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

Microsoft is rumored to unveil its second, cheap next-gen Xbox console this month, and it looks like it will definitely be the Xbox Series S. The ledge Pictures from Microsoft’s new next-gen Xbox controller have been received in white, complete with packaging that Xbox Series S. Instagram user Zak was able to purchase the controller today, and we’ve confirmed that it’s genuine is.

The new controller was sold on a resale site today, and the edge of the packaging notes that the controller works with both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Microsoft has not yet officially unveiled an Xbox Series S, nor has the company confirmed a white Xbox Series X controller.

Xbox Series S on packaging.

A mysterious white Xbox Series X controller also appeared online last month, complete with new D-pads, textured triggers, and new share buttons. This new leak matches the previous controller leak, and retail packaging suggests that these may appear in stores soon.

The Xbox Series S will probably be Microsoft’s second cheaper next-gen Xbox, named Lockhart. A Microsoft document leaked in June shed some more light for the company’s next two-gen console. Microsoft’s Xbox Series X devkit, codenamed “Dante”, allows game developers to enable a special Lockhart mode that has a profile of performance that Microsoft wants to hit with this other console.

The Lockhart console is expected to include 7.5GB of usable RAM, around 4 Teraflop GPU performance, and ship with the same CPU found on the Xbox Series X. Microsoft is rumored to unveil the Xbox Series S sometime in August, and it will likely play a large part of the company’s Xbox All Access subscription plans that offer Xbox consoles and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (Xbox Live and Xbox for a monthly fee Bundles the game pass).

We’ve reached out to Microsoft to comment on the next-gen Xbox Controller leaks, and we’ll update you accordingly.