Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Controllers Now Available for Pre-Order

Controllers for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are now up for pre-order if you fancy securing some extra next-generation gamepads before the new consoles drop.

The Microsoft Store has the new Xbox One controller available for pre-order for $59.99 USD. You can also grab a Play and Charge kit for $24.99 USD, or a bundled version with the Xbox One controller for $74.99 USD. Of course, there’s also the Xbox One headset for $24.99 USD as well. Links to the products below:

Over at Amazon, you can also pre-order the PlayStation 4′s DualShock 4 controller for $59.99 as well. Same price goes for the Xbox One controller. We don’t recommend taking the site’s release dates seriously though, as they are most likely placeholders.

Thanks, Joystiq.

  • WarHero

    Soon I got to stop breaking controllers…

    • dieger

      protip…don’t buy dark souls 2

    • Chad Eugene Rash

      Same here. Being i’m not getting ghost should help.

    • JustinD

      You must not have broken to many you learn pretty quickly after the third 60$ purchase. Not only that the feeling of stupidity immediately after watching buttons fly across the room. I just take a bat to a tree on the rare occasion I get that angry

    • zacflame

      don’t worry, the next big thing is here!
      breaking your voice!

    • Joseph

      LOL you’re not alone buddy. On my second this year, I’m pretty sure that’s bad….

  • jahladagaming

    Next gen headset is still garbage, why can’t they stretch to something half decent seeing as the unit is overpriced already.

    • zacflame

      next to controllers, headsets are the biggest and probably the most profitable gaming accessory.
      the first party publishers don’t want to get in the way of audio companies……yet.

    • CaptainZwabber

      because other wise the the console costs even more and with the mono they can most likely just throw it in there for free, Just buy a headset from Turtle Beach or Triton or what the other one is called

  • Scorch

    I can’t believe the xbox controllers are still using batteries!

    • xPSYCHOPATH410x

      How else would they fleece consumers out of there money? They have to sell those battery packs to the stupid.

    • Ryan Schulze

      The PS4 controller will use a “battery” also, it just can’t be removed (as far as I’m aware). In defense of removable batteries (and I’m buying a PS4), you can replace them. I definitely have a couple dead, won’t recharge, battery packs for my 360. If they weren’t removable, then I’d have to buy a whole new controller. The fact that they come with the standard AA battery packs, means any rechargeable battery will do. Removable vs non-removable battery isn’t my end all decision maker, but there are definite benefits to using removable batteries.

      • swipe_06

        My only complaint about removable batteries is that sometimes the battery fell out of my 360 controller mid game from the rumbling. Hopefully MS looked into it.

      • Zheka

        You forgot to mention PS3 batteries never die out. I have mine from the PS3 FAT and the charge is still the same.

      • Dirtknap

        My PS3 controllers have worn out long before I’ve experienced any battery performance loss. Though I am thankful for removable batteries on XBOX, since I’ve burnt through several battery packs.

        • swipe_06

          I know I will be beheaded for concluding this, but it seems MS made it removable cause of the expected failure.

          • Dirtknap

            I would like to see both companies failure rate stats.

    • DanDustEmOff

      I only use wired controllers anyway. Latency is too high on wireless set ups.

  • Ryan Schulze

    NOW you can pre-order? Hmmm…I pre-ordered my PS4 and an extra controller a while ago. Is the title misleading and just now Xbone controllers went up for pre-sale? Hopefully they use the same style of battery pack for the Xbone as the 360, meaning regular AA batteries will fit. Then you can save a lot of money and just use standard rechargeable batteries. Sadly, I don’t believe that’s the case with the PS4.

    • swipe_06

      I think the PS3 is more practical, cause you can charge the controller while you play. I had an arcade 360, that did not had any similar charger cable, so im not sure how exactly that works. On PS3 you just have to plug in the USB and carry on, and don’t have to open up the controller, or replace anything. And as an added benefit, the rumble wont shake the battery out. :D

      • George

        You can do the same with 360, you just plug in the charger and play.

      • ThtJstHapnd

        I have never had the rumble shake a battery out. Nor have I EVER heard of it happening. There is a very nice click when the battery is in.
        “and don’t have to open up the controller” Wow there are some ignorant people. Your wording makes it sound like switching a battery out is rocket science.

        FYI also from day one I have been able to plug in my 360 controller and play and charge at the same time.

        • swipe_06

          As I said, I had an Arcade version, and that did not had any charger cable.

          Maybe I got unlucky, but somehow the battery pack moved enough to break the circuit sometimes. My real problem with the whole thing was, that IF I forgot to charge another set of batteries, I had to stop playing.
          Its not the end of the world, the controller is great, but the Arcade version isn’t the best.
          google “360 controller randomly turning off”. It happens to some people.

