Update: Microsoft has 'no plans' for a white Xbox Series X
A new version of Microsoft's flagship console was spotted in an advert, but it turns out it was just a skin
Update: It turns out that the white Xbox Series X in Logitech’s advert was indeed wrapped in a skin. David Perez, the head of communications for gaming at Logitech, confirmed to The Verge that the company wrapped the Xbox Series X for the ad, while Microsoft told VGC that “The white Xbox Series X console for the promotional video by our partner is not in production. We have no plans to release the Xbox Series X console in white at this time.”
➡️ The Shortcut Skinny: white Xbox Series X
👀 A new Logitech advert included a white Xbox Series X in the background
🤍 The console would match the Xbox Series S and new Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 – Core
😶 Microsoft hasn’t ruled out whether a new color option is on the way
😇 Only one special edition Xbox Series X exists right now – the Halo Infinite Xbox Series X
Original story: A sleek-looking white Xbox Series X has been spotted in a new Logitech advert, but we’re still waiting to find out whether a new color option for Microsoft’s flagship console is on the way.
The white version of the Xbox Series X was clocked by VGC and was sitting inconspicuously in the background of Logitech’s new advert for the Astro A30 wireless headset.
The console is present alongside other white hardware and peripherals, leading many to suspect that the Xbox Series X was simply skinned by Logitech to match the advert’s overall aesthetic. Companies like dbrand sell a white Xbox Series X skin which could have been used to give Microsoft’s console a makeover.
Aside from those found in special sweepstake giveaways and competitions, only one custom Xbox Series X currently exists – the Halo Infinite Xbox Series X. The Xbox Series X is only available in black – however, a white model could appeal to those who want a console that matches the Xbox Series S and the new Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 – Core, which was released on September 22 for $129.99.
While I’ve also preferred my consoles and hardware to come in black, there’s something rather appealing about the white Xbox Series X. Unlike the PS5’s two-tone design, which led to me buying a pair of Dark Plates from dbrand as soon as they were available and the Midnight Black DualSense controller – ranked 3rd in our best PS5 controller colors list – I wouldn’t be opposed to seeing another color scheme for Microsoft’s diminutive tower of power.
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First published: September 23, 2022
Updated: September 26, 2022