Microsoft has at long last revealed when gamers will be able to get their hands on the Xbox One S console with a 500GB and 1TB harddrive.

The announcement came from Microsoft’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb via the Microsoft Director of Programming’s official website.

According to Hryb, the 500GB and 1TB versions of the Xbox One S will release in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday, August 23.

No date has been given for the UK just yet, but Microsoft has said it will provide more details about its plans for “additional markets” next month.

Though we would anticpate that the UK release date won’t be that far behind the rest of the world.

For the time being UK gamers will be able to pick up a 2TB Xbox One S for £349.99 from next Tuesday, August 2.

n the US the 500GB console will come bundled with free copies of with Halo 5: Guardians and Halo: The Master Chief Collection costing $299 USD.

That’s $100 less than than 2TB model and could see it come in at anywhere between £250 and £275 in the UK.

Additionally the 1TB model will include a free digital copy of this year’s Madden NFL 17, and is priced at $349.

Again, we’d expect to see this model in the UK coming in at somewhere between £300 and £325 when it launches on these shores.

Microsoft has billed the new Xbox One S as a “Sleeker. Slimmer. Sharper.” version of it’s bulky black predecessor which was originally launched November 22, 2013.

This new version of the console includes a 40% smaller design over the standard Xbox One, intergrated power brick, 4K Blu-ray player and support for HDR.