Microsoft first announced the Xbox One S back at E3 earlier this year, and now a release date of August 2nd has been announced by Major Nelson. The initial launch will consist of the 2TB Xbox One S launch edition in select regions, and all pre-orders will arrive on August 2nd so there’s still time to get yours in.
The updated console is 40% smaller than the Xbox One and includes a built in power supply, and a newly added IR blaster. In addition, the new console supports 4K Ultra HD with HDR for Blu-ray and video streaming. Games like Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, and Scalebound will also feature HDR support which gives an even higher contrast ratio between darks and lights.
Priced at $399USD, the 2TB Xbox One S includes the new Xbox Wireless Controller which has a textured grip, improved wireless signal, and added Bluetooth support for connecting to a Windows 10 PC running the Windows Anniversary Update. The controller will also be available on August 2nd for $59.99USD. The 1TB and 500GB versions of the Xbox One S console will be released at a later date and will retail for $349 and $299 respectively.
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