The Xbox One S is coming next month, but not for $3000 Comments
There's been a fair amount of buzz regarding Microsoft's new Xbox One S console, and it's easy to see why — the slimmed-down unit offers a lot of functionality for the well-publicized $300 dollar price tag. Microsoft have recently announced that the newer, smaller console will be available very soon — just a fortnight from today — but there's a catch: the console launching in previously-promised August release window won't be $300, but instead will be $400.
The unit that's launching next month will be the 2 TB console, which explains the extra Benjamin tacked onto the price tag. Microsoft does plan to come up good on the $300 tag, of course, but not quite yet — both the $300 500 GB console and the $350 1 TB console are listed by Microsoft with a December 2016 release.
It's worth noting that the extra cost attached to the product still only places it $50 behind the MSRP of a 1 TB standard Xbox One — not a bad deal considering that the S is substantially smaller, offers HDR support, and comes with an updated and texturized controller. And, as a little cherry on top, the 2 TB console comes bundled with a vertical stand, which is a must-have for those of the vertical console persuasion. Xbox One fans keen on the S can pre-order the console now, and can expect delivery when the unit releases on August 2.
Xbox One S Release Date Announced, Only The Most Expensive Version Available at First, GameSpot