Microsoft opens preorders for Minecraft special edition Xbox One S

Microsoft showed off a new Minecraft-themed special edition version of the Xbox One S console during its Gamescom press conference in Cologne, Germany today, confirming the news first teased in a Facebook video posted earlier today that gave us a glimpse of the gorgeous pixel art paint job.

Microsoft says the device comes with 1TB of storage. While we don’t have a product page on hand quite yet, you can expect it to retail for either $300 or $350, as other special edition bundles have in the past. Preorders are opening today with a release date of October 3rd.

The company also announced a pair of Middle-earth: Shadow of War Xbox One S bundles, one for a 500GB version of the console and a second 1TB version. The bundles come with all the in-game pre-order bonus items and cost $300 and $350 respectively.

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Looks cool

Pretty sweet.

Agreed, for minecraft fans this is awesome.

I don’t understand why they didn’t do this for the Xbox one x instead of the s. I’d love to have that but I’ll be in the market for an X, not the S. I do like the project Scorpio edition though.

If Minecraft is the game that’s selling you a console, 4K graphics are probably not your top priority.

Just a guess.

Really? no link to the pre order?

While we don’t have a product page on hand quite yet, you can expect it to retail for either $300 or $350, as other special edition bundles have in the past.

$399 is what they priced it at.

Microsoft keeps making these crazy decisions.

$399 is a bad price for this. All the other Xbox One S 1TB bundles are $299 or less.

They should have priced this at $299 and they would sell really well during the holidays.

Canadian and American pricing on stuff is weird some times , exchange rate or not. 1TB XB1 bundles are 450 CDN normally which is 360 USD. Whereas I saw at work today that this Minecraft console is 500. So it’s an extra 50$ for the cool paint job , which seems reasonable. It’s also right in line with the American pricing after exchange. But then the XB1X is 600 CDN which is 477 USD. So we’re paying more for the XB1S and less for the XB1X.

I don’t play Minecraft but I want one! My kids would freak out.

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