Because everything leaks well in advance, we already knew about the Xbox One S, and now Microsoft have confirmed the slimmed down version of the Xbox One for release this August, starting at $299/£249.
All of the other details were confirmed as well, with the 40% reduction in size, even with a built in power supply, the option of a 2TB hard drive – 500GB is stock at that price – support for HDR graphics output in titles that support them, and 4K video output for Blu-ray and apps like Netflix. You’ll finally be able to stand it up on its side, with a stand that’s sold separately.
The 2TB version of the console will only be available in certain markets and in limited quantities, for $399/£349, while a 1TB model will set you back $349/£299 and the base 500GB model will cost $299/£249. The vertical stand is a separate $19.99 purchase.
It comes with a new and improved controller – available separately for $59.99 – that has a textured grip on the bottom, both wireless and Bluetooth support and increased range.
You can also buy a customised version of the revamped Xbox One controller through the Xbox Design Lab, though they’re more expensive at $79.99, with an additional $9.99 if you want an engraving.