Just ahead of E3 2015, Xbox has announced that the current 500GB Xbox One has been permanently reduced to $349USD. In addition, a new 1TB Xbox One, updated Xbox One Wireless Controller, and Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows were also announced.
Even though you can connect an external drive to your Xbox One, which is quite handy when taking your favourite games over to a buddy’s house, Xbox says that one of the most frequent requests they’ve had is for bigger storage on the console. Given the size of Xbox One games, that 500GB hard drive can fill up quite quickly. The new 1TB Xbox One console also features a new matte finish – which honestly I’d be more interested in over the existing gloss finish on the Xbox One.
The new Xbox One 1TB bundle also comes with an updated wireless controller and Halo: The Master Chief Collection and is priced at $399USD. The new Xbox One Wireless Controller will also be available separately and has a few new features including:
- 3.5mm stereo headset jack
- improved audio quality through headsets
- increased maximum audio volume on headsets
- fine-tuned bumpers for more consistent performance
- enabled wireless firmware updates
- available in black or the silver and black Xbox One Special Edition Covert Forces Wireless Controller
Windows games will be pleased to hear that the Xbox Wireless Adapter is also being released. The adapter will plug into your USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port of your Windows 10 PC, laptop, or tablet and connect to your Xbox One Wireless controller eliminating the need for USB cables when gaming with a controller on your PC. The adapter will be available for $24.99USD or $79.95USD when bundled with the Xbox One Wireless Controller.
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Last Updated on November 27, 2018.