Microsoft Really Is Selling a Cozy Hoodie for Your Shivering Xbox Controller
Gift your favorite controller some swag this holiday season.
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Each year, as you fight colder temperatures with blankets, fires and long-sleeve clothing, one object in your home watches wistfully from afar.
If you weren't considering the comfort of your Xbox controller before, now's your chance to make things right. Microsoft's Xbox Gear Shop is offering cold-weather gear intended for nothing but your small, inanimate gaming companion.
Xbox's miniature controller hoodies are made of polyester and fit an Xbox Series X/S controller. They come in black or white, with "Xbox" written on the front and an Xbox logo on the back. There's also what looks like a functional zipper for getting your controller into the tiny thing.
The gag gifts are currently listed for $25 apiece (roughly £21, AU$37). Before you run to the preorder page, note that that seems painfully close to the price of a human-sized hoodie.
According to the Gear Shop website, the first round of casual controller outerwear has already sold out. The hoodies available now will apparently ship in mid-February. So you'll need to postpone your white elephant gift exchange if you plan on bringing the itty bitty hoodie heat.