1TB and 500GB Xbox One S models get release dates

The 1TB and 500GB Xbox One S models will arrive August 23rd.


Today, Microsoft revealed when Xbox  gamers will be able to get their hands on the upcoming 500GB and 1TB models of the Xbox One S. Previously, Microsoft revealed that the 2TB version would release first, on August 2nd for $400.

The 500GB and 1TB models will cost $300 and $350 respectively, when they release on August 23rd. Microsoft further revealed that each version will offer a Madden 17 bundle and a Halo Collection bundle. Both bundles are available for pre-order starting today.

Microsoft had the following to say about the Xbox One S:

“Xbox One S is the most compact Xbox yet, 40 percent smaller than the original Xbox One, and includes a built-in power supply. We also shifted one of the three USB ports and the pairing button to the front of the Xbox One S alongside the newly added IR blaster for increased accessibility.

Beyond the fresh new design, Xbox One S is the first and only console that allows you to watch Blu-ray movies and stream video in stunning 4K Ultra HD with HDR. That means you’ll get to enjoy your favorite shows and movies in the clearest, most realistic video possible. With High Dynamic Range (HDR) support for video and gaming, Xbox One games..will look even better thanks to a higher contrast ratio between lights and darks, bringing out the true visual depth of your favorite games.

Xbox One S also comes bundled with the new Xbox Wireless Controller featuring textured grip, improved Xbox Wireless signal and added Bluetooth support (requires Windows 10 running the Windows Anniversary Update). The controller can be purchased as a standalone item for $59.99 USD and will also be available on August 2. All Xbox One games, accessories and Xbox Live services will work with Xbox One S.” 

My Opinion:

I have no interest in getting the Xbox One S — my wallet is awaiting the Scorpio. If I were to get one though, I would surely go with the 2TB. Like my granddaddy always use to say, “2TB or bust.”

Tyler Fischer is an Associate Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.


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