Xbox One S coming on August 2 !
Last month, Microsoft revealed a brand new member of the Xbox family, with the Xbox One S, a restyled version of the current Xbox One. Today, Microsoft is proud to announce that the highly-anticipated 2TB Xbox One S launch edition will begin hitting shelves in select regions on August 2. Availability is limited and demand is high so, according to Microsoft : “you’ll want to check with your local retailer for more information and pre-order your console soon“.
This new Xbox One S is the most compact Xbox yet, 40 percent smaller than the original Xbox One, and includes a built-in power supply. One of the three USB ports and the pairing button have been shifted to the front of the Xbox One S alongside the newly added IR blaster for increased accessibility. Microsoft reminds that Xbox One S is the first and only console that allows to watch Blu-ray movies and stream video in stunning 4K Ultra HD with High Dynamic Range (HDR). With HDR support for video and gaming, Xbox One games like Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, and Scalebound will look even better thanks to a higher contrast ratio between lights and darks, bringing out the true visual depth of games.
The 2TB launch edition Xbox One S will be available in limited quantities for $399 USD on August 2 in selected regions. For those looking for additional Xbox One S hard drive options, Microsoft will also be offering the console with 1TB and 500GB hard drives for $349 USD and $299 USD, respectively.