After two repeated attempts to outsell Sony’s PlayStation 4, Microsoft finally made it official – they permanently dropped the price of the Xbox One to $349 as of this week. Although, if you plan to pick one up, you may want to wait until next week to do so, as they will be releasing their revised version of the console with a ton more storage space as you can see in the video above.
The newest version of the console will be released only in the United Stated starting June 16th, featuring a 1TB harddrive and the new wireless controller that was rumored to be coming a couple of weeks ago. As originally rumored, the controller will include a 3.5mm stereo jack that will let you plug your headset directly into the controller. About time they caught up to Sony.
For a limited time only, the new console will include Halo: The Master Chief Collection. From now on, the new controller will ship with all Xbox One consoles, as well as be sold separately starting this month for $64.99 in black. You can, also, get the Xbox One Special Edition Covert Forces Wireless Controllers in silver or black for the same price.
While people will go nuts over the 1TB of storage space, even though Sony allows you to use an external for their console, the new controller will give you the option to adjust headset volume, mic monitoring, as well as voice and game audio balance through the Settings menu on the console.
It is about time that Microsoft made the change for their console. As Sony had this feature when they launched their console, Microsoft has always managed to stand a bit behind for the sake of price and release to the market. After countless consumer feedback that asked for this, it is nice that Microsoft listened to their base but it would have been nice if they figured it out on their own.