Official: Microsoft Xbox One S with 4K Video Support and New Wireless Controller
At the E3 2016 in Los Angeles, Microsoft has announced a new gaming console – the Xbox One S (Xbox One Slim) which is touted as the smallest and the most compact Xbox ever. The company also touched on Project Scorpio – a new and more powerful console which will deliver true 4K gaming with six teraflops of performance, coming by Holiday 2017.
The Xbox One S offers games and exceptional entertainment at a starting price tag of $299. It is 40-percent smaller than the original Xbox One, includes an internal power supply, comes with the new Xbox Wireless controller and can also be placed vertically or horizontally with an optional stand.
Users will be able to watch Blu-Ray movies and stream content on Netflix and Amazon video in 4K Ultra HD. It also support High Dynamic Range (HDR) for richer colour in gaming and videos. It has an IR Blaster, 3 x USB port and is compatible with all All Xbox One games, accessories and Xbox Live services.
Available in August for $59 USD (£49 / €59) when purchased standalone; the Xbox Wireless controller has a sleeker, more streamlined design in white colour and is included in all Xbox One S consoles. It has a more textured grip for enhanced comfort and the signal performance has been improved with Bluetooth support also added.
The Xbox One S is available for pre-orders starting today and in stores by August for a price $299 USD (£249 / €299) for the 500GB version; $349 USD (£299 / €349) for the 1TB version; and $399 USD (£349 / €399) for the limited launch 2TB edition. The Xbox One Vertical stand is available for $19.99.