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Microsoft unveils new console, the Xbox One X

The smallest Xbox ever created launches Nov. 7

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A year after first teasing its next console, Microsoft officially unveiled the Xbox One X at its E3 press conference on Sunday. It will launch worldwide on Nov. 7 for $499. 

Microsoft’s Kareem Choudhry said Xbox One X is not only the most powerful video game console ever made, but it’s also the smallest Xbox ever created. The beefed-up hardware is compatible with all existing Xbox One accessories and games, but it will run games in 4K at higher resolutions. Additionally, existing games such as Gears of War 4 and Resident Evil 7 will receive updates that can improve load times and framerates. It also can play 4K Blu-ray discs. 

Microsoft also announced that original Xbox games will be backward compatible with Xbox One X later this year (joining Xbox 360 games), meaning you can play all three generations of Xbox games on one system.

See the official trailer for the Xbox One X above.