Microsoft Officially Unveils The Xbox One S

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After more springing more leaks than a submarine made of Swiss cheese, Microsoft finally officially unveiled the Xbox One S during their E3 presentation.

What does the S stand for? Slim? Saucy? Sexy? Stupid? Probably the first one and definitely not that last one.

This new slim model boasts a 40% reduction in size, as well as a 2TB hard drive, with support for 4K video playback, and High Dynamic Range (HDR).

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The One S, which comes in shiny white, offers a vertical stand,  so that the console won’t have to sit horizontally if you’re not into that sort of thing.

There’s also a brand new streamlined controller, and a built in power supply – something Xbox consoles haven’t had since the original back in the day.

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The announcement of the Xbox One S comes amid a storm of rumours that Microsoft actually have two new Xbox consoles planned.

This was one of them (obviously) and the other is intended to be a more powerful model set to rival the recently confirmed PS4.5.

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This as-yet-unconfirmed powerhouse of an Xbox is code-named Scorpio and is said to run at 6 teraflops – four times the the power of the current Xbox One.

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Considering these rumours sprang from the same well as the PS4.5 and Xbox One S, both of which are now as real as you and me, it’s probably only a matter of time before the Scorpio is formally announced.