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The Most Expensive Xbox Controller In The World Is A Solid Gold Masterpiece

YouTube channel Linus Tech Tips spent over $87,000 on the world's most expensive and heaviest Xbox controller.


The Xbox Series X controller checks many requirements for modern console and PC gaming minus one crucial element; it's not made out of solid gold. Canadian company Expert Casting was hired by Linus Tech Tips to tackle the challenging job of creating a solid gold Xbox Series X controller, which ended up costing the YouTube channel $87,500 for the ostentatious input device.

After creating a mold to pour the 18-karat gold into, plenty of polish, and an eye for detail from Expert Casting's in-house craftsmen, the end result was a controller that weighed close to a hefty four pounds. You can see the entire process in the two videos below from LTT:

As for how a solid gold Xbox Series X controller actually performs when put to the ultimate test of being used to play video games, LTT CEO Linus Sebastian is currently working on a video that features reactions from him and the rest of his crew as they play with it.

In news related to Xbox controllers, Microsoft is currently working on fixing unresponsiveness issues that some users have experienced since the Xbox Series X|S consoles launched in November 2020.

"We are aware some players may be experiencing disconnects with their new Xbox Wireless Controllers and our teams are actively working on a solution to be included in a future update," a Microsoft spokesperson said earlier this year about users experiencing frequent disconnects.

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