Microsoft's Slimmer, Sleeker Xbox One S Hits Stores on August 2 - Maxim

Microsoft's Slimmer, Sleeker Xbox One S Hits Stores on August 2

The $400 console is 40% smaller and supports 4K UHD Blu-ray.
Author:
Publish date:
The Xbox One S hits stores Aug 2 for $399 (Photo: Microsoft)

The 2TB Xbox One S hits stores Aug 2 for $399 (Photo: Microsoft)

On Monday, Microsoft announced that the 2TB version of its highly anticipated Xbox One S (already available for pre-order at $399) will hit store shelves "in limited quantities" in just a couple of weeks on August 2nd.

In addition to being 40% more svelte than the original Xbox One, the S will offer greatly enhanced graphics, with support for 4K Ultra-High Def Blu-ray with High Dynamic Range.

It'll launch in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and 21 markets throughout Europe, complete with a newly redesigned wireless controller (normally $60).

Microsoft will also be releasing the One S in 1TB and 500GB versions, respectively for $349 and $299. Although neither will come with the snazzy vertical stand like the 2TB model, they'll both offer the same great gameplay.

Stay tuned for details on the timing.