Available to pre-order now.
When the Xbox One S finally goes on sale starting August 2, it will only be the 2TB variant of the system that costs $399- the cheaper 1TB and 500GB SKUs of the console will not be made available until a bit later. How much later? Well, not much, as it turns out.
Microsoft’s Major Nelson announced on his blog today that the Xbox One S 1TB and 500GB SKUs will go on sale starting August 23, for $349 and $299 respectively. And more importantly, they will both come with a copy of Madden NFL 17 in the package, too. The two consoles are already available to pre-order starting today from a variety of outlets, including the Microsoft Store, and Amazon.
The Xbox One S is 40% smaller than the original Xbox One console, and comes with UHD, 4K, and HDR support for video playback, as well as an improved controller with better wireless connectivity. A more powerful variant of the Xbox One, the Scorpio, is due to launch by Holiday of 2017.