The Xbox One S release date is almost here. Gamers would certainly look forward to the news things that the improved console can offer. However, will Australia gamers really get an edge over other Xbox One S users worldwide? Will Aussies get a Xbox One S Australia special bundle?

Unfortunately, there is no special bundle exclusive to Australians. However, a bundle is indeed coming which launches along the upgraded console. The bundle’s Australian price and release date has finally been announced.

Gizmodo Australia shares majority of the details. According to the source, the Xbox One S 500GB Halo Bundle Collection becomes available for Australian gamers on August 23. The bundle on the 500GB version costs 399 AUD, while the 1TB bundle retails for 499 AUD. Alongside the bundle comes the Xbox Wireless Controller and games.

Although Australia is not getting any special bundle, it seems AU gamers would have to pass on another title. Such title is Madden NFL 17. According to Engadget, the game comes with seven Madden Ultimate Team Pro Packs and one month of EA Access. For now, the Madden bundle is only limited to 1TB models and gamers in the US and Canada.

Stay tuned for updates on whether the Madden NFL 17 bundle ever comes to Australia.

Xbox One S Australia: What’s new?

If you’re having second thoughts on buying the Xbox One S, it’s better to familiarize yourself with what’s new with the device.

The Microsoft Xbox official website details the specifications of the One S. One of the highlights of the new console is its size. The official website describes it as 40% smaller. However, despite its physical downsizing, the device’s storage power remains intact. The Xbox One S is model is available with up to 2TB of storage.

The Xbox website also details that the One S boasts of richer colors with the use of its High Dynamic Range technology. Through this, gamers can experience their favorite titles more vividly.

Eager to learn more on special Xbox One S Australia offers? Be sure to check out this space from time to time for updates.