          • ThtJstHapnd

            I respect that you had a bad experience, I understand some people might have that problem, but please correct me here. You changed your original comment. It did NOT say anything about the arcade console earlier. I will go back to me history and confirm. Be honest, because I will screen shot it and call you out.

            • swipe_06

              I changed my comment to avoid confusion, not to make someone else look stupid.

            • ThtJstHapnd

              Didn’t say you changed it to make me looked stupid, but you did change it and now people are going to question me like “ditrknap” for something that I said when it made sense on your original comment. I have seen you around and I have both agreed and disagreed with comments from you. I do not ever want to attack, or try and make anyone look stupid. You changed your comment and now my response looks idiotic.

              I’ll just leave it at that. We can just leave it alone. agree to disagree if you may.

        • Dirtknap

          I haven’t experienced controller vibration ejecting the battery pack either, but I did find the first party charge and play kits to be loose and easily bumped out. I ended up with a really nice third party pack, its not only snug, but has far superior battery life.

          I believe it isn’t fair to call him ignorant for having had the experiences he’s had, thus leading him to feel a sealed unit is advantageous for his situation.

          • ThtJstHapnd

            I didn’t call him ignorant for his battery experience. I did for saying that you had to open up a controller like it’s major surgery. It’s easier to change the batter on an xbox controller than an android phone, but ignorance makes it “harder”

            • Dirtknap

              Forgive me if my powers of comprehension have failed me, and Swipe is really the only one that can confirm this, but it seems the greater context has been missed here. Look at the entire sentence

              “On PS3 you just have to plug in the USB and carry on, and don’t have to open up the controller, or replace anything”

              I interpret this as a nod to an intuitive, effective, no fuss, controller design that bears zero overheads to the consumer beyond the initial purchase, not a complaint that battery replacement is particularly difficult.

              Apologies for any miscommunications, it’s obvious our understandings of the original comment are different, however, based on my above explanation you can surely see how it appeared to me that you were calling him ignorant for his battery experience.

            • ThtJstHapnd

              You are correct on your comprehension of what you see now. But Just so you can look down and also see for yourself that he just admitted to changing his comment. He reorganized and changed words. My first comment was correct then he changed it. Now people will read his comment and think I was being a prick. I stand by my first comment being right for what his original comment said.

            • Dirtknap

              Fair enough dude, I can understand now where it all derailed.

        • Guest

          Just because you haven’t faced those issues doesn’t make him ignorant you ignoramus.

          • ThtJstHapnd

            Did you read the rest of the comments? I don’t think you did. If you have nothing to contribute to the conversation besides calling someone names don’t reply.

            Can you not figure out how to sign up for an account?

      • DanDustEmOff

        People in the know use wired anyway.

    • TOROi3

      batteries?! what is this the eighties!?

      • zacflame

        nope. the nineties.

        • DanDustEmOff

          1790s

    • 3RDRANGER

      The DualShock 4 still has a rechargeable battery like the DualShock 3, so you just need to plug the controller to the console with a USB cable.

      • Ryan Schulze

        The Xbone will allow that too, just like the 360. The benefit with the 360 was the use of standard batteries or rechargeable batteries, that are cheaper, can last longer, and don’t have to be replaced by an expensive new controller. Hopefully the PS4 controller batteries last forever. It’s the platform I’m going with, but I’ll miss the “better” option with the 360.

  • Mark Lenz

    Charging $25 for an XBone headset. Now how many people are going to go out of their way for that? Can’t wait to see all the complaints of excessive background noise when people start multiplaying on their XBones using Kinect. It’s going to be mess!

    • TheChunkyPotato

      We’ll see about that

    • Alex Melendez

      Just to prove you wrong…

      http://youtu.be/cAxditqJOAU

      Skip to 2:55

      • ThtJstHapnd

        Correct! As this will filter any sound coming out of the console. It will not filter all the kids and their friends talking in their room, or someones mom, dad yelling at them. I can’t stand hearing everything going on through someones kinect.
        It will all be ok though, I just hope theirs a fast mute button for people with loud “rooms”

        • Ryan Schulze

          When my nephew and his family got their Kinect, I had to constantly tell them that I could hear everything going on in their house if we were playing online together. Whether he was using his headset or not.

  • Hot-Wire

    I already pre-ordered my ps4 controller on the same day I pre-ordered the PS4… It was day 1 for gamestop.

  • CrzyFox

    Controllers cost way to much these days. Thats why i hate corporate America. We are in a recession for one (really a depression that will never be admitted) and two the current gen-controllers are still a whopping 50+ bucks in mostly locals. RIDICULOUS. PLUS with current gen xbox360 controllers they analog sticks are way too cheap. some will start the drift mechanic a week after you bought it which in turn ruins any FPS accuracy. at least charge what they are worth in durability. PC for the win. and i just started gaming on the PC platform

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