Xbox 360 S on sale now, sales surge 88 per cent

huge rise in sales figures thanks to svelte new console

UK gets Microsoft's updated games machine today

The Xbox 360 S, Microsoft’s slim update to its aging games machine, has landed in the UK. As of today – July 16th – you should be able to waltz into your nearest games retailer and snap one up.

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More on the Xbox 360 S

- Xbox 360 S ultimate guide

- New Xbox S: First impressions

- Xbox 360 Kinect review: first play and hands-on pics

- Xbox 360 S review: Hands-on video

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The console has an RRP of £199.99 (although some cheaper deals are around), which’ll get you a machine with built in WiFi, a 250GB hard drive and a fan so quiet you could hear a pin drop. It’s also got a bespoke port for the upcoming Kinect add-on.

According to reports, both this new model and price cuts on the now outdated one are responsible for a huge spike in Xbox 360 sales: The consoles has had an 88 per cent better June this year than last.

- Check out our full review of the Xbox 360 S here

Link: TechRadar, MCV