Xbox One S 500GB & 1TB consoles releasing on August 23 with either Madden or Halo

Two Xbox One S bundles are coming in late August with options for either a digital copy of Madden NFL 17 or pretty much every Halo game ever created.

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Microsoft announced the 2TB version of its Xbox One S will be making its debut on August 2, although at the time, it didn’t reveal when the 1TB and 500GB versions of the console would be coming. Today, we’re learning both the 1TB and 500GB versions of the Xbox One S will be arriving on August 23 in bundle form.

The first bundle to be announced is the Xbox One S Madden NFL 17 Bundle. It includes a copy of Madden NFL 17, a 1TB hard drive, seven Madden Ultimate Team Pro Packs, and one month of EA Access for $349. A promotional code for 20% off a purchase at NFLShop.com is also included.

The second is the Xbox One S Halo Collection Bundle which offers either a 500GB or 1TB hard drive, an Xbox Wireless Controller, and Halo 5: Guardians and Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The 500GB version is priced at $299 while the 1TB version is priced at $349.

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      July 26, 2016 7:20 AM

      Wow, I thought this was further off. Anyone want a first gen?

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        July 26, 2016 7:21 AM

        Also fuck Microsoft for going the 500/1TB route. I have a 500 now and it's an absolute joke how quickly I run out of space. It's simply inconvenient for anyone that has more than a handful of games. I expected 1 TB/ 2 TB from this launch :(

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          July 26, 2016 7:22 AM

          Kind of like how Apple continues to make 16GB iPhones.

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          July 26, 2016 7:54 AM

          2tb on Aug 2, 500gb and 1tb on the 23rd.

          You gotta read the article, not just the headline :)

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          July 26, 2016 8:45 AM

          Yeah, I thought it'd be 2tb as well. I'd probably buy that because fuck having to uninstall stuff all the time.

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          July 26, 2016 8:45 AM

          Huh? They have the 2 TB version launching first full 20days before the smaller hdd ones

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          July 26, 2016 8:49 AM

          Pretty sure I have the 500GB version now too (it was an AssCreed bundle from 2 years ago maybe?) but it doesn't really bother me but maybe that's lifestyle? I have some Just Dance games installed for the kid and then I have one thick game for me, and that's it. My life gives me mabye a few hours a week to console game, so it becomes a waste of time to install all the games I have lying around or download everything I bought digitally. I play titles through, and then remove them and move on to the next murderventure.

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          July 26, 2016 9:00 AM

          You are better off buying a USB 3 SSD external. The internal drives are slow as hell. I have friends I play with who have games installed on their usb drives and load into games like 15-20 seconds faster.

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            July 26, 2016 9:03 AM

            Hell yeah. Sabrent's caddy is cheap and even a 256GB SSD is enough for a handful of your current games - totally worth it. I wish I could upgrade the internal too without voiding the warranty though.

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            July 26, 2016 9:37 AM

            Yeah I have a 1TB SSD attached to mine and it is great.

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            July 26, 2016 9:49 AM

            I got a $20 USB3 case from amazon, and whatever 5TB 7200rpm drive is going at the time. Only used about 20% of the space so far and it's very fast.

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            July 26, 2016 10:09 AM

            This is definitely true on the current Xbone. Only thing I put on the internal are all the apps, games go on a 4 TB 7200 RPM external.

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          July 26, 2016 9:32 AM

          At least they make is super easy to add additional storage via USB. I got a 7200 rpm drive and connected it to mine. Now I have tons of storage and it's super fast.

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        July 26, 2016 10:07 AM

        Why upgrade? I think the HDR feature isn't going to make a big difference.

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          July 26, 2016 10:35 AM

          4k video

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            July 26, 2016 10:36 AM

            I'm pretty sure they've stated that if you're a current Xbone owner they know there's not a lot of incentive to buy a new one and you should wait for the next gen. This is for people who have held out this long and smaller with a few more features that might be enticing to them.

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              July 26, 2016 10:53 AM

              If someone wants to make use of their 4K tv for ultra hd bluray this will be the best option most likely.

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                July 26, 2016 10:55 AM

                Yeah I liked the 4K upgrade thing, and the added space. I may just upgrade the HDD as suggested. Had no idea you could put an SSD on it.

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                  July 26, 2016 11:09 AM

                  If it's more about storage then definitely just add to existing One.

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                  July 26, 2016 1:00 PM

                  It's stupid easy to use a USB 3 HD with it. I added a 1 tb drive a year ago and still am not even close to filling it up.

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        July 26, 2016 11:45 AM

        This isn't the faster xbox, it's the slim version

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      July 26, 2016 2:01 PM

      I won't be upgrading any time soon. My Xbox One is essentially a TV / Plex / Netflix box these days.

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      July 26, 2016 7:34 PM

      dammit... urge to pick up the master chief collection rising again...

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