Xbox One S release on 2nd August 2016

Microsoft took the E3 event by storm, last month, as the company started the event by unveiling the advertisement of its slimmer, sleeker and undoubtedly much more sensual console, Xbox One S. The console which is about 40% slimmer than its predecessor is also coupled with some spectacular features, primary of which is the 4K video playback support. During the event, the company also unveiled the specification of its upcoming beastly console, Project Scorpio which is slated for a 2017 release.

Today, Microsoft announced that the first few models of the console would be arriving in various regions on August 2, 2016. The Xbox One S comes in various new models. However, the first ones to be shipped would be the 2TB ‘Launch Edition’ Models. The rest of the models, that is, the 500 GB and 1 TB variants would arrive at a later time (no exact details have been shared as of yet). A new limited edition bundle, known as the Gears of War 4 Bundle is also in the works, however, it is not due to be released until October.

The Xbox One S would include a built-in power supply which would help in toning down the noise when compared to the existing Xbox One; something that resulted in a number of complaints from the users. Furthermore, Xbox One S comes loaded with capabilities of High Dynamic Range (HDR), both for video playback and gaming.

In case you were wondering why the August 2, 2016, sounds familiar, that is because Microsoft has scheduled this date for the release of its Windows 10 Anniversary Update. IT is till yet unclear whether the console will ship with Anniversary update or not, however, it would be logical to include the update by default. However, Microsoft has not yet responded to this query, so fingers crossed.

Pre-ordering for the device is available at the following retailers:

Microsoft Store

Amazon

Best Buy

Gamestop

In case you have already pre-ordered your console, then be on the lookout for a delivery package on August 2, 2016.

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