Microsoft’s Xbox has unveiled a new accessory for sale: a mini hoodie for the Xbox controller. This accessory, which costs $25, is designed to optimize comfort and warmth for Xbox Series X/S controllers, although it is also suitable for use with other Xbox controllers.
Microsoft recently launched the pre-orders for this new product, lasting until December 15. Much to the surprise of many, the first batch is already sold out. Nevertheless, players can still pre-order the product until December 15 before it begins shipping in mid-February.
If anything, the new Xbox controller hoodie is an aesthetically pleasing item. The product has "Xbox" emblazoned on the front and the Xbox logo imprinted on the back. It's made up of with 100% polyester, which enables the device to remain at optimum temperature when winter fully sets in. Also, it's available in two of the most common Xbox wireless controller colors: white and black. The white version comes with a light gray, while the black comes lined with green. Finally, it has zipper and armholes for the controller’s grips.
The Xbox Gear Shop’s official website describes the product as an item that lets you stay cozied up alongside your controller. In its words, "It's the time of year where you may want to cozy up with a nice hoodie. This winter don't let your controllers feel left out with a mini controller hoodie."
While the hoodie is created for the Xbox Series X and Series S, you can use it to cover other gaming pads like the Xbox 360 controller as well as the DualShock 4 as well and the Pro Controller for the Switch.
The mini controller hoodie is Xbox's first time to create a product, despite the fact it offers numerous apparels on the Xbox Gear Shop. Other gift items the shop offers include home and office equipment, accessories, and collectible items, like can jackets, wireless headsets and rechargeable batteries as well as storage expansion cards and a dual charging station.
By the way, Xbox has collaborated with numerous franchises to offer controllers in various pop-culture designs. A good example is the Razer limited-edition Stormtrooper controller designed to commemorate Star Wars Day. Another example is Xbox’s collaboration with Marvel to develop a Captain America-themed Xbox controller for fans of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
In other Xbox news, Microsoft recently revealed a new Xbox Series S holiday bundle with in-game cosmetics and virtual currencies, alongside a series S console and controller. Also, video game developer Zenimax Online Studios is working on a new title that will most likely be exclusive to the Xbox console line. Apart from releasing on the Series X and S, Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4 and 5, the upcoming Monster Hunter Rise will also be available on the Xbox Game Pass when it launches in January 2023.
Xbox is currently taking pre-orders for its hoodie with shipping scheduled to begin in February 2023.