The new Xbox was unveiled at
E3 2016 and it is a thinner and more powerful version of the
Xbox One. Here’s everything you need to know about the Xbox One S including release date, price and specs, or take a look at our
PS4 vs Xbox One comparison and
One S vs One X comparison.
Xbox One S price
The Xbox One S costs from £249 for the 500GB console, and you can order from
Zavvi. You can also buy a larger 1TB version of the console, and there are frequently bundles available that let you save money by buying the console together with a few games. See our pick of the
best Xbox One deals to help you find the right model for you.
At Gamescom 2017 Microsoft also announced a limited edition Minecraft edition of the Xbox One S, which comes with a 1TB hard drive, an exclusive Minecraft paint job, and copies of both Minecraft and the Redstone Pack expansion.
The Minecraft edition is out on 3 October, but you can
pre-order it now directly from Microsoft for £349.99/$399.99, or also
from Argos in the UK. There’s also a special
Minecraft Pig controller, which will be sold separately.
Microsoft Xbox One S specs and features
The Xbox One S is smaller than the original console – it’s 40 percent smaller, in fact. You can see that the design is white with a new style to the front and top including tiny square holes. There’s also a vertical stand so you can have the console upright. It looks like white is the only option for now, and Microsoft calls that white “Robot White.”
best Xbox One games round-up.
Despite making the Xbox One S so much smaller, Microsoft has managed to fit the power brick inside so no longer have you got to find somewhere to hide it near the TV.
More exciting that the design, are some upgrades in terms of hardware. The Xbox One S will support 4K Ultra HD video output for Blu-ray and streamed content such as Amazon Video and Netflix – though not 4K gaming which the
Xbox One X will support. It also High Dynamic Range (HDR), a technology found in some of the latest TVs.
Inside the Xbox One S is a hard drive ranging from 500GB to 2TB so there’s plenty of storage space for new games, app and media. Microsoft is also touting a new ‘streamlined’ controller which comes in a matching white colour. It features and ‘enhanced textured grip’ and Bluetooth for using it with Windows 10 PCs.