Today at E3, Microsoft Xbox unveiled the latest addition to the Xbox One console lineup, the Xbox One S. Coming this August, The Xbox One S is a smaller, sleeker, and upgraded Xbox One starting at $299 for the 500 GB model.
You can check out the reveal trailer below:
With a fresh new design and “robot white” color, the Xbox One S is 40 percent smaller than the original Xbox One, creating the most compact Xbox yet. It also includes a built-in power supply, and in response to fan requests worldwide, can be placed horizontally or vertically with an optional stand.
Xbox One S is not just slimmer and sleeker. We also worked hard to add some exciting new features for video and gameplay. You’ll now be able to watch Blu-ray movies and stream video in stunning 4K Ultra HD video, with content from partners like Netflix and Amazon Video. Xbox One S also offers High Dynamic Range (HDR) support for video and gaming, so you can experience richer, more luminous colors in games like Gears of War 4 and Scalebound. With a higher contrast ratio between lights and darks, HDR brings out the true visual depth of your games and media. – Xbox Wire
One thing to note, the new Xbox One S no longer has a dedicated Kinect port due to the compact design. Kinect for Xbox One will still be compatible with Xbox One S via the Xbox Kinect Adapter for USB connection. For fans that currently own a Kinect for Xbox One and plan to purchase the Xbox One S, Xbox is offering a free Xbox Kinect Adapter. Visit xbox.com/XboxOne/KinectAdapter for more details.
All Xbox One games, accessories and Xbox Live services will work with the new Xbox One S. There will be three models: A limited quantity 2TB launch edition Xbox One S will be available in select markets starting early August for $399 USD, with the 1TB Xbox One S for $349 USD and the 500GB Xbox One S for $299 USD arriving thereafter.