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Microsoft’s new Xbox Series S console confirmed in leaked controller packaging

Microsoft is rumored to be unveiling its second, cheaper next-gen Xbox console this month, and it looks like it will definitely be called Xbox Series S. The edge has obtained photos of Microsoft’s new next-gen Xbox controller in white, complete with packaging that mentions the Xbox Series S. Instagram user Zak was able to buy the controller today and we have confirmed that it is genuine.

The new controller was sold on a resale site today and it says on the side of the packaging that the controller will work with both Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles. Microsoft hasn’t officially revealed an Xbox Series S yet, and the company hasn’t even confirmed a white Xbox Series X controller.

Xbox Series S on the packaging.

A mysterious white Xbox Series X controller also appeared online last month, complete with the new D-pad, textured triggers, and a new share button. This new leak is consistent with the previous controller leak, and retail packaging suggests it may hit stores soon.

The Xbox Series S is likely to be Microsoft’s second cheaper next-generation Xbox, code-named Lockhart. A Microsoft document, leaked in June, shed some more light on the company’s plans for two next-gen consoles. With Microsoft’s Xbox Series X devkit, codenamed “Dante,” game developers can enable a special Lockhart mode that has a profile of the performance Microsoft wants to achieve with this second console.

The Lockhart console is expected to feature 7.5 GB of usable RAM, about 4 teraflops of GPU performance, and comes with the same CPU as the Xbox Series X. Microsoft is rumored to be unveiling the Xbox Series S some time in August, and it will likely be a big part of the company’s Xbox All Access plans that bundle an Xbox console and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (Xbox Live and Xbox Game Pass) for a monthly fee.

We’ve reached out to Microsoft to comment on the next generation Xbox controller leak, and we’ll update you accordingly.