The new Xbox 360 controller which has an improved D-pad and better analog sticks — a newer and better controller all around — is in freaky awesome metallic silver and such, and makes all new owners of the Xbox 360 (sometimes called the Stealthbox) a little sad.
After speaking to one of Microsoft’s Xbox agents, I can directly say that Microsoft hasn’t outed the availability of the controller in Xbox retail units, as the new controller is only coming in a Play and Charge kit for $64.99 when it launches on November 9 in the States. Interestingly, I did learn that the older controller will still be sold, and then other than that, Microsoft doesn’t have any plans for displaying the controller in public (i.e a press event), for now.
That’s that folks. Shiny press images below.
Xbox 360 with nicer D-pad press pics