The most insane thing at E3 (£130 controller)

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PostThe most insane thing at E3 (£130 controller)
by HSH28 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:38 pm

The Xbox One Elite controller which looked pretty damn awesome at the MS press conference is officially $150 in the US and available for preorder here for £130 from Game.

Is it just me or has the world gone mad.


http://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/acce ... controller

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    4 interchangeable paddle slots on the back of the controller that can be assigned a 'wide range of inputs'
    Independent Hair Trigger Locks for each of the triggers
    Assign any of 14 inputs to the ABXY buttons, paddles, D-pad, triggers, and thumbstick clicks.
    Changeable thumbsticks and Dpad.
    Set of 6 thumbsticks: standard (2), tall (2), and domed (2)
    Set of 2 D-pads: faceted and standard
    Stainless steel thumbstick shafts, D-pads, and paddles
    Rubberized diamond grip
    Carrying case





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Elite Wireless Controller for Xbox One - £129.99
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PostRe: The most insane thing at E3 (£130 controller)
by Rog » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:42 pm

Well it was a good idea till the price.
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PostRe: The most insane thing at E3 (£130 controller)
by Trelliz » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:44 pm

I'd take one with just the under-triggers for racing, but I guess i'll be getting the Valve controller which has those, for a lot less.
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PostRe: The most insane thing at E3 (£130 controller)
by HSH28 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:45 pm

I might have been tempted even as high as something like £80, it does look like a great controller with some amazing features. But the price is utterly ridiculous.
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PostRe: The most insane thing at E3 (£130 controller)
by Lagamorph » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:45 pm

I'll only get one if Gamestop honour my £45 pre-order, which I seriously doubt.
Even that price feels too much for a controller to me really.
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PostRe: The most insane thing at E3 (£130 controller)
by Harry Bizzle » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:47 pm

The most insane thing on Grcade at E3 is that Hugo isn't defending the price.
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PostRe: The most insane thing at E3 (£130 controller)
by Wedgie » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:49 pm

£130 controller?!

Elite or not, it is ridiculous.
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PostRe: The most insane thing at E3 (£130 controller)
by Moggy » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:53 pm

Harry Bizzle wrote:The most insane thing on Grcade at E3 is that Hugo isn't defending the price.


That's exactly what I was thinking. :lol:
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PostRe: The most insane thing at E3 (£130 controller)
by Garth » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:53 pm

Yeah the price put me right off too.
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PostRe: The most insane thing at E3 (£130 controller)
by bear » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:54 pm

Even though I won't be buying one I do like the fact that they are experimenting with stuff like this.

Compared to the Mad Catz MLG pad, which seems to the last gen equivalent of this, I'm a bit disappointed that they just let you replace the stick tips and not the entire stick mechanism. One neat thing about the Mad Catz was that you could switch around stick positions and also buy a set of stiffer analog sticks if you wanted to.
Really not sure about that disc d-pad.
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PostRe: The most insane thing at E3 (£130 controller)
by HSH28 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:59 pm

Moggy wrote:
Harry Bizzle wrote:The most insane thing on Grcade at E3 is that Hugo isn't defending the price.


That's exactly what I was thinking. :lol:


I'm not MS-biased in any way. I don't hate Sony and love MS.
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PostRe: The most insane thing at E3 (£130 controller)
by Harry Bizzle » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:01 pm

It's not an MS/Sony thing at all.
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PostRe: The most insane thing at E3 (£130 controller)
by Rog » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:02 pm

He hates them both.

And everything else.
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PostRe: The most insane thing at E3 (£130 controller)
by Moggy » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:05 pm

HSH28 wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Harry Bizzle wrote:The most insane thing on Grcade at E3 is that Hugo isn't defending the price.


That's exactly what I was thinking. :lol:


I'm not MS-biased in any way. I don't hate Sony and love MS.


It was nothing to do with your love/hate of Sony/MS and more to do with your previous defending of silly prices in gaming.
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PostRe: The most insane thing at E3 (£130 controller)
by HSH28 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:11 pm

Rog wrote:He hates them both.

And everything else.


Except Fallout 4, Xbox One BC with 360, Ashen, Hololens, Gears 4, Horizon: Zero Dawn and Uncharted 4.
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PostRe: The most insane thing at E3 (£130 controller)
by HSH28 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:12 pm

Moggy wrote:It was nothing to do with your love/hate of Sony/MS and more to do with your previous defending of silly prices in gaming.


Refresh my memory.

I don't think I've ever supported a price point which is the equivalent of a controller that is more than half the price of the console its used for.
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PostRe: The most insane thing at E3 (£130 controller)
by HSH28 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:16 pm

Lucien wrote:
HSH28 wrote:The Xbox One Elite controller which looked pretty damn awesome at the MS press conference is officially $150 in the US and available for preorder here for £130 from Game.


Eventually they'll just ignore the exchange rate altogether; I guess it's easier to just add a £ in place of the $


Its not quite as bad as it might look, the US price is without sales tax. Direct conversion of the US price + UK tax would have it at £115.
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PostRe: The most insane thing at E3 (£130 controller)
by Moggy » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:19 pm

HSH28 wrote:
Moggy wrote:It was nothing to do with your love/hate of Sony/MS and more to do with your previous defending of silly prices in gaming.


Refresh my memory.

I don't think I've ever supported a price point which is the equivalent of a controller that is more than half the price of the console its used for.


I agree, you have never supported a price point which is the equivalent of a controller that is more than half the price of the console its used for.
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PostRe: The most insane thing at E3 (£130 controller)
by Tomous » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:20 pm

Initially I baulked at the idea because I personally would never spend that on a controller. But thinking about it, from a business perspective I'm sure there's a decent sized market for this with hardcore fans. I'm surprised they haven't done it before to be honest.
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PostRe: The most insane thing at E3 (£130 controller)
by Dual » Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:19 pm

That is a sexy sexy controller.

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