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Xbox Reveals New Controller With a Unique Gimmick

Xbox announces a sweepstakes for a brand-new controller that comes with a gimmick that is completely unique to this prize.

When it comes to unique controller variations, Xbox has been offering fans plenty of different options to play with. While there have been a lot of third-party controller options provided by other companies, Microsoft has also released plenty of unique and gimmicky versions of the console controller. This ranges from colorful pride-themed versions to the outright bizarre furry controllers that are based on Sonic and Knuckles, which garnered surprise from many fans. Another gimmicky controller variation has been revealed, this time as a cross-promotion with the release of a new song known as “Bad Decisions.”


Bad Decisions is a song that is a collaboration between popular K-Pop superstar group BTS, American record producer Benny Blanco, and Snoop Dog, surprisingly enough. The song is a flirty dance track, which was released earlier this week with a music video to boot. In celebration of this track being released, Xbox is providing fans a chance to win a controller based on this song, along with a unique gimmick: the ability for it to sing.

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More specifically, this is a customized Xbox controller that has the same color scheme as the Bad Decisions single, crimson red with white control sticks and D-pad, while the buttons are a standard black. The controller is emblazoned with the logo of the single across the middle, while also including the names of the artists near the bottom. It also comes equipped with a built-in speaker on the back of it, and if a player presses a certain button, the song will begin playing from the back speaker. A controller like this however can’t be obtained normally, and can only be received through this specific Xbox giveaway sweepstakes.

With such a unique controller, this is a sought-after item for BTS fans. For fans who wish to own this collectible, they must be following the Xbox Twitter account and then must QRT the original tweet, with the message of #BadDecisionsSongXboxSweepstakes included. This sweepstake starts on August 4 at 9 PM PST and will be running until August 25, which will close entries at 6 PM PST. Fans also need to be 18 years of age or older in order to be eligible to win.

The tweet also notes that players will also earn a custom vehicle for their Forza Horizon 5 garage, which is presumably also based on this song and will feature the same color scheme. Fans who happened to be K-Pop and Xbox fans flocked to the tweet, with many expressing their excitement at a chance to win a piece of unique Xbox hardware that is also tied to their favorite music group.

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