While we'd previously known that the slimmer version of the Microsoft Xbox One S was coming out in August, we didn't have a precise date. Today, however, the Microsoft Store has one.
Microsoft had previously confirmed that the Xbox One S would be available sometime in August, but as of this morning the company confirmed that Australia would be one of the first regions to get access to the 2TB version of the Xbox One S.
"Today, we’re excited to announce that the highly-anticipated 2TB Xbox One S launch edition will begin hitting shelves in select regions on August 2. That means that all pre-orders will arrive on August 2 and, for those of you that haven’t yet, you can still pre-order a 2TB Xbox One S launch edition through microsoftstore.com and select retailers," Microsoft said.
The 2TB model of the Xbox One S is currently selling for $549 on the Australian Microsoft Store, although that's the price just for the console. It does come with the latest revision of the Xbox One controller and a vertical stand, as well as 4K video and high dynamic range support.
For those after smaller, cheaper versions of the Xbox One S, Microsoft says the 500GB and 1TB models will start from $US299 and $US349. We don't have a date on when those will become available, but once we get an update from Xbox's PR in Australia we'll let you know.