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E3 2016–The Xbox One s is real, coming in August for $299

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Well, looks like the rumour was true. The 40% smaller, slimmer Xbox One S is a real thing. With up to 2TB of built-in storage, the new Xbox One comes with a new Xbox One controller featuring a textured grip.

More interestingly, it supports 4K video, and HDR for those of you with shiny new TVs. It’s coming this August with pricing starting at $299. It also looks like the power supply is finally built in. There’s also an optional vertical stand for those who hate the thing lying about like a VCR. One thing that is gone though, is the Kinect port. You’ll need a separate USB adapter to get the device working. I think we can now call Kinect dead.

It is, I think, A pretty damned sexy machine, and a great way for Microsoft to kick off their E3.

“The Xbox One S for us was a realization that first, we want to make a smaller Xbox, but there was also some capability that we saw growing out in the market around HDR and 4K video,” Xbox head Phil Spencer says of the new device. “So we said, if we’re going to do an upgrade to our console, let’s go ahead and embrace some of the technologies that are coming and make those part of our core SKU.”

Last Updated: June 13, 2016

5 Comments

  1. Raptor Rants

    June 13, 2016 at 20:13

    “The Xbox One S for us was a realization that first, we want to make a smaller Xbox…”

    No, this was your cop out when you realised that your first Xbone was a pretty flacid release due to all the kinect nonsense. No one every thought at MS “Hey, we want a small unit”. Your first realisation was that you wanted a massive object in the living room for all the “needs” of people (Kinect voice, theater system bla bla bla)

    Your second realisation was that you never should have gone that route and that the core focus of Xbox should be gaming. Not home theater.

    You third realisation was that you better release something gamer focused once it was confirmed the PS Neo was coming.

    BAH. Poor attempt

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  2. The Order of the Banana

    June 13, 2016 at 20:57

  3. Darren Peach

    June 14, 2016 at 00:57

    Hey, at least they are trying.

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  4. Milesh Bhana

    June 14, 2016 at 08:33

    Definitely grabbing on of these. Do we know when SA will get these yet?

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  5. Skyblue

    June 14, 2016 at 08:43

    So I read the article and was meh. I then watched the video with all the meh improvements and was blown away. Great trailer making right there.

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