For the connoisseur of gold devices, nothing short of shimmering brilliance will do. Now you’ll get the chance to wrap your hands around a gold Xbox 360 controller! Major Nelson announced the new color on his blog today and the controllers will be available this coming August.
The gold controller,will be available in the U.S. exclusively at Microsoft Stores and GameStop this August. It will be available in “select regions” outside of the U.S. but no more info was given at this time.
This golden bauble is the latest addition to Microsoft’s “Chrome Series” of shiny, metallic Xbox 360 controllers. They debuted last spring with red, blue and silver controllers. Aside from the sundrop brilliance of the controller, it will include the improved transforming D pad. If you play any type of side scrollers or 2D fighter, the new D pad is a considerable improvement over the standard controller’s much lamented D pad.
From Major Nelson’s Blog:
Today we have announced the Xbox 360 Special Edition Chrome Series Gold Wireless Controller. Featuring the transforming D-pad and available for $54.99 USD in August, the controller will be available in the U.S. exclusively at GameStop and Microsoft Store locations in addition to select regions worldwide.
[Via: Major Nelson]