The first week of August saw the arrival of the Xbox One S, an upgrade to the current Xbox One console, which was initially announced in this year’s E3. The sleek white console is enjoying good reviews so far, mostly thanks to the upgrade in resolution – one of the original Xbox One’s shortcomings – and the slimmer design. The Xbox One S was announced alongside Project Scorpio, Microsoft’s under-wraps next-gen console, which led to initial concerns that the latter would overshadow the former. That hasn’t been the case, however, as Xbox boss Phil Spencer recently said on Twitter.
Now, it looks like Spencer has proof, if this recent report is any indication. According to the source, the 2TB Xbox One S is now sold out in most retailers and that Microsoft has no plans anytime soon to reload. This comes as a big blow to those of you who were waiting to see other people’s reception of the console first before getting one.
Xbox One S: Gears of War Edition
But hope is not lost, however. You can still avail of the 2TB Xbox One S Gears of War 4 limited edition, which comes in an arguably much cooler bloody red color. Like with most limited edition releases, this bundle will be pricier, coming in with a $449 tag. If you don’t want to spend additional money, you can simply wait for the 1TB and 500GB bundles of the Xbox One S, which will most likely arrive later this year unless Microsoft has lost all sense of mercy.
If you’re feeling desperate to upscale your games to 4K resolution, you can also purchase the Xbox One S from third-party sellers at Amazon. But be warned, though: they are much, much pricier. You’re much better off waiting for the Gears of War 4 limited edition or the 1TB and 500GB bundles. But if patience isn’t exactly your thing, then by all means spend away.