Microsoft Officially Confirms Xbox One S, Set For August Launch

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Confirming the rumors and reports to be true, Microsoft opened its E3 showcase this morning by confirming that, yes, the Xbox One S is official. It’ll launch in August starting at $299.

Lining up with that wave of speculation, the revised hardware is indeed 40 percent slimmer than the base model and boasts a 2TB hard drive. It won’t include a dedicated Kinect sensor, although the console can be positioned vertically while 4K video support is a lock. Finally, judging by the image paraded at Microsoft’s ongoing E3 conference, it’ll come packing a slightly redesigned pad, too.

Featuring textured grip, increased wireless range, and Bluetooth support, it represents a significant step up from the standard Xbox One controller – and yes, the new console also ditches that cumbersome power brick.

Stay tuned for more information relating to Xbox One S as E3 2016 kicks into gear. For now though, tell us, do you think $299 is a fair entry point for the new, slimmer hardware?

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