It has become one of the most predictable beats of races for console supremacy: first comes the new “generation” of video game systems, then comes an iteration with just a bit more muscle.
This August, Microsoft will be betting big on the Xbox One S making up ground on Sony by giving the evolved PlayStation Neo some serious competition for 4K Ultra HD gaming supremacy. Judging from the specs alone, there’s no reason to count the evolved Xbox out, either.
The 2TB hard drive of the Xbox One S provides a bottomless pit of storage space for a system designed to present both current-generation titles and Xbox 360 classics in high dynamic range on a somehow 40%-smaller console. Microsoft even dedicated resources to an improved wireless controller to package with the mid-generation revamp, highlighted by a more comfortable textured grip and Bluetooth connectivity.
Naturally, the Xbox One S will be fully compatible with the current Kinect for Xbox One. Kinect owners who would prefer to keep using the present model in lieu of an eventual updated unit tailored to the new hardware can visit xbox.com/XboxOne/KinectAdapter to receive a free Xbox Kinect USB Adapter that seamlessly integrates the peripheral’s present model with the new hardware.
All in all, the 2TB Xbox One S bundle will be comprised of a single Xbox Wireless Controller with 3.5mm headset jack, a vertical orientation console stand, 2TB internal hard drive, 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial membership, and AC power and HDMI component cables.
Debuting priced at $399, the Xbox One S 2TB bundle is available now for pre orders at Amazon.