In a recent Tweet, an employee from the UK retailer GAME has revealed the retail packaging for a few Xbox One accessories including the controller, headset, and play-and-charge kit–all of which are encased in lime green rather than the console’s previously established midnight black.
The overseas retailer GAME has shed light on the official retail packaging that Microsoft has selected for its Xbox One accessories, showing a bright verdant shade that captures the eye.
Interestingly enough, the accessories are bordered by green console boxes that match the color scheme and form of the very first Xbox One ever assembled, which Microsoft revealed that they wouldn’t be introducing to the market. The green console boxes are most likely for promotional purposes only, as Microsoft featured the onyx-colored box in the official Xbox One unboxing video.
Compared to Sony’s elegant design for the PS4’s accessories, the Xbox One’s lime green does a good job in attracting your eye, but the only problem is that it doesn’t really keep it. Unlike the PS4 retail boxes, there are no accents or visual modifications featured on the XB1 accessory boxes and things are kept quite simplistic and basic.
Moreover the packaging appears to feature a picture of the contents rather than actually letting consumers see what’s inside, which is a step back from the current-gen accessory design. Whether or not the accessory retail boxes are for promo purposes hasn’t been determined, and it certainly would make sense based on their plain design.
Furthermore it will be interesting to see if Microsoft decides to institute the lime console box sometime in the future–maybe as a region-specific variation, but when it releases next month the Xbox One will be encapsulated in an obsidian box.
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