It doesn’t look like Microsoft has formally announced any new two-tone controllers, but either way, Gamestop will begin selling this black and red version of the Xbox 360 wireless controller on October 15th.
Priced at a steep $US70 when bundled with a battery and charger (about $US20 more than a wireless controller will run you anywhere else along with a Play & Charge kit), it’s hard to imagine where the pricing premium comes from. Even as a limited edition accessory, that seems a bit too expensive to justify. Maybe the black pieces are carbon fibre. Maybe the red paint is really the ancient blood of a sacrificed Mayan virgin.