UPDATE: New Xbox One 1TB Console Unveiled

Today, we’re unveiling the Xbox One 1TB console, with a new matte finish and more storage for your games and media. But that’s not all. We’re also including our newly designed Xbox One Wireless Controller, and in select regions for a limited time, Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

The new Xbox One Wireless Controller now features a 3.5mm stereo jack that lets you plug a headset right into the controller. You’ll have the option to adjust headset volume, mic monitoring, and voice and game audio balance through the Settings menu on your console. In addition to audio improvements, we’ve fine-tuned the bumpers and enabled wireless firmware updates on the updated controller which eliminates having to connect the controller via USB cable to receive updates. What’s more, you can purchase the new controller as a standalone item in black ($59.99 U.S. MSRP) as well as a new camouflage design in silver and black with the Xbox One Special Edition Covert Forces Wireless Controller ($64.99 U.S. MSRP).

Xbox One 1TB consoles will start shipping to retailers June 16 in the United States and select markets later this month and will be available starting at $399 USD ERP. We’re also pleased to announce that starting today, the $349 USD price on all standard Xbox One 500GB consoles will be permanent in the United States and select regions.

And finally, we are happy to announce that starting this Fall, you’ll be able to purchase the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows to enjoy the freedom and convenience of the wireless controller on Windows 10 PCs, laptops, and tablets. The Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows will be available for $24.99 U.S. MSRP or bundled with an Xbox One Wireless Controller for $79.95 U.S. MSRP and sold in most markets where Xbox accessories are currently available. (Supports up to 8 controllers.)

I posted some high resolution images and a video of the Covert Forces controller at my Flickr page. For more news related to the Xbox One 1TB console and new Xbox One Wireless Controller, check out Xbox Wire.

I have a couple of the Xbox One Special Edition Covert Forces Wireless Controllers to give away and all you have to do for a chance to win one is read this post and leave me a comment telling me what you think of this announcement. Details below:

How do you enter for a chance to win?

Simple. All you have to do is leave a comment to this post responding to this announcement. Tell me what you think about the Xbox One 1TB Console, Covert Forces Controller, Wireless Adapter and/or the permanent price reduction and I’ll randomly choose two winners at the end of the week.

What can you win?

  • One winner will win an Xbox One Special Edition Covert Forces Wireless Controller and a code for  Xbox Live Gold (12 months).
  • One winner will win an Xbox One Special Edition Covert Forces Wireless Controller.

What are the rules?

Leave a comment to this post with your response. Do not @ reply me on Twitter. That won’t count!

Deadline to enter is 4:00 pm PT / 7:00 pm ET on Friday, 12 June 2015. One entry per person. Contest is open to everyone but prize availability might not be available in all regions. Winners will be notified via the e-mail account associated with their Disqus account or Twitter (when applicable) on or about 12 June. We use the Disqus commenting system – read this if you have questions about Disqus.

Have fun and good luck!

Note: If you do not have an e-mail address or Twitter name associated with your Disqus login, you must include this information in your comment to be eligible. Any winner who does not respond to my notification within 72 hours will forfeit the prize. For faster notification, follow me on Twitter where I can DM you if you win. Only comments received at www.majornelson.com will be considered.

UPDATE: Congratulations to the winners. They have been notified via email. Thank you all for participating.




  • Mike

    The larger drive will keep many people from having to add external storage.


  • Adam Abers Abernethy

    Loving the sleek design of the Covert Controller would make a smashing addition to my Xbox one. 1TB is not that much in todays climate but it has to keep in line with trend so is a nice update in storage.


  • Doug

    Wow. Wish I had known a new controller was coming out since I just bought a stereo adapter for my controller.
    1TB seems like a lot less storage now that most of the games are many more GB’s in size than the X360 games were.


  • Josh Miller

    The one TB hard drive seems awesome. I haven’t looked into expanding the memory on my existing x1 yet, but I always feel like I’m running out of space. The new controller is also a big upgrade. Not concerned as much about the bumpers, but the headset jack is nice. I still wish they would come out with an affordable wireless headset. But I could definitely live with/work around a jack more than the existing setup.


  • Kwincy

    Fantastic update to the Xbox 1, I’m grabbing that controller for sure!


  • Christian DePalma

    I think this sounds alright. Then again im still using technology from 2010.


  • ICEige

    Hook me up, Major! I’ve had Xbox since the first release in 2001 and a xbox 360 until now! I don’t have an Xbox one😦 Now is the time with the sweet new upgrades! Gametag: ICEige


  • BigMoses

    I wish they came out with the 1tb console in the first place. Especially for the day one editions.


  • Kevin Sandhu

    WTB new


  • Parker Wilson

    Xbox Controller and PC dongle!


  • Parker Wilson

    I just wanted to say thank you to everyone at Xbox and Microsoft for listening to the consumers.


  • Rich

    I like that you guys updated the controller, great improvement!


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  • Nitramuse

    Just bought a second controller with the chat adapter 2 weeks ago… oh well…..


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