Good news for those of you who pre-ordered the 2TB Xbox One S : Xbox Live’s Major Nelson announced in a blog post today that this launch edition model will start shipping in select regions on August 2, which is also the release date of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
While the US Microsoft Store still lists an August 31 shipping date today, Amazon has already updated its store listing with the new shipping date. Major Nelson also added that you can still pre-order your $399 2TB Xbox One S through the Microsoft Store and select retailers, but be aware that demand is high and availability could be limited in the coming weeks.
The Xbox One S features a 40 percent smaller design, a built-in power supply, a newly IR blaster and also comes with the new Xbox One Wireless controller which now supports bluetooth and has a better textured grip (it will be also available as a $59.99 standalone purchase on August 2). Moreover, the Xbox One S is the first Xbox to support 4K video streaming and High Dynamic Range (HDR) for both video and select games such as Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3 and Scalebound.
If $399 for an Xbox One S with 2TB hard drive is too much for you, you will still be able to buy a 1TB or 500GB Xbox One S for for $349 and $299 respectively. Major Nelson added that “more details on the specific availability dates of these two options will be shared soon,” but as of now the US Microsoft Store lists a December 2016 release date for both consoles while Amazon indicates a December 30 release date.
You can pre-order a 2TB Xbox One S from the different links below, let us know in the comments if you’re pleased to see that the new console will start shipping in two weeks from now.