Microsoft has released a new version of the Xbox Wireless Controller, the Aqua Shift Special Edition.
As the name suggests, it is a bright blue reminiscent of water, with a gloss treatment that changes color depending on the angle on the front, and a marble-patterned rubber grip on the sides.
The “Xbox Wireless Controller” is a controller of the same generation as the accessories of the latest game console Xbox Series X | S. Since it also supports Bluetooth connection, it can be used with various devices such as PCs and smartphones in addition to Xbox.
Since iPhone / iPad is compatible with the latest Xbox wireless controller and PS5 DualSense controller in iOS 14.5, it can be used for playing smartphone games as well as for Xbox cloud games currently being tested in Japan.
The difference from the regular model Xbox wireless controller is that the front has a gloss treatment that changes color depending on the angle, and the side has a rubber grip.
The rubber grip on the side is the first for the latest generation Xbox wireless controller.
Even with the regular model Xbox wireless controller, from the current Xbox Series X | S generation, the resin grip surface has been given a non-slip treatment with fine irregularities, but the rubber material grip is a past special edition and customization function High-end controller with abundant Xbox Elite This is the specification used by the wireless controller.
The difference from the confusing Xbox One generation model, which is sold together with the same “Xbox wireless controller” as the product name, is that a share button has been added in the center, making it slightly smaller overall so that it fits more people’s hands. It has become, LR trigger, bumper and other parts have been added with anti-slip processing.
The D-pad (direction key), which has been improved due to its weaknesses from the Xbox 360 generation, is a hybrid that combines a facet type and a cross type chamfered in a “well” shape, making it easier to press and enter commands continuously. ..
In the United States and other countries, the Xbox wireless controller provides an Xbox Design Lab service that allows you to freely combine the colors and patterns of each part and customize more than 1 billion types, so there is not much impact on “new colors” that are just different colors. There is none.
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However, “Aqua Shift” is a special specification suitable for a special edition, such as glitter surface treatment and rubber grip that can not be selected by customization.
(Although it is valuable even if it is just a color change because the design lab is not available in Japan (yet))
The price of the Xbox wireless controller “Aqua Shift” special edition is 7678 yen including tax. Domestic release is September 14th. We have already started accepting reservations.
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