Sony Playstation might be gaining a lot of attention lately, but Microsoft isn’t going to give up just yet. Yesterday the giant software company unveiled its new Xbox One S gaming console and it isn’t just a downsize.
The new console has additional processing power in order to support 4K Ultra HD and HDR gaming, although titles are pretty limited as of now. Microsoft calls the new colour ‘Robot White’, a stark contrast to its darker predecessors. There’s also a new IR blaster and the USB port and controller pairing button moved to the front. The Xbox Wireless Controller received a new design, textured grip and improvements to button mapping and wireless range.
There is backward compatibility on Xbox 360 games so customers can transition to the new console without paying again for the previous games they owned.
The Xbox One S Launch Edition slated for release in late August 2016 is currently listed on Microsoft USA site for US$399 (est~ S$541.13) with a 2TB storage disk included. The standard 500GB Xbox One S will cost US$299 (est~ S$405.51).