Xbox One accessories pricing, console for 2 players will cost $649.96


Microsoft previously unveiled the accessories which will be part of Xbox One, now we’re getting a little more information about the pricing. The software giant will price the Xbox One controller at $59.99 — no surprise here, as this was the original price of Xbox 360 controller –, and the company will also sell the Play and Charge Kit for $24.99, which includes the charging cable and a rechargeable battery pack.

Gamers will be able to purchase these Xbox One accessories separate or the two as bundled for $74.99, which means that customers will be saving $9.99.

Also a difference from Xbox 360, Microsoft has decided not to include the Xbox One Chat Headset with the game console. The Chat Headset will be sold separately for $24.99.

At the Xbox One launch the company will also make available a special 12-month Xbox Live Gold membership called Xbox One Day One for $59.99. This special subscription will include a commemorative card design inside of a special case and gamers will be able to download “Killer Instinct: Round One” game.

How much will cost to play Xbox One for two players?

Now, let’s break it down. If you were to purchase an Xbox One for two players, you’ll be paying $499.99 for the Xbox One game console. You’ll also need a Chat Headset for player 1, with the information we know this will cost you $24.99. Getting a second wireless controller with the Play and Charge Kit will cost $74.99. And finally, you’ll need and Xbox Live subscription, which will cost the same price as the Xbox 360 gold subscription, $59.99. So, basically, you’ll be looking to a total of $649.96 for two players and that is without buying any games.

When you come to think about it, it’s a little pricey, but I still think it will be worth it. What do you think?

If you already pre-order your Xbox One console, you can now also pre-order the wireless controller, Play and Charge Kit, and Chat Headset from the Microsoft Store.

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