Microsoft’s Xbox One S will be available on August 2nd


Earlier on we told you that Microsoft launched a new console, the Xbox One S, a revised version of the original Xbox One hardware with a streamlined form factor and 4K support. Today the tech company has finally given it a release date, the $399 2TB launch edition will be available in selected regions on August 2nd, you could probably get the Xbox One S in time for launch by preordering from Microsoft directly or through retailers like Amazon.

Xbox One S is 40 percent smaller than the original Xbox One, adds support for 4K / HDR video, features an IR blaster and comes with a revamped Xbox wireless controller with textured grip and Bluetooth connectivity.

(Xbox One S controller will launch separately on August 2nd for $59.99). At E3 Microoft also announced Project Scorpio “the most powerful console ever”,  which is coming in fall 2017. Will you wait for Project Scorpio? a high-end model with upgraded hardware; in addition to 6 teraflops of graphical performance, featuring an eight-core CPU with 320 gigabits of memory bandwidth, or go for the Xbox One S.

Consoles with smaller hard drives (1TB and 500GB) won’t be hitting stores just yet.

Microsoft was founded by Paul Allen and Bill Gates on April 4, 1975. The American multinational technology company develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. One of its flagship hardware products theXbox game console was first introduced on November 15, 2001 in the United States, with the launch of the original Xbox console. Xbox features an online service by the name of Xbox Live; an online service that comprises of a virtual market, the Xbox Live Marketplace, which allows the purchase and download of games and various forms of multimedia. Online gaming on the Xbox first started on November 15, 2002 worldwide. Microsoft is is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

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