Microsoft announced last Monday that they will be selling “the ultimate gaming experience” for $500. It will include the Xbox One Elite Controller and a new Xbox One Elite Console with a brand new 1 TB solid state hybrid hard drive sold as a bundle.

The new SSHD should blow the existing hard drive out of the water, because it “stores frequently accessed files on a solid state partition and optimizes system performance so you can get to the action up to 20 percent faster from energy-saving mode,” which does not imply that the console downloads games faster, but that the energy saving mode has the ability to boot up the console 20 percent faster and improve performance overall. I’m personally all for this new console, although I think that due to the complexity of the controller for newer gamers, it is up to the hardcore Xbox One players to make the Xbox One Elite bundle popular.

On a side note, the Xbox One Elite wireless controller has been previously featured and it looks to be all it’s said to be. With 14 interchangeable features to the ABXY buttons, d-pad, bumpers, triggers, and thumbsticks it can be a great controller for the gamers who are looking for customized experience. Furthermore, the Xbox One Elite controller allows you to adjust the trigger minimum/maximum values and thumbstick sensitivity. If this didn’t seem cool enough, the new controller can be used with the PC on Windows 10 for Xbox One gamers on the go.

The Xbox One Elite bundle launches worldwide in November for $500 while being exclusively sold at Gamestop and Microsoft store locations. Meanwhile, the Xbox One Elite controller will be available in October for $150. Lastly, in late September, a “Lunar White” Xbox One controller will be released for sale at Gamestop for $65. It will feature a gold, black, and white color design as well as improved grip texture.

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