Microsoft Unveils First Ever Edible Xbox Controller and Willy Wonka Inspired Series X as Part of New Sweepstakes

You can eat this Xbox controller.

Microsoft Unveils First Ever Edible Xbox Controller and Willy Wonka Inspired Series X as Part of New Sweepstakes

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  • Microsoft reveals its first-ever edible Xbox controller.
  • The edible Xbox controller is part of a sweepstakes promotion for the Wonka film.
  • The sweepstakes will reward a lucky fan with a Wonka-themed Xbox Series X, the edible Xbox controller, and more rewards.
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Microsoft has revealed its first-ever edible Xbox controller and a custom Willy Wonka-inspired Xbox Series X console as part of a special sweepstakes. This is in collaboration with Warner Bros. Pictures as Xbox celebrates the upcoming release of the film Wonka next month. Fans can now enter the sweepstakes, which will reward one lucky fan with an edible Xbox controller, a Series X console, five additional chocolate truffles, and a couple of other rewards.

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Microsoft Reveals Edible Xbox Controller and Willy Wonka-Inspired Series X Console

Microsoft unveils an edible Xbox controller as part of a special sweepstakes.
Microsoft unveils an edible Xbox controller as part of a special sweepstakes.

This new entry in the weird and wacky Xbox consoles and controllers was revealed on Xbox Wire. It comes with a special Xbox Series X custom console inspired by Wonka artwork, featuring a chocolate-themed veneer and wafer bar-like grill on the top with a Wonka film logo. This comes in a unique console display that looks like Willy Wonka’s chocolate store, and as sweet and delicious as the console may seem, it is not edible.

However, the winner will also get edible bits with the edible Xbox controller, which is entirely made of pure chocolate and wrapped in a gold wrapper, a Wonka-themed Xbox wireless controller, and a box of chocolates.

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Additionally, the winner will also receive a custom console stand to make the design look like a storefront, a standard black Xbox wireless controller, and a three-month Xbox Game Pass subscription. Microsoft introduced the “(X)box of Chocolates,” stating:

A beautiful box of surprises celebrating the new “Wonka” film containing the first-ever official edible Xbox Controller made of 100% pure chocolate and wrapped in the signature gold wrapper; a custom-designed, burgundy-colored Xbox Wireless Controller inspired by Wonka’s coat from the film; and five additional chocolate truffles uniquely crafted to complement your Xbox gaming adventures.

Xbox fans can now enter the special sweepstakes by following Xbox on X/Twitter and retweeting the Xbox sweepstakes tweet to get their hands on the edible Xbox controller and other limited-edition Wonka-inspired goodies. Fans must make sure to include the sweepstakes hashtag #XboxWonkaSweepstakes with the retweet.

The edible Xbox controller is part of a collaboration to celebrate the release of the film Wonka and comes with a Wonka-themed Series X console.
The edible Xbox controller is part of a collaboration to celebrate the release of the film Wonka and comes with a Wonka-themed Series X console.

The giveaway is available from December 13 and will be live until December 14, 2023. Xbox fans living in any Xbox console-supported country or region and who are at least 18 years of age are eligible to enter the sweepstakes. Interested fans can visit here to learn about the official rules and eligibility details to enter the giveaway. The total retail value of the sweepstakes is approximately $789.97.

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Wonka is set to release on December 15 in the US, and Microsoft is taking the celebration a step further with an in-store experience at Microsoft Experience Centres in New York, London, and Sydney, with stores front windows featuring a Wonka-inspired display and puzzle box. Players can try to solve the puzzles for a chance to get their hands on custom Xbox goodies.

The lucky winner will also get a box of chocolates and a bunch of other rewards.
The lucky winner will also get a box of chocolates and a bunch of other rewards.

This isn’t the first time that Microsoft has created custom and unusual consoles and controllers, and although it hasn’t revealed an edible Xbox controller, there have been several similar ones. Microsoft created a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-themed competition with a pizza-scented Xbox controller for grabs just in time for the Mutant Mayhem movie.

Last summer, Microsoft revealed the Xbox Series S based on the Barbie film. Microsoft had also released an Xbox controller made of jade to celebrate the release of Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty on the console.

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The company also created fluffy Sonic-themed controllers in collaboration with Paramount Pictures, inspired by the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 film. A special Earth Day controller was also released, made from recycled CDs, water jugs, and other used parts of Xbox controllers.

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Rohit Tiwari is a Gaming Journalist and Editor at FandomWire. With a Master's degree in Mass Communication, Rohit combines academic insight with a passion for the games and the stories they tell. He is an ardent supporter of Real Madrid and when he's not busy playing games, you'll find him reading or idolizing the GOAT Cristiano Ronaldo.