Microsoft has released its first-ever edible Xbox game controller–as well as a few other sweet surprises–in celebration of Wonka, which is set to make its theatrical debut next month.
Wonka by Warner Bros. Discovery stars Timothee Chalamet as the quirky and innovative chocolatier and Hugh Grant as the Oompa Loompa, along with Rowan Atkinson, Sally Hawkins, Olivia Colman, and Keegan Michael Key, and tells the story of Willy Wonka before he got his start as a chocolatier.
The film is highly anticipated by moviegoers and film critics alike, and now, Microsoft Corporation is sharing in the excitement over the new film.
The Microsoft Corporation
Since its inception in 1975 by founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen, the Microsoft Corporation has been known for innovative technological advances, and over the last 22 years, the same company has been known for its innovative offerings in gaming.
In 2001, Microsoft joined the competitive world of online- and console-based gaming, entering the ring with gaming heavyweights PlayStation, owned by Sony Computer Entertainment, and Nintendo. Though PlayStation continues to be the reigning champion of gaming consoles, Xbox has sold millions and millions of consoles, including the Xbox 360, the Xbox One, and the Xbox Series X and Series S, and now Xbox has partnered with Warner Bros.’s new Wonka film to bring fans a sweet new take on its console and controller.
Per an announcement from Xbox:
In partnership with the highly anticipated new Warner Bros. Pictures’ film “Wonka,” Xbox is celebrating the return of the world’s greatest confectioner with a uniquely delectable gaming experience. Fans can enter the official Xbox sweepstakes for a chance to win the most extravagant and playful Wonka-inspired Xbox prizes, which include:
Wonka-Inspired Xbox Series X and Storefront Display: A special Wonka chocolate bar-inspired Xbox Series X bundled with a unique console display modeled after the magic of Willy Wonka’s iconic chocolate store. While the console may look like one of Wonka’s famous chocolate bars, the Wonka-inspired Xbox Series X is not edible.
(X)box of Chocolates: 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 including:
- Achievement Hunting: Delicious chocolate with a boost of energy ingredients, which helps with long-term gaming focus. Time to rack up that Gamerscore.
- Button Masher: Buzzing with bold espresso to keep your reactions crisp and your head in the game.
- Your Citrus Sidekick: Chocolate and orange team up for a sunny burst of flavor in honor of the fruitful variety of games available on Xbox Game Pass.
- Xtra Kick: Balances out the sweet with just the right amount of heat. Just like any end boss, this gets you a little fired up but yields sweet rewards.
- Wonka for the Win: Sometimes the greatest joys in life are also the simplest. So, this treat focuses on the essence of what makes a great truffle: the chocolate. 100% pure, decadently delicious chocolate.
The “Wonka” Sweepstakes
Fans who want to get in on the “sweet” new Xbox console, controller, and chocolates inspired by Wonka can enter the official Xbox sweepstakes through December 14, 2023, and entering is simple. Just follow Xbox on X, formerly Twitter, and share the official Xbox sweepstakes post, formerly referred to as a tweet.
The official rules of the sweepstakes can be found by clicking here. Please note that the Wonka-inspired Xbox console, controller, and chocolates are limited only to the sweepstakes and are not available for purchase.
Wonka debuts in theaters across the U.S. on December 15.