Amazon posting confirms Xbox One controller can be bought separately

This news is rather expected, but it’s good to see Microsoft not completely go the way of Nintendo. An Amazon posting has confirmed the Xbox One’s controller will be sold separately, though no price or release date is listed.

The page can be found here:

Xbox One Controller

While we’ll ignore (seriously though – it’s actually hilarious) the related items on the page, Microsoft’s willingness to sell the controller separately is a smart and necessary move for any next-gen console. Here’s looking at you, Wii U gamepad.