Xbox One Slim possibly leaked through FCC

An Xbox One Slim could possibly be revealed at this year's E3, if a recent FCC filing is to be believed.

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Two recent FCC filings have possibly outed the Xbox One Slim and a new Xbox One console altogether.

The wireless chips for both the Xbox One Slim and new Xbox were approved by the FCC, which is why their filings were outed. Both Xbox One consoles have NDAs attached to them, with the Xbox One Slim’s NDA expiring on June 25 while the new Xbox console’s NDA expires on July 29. This means Microsoft could very well introduce the Xbox One Slim during its E3 2016 presentation.

The time between the Xbox 360 and the Xbox 360 Slim was roughly five years, which would make the Xbox One Slim’s release much more timely considering it’s only been a little over two years since the Xbox One released in November 2013. If Microsoft is able to produce an Xbox One Slim in a much shorter amount of time than it did for the Xbox 360 and its Slim counterpart, that'd be an impressive feat. Let's just hope it's able to slim down the Xbox One a great deal since it originally launched a bit overweight, in our opinion.

While an Xbox One Slim wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility, we’re curious to see what Microsoft has in store for it’s newer Xbox One. Sony is reportedly working on a PlayStation 4 that will support 4K gaming, so this could very well be Microsoft’s response to that device.

[Via NeoGAF]

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    April 12, 2016 8:43 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Xbox One Slim possibly leaked through FCC

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      April 12, 2016 8:54 AM

      A slim would be welcome. I wasn't crazy about the early 90's VCR sized (and shaped) look on the XBone to begin with.

      Also, for the love of God, could you give it an internal PSU? Sony seems to be able to do this.

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        April 12, 2016 9:02 AM

        you dont like the cinder block sized power brick?

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        April 12, 2016 9:19 AM

        What added advantage does an internal PSU bring? I mean realistically. You plug it in and it sits behind your television and then... what? Less heat inside the machine? Easily replaceable if it fails?

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          April 12, 2016 9:34 AM

          Well, for one thing, I don't have to worry about my cat getting to it and chewing up the non-replaceable cord. Also, not having to find a place to put the power brick so it's unobtrusive would be nice.

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          April 12, 2016 9:38 AM

          I mean...it's kind of a massive brick. It's thicker than my PS4. Also, the PS4 doesn't seem to suffer from heat issues related to having the PSU internally.

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            April 12, 2016 5:52 PM

            No, but it sounds like a jet plane trying to dissipate the heat.

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        April 12, 2016 9:43 AM

        lol. did you skip the original Xbox? That thing was a BEAST

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      April 12, 2016 10:00 AM

      cool, i'd love to get a much smaller one and use the big ugly one in dev mode for game dev

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      April 12, 2016 10:25 AM

      how is the ps4 so much smaller AND no power brick?

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        April 12, 2016 10:36 AM

        They were not trying to avoid a repeat of the red ring.

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          April 12, 2016 1:36 PM

          XBox 360 had an external PSU too. I don't think any of the Playstations have.

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            April 12, 2016 1:40 PM

            Correct. Sony's always made much tighter hardware really. Also less proprietary bullshit - bluetooth controllers, replaceable hard drives, proper USB...

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              April 12, 2016 3:28 PM

              Sony NOW makes less proprietary bullshit. PS2 and previous were as proprietary as it came.

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                April 12, 2016 3:53 PM

                MagicGate sucked but the PS2 still took regular hard drives that you could replace yourself.

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                  April 12, 2016 3:57 PM

                  Maybe I had an ancient one but my PS2 used proprietary Sony memory cards. With the PS3 they had standard user replaceable hard drives.

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                    April 12, 2016 4:24 PM

                    PS2 has a HDD bay.

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                      April 12, 2016 4:36 PM

                      Did the launch PS2s have one? It has been so long but I thought my PS2 didn't have a HD at all. I remember having to swap those stupid little cards with like 8 MB of memory on them.

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                        April 12, 2016 4:37 PM

                        We're talking about two diff things. Everyone had to use those little memory cards in the front. Later in the cycle, the Network Adaptor and HDD came out. I think that bay was there since launch.

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                          April 12, 2016 4:43 PM

                          I was thinking PS2 was fairly proprietary in that the controllers used a sony connector, as did those memory cards, plus it needed the need for a sony specific connector for the video out. PS3 is less proprietary and pretty much going with industry standards with USB, Bluetooth, HDMI out, etc.

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                            April 12, 2016 4:46 PM

                            Those assholes still try to rape you with their handhelds though. Shitty memory sticks for the PSP that eventually came down in price, but PS vita memory is still WTF expensive.

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                              April 12, 2016 5:36 PM

                              Has no one made a cheap device you can slot standard microSD cards into?

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                              April 12, 2016 6:38 PM

                              Vita memory cards are incredibly small though. Like, if you look away from it, you'll lose it small. I have smallish hands and their memory cards are almost smaller thank my pinky nails.

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                                April 12, 2016 9:11 PM

                                So they're roughly the same size as MicroSD cards?

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                            April 12, 2016 4:52 PM

                            I can't think of a controller prior to the 360/PS3 that used an industry standard connector. Before that all memory cards and controllers used proprietary connectors.

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                              April 12, 2016 6:16 PM

                              OG Xbox's controllers were USB but, as you say, proprietary connectors.

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                                April 12, 2016 8:49 PM

                                They were NOT USB.

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                                  April 12, 2016 8:51 PM

                                  I misinterpreted that. You are correct.

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                                    April 12, 2016 8:54 PM

                                    Don't ever raise your voice at me again.

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                                  April 13, 2016 2:28 PM

                                  The connector wasn't but the wiring is. I sniped the connector off a dead one and wired it to a standard USB connector back in the XP days.

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                      April 12, 2016 5:04 PM

                      Only if you bought the network adapter if we're talking launch PS2's

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                    April 12, 2016 5:34 PM

                    PS2 had third party cards from Madcatz and the like.

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                April 12, 2016 5:33 PM

                Yeah, but what exactly would you have plugged into them in that era?

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              April 12, 2016 5:05 PM

              They've been dealing with embedded power supplies since forever so it's not a surprise they're a bit better in that area.

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            April 12, 2016 9:09 PM

            The Xbox one still has an external psu, with active cooling, and it's Xbox huge..

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        April 12, 2016 10:42 AM

        Sony deliberately limits power consumption to a level where a power brick isn't required.

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          April 12, 2016 10:55 AM

          I doubt that's true they probably draw similar amounts of power, although I'm not sure why the xb1's brick is so huge. Sony has one also, but it's internal.

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          April 12, 2016 3:15 PM

          Wrong. Actually the PS4 consumes MORE power(or at least it did at launch, dunno about now) for everything aside from standby.

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          April 12, 2016 9:11 PM

          Nah, they just have a few years experience with building CE devices.

          However they didn't have the headroom to raise the clockfrequence like Microsoft did.

          Plus imho the original ps4 gets louder than the original Xb1

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        April 12, 2016 5:25 PM

        Sony has good hardware engineers

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        April 12, 2016 5:31 PM

        I really fucking hate having a power brick stuffed into my entertainment center. I would probably buy a new XB1 if they got rid of the external brick.

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          April 12, 2016 6:31 PM

          seriously, i can't fucking stand having to hide my power brick.

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          April 12, 2016 7:23 PM

          You guys are weird. It just goes next to the surge protector, just as hidden.

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            April 12, 2016 7:43 PM

            yeah this whole thing is baffling to me. this is such a spectacular non-issue, aside from having an external brick being measurably beneficial.