Xbox One controllers cost $59.99, headset costs $24.99

Xbox One controllers will cost $59.99, Microsoft has confirmed. That's a $10 increase over Xbox 360 controllers, and the same price as a DualShock 4.

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Xbox One controllers will cost $59.99, Microsoft has confirmed (via Kotaku). That's a $10 increase over Xbox 360 controllers, and the same price as a DualShock 4.

The console comes with one controller in the box, of course. However, you'll have to pony up the dough if you want additional controllers, as Xbox 360 controllers will not work with Xbox One. At least we quite enjoyed our hands-on time with the next-gen controller.

As with Xbox 360, Xbox One controllers will use AA batteries. However, Microsoft will sell a separate Play and Charge Kit for gamers that want an integrated rechargeable solution. It costs $24.99--$5 more than the current-gen version.

The Xbox One headset has also been priced. It will be available for $24.99 and won't be included in the box due to Kinect's built-in microphones.

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    July 29, 2013 10:00 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Xbox One controllers cost $59.99, headset costs $24.99.

    Xbox One controllers will cost $59.99, Microsoft has confirmed. That's a $10 increase over Xbox 360 controllers, and the same price as a DualShock 4.

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      July 29, 2013 10:15 AM

      controllers cost same as games? geez...

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        July 29, 2013 10:20 AM

        there is an awful lot of technology in modern game controllers.

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          July 29, 2013 10:29 AM

          also if you want to save money, there are always third-party controllers, which usually average $10-20 less, but they're never as responsive, the sticks never feel right, and they usually have shoddier build quality.

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        July 29, 2013 10:21 AM

        They already do? The wii remote + nunchuk is expensive.

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          July 29, 2013 10:27 AM

          take that rtrson! youre wrong because these 2 devices cost more combined than this 1 device!

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            July 29, 2013 10:29 AM

            You are aware most games needs both, making that essentially one controller? The remote alone is $50

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        July 29, 2013 10:25 AM

        They've never been cheap

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        July 29, 2013 10:28 AM

        I bought a £10 knock off PS3 controller and you can't throw a fireball with it

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        July 29, 2013 10:28 AM

        Nothing new there.

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        July 29, 2013 11:16 AM

        and you have to buy a new controller for each game, they aren't even reusable

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      July 29, 2013 10:20 AM

      Tomorrow Sony announces that the DualShock 4 will actually cost $49.99! lol

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      July 29, 2013 11:00 AM

      Ya know, this shouldn't be a surprise when you consider all the patent lawsuits from the last several years (vibration patent, wireless patent, gyro patent, etc). They're having to pay more money for these licenses going forward and now they've passed that expense to us. That is in addition to standard stuff like bluetooth licensing, and such.

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      July 29, 2013 11:18 AM

      All the controllers I have are the new D-Pad style and cost 64.99 59 bucks anyway

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      July 29, 2013 11:55 AM

      ok it costs the same as PS4, but without a integrated rechargeable battery pack? ah Microsoft....

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        July 29, 2013 12:00 PM

        and that's a good thing. instead of having to replace the entire controller when the battery goes to shit, you merely replace the batteries.

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          July 29, 2013 12:47 PM

          Yeah, and you can have back-up charged batteries if you have a charger, like I do for my Wii and my wireless mouse.

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          July 29, 2013 12:50 PM

          How much of an issue was this with the PS3 controllers? I haven't had to replace any of my controllers and the battery life on them is still fine.

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            July 29, 2013 1:37 PM

            Yes, none of my ds3 controllers had problems.

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              July 29, 2013 2:36 PM

              My 5-6 year old SIXAXIS is still going strong.

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            July 29, 2013 5:15 PM

            i'm not sure it was an issue at all. my MGS4 bundle is still going strong.

            if they used higher quality batteries like lithium ion, they should go for quite a while.

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          July 29, 2013 12:51 PM

          I don't think anyone has PS3 controllers that old. As if gamers today are keeping that shit long term.

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          July 29, 2013 3:18 PM

          are you trying to troll? Ive never had an issue with sixaxis batteries, or even heard of issues

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          July 29, 2013 5:05 PM

          My launch controllers still works...

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        July 29, 2013 12:01 PM

        being able to change batteries > than built in battery.

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          July 29, 2013 2:37 PM

          Being able to plug in a USB cable and continue playing uninterrupted > swapping batteries.

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            July 29, 2013 2:40 PM

            Swapping out for a pair of new Eneloops into the controller and goes into the charger > having a cable

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            July 29, 2013 2:45 PM

            Too bad you can plug in the play and charge cable and play too... play n charge cable = usb cable.

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              July 29, 2013 2:50 PM

              agreed, but it's an extra expense. you either have to buy a play & charge kit, or rechargeable batteries.

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              July 29, 2013 3:03 PM

              Another thing that sucked too about the PS3 was they took away recharging via USB while the system was off. So you can only charge the PS3 controller when the system is on or use something else (PC, AC adapter, etc).

              The 360 was nice that you can plug in to one of its ports to charge when you shut it down.

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            July 29, 2013 3:04 PM

            I disagree. I hate having a cable attached to the controller now that I am so used to wireless.

