@bobafetthatesu: You're clearly the fanboy here. I already said I wouldn't get this bundle because I don't care about the Elite controller. If I were however to get the Elite controller separately, it would cost $150. Add that to the $350 I spent on my 500GB console, it would be the same price of this bundle. This bundle however has also upgraded the hard drive to a 1TB SSHD drive, making it a better deal. And once again, this bundle would probably appeal to a very limited group of people, its a niche product. Do you understand this now?
@bobafetthatesu: They're selling it for $150 separately, so it doesn't really matter what you think it is worth. The fact this bundle is $500 is a great value when looking at all the upgrades versus the regular $350 version. Besides, this targets a very small number of people, so they're clearly not gonna sell a lot of units or make a lot of money off of it. Microsoft is offering many different bundles for different people, it is called choice.
@dlCHIEF58: "its expensive for a gaming console" while the OP clearly addressed this. Perhaps you need to read again. And besides, this bundle isn't for "many people", its for the hardcore gamers who may participate in tournaments.