Xbox One S to hit the stores on August 2, 2016
Microsoft finally announced its 2TB Xbox One S console will hit stores in select regions on August 2, 2016. Everyone who pre-ordered the console should receive it the same day despite this version of the console being limited. Due to this and strong demand, it’s safe to say that you should check with your local retailer if you are interested in pre-ordering it.
According to Microsoft, the Xbox One S is the most compact Xbox console since it’s 40% smaller than the Xbox One. To achieve increased accessibility, its shifted one of the three USB ports and the pairing button to the front of the Xbox One S console alongside the newly added IR blaster. In addition, the Xbox One S comes with a built-in power supply, a very good move as the huge power brick that the Xbox One came took a lot of space and was a bit of an eyesore.
The Xbox One S will also be the first and only console as of now that will allow you to watch Blu-ray movies and stream video in 4K Ultra HD with HDR. Also, thanks to High Dynamic Range support for video and gaming, games like Forza Horizon 3, Scalebound or Gears of War will look better because the higher contrast ratio between darks and lights.
As expected, the Xbox One S comes with an Xbox Wireless Controller featuring improved wireless signals and support for Bluetooth. You can always purchase an additional Xbox One Controller for $59.99, but this new controller will be available only from August 2, 2016 when the console will hit stores shelves.
Microsoft will also offer the Xbox One S console with other hard drive options. The Xbox One S 1TB will be sold for $349, while the Xbox One S 500GB will cost $299. However, if you want to save a good a lot of games directly onto your Xbox One S, you should go for the 2TB variant that costs $399.
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