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Xbox Series S goes all-black and gets 1TB SSD at last

A new console was announced during the Xbox Games Showcase, albeit a variant on an existing one. There's an Xbox Series S in black coming soon, with a larger 1TB SSD.

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Microsoft has announced a Carbon Black Xbox Series S with more storage than the standard white model.

Available from 1 September, with pre-orders to start today, the new version looks even more like a mini-Xbox Series X than before. And, it ups the game storage to the same as its larger sibling – 1TB. It’s something that prospective buyers have been clamouring for.

You will have to pay a little more though… the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, announced the new Series S variant during the Xbox Games Showcase – itself a part of Summer Game Fest – and revealed that it’ll be priced from $349.99 in the US, £299.99 in the UK.

Bar the colour and storage, everything else about the new Xbox Series S is the same as the existing white model. It is capable of playing Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One games, as well as Xbox 360 and original Xbox titles available as part of the backward compatibility program.

It is also best partnered with Xbox Game Pass which provides access to more than 400 Xbox games to download and play as part of a monthly subscription. An even better deal is Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which costs $14.99 / £10.99 per month but also includes Xbox Cloud Gaming, EA Play, Xbox Live Gold, PC Game Pass and a stack of exclusive deals and offers.

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The Carbon Black Xbox Series S will come with a similarly-coloured Xbox Wireless Controller. But, should you want an additional controller of a different colour, there’s a great deal on at the moment for a variety of alternatives in bright hues.

You can pre-order the Xbox Series S in black from Microsoft’s own webstore.

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