Microsoft Launches White Xbox Series X and New Storage Options

Microsoft Launches White Xbox Series X and New Storage Options

Microsoft has officially introduced a white variant of the Xbox Series X, catering to fans who favor a lighter look for their console. This new model eliminates the disc drive, making it an entirely digital experience, but retains the same robust performance as the original Xbox Series X for current Xbox games. While black is elegant, white has a pristine appeal.

New Offerings

In addition to the white Xbox Series X, Microsoft has also unveiled a white version of the Xbox Series S. The white Xbox Series X features 1TB of storage and is set to launch later this year, priced at $449.99. This announcement comes alongside the introduction of a special edition 2TB “Galaxy Black” version of the original Xbox Series X, which will be available for $599.99. For gamers on a budget, Microsoft is also releasing a new white version of the Xbox Series S with 1TB of storage, priced at $349.99, compared to the smaller $299 console.

Design and Rumors

The new white Xbox Series X matches the “robot white” color scheme of the Xbox Series S. Although leaks suggested that Microsoft may have upgraded the cooling system for this white model, official confirmation will likely have to wait until detailed teardowns are conducted.

Additionally, the white Xbox Series X appears to confirm the cancellation or delay of a previously rumored refreshed version of the console, codenamed “Brooklin.” Leaked details had described Brooklin as having a more cylindrical design, lacking a disc drive, and being marketed as “adorably all digital.” It was planned for a November release with a price tag of $499 and a new bundled controller featuring Xbox Wireless 2 connectivity.

Official Statements

Last September, Xbox chief Phil Spencer addressed leaks about the refreshed Xbox Series X design, hinting at possible changes in their hardware roadmap. Spencer stated, “It is hard to see our team’s work shared in this way because so much has changed and there’s so much to be excited about right now, and in the future. We will share the real plans when we are ready.”

Microsoft’s official announcement dispels these rumors, offering a white Xbox Series X along with storage enhancements for both the standard and special edition models.

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