If you're in the market for a new Xbox One, there's a variety of consoles from which to choose. While the standard units are most common, Microsoft regularly introduces limited edition and special edition designs that add a unique flair to the device family. From simple alternate colors to outstanding creations inspired by major franchises, we've wrapped up every Xbox One console manufactured so far.
- Cold metal: Xbox One X Gears 5 Limited Edition
- Droppin' in: Xbox One S Fortnite Battle Royale Special Edition
- Out of this world: Xbox One X Hyperspace Special Edition
- Strikingly pure: Xbox One X Robot White Special Edition
- Medal of honor: Xbox One X Battlefield V Gold Rush Special Edition
- For the fans: Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition
- Back to black: Xbox One X
- Block by block: Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition
- Tools of war: Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Military Green Special Edition
- Ocean waves: Xbox One S Deep Blue Special Edition
- Grayscale: Xbox One S Storm Grey Special Edition
- Battle scarred: Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition
Gears 5 launched alongside a limited-edition console bundle, embodying a frozen tundra through a translucent resin and laser-etched cracks. It also shipped with a gamepad inspired by newfound protagonist Kait Diaz, rocking armor plating with icy highlights.
Marking the battle royale phenomenon, grab this design exclusively under via a Fortnite Battle Royale Special Edition Bundle. The deep purple finish mirrors its accompanying controller with exclusive Fortnite rewards.
The Hyperspace Xbox One X console saw itself coupled with NBA 2K20, branded with a "night sky design" inspired by intergalactic vistas. That translates to the paint-splatted white casing, with a matching themed controller.
Tied to the release of Bethesda's Fallout 76, the Robot White bundle offered Xbox One X's first departure from black. While previous Xbox One X special editions retain the simple silhouette, this console features an all-white top finish, reminiscent of Xbox One S.
Another Xbox One X gradient hit the market in celebration of Electronic Arts' WWII shooter, Battlefield V. The "Gold Rush" console featured a metallic gold fade into black, offering a unique twist on the standard colorway. This bundle was paired with the Battlefield V Deluxe Edition, Battlefield 1943 for Xbox 360, alongside a matching controller.
Microsoft first discussed the Xbox One X at E3 2016, under its codename, "Project Scorpio." Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition pays homage to this journey, with a limited edition console design sporting the branding. The most outstanding trait of the console is its two-tone gray and black gradient, with sharp green text above the disc tray. A unique Xbox One controller design and an official vertical stand also ship with this bundle.
As the latest entry in the Xbox console family, the Xbox One X delivers a variety of cutting-edge features as a true flagship for Microsoft. With a significant bump in resources, the console's six teraflops of computational power make for the most powerful console on the market. Many games can achieve 4K resolution, output a High Dynamic Range (HDR) image, and consistently push high frame rates.
Drawing massive inspiration from Microsoft's blocky adventure game, the Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition console provides a look plucked straight out of the game's world. Designed with a pixelated pattern resembling the game's grass block, you'll find few consoles as easily identifiable as this. On the rear, a transparent plate reveals a pattern of redstone workings, alongside an accompanying "Creeper" controller and custom sounds for hardware buttons.
Tying into the launch of Battlefield 1, Electronic Arts' brutal First World War shooter, Microsoft released a limited edition "military green" variant of the 1TB Xbox One S. Released in bundles alongside a digital copy of the game, this console and controller duo fit right into battles across Europe.
This variant of the Xbox One S comes in a "Deep Blue" colorway, adopting the revised hardware in a dark aquatic theme. This color was only available on 500GB units in select regions, via bundles with matching controllers and a game. Deep Blue Xbox One S bundles were sold in late 2016, alongside copies of Gears of War 4, Battlefield 1, or FIFA 17.
The Storm Grey Xbox One S puts a darker tone on the console, with a matte grey finish. Sold alongside the Deep Blue console, this color was offered in late 2016 across various 500GB bundles of Battlefield 1 and Gears of War 4.
