Microsoft to Increase Controller Price Due to Higher Demand For it Over Xbox1

#1EdgarAllanTroIlPosted 5/22/2013 8:19:37 PM
Microsoft’s Don Mattrick says that the price of the Xbox One controller will go up due to unprecedented demand for the next generation of console controllers.

Yesterday’s Xbox One console reveal was met with large disapproval from the gaming audience. One of the few highlights of the event was the reveal of the Xbox One controller which some say is the sole bright spot in one of the darkest days in gaming history.

“It’s really amazing how many people know about the Xbox One controller now,” said Mattrick speaking to press today, “In fact, we never thought the controller was an integral part of the larger Xbox One experience, but now we’ve realized we made a terrible mistake by not promoting it further. People are so excited about the controller, it almost seems like people want the controller more than the console itself.”

People have already begun to preorder the Xbox One controller at a much faster rate than preorders for the Xbox One system. Many have expressed their love for the controller saying the rumbling triggers and the ability to use it for playing PC games makes it the perfect controller for the next generation. Only a few people said they are planning to play Xbox One games with the new controller.

“In order for our business to continue to grow and thrive into the next generation, we plan on raising the price of the Xbox One controller from what some are expecting based on history,” continued Mattrick as the press started to boo, “We know that some of you might get upset at this news, but we are also bringing down the price of the Xbox One console by a significant amount due to this change.” The press then began to boo louder despite the positive news.

One business analyst suggested that Microsoft not sell the Xbox One controller separately in order to force people to buy the console.
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#2nativeboi85Posted 5/22/2013 8:20:29 PM
#3Lord Lu BuPosted 5/22/2013 8:20:58 PM
This is just comical now. What the hell are they smoking over there?
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#4ben_not_bennyPosted 5/22/2013 8:21:01 PM

And what is so innovative about the Xbox 1 controller to justify the price increase? Trigger vibration?
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#5IzecPosted 5/22/2013 8:22:06 PM
Actually thought this was legit for a few seconds considering the 20 bad things I've heard about Xbone today.
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#6Dark Young LinkPosted 5/22/2013 8:22:08 PM
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#7Ame_no_MurakumoPosted 5/22/2013 8:22:15 PM
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#8gamestop27Posted 5/22/2013 8:23:38 PM
I thought Sony was being arrogant before the PS3 came out, but all the news about the Xbox 1 lead me to believe that these clowns at MS have lost their minds.
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#9PsychoDrama1Posted 5/22/2013 8:25:36 PM
You've got to be kidding just does not stop..crazy.
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#10SomnusNemorisPosted 5/22/2013 8:25:46 PM
It's like a Sony spy lit up a big ol' Hookah in the air vents at MS HQ!