These elusive consoles, controllers and bundles are sure to please the diehard gamer on your gift list.
People around the world are still trying to get their hands on the next generation of consoles from Xbox, Playstation and Nintendo, but that’s not stopping the big three from rolling out coveted collectible editions and bundles in time for the holidays.
Here, the coolest collectible editions that gaming has to offer in 2021.
Microsoft and the Xbox team easily have the best showing this year, dropping special editions of the Xbox Series X, their Elite 2 Wireless controller and a slew of other first party accessories, including the coveted mini-fridge. With huge games like Forza Horizon 5 and Halo Infinite finally in gamers’ hands, it’s no surprise they went big with these special editions.
- Xbox Series X Halo Infinite Limited Edition Bundle – $549
- Xbox 20th Anniversary Controller – $69.99
- Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 – Halo Infinite Limited Edition – $199.99
- Forza Horizon 5 Limited Edition Wireless Controller – $74.99
- The Xbox Series X Mini Fridge – $99.99
Playstation’s production shortages of the PS5 since it launched seem to have informed their holiday offerings this year, missing out on badass special editions like they’ve done in years past and going with a more utilitarian approach of game bundles and extra controller bonuses. With special editions of Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Tursimo 7 already in pre-order and scheduled to make it to gamers in 2022, perhaps next year is when we’ll see the PS5 get some proper special edition love.
- PS5 Cosmic Red Controller Bundle – $475
- PS5 Games of 2021 Package – $636.96
Nintendo has always understood their fans’ need for special editions and it’s rare to find a game or console from them without some option for extra flair. Combine that rabid fan base with the fact that the Switch is still one of the hardest consoles to come by years after it launched and these might be the most elusive options on this list but that makes scoring one all the sweeter.
- Nintendo Switch – Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition – $299.99
- Nintendo Switch Lite – Pokemon Dialga & Palkia Edition – $199.99
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Edition Joy Cons – $79.99
- Hot Wheels Mario Kart Rainbow Road Raceway Track Set – $139.99