Xbox One 500GB Model Gets Permanent Price Drop to $349; New 1TB Model

[/img]Just before the big guns start blaring next week at E3 2015, Microsoft is already opening the gate for some new announcements for the Xbox One, including a new refresh of the standard console bundle with some new additions and a price slash on older models.

In a post from Microsoft’s Larry Hryb (Major Nelson), the company has announced that a new 1TB Xbox One bundle will be made available to retail stores starting next week, on June 16th, 2015 during E3. Hryb detailed that the new 1TB Xbox One console will also include some other updates such as a new matte finish for the console alongside the larger hard drive, a newly-designed Xbox One wireless controller, and will also include copies of Halo: The Master Chief Collection in select regions for a limited time.

The Xbox One’s wireless controller has now been updated to include a 3.5mm stereo jack to allow headsets to be plugged directly into the controller to allow for features such as adjusting headset volume, monitoring mic levels, and other features through the Xbox One’s console settings.

Alongside the controller’s improvements to audio and chat capabilities, the controller’s bumpers have also received some “fine-tuned” adjustments and the controller is also updated to allow wireless firmware updates, no longer requiring users to plug the controller in via USB to receive firmware updates. The new controller will be bundled as a standard with the new 1TB console, while also being available to purchase separately in both black and a new camouflage design (black/silver), named the “Xbox One Special Edition Cover Forces Wireless Controller,”

The new Xbox One 1TB console bundle will be shipping to retailers on June 16th, 2015 in the US, while other regions will be receiving the console over the course of later this month, with the new bundle to retail for $399.

In addition to the announcement of the new bundle, Microsoft also revealed that the previous 500GB Xbox One consoles will also be receiving a permanent price drop to $349 in both the United States and other select regions.

As a final bit of news, an Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows will also be made available to purchase this fall to allow users to use wireless Xbox One controllers across Windows 10-capable PCs, laptops, and tablets. The Xbox Wireless Adapter will be available standalone for $24.99 (U.S. MSRP), while a bundle will also be made available with both a controller and the adapter for $79.95 in most markets where Xbox accessories are sold.

The new 1TB Xbox One model will be released to retailers starting June 16th, 2015 – in the meantime, you can check out a video from Major Nelson with the announcement below, along with an image of the new Xbox One Wireless Controller in the new black/silver Camouflage design below:


Matte finish? Sucks to suck IG.


Why didnt they do this is the first place some moron in that office with the bright idea doing a 500gb hard drive when you have to install every game you get…man when i got my X1 and installed three games and a update i was already pretty much at 50% space left…but thats ok microsoft i have 4T My Book so take you 1T and suck it

I’m really hoping that the harddrive will be sold separately?
If so for how much tho?

Why? It doesn’t even support hard drive swapping. Not only that, the internal connection is SATA II which is slower than using the USB 3.0 ports. So just buy an external HDD.

Ya what he said after buying the external load times are alittle better and game saveing is slightly faster and worth the money just buying you own hard drive and plus you can choose your own hard drive size

It is a real shame that Microsoft felt the need to make XBox One to where you can not just buy new hard drives for it, instead of making them built in. Another way to sap you for that extra buck as if they did not do enough of that putting bad cooling in the 360s, and I am sure they didn’t do much better with the One. I think if I ever do buy another console other then the 360 I will just go for a PS3 sense you can use 2.5 laptop drives, and SSDs without the need of buying one specifically made for the system like with 360.

I feel so bad for all the people who bought the XBox One, and are now suck with having to buy the 1TB too just to get that extra needed hard disk space. Even worse being a newer console you would think they would have used SATA III ports instead of the older & slower SATA II. For the nasty price tag that they put on the One’s you would think they would have put a little more time & effort into making it better for the players.

Shame on you Microsoft!