Here's the Xbox One S pricing in the UK

Following the reveal of the Xbox One S at Microsoft's E3 2016 press conference, pre-orders for the console are starting to go live across the globe. The initial reveal of the console focused on the console's pricing in the United States, but pricing is now available for those on the other side of the pond.

The Xbox One S will be available in three different tiers, starting at £249 for the standard model in the United Kingdom. The console's retail price differs based on the size of the console's internal hard drive capacity.

Pre-orders for the 2TB model are now live via Microsoft UK Store, with more retailers expected to be taking orders soon.

  • Xbox One S 500GB model - £249
  • Xbox One S 1TB model - £299
  • Xbox One S 2TB Limited Edition launch model - £349

For those who missed the console's announcement, the Xbox One S is a slimmed down version of the Xbox One console with a wide array of new features. Unlike any previous Xbox consoles, the Xbox One S supports 4K video, HDR gaming and the option of a 2TB hard drive. With this new redesign, the 40% smaller console also supports vertical positioning, thanks to a reworked disc-drive. Each console is also packaged alongside one of the new 'streamlined' Xbox One controllers.

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  • Streamlined... Keep seeing it. Are there any specifics?
  • They reduced the size by 40%. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Why One come with only one controller? The new and old (I believe)
  • What I expected. Although a hundred quid extra for 1.5TB of extra storage is taking the piss. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • So... New Games will still be available for Xbox one
  • This is the Xbox One. It's not changed apart from 4K video and being smaller. Project Scorpio will also support Xbox One games. As Phil Spencer said "no-one is getting left behind."
  • Oh! Thanks. So, just to make sure that I got it right, Xbox One users will be able to play with Xbox One S users, right?
  • Yep! Literally the same console in a smaller box
  • Ok I see Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I'll go 500gb. I have the 1tb now and don't really need it. It's cheaper to get an external hard drive if you really need it anyway. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Have you guys covered the news, Microsoft buying Linkedin???
  • Hours ago.
  • To be honest they can shove it. If this is going to usher in a three year cycle for console releases under the auspices of "upgrades" and create two-tier gaming experiences then I'm out. If I wanted that I'd have a PC.
  • It has seemed to me for a while that most of the advantages consoles have had over the PC have been slipping away... Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • But historically, the X360/PS3 generation was the anomaly for consoles. That generation was just way too long and created the idea that console cycles are 8-year cycles, especially for relatively new gamers. Let's compare with the Saturn, DreamCast, PS1, PS2, Gamecube, N64, Wii etc. you'll observe that the gaming cycle is actually about 4-5 years on average, which is what MS and Sony are returning to (and Nintendo as well). Again, the 360/PS3 era was just way too long.
  • Nah, the average is 6 to 7 years, which the PS3 and 4 stuck to. Microsoft are the only ones that really buck the trend with the 360 sticking around a little longer and launching only 4 years after the Xbox because no one was buying it. Sega don't count, their "strategy" was to panic and release as much half-baked hardware as possible in the hope that SOMEONE would buy SOMETHING. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I still say it was closer to 5 years on average. Take the PS and PS2 for example. I remember vividly the original PS was released in North America in fall of 1995 and then the PS2 was released in the spring of 2000. That was 5 years between the two most popular consoles of recent generations. Another example is the N64, GameCube, Wii (1996:2001:2006), also 5 years. It only appears longer because two generations are usually maintained in parallel for a while but the time between brand new generations is closer to 5 years.
  • I'd put the PlayStation in 94 though, and the ps2 was 2000, ps3 2006 and ps4 2013. And prior to the GameCube Nintendo's renewal cycle was 6 to 7 years You said 4-5 I said 6-7, let's split the difference and call the average between 5 and 6! Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I think your missing the point here. The One S is a revision, much like the 360 Slim added built in WiFi and a Kinect port, the One S adds 4K Blu-ray and streaming, along with HDR. The Scorpio will Bring 4K gaming and VR, if people have the other hardware to take advantage of it. It'll be a good 5 or 6 years before 4k takes the forefront of Media consumption in the living room. But because the tech is there now, there's no reason to hold back because of an expected release cycle. People that can afford the 4K HDR TV's now are going to be the people that can afford to upgrade their console next year. If you don't have a 4K TV now, there's no benefit to upgrading at all.
  • At last someone gets it, thank you Kieran. Everyone can play the same games with the different SKUs allowing you to pick the hardware that best suits your gaming setup and/or price point you're comfortable with. The fact that 4k video, 4k gaming and VR being touted as either the new standards or next big thing meant that both MS and Sony needed to provide hardware solutions for those that want/need it without affecting users that don't care. Hence the whole beyond generations thing.
  • What about EUROPE with € ?? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • You're probably looking at direct collar to euro conversion €299,€349 and €399. I could be wrong, but I bet I'm not. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I agree. Since the price is the same, it makes the current models with free extra controller and a game, look like a pretty good deal. I hope that there will be bundles to choose from with the slim.
  • So, does this support 4K gaming or just video through a DVD or blueray disk?
  • Video.
  • Hmm only got the Xbox one elite in December so really don't want the hassle of selling this and getting the X1 like is did for my original X1. It's super tempting though but I will resist hopefully. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android