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Xbox One with new controller and more storage appears on Amazon

Xbox One with new controller and more storage appears on Amazon

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According to a new posting on Amazon, you'll soon be able to pick up an Xbox One with 1TB of storage and a new controller that features a standard 3.5mm headset jack. Bundled with a digital version of The Master Chief Collection, the refreshed console was listed for $400, though unsurprisingly, most of the details have since been pulled from the Amazon listing. Microsoft previously revealed the new controller in a support article, saying that the newer version would be released after June. Meanwhile, a 1TB version of the console was previously released as part of a limited edition Call of Duty bundle.

While that may seem like a lot of storage, with the rising prominence of downloadable games, 1TB might just be necessary for those who have made the shift to digital game libraries. Downloading Battlefield Hardline, for example, will eat up more than 45GB of space, while Destiny will set you back 25GB. Even disc-based games often require large mandatory installs or patches. Of course, having to worry about download sizes at all goes against the initial sales pitch: Microsoft originally said that the Xbox One "was designed to make storage management automatic," so that users wouldn't have to bother.

We'll likely see the official announcement of the refreshed Xbox One at E3. Amazon listed the release date as June 15th, which just so happens to be the same day as Microsoft's keynote.

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