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              July 29, 2013 5:07 PM

              I never have to use my cable because the battery never dies when I'm playing. But the option exists and it's not a tacked on expense like rechargeable batteries or "charge kits".

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                July 29, 2013 6:12 PM

                I have so many rechargeable batteries for so many things that it's not a big issue to me. I wouldn't mind the built in one on the DS3 if they still allowed you to charge the controller while the PS3 is off.

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            July 29, 2013 6:42 PM

            There's no such thing. You're either interrupted to swap batteries, or because your controller died and you have to plug in, or because you have to go bring the cable from where you normally charge controllers to where you're sitting, or you have to swap controllers entirely because your charge cable isn't long enough.

            IMO, swapping pre-charged batteries >>>>>> cable and integrated battery.

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              July 29, 2013 6:44 PM

              Huge internal battery>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>crappy 3rd party battery that lasts 6 hours
              Also a very long usb cable is still far cheaper then the rechargable batteries.

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          July 29, 2013 5:06 PM

          Or just plug it in when you are done and you won't have any issues... Or use another controller while it's charging.

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        July 29, 2013 12:02 PM

        I can't believe they are still pulling that bs...

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        July 29, 2013 12:20 PM

        I actually like that I can pull the battery from the Xbox controller. Even when the controller is off it's still in vampire mode, so it's bleeding off the battery slowly. Pulling the battery stops that and extends the time between recharge/replace. And, with the next system having Kinect being all but built-in, using hand motions to control the ui would mean even less battery drain.

        Ya, it's minor, but it just sucks having to burn through batteries. I was surprised how fast I burned through my first charge and play kit. Was pissed that there wasn't a good warranty on the battery.

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          July 29, 2013 2:39 PM

          Seems like further evidence that the build in battery in the Playstation controller is a much better option.

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        July 29, 2013 3:03 PM

        Wait, how are we spinning the non-replaceable batteries as a feature now?

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        July 29, 2013 6:10 PM

        Amazon Basics Rechargables > Eneloops > built-in

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          July 29, 2013 6:45 PM

          What's this now? You made me check and it seems Eneloop > Amazon in every stat I could find except a couple dollars difference in price.

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            July 29, 2013 7:06 PM

            In my experience the Amazons are just as good as Eneloops and are cheaper. I have both.

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          July 30, 2013 2:11 AM

          I thought enloops were the shit

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      July 29, 2013 12:22 PM

      I read that if you bought those expensive fighter cabinet sticks they will NOT work on the XBone but will work on the PS4. I have the SF4 edition and the MK9 stick...together those cost $300.

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      July 29, 2013 12:53 PM

      will they be blue tooth and will they work on pc?

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        July 29, 2013 2:11 PM

        The controller definitely isn't; I think it's still connecting via Microsoft's proprietary "Wi-Fi Direct", and Microsoft hasn't said anything official about running an XBox One controller on a PC. There was the "XBox 360 Controller for Windows", but that was a separate SKU, and for it to work both on a PC and 360, you had to get that specific SKU.

        Compare with the PS3 controller, which connects via Bluetooth, but didn't have an official driver (but that didn't stop a bunch of people from hacking together drivers for both USB and Bluetooth).

        Even though there are rumble royalties and proprietary tech involved, I think it's a dumb mess. It's a controller. Let it control stuff.

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          July 29, 2013 2:12 PM

          the xbox 360 controller for windows is literally an xbox 360 controller with a wireless receiver. you can use any 360 controller with any windows PC.

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            July 29, 2013 2:13 PM

            Yep. Wired ones work fine over USB on PC.

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          July 29, 2013 2:55 PM

          I thought I heard something in all the hubaloo ( I believe it was with the MS guys on Giant Bomb after show during E3) that you can plug a Xbone controller into a PC with the usb cable and use it.

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          July 29, 2013 5:30 PM

          Wi-Fi Direct is not a proprietary Microsoft thing.

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      July 29, 2013 2:34 PM

      I'm pretty sure my XBox 360 controller cost me $29.95 $31.99. So this is double the price.

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        July 29, 2013 2:36 PM

        MSRP is $39.99 and $49.99

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          July 29, 2013 2:38 PM

          The transforming d-pad one was (is?) $64.99

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        July 29, 2013 2:37 PM

        I bought my DS3 controller for $59 a few years ago I'm pretty sure.

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      July 29, 2013 5:05 PM

      HOW DARE THEY

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      July 29, 2013 5:32 PM

      No big deal, controllers are well built and pretty complex nowadays. I'll get 2 ps4 controllers like I did the ps3, swap one out when it's flat.

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      July 29, 2013 6:04 PM

      This just in NEXTGEN console shit cost more hen current gen!

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      July 29, 2013 6:58 PM

      damn

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      July 30, 2013 3:14 AM

      I imagine the feedback in the triggers adds to the cost. Also the cameras mounted on the dpad that are linked directly to the NSA.

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      August 13, 2013 10:17 PM

      The Xbox One controller won't support the use of third party headsets like Astro's, Turtle Beaches, and Tritton.

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