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Not a chance in heck would I spend that much for a controller. I could buy 3 games and a DLC for that much! LOL

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This is hands down the coolest freakin controller ever made that is no doubt.With that said i can't drop $200 on a controller so it we need a Gears 4 console with this controller bundled in at around $500

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I actually find it incredibly ugly.

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--or you could get half of a PSVR
--i mean seriously?
--a 200$ controller?
--you cant even see it when you are playing

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@TheZeroPercent: So I can have a PS Monocle? Yeah....no.

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@rasterror:
--2 burgandy xb1 controllers
--or PSVR?
--yeah
--haha

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Absolutely INSANE price point. No way.

I could get a very similar job from the excellent dudes and dudettes at Morbidstix and not pay anywhere near that!!

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itll probably get price bumped down after awhile. i think they wanted to appeal to controller collectors with this too

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I'll pass this one. But this controllers are not for poor people, they are for people with a lot of money to trow away. I'm one of the poor ones so i'm not getting that. Another thing why this controllers are always just a paint job..why can't they draw some gears of war characters in there like capcom did with their controllers? Capcom had numerous street fighters characters draw in their controllers.

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As slick as this controller looks, I am not plunking down a twin of Benjamin Franklin just for a controller.

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@ixilion:
--"a twin of benjamin franklin" would only be a single 100$ bill
--and
--a counterfeit at that

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@TheZeroPercent: I hate you as a commenter most of the time but that was actually funny.

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Nope

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It's ridiculous, and even priced slightly more here in the UK at £160 ($225). You'd think for these prices they'd at least throw you a copy of the game so you can actually use the bonus in-game items they provide with this controller...

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Why even buy this? $200 for a controller?! I'll pass

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sheesh! And I thought my $200 fightstick was expensive...

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@tonyleo01:
--fightsticks are worth it IMO
--so bad ass
--also they work great with many of the old arcade games

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SODOM-EE-HEE!

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That is almost as stupid as the people who will end up buying them.

Seriously, anyone considering buying one buy a regular controller and give the difference to charity if the money means that little to you.

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@Frogster8: people like me that buy this,do it because we can. Made 800$ in game pre-orders during E3. Gears4 CE,Gears4 elite controller, dishonored 2 CE,titanfall 2 CE,and Horizon CE. Never could afford this stuff yrs ago, but now that I can. Well I do it. :)

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@Frogster8: This controllers are not for poor people, they are for people with money to trow away. I'm one of the poor ones so i'm not getting that. Another thing why this controllers are always just a paint job..why can't they draw some gears of war characters in there like capcom did with their controllers? Capcom had numerous street fighters characters draw in their controllers.

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Edited By lnception

Overpriced Overkill

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Damn. I still want it though.

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They're crazy! I'm a huge Gears fan and planned on getting this, but not for $200.

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$10 to make, sells for $200, really

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@killerious: If you legitimately think this controller can be made with $10, MS should have hired you as their controller division engineering head.

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@jshah500: beats cost that much or more an I think the parts broke down to about $19.00 so it is possible.

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@jericho3kXXX: See but there's your naivety. Do you really think parts are the only costs? There is R&D, employee wages, overhead costs, marketing, etc. etc. that go into any product. A company does not set a price point based on part cost alone.

That, and supply and demand. The $150 elite controller they had trouble keeping in stock. Why not go for $200 if people will pay it? Evidently the people that bitch in the comments sections on Gamespot articles aren't their only market, otherwise the original elite controller would not have sold at all.

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$200 for a xbox controller gears of war themed, yeah! I want 10!!

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For $100 more you'll probably be able to buy the Gears 4 custom Xbox box one s.

For roughly the same price you could get a GPU that'll let most work stations run the game.

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Add another $100 for the charging cable. lol

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@wtf_666: it comes with a braided one

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