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Xbox One S starts at $299, here's how to get it (update)

Launches in August, controller sold separately, base model has a 500 GB HD

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Microsoft confirmed the new Xbox One slim configuration that leaked out yesterday. It's called Xbox One S; it will be in stores in August and starts at $299.

Update: The fine print suggests the 2 TB model is extra, the $299 price concerns a 500 GB HD (the standard configuration for the current console). The new controller is included with all versions, and also will be sold separately. This post has been modified to reflect this.

xbox one fine print

Here are the configurations:

• $299: A 500 GB model that has all of the other features of the new Xbox One S configuration: a 40 percent smaller console in "robot white" with support for 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays, 4K video and HDR video. It also comes with the redesigned Xbox One wireless controller, which adds Bluetooth support, making it usable with Bluetooth-enabled Windows 10 PCs and tablets without any dongles.

• $349: A 1 TB configuration with all of the above.

• $399: A limited launch 2 TB model "available in select markets," including all of the above.

The new Xbox One wireless controller will also be sold separately for $59.99. One is included in each console bundle.

xbox one fine print

It appears this will be the base design for Xbox One going forward, with higher-powered options costing more. The existing Xbox One base model was lowered to $299 by Microsoft at the end of May.

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