The Xbox Collection S will get extra storage and Carbon Black styling

Xbox made a number of shock bulletins as a part of its huge summer time presentation this weekend, together with main showcases for Starfield and a number of its different upcoming video games.

One of the crucial welcome, although, wasn’t a couple of sport in any respect, however relatively the reveal of a brand new mannequin of its wonderful little Collection S, the lower-powered choice out of its two current-generation consoles.


The Collection S is getting a brand new mannequin, releasing on 1 September 2023 however accessible to pre-order now, in a sleek Carbon Black colourway that crucially comes with an upgraded inner SSD with 1TB of house.

Xbox Series S 1TB Black square

Xbox Collection S – 1TB

The latest Collection S mannequin would be the one to choose by default, with storage now a key a part of a console’s ease of use. You possibly can pre-order it now!

That is double the earlier allocation, and whereas it comes with a value rise of $50/£50, it is an important new choice given how rapidly the usual Collection S fills up with video games.

It is a scenario that has seen loads of motion just lately, given it was solely final week that WD_Black launched its personal Growth Card for Collection X and S, bringing a barely cheaper price level to the desk to increase issues.

WD Black Xbox storage card square

WD_Black C50 Growth Card for Xbox

A helpful card for these of us who want somewhat more room.

The truth is, that bears wanting into – since it could presently value about $380 to get a 500GB Collection S and pair it with a 500GB Growth Card from WD_Black, the value that Xbox has tacked onto the 1TB Collection S is definitely greater than cheap.

Plus, after all, the latest Collection S will get that Carbon Black makeover and it actually does look implausible. We’re fairly huge followers of the white Collection S, with its contrasted grille and funky chunky design aesthetic, however there’s lots to be mentioned for a stealthier design.

That is what you get with the brand new black mannequin, and it after all matches in rather more naturally with the darker Collection X, too – not that you simply’d ever be more likely to want each by the identical TV.

This wasn’t even the one enticing redesigned {hardware} Xbox confirmed off – to rejoice the discharge of Starfield it is obtained a beautiful pair of restricted editions that may be ordered now. There is a controller and a wi-fi headset, with the previous specifically taking its place as presumably the prettiest one Xbox presently presents.

Xbox Wireless Controller Starfield

Xbox Wi-fi Controller

This Starfield controller is just attractive, and to not be missed.

So, it was a fairly spectacular exhibiting for Xbox from a {hardware} perspective on condition that video games had been very a lot the primary focus of its showcase.