The new Xbox One S is a smaller, fancier version of the current Xbox One and it will be available for the public to purchase on the 2nd of August. Well, at least one model of this version. Microsoft has made an official announcement, stating that the 2TB edition, which will cost around $400, can be bought in certain locations (we wonder what they mean by that), on the date mentioned above. If you are not in those regions, though we don’t know what regions they’re talking about, you can get your hands on this new Xbox One version in two ways. One would be preordering it directly from the company, Microsoft, and the other to buy it from important worldwide sellers, such as Amazon.
What we know so far is that the Xbox One S will be reduced in size by 40 percent compared to the already existing version, and it promises to add support for HDR or 4K video. The release will include an IR blaster, and for your money you will also get a newly designed wireless controller, which has Bluetooth connectivity and cool textured grip. If you want to buy this new controller separately, it will be released on the same date, August 2nd, and will set you back $60.
Depending on how impatient you are or how big of a Xbox fan you are and how much money you can spare, you will need to make up your mind if the Xbox One S is worth purchasing early next month, or if it would be wiser to wait until the release of the much more powerful and much awaited Project Scorpio, that is still more than a year away from the official launch.
If it’s hard to make up your mind and you need more facts, you can find out what we know about Project Scorpio so far, right here.