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.
Explore the city
Microsoft puts a limited-edition spin on its flagship Xbox One, featuring the same cutting-edge 4K visuals, limited to just 45,000 units worldwide. The Cyberpunk 2077 serves as an ideal accompaniment to the RPG, featuring custom laser-etched detailing, glow-in-the-dark graffiti, and LED lighting.
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.
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Out of this world
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.
Medal of honor
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.
For the fans
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.
Back to black
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.
Block by block
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.
Tools of war
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.
Just the basics
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.
Play like a pro
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.
Spartan of steel
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.
Future of battle
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.
Ditch the gloss
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.
"I Made This"
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.
Early bird rewards
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.
Where it started
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.
A piece of Xbox One history
The Xbox One saw three milestone revisions across nearly a decade on the market, with each receiving several visual shake-ups through special and limited edition consoles. These designs represent only those officially manufactured and publicly sold by Microsoft. Each variant brings its signatures, shaking up the device identity through new color schemes, or taking influence from top video game releases. Their limited numbers can leave some hard to find, fetching high prices through retailers and resellers.
If you're in the market for an Xbox One beyond the standard white and black colorways, Microsoft's latest Xbox One X Cyberpunk 2077 Limited Edition (opens in new tab) console leads as our staff pick. With inspiration from the upcoming open-world RPG, the distressed metallic paneling and laser-etched detailing fit the sci-fi universe. The console also keeps this identity after sundown, with the inclusion of integrated LEDs and glow-in-the-dark graffiti.