Microsoft has now officially released the Xbox One S. Announced first at E3 2016 back in June, the console was up for pre-orders up until yesterday. However, it is now available for purchase to everyone, in locations the console has been made available. It is also being delivered today to people who pre-ordered it.

The Xbox One S starts at $299 for the 500 GB variant but for now, Microsoft has released only the Launch Edition 2 TB variant of the console, which costs $399. The 500 GB variant and the 1TB variant (which costs $350) will be made available with Game Bundles August 23 onwards and can be pre-ordered.

Here is some important info about the Xbox One S:

  • Xbox One S offers a great value as one of the top 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players on the market – which means you can watch your favorite movies in stunning 4K. The 2TB launch edition Xbox One S will be available for $399 USD with 1TB and 500GB Xbox One S options starting at $299 USD over the coming weeks.
  • You can play over 100 console exclusives, and with High Dynamic Range (HDR) support for video and gaming, Xbox One titles like Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Scalebound and NBA 2K17 will look even better thanks to a higher contrast ratio between lights and darks, bringing out the true visual depth of your favorite games. And don’t forget about the growing library of backward compatible Xbox 360 games.
  • You can also stream movies or TV shows in 4K Ultra HD with content from partners like Netflix available now. More content from Amazon Video and others is on the way!
  • Xbox One S is 40 percent smaller than the original Xbox One, featuring a built-in power supply. No more brick!

Microsoft is also releasing an updated Wireless Controller for Xbox One S, which comes with Bluetooth connectivity which will allow users to use the controller with their Windows 10 PCs, Tablets, Hololens and supported games on Windows 10 Mobile.

Buy the Xbox One S from the following links (if you haven’t already or want more):