The new designs for the Xbox One S controller don't change anything other than the color, bringing two new options to the table, but they will still cost you more than the standard controller. Style comes at a cost.
That said, purchasing one of these pre-designed color schemes is still a more affordable option than using the recently launched Xbox Design Lab where a custom controller will set you back around $79.99 (UK price tbc). It's also a way for customers from outside the US and Canada to get their own more colorful controller.
Adding a splash of color
The first new color is a bright blue design which covers the analog sticks and the D-pad.
The second is a metallic magenta at the bottom, which then fades into a metallic black towards the top of the controller.
The blue controller will be available in select regions starting September 27 for $64.99 USD (opens in new tab) (around £49.99 GBP, $86.39 AU), coming first to the US in Microsoft Stores and Best Buy. UK players can get it October 4th and preorder now for £49.99 (opens in new tab).
In addition to the new controllers, Microsoft is also releasing a special edition headset.
The headset won't have a variety of color options – it's only available in white – nor will it perform any differently from the standard Xbox Stereo headset.
Mostly, the headset is a release that will appeal to the gamer who would prefer that their gaming headset matches their white Xbox One S controller and console.
The special edition Xbox Stereo Headset will be coming to Microsoft Stores and GameStop in the US for $64.99 USD (opens in new tab) (around £49 GBP and $86 AU) and at participating retailers in all Xbox regions around the world from late October.