PowerA to sell charging stand and component kits for Xbox Elite Wireless Controller

Xbox Elite Controller
Xbox Elite Controller

Microsoft's upcoming Xbox Elite Wireless Controller for the Xbox One is due to ship on October 27, but the company is already working with third-parties so they can offer accessories for the gamepad.

Microsoft stated:

"Last week we announced an exclusive partnership with Scuf Gaming to create add-ons for the Elite Controller. While we work with Scuf Gaming to develop those designs, we are pleased to announce a limited run of Halo 5: Guardians Component Kits from PowerA which includes themed thumbsticks, paddles, and D-pads for $29.99 MSRP. PowerA is also shipping a Charging Stand for the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller for $39.99 MSRP which includes a 1400mAh battery and an extra battery door for easy, direct-contact charging on the stand. The Charging Stand will start shipping this month, while the Component Kit will ship in early December."

The company has also announced that the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller has been approved for pro gaming use in the Major League Gaming and ESL organizations. Finally, it revealed that they have nearly sold out of their first shipments of the controlled but added:

"Don't worry though: we're making more as quickly as we can, and our goal is to get these controllers into your hands in time for you to enjoy the greatest games lineup in Xbox history this holiday season."

Check out our extensive review of the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller

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Source: Xbox Wire

John Callaham