The launch of Gears of War 4 was paired with a variety of accessories – one of the most outstanding being its branded limited edition Xbox One S. As the only version of the console offering more than a simple color swap, it features a rough look scuffed with laser-etched wear.
The Xbox One S was the first significant revision of the Xbox One console, shifting away from its large, unwieldy form factor, to a design still used today. Shrinking its volume by 40 percent, adopting an internal power supply, and ushering a new era of sleek hardware design, the Xbox One S emerged as one of the platform's most impressive devices so far. It also introduced an integrated 4K Blu-ray player, with HDR support across movies and games.
While the Xbox One Elite console was only a relatively minor evolution of the original design, the bundle delivered some welcome improvements. The undeniable draw of the bundle was its included Xbox One Elite controller, though its 1TB solid-state hybrid drive brought some welcome performance improvements, too. With this setup, Microsoft promised a 20 percent faster boot-up and general speed improvements across the board.
Accompanying the biggest entry to the Halo franchise on Xbox One, the Halo 5: Guardians limited edition console offers a sleek and modern finish inspired by its universe. Plated with a chrome-style design and blue highlights, the console takes direct inspiration from "Spartan Locke" and "Forerunner" architecture. The console also features custom sounds, alongside an accompanying Spartan Locke-themed controller.
Racing on store shelves for the launch of Forza Motorsport 6, this limited edition console embraces a clean design inspired by motorsport culture. Featuring thick racing stripes down the console's left-hand side, accents influenced by automotive design, and a range of custom sounds, this device is the closest you'll get to being on the track.
Paired with the launch of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, this special edition is the only official Xbox One console based on the world-famous shooter franchise. Packing a grey and gold finish and "Sentinel Task Force" branding, the design offers a worn, military-inspired style.
The first white Xbox One console arrived in late 2014, accompanying the launch of the action and adventure game, Sunset Overdrive. Deviating from the previous standard black consoles, the bundle offered a truly unique design that stood out against other hardware variants on the market. This console would also be repackaged under a second bundle for Halo: The Master Chief Collection later that year.
Less than a year after the launch of the Xbox One, Microsoft decided to ditch Kinect, selling the console without the ill-fated motion controller. Shortly after this shift, a decision was made to revise the console's design, adopting new matte black panels across the device. This eased general wear after its previous glossy panel was prone to collecting scratches.
This variant of the Xbox One was produced for launch and distributed exclusively to select Microsoft employees that worked on the console. Without distinct limited edition consoles until late 2014, the device came in an exclusive glossy white, with "I Made This, Launch Team 2013" on the controller and console itself. With these consoles extremely limited to a subset of employees, finding one on auction sites won't be cheap.
Commemorating the launch of the Xbox One, Microsoft released a limited batch of "Day One Edition" bundles for early adopters. While the hardware remained essentially identical to its standard counterpart, the console was accompanied by an exclusive branded controller. Despite its various goodies for early adopters, the Day One Edition was priced identically to the standard edition.
It's big, bulky, and gets the job done. The original Xbox One may not be pretty, but it laid the foundation for the console generation. With a black glossy finish, the original Xbox One was designed to fit straight in your home entertainment center, after a strong push for its media capabilities. The console was also sold exclusively with the Kinect sensor at launch, priced in a $499 bundled package.
Excellent and affordable Xbox accessories
Up your Xbox experience with one (or all) of these budget accessories, all of which are approved by the gamers of Windows Central.
PowerA Play & Charge Kit for Xbox One ($15 at Amazon)
This charging kit keeps your Xbox One wireless controllers juiced up, and it offers batteries for two controllers. At just $15, this is hands-down our favorite budget charging companion.
ElecGear 4 Port USB Xbox One S Hub ($19 at Amazon)
This brilliant little USB splitter hub attaches perfectly to the side of your Xbox One S console. It's ideal for use with chargers, controllers, headsets, and more.
Controller Gear stand ($13 at Amazon)
Proudly display your Xbox gamepads with this stylish and functional stand. The licensed design is minimalist and black, and it has a hidden storage compartment, making the price of $13 a real steal.
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