Big news in the world of Xbox today. Microsoft has revealed that the $399 2TB version of the Xbox One S will be hitting shelves on August 2. That’s pretty close!

Microsoft have also stated that if you’ve pre-ordered and Xbox One S, then you’ll be getting it on release day. If you still want one of the new slim consoles, you can still pre-order from Microsoft’s store. Microsoft claims that availability is limited so, head on over there while you can (if you’re interested).

The Xbox One S won’t launch everywhere on that date, and will only be available in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK and United States. Now worries though, other territories will get the console later in the year.

While the 2TB model will be releasing on August 2, the base bundle that comes with a 500GB hard drive and an Xbox One controller for $299, or you can get a 1TB version for $349 will not be.

Microsoft says “more details on the specific availability dates of these two options will be shared soon.” It seems likely that we will also see those SKUS sometime in August, just maybe a little bit later.

The Xbox One S is a neat little device and one that non-owners of the current gen hardware are sure to love.The Xbox One S doesn’t come with a Kinect port, so you’ll have to buy and adapter for that. Or, if you’re already an Xbox One owner, you can request one for free.

So, does the Xbox One S make you want to pick it up later this year? Or are you content with your Xbox One until Project Scorpio is release late next year? Let us know your thoughts below.