Microsoft Introduces White Xbox Series X and New Storage Options

Microsoft has officially unveiled a white version of the Xbox Series X, catering to gamers who prefer a lighter and cleaner aesthetic for their console. The new model is fully digital, without a disc drive, but maintains the same powerful performance as the original Xbox Series X for existing Xbox games.

In addition to the white Xbox Series X, Microsoft is also offering a white version of the Xbox Series S, their smaller and more budget-friendly console. The white Xbox Series X boasts 1TB of storage and is slated for release later this year with a price tag of $449.99. Microsoft has also announced a special edition 2TB “Galaxy Black” version of the original Xbox Series X, priced at $599.99. The white Xbox Series S will come with 1TB of storage and is priced at $349.99.

The white exterior of the new Xbox Series X matches the “robot white” color scheme of the Xbox Series S. While there were rumors of an upgraded cooling system for the white model, official confirmation will likely have to wait for console teardowns.

The introduction of the white Xbox Series X also puts to rest rumors of a refreshed version of the console codenamed “Brooklin.” The Brooklin was rumored to have a more cylindrical design, without a disc drive, and marketed as “adorably all digital.” The planned launch for Brooklin was supposedly November of this year with a price tag of $499 and a bundled new controller with Xbox Wireless 2 connectivity.

Last September, Xbox chief Phil Spencer acknowledged leaks about the refreshed Xbox Series X design, hinting at potential changes in their hardware roadmap. “It is hard to see our team’s work shared in this way because so much has changed and there’s so much to be excited about right now, and in the future,” Spencer stated. “We will share the real plans when we are ready.”

With the official announcement of the white Xbox Series X and new storage options, Microsoft is continuing to offer gamers a range of choices to suit their preferences and budgets.

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