It boggles my mind how console controllers this past generation never really came down in price. There have been sales every now and then but for the most part we actually saw the cost of the PS3/360/Wii’s controllers go up at various points.
Well Microsoft is going to keep the Xbox 360′s controller above $50 with the release of a brand new Camouflage controller. The controller can be seen above and sports the transforming D-Pad that improves upon the original 360 controller’s flawed design.
I didn’t agree with charging $5 more for this new D-Pad when it originally hit stores and I still don’t but its nice to see some new colors. Though I’m not sure if I’d ever want to play with a Camouflage one.
This controller will be exclusive to Wal-Mart in the US and will release for $54.99 in May. I really liked that old blue 360 controller a lot too bad it disappeared from store shelves.