Microsoft told us the Xbox one S would arrive in August back when it was announced, but we didn’t think it would arrive this soon. The console is set to both reach-pre-order customers and physical stores on August 2.
If you need a refresher, the console is both smaller and more powerful than the current model. Microsoft claims a 40 percent size reduction, while increased power to support 4K, video streams (but not 4k gaming) and HDR for both video and games. That being said, there are only a few titles set to launch with HDR so far, including ‘Gears of War 4,’ ‘Forza Horizon 3,’ and ‘Scalebound.’
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You’re also getting the new Xbox Wireless Controller, which comes with Bluetooth support for PCs running the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (which, incidentally, launches the same day).
So far only the 2 TB model of the console will be available, at a price of $399 USD in several regions: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK and United States.
If you don’t need all that storage, Microsoft says you’ll have to wait a bit longer to hear about the 1 TB ($349) and (500 GB) ($299) options.