According to Xbox marketing exec Aaron Greenberg, Xbox One S release date, for both the 500GB and 1TB versions will be revealed next week. The Xbox One S release date for the 2TB model was announced yesterday and will be available in UK starting from 2nd August.
The 2TB model is priced at £350, the other late releasing models, will be priced cheaper of course. The 500GB one is expected to be £250 while the 1TB will be launching at £300.
Similar to the launch locations of the 2TB model, the 500GB and 1TB ones should also be available from the following 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.
Some of these regions might have them at a higher price, even after currency conversion, as compared to US and UK.
Xbox One S is a slim version of the original console which was released back in 2013. The new design is reported to be 40% smaller and also brings with it some new features. 4K support for blu rays and streaming videos has been added in Xbox One S. The console will also feature HDR in both games and other media, provided those games and media have support for it.
Bundled with the console will be a new redesigned Xbox Wireless Controller with textured grips, improved signal readability and Bluetooth support for easy connectivity with other devices. There is also the possibility of a slight performance boost, whether it gets utilized in games or not is another question.
A custom Gears of War 4 Xbox One S console was announced recently with a price tag of $500. Given that it’s a 2TB model and looks absolutely amazing, the price seems justified.
Microsoft is also building another new console, codenamed Project Scorpio, with a significant performance boost over the current generation consoles.