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Microsoft: New Xbox Series X and S Models Announced for 2024 Holidays

Both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are getting Holiday Season updates, including diskless X models and a 2TB variant.


has introduced a trio of new versions of its Xbox Series X and Series S consoles, set for launch in the 2024 holiday period. The refreshed lineup includes a 2TB special edition, a diskless white Xbox Series X, and a white variant of the 1TB .

Special Edition Xbox Series X with 2TB Storage

The standout among these new offerings is the special edition 2TB Xbox Series X, which boasts a Galaxy Black color palette inspired by space. It incorporates silver, grey, and green highlights to evoke the universe's boundless nature. This version also includes a custom Xbox controller featuring a Galaxy Black D-pad and Velocity Green back case, retailing at $599.99 in the U.S. and €649.99 in Europe.

Moving toward a digital-focused approach, Microsoft has unveiled a white diskless version of the Xbox Series X. This model, equipped with a standard 1TB SSD, is aimed at gamers who prefer digital downloads over physical media. It will sell for $449.99 in the U.S. and €499.99 in Europe.

White 1TB Xbox Series S Returns

The 1TB Xbox Series S, initially launched in 2023, will return in a white version for the next holiday season. This model will be available at $349.99 in the U.S. and €349.99 in Europe, positioned as a budget-friendly option within the Xbox ecosystem. Microsoft will keep offering the black 1TB Xbox Series X, which includes a disk drive. Meanwhile, the 1TB Xbox Series S in black will only remain available until current inventory runs out.

All new consoles will follow Microsoft's backward compatibility principles since the company recommitted to long-term game support in April. Xbox President Sarah Bond revealed in an internal email found by Windows Central the formation of a new team dedicated to game preservation.

The creation of a dedicated game preservation team signifies a substantial commitment by Microsoft to its established principle of backward compatibility. As highlighted in Sarah Bond's communication, this team's mission is to build upon the company's well-regarded track record in this area. Additionally, Ms. Bond's message provided insights into Microsoft's ongoing endeavors to develop next-generation Xbox hardware.

Luke Jones
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Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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