Custom Xbox One S That Lights Up Revealed By Microsoft, Made In Collaboration With Chainsmokers

The DJ duo behind "Closer" worked with Microsoft on this system.


Microsoft and the DJ duo The Chainsmokers have teamed up for a special-edition Xbox One S that lights up. It's part of a larger initiative that will see Microsoft create custom Xbox One S consoles with "celebrities and brands."

As explained on the Xbox Wire, the Chainsmokers Xbox One S console uses a small, USB-powered processor that converts sound into a changing light show. There are 60 pixels that light up that not only looks cool but also creates what Microsoft says is a 3D effect. You can see the custom console and controllers in the video below.

"We were really pumped to work with Xbox on this project and help bring our music to life in a new way, by combining it with the best gaming console in the world," The Chainsmokers said in a statement (via Rolling Stone). "We knew the team would do something amazing, but when we saw the custom Xbox One S for the first time, we were both blown away by how cool the design is."

For his part, Xbox marketing director Aaron Greenberg said this console is unlike any custom console Microsoft has ever made. He also called it a "true piece of art."

Microsoft is giving the console away. You can try to win one by following The Chainsmokers on Twitter and replying with a message about why you like the design of the console. You can see the full contest rules here.

As for the other custom Xbox One consoles that Microsoft is making, these will be produced in partnership with "top personalities from music, sports, television, fashion, art and Hollywood." At least some of them should be announced later this year.

While you may never get your hands on these consoles, Microsoft is launching the Xbox One X in November. It's described as the most powerful console ever made, and it's also the smallest system Microsoft has ever produced. It'll live alongside the Xbox One S, which is less expensive (starting at around $250) compared to $500 for the Xbox One X. The Xbox One games and controllers you may already own will work on Xbox One X.

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Will you be stuck looking at the giant "Chainsmokers" logo taking up half the unit? It would look better with just two plain halves. Also, I would rather see this working without all the extra lights surrounding the console.

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lol the Chainsmokers, what a cancerous name.

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I use to think that the xbox was worthless but I was wrong, it does serve a purpose you can use it to see in the dark.

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@yukushi: LOL

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I might actually buy an Xbone if it looked like that. Probably not though.

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Looked like that color change panel might have blocked some ventilation? I'm not that familiar with the S models though.

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I could maybe see them doing the same thing they do with custom controllers.🤔

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This would only be cool,if you could buy them,but since u cant.....

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@effinjay: Exactly. I mean if I could buy it = awesome. But now that I realize its just a marketing ploy, well, screw that lol

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Cool can I do mine and have Linkin Park in it

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@angrycreep: Extra rope and needle details

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@billy90rickey: Wouldnt you rather customize your own your way?

They overprice these things anyhow.

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@billy90rickey: because you have top secret documents on your xbox,right? 😂🤣

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@billy90rickey: Fair enough but there is more ways to customize your machine, not just stickers.

Haha well you dont really know MS or the folks that do custom work for them but i get your point :D

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@billy90rickey: It would be nice if you could send them you design when you buy the console so they can do it up for you

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@billy90rickey: agreed! I'm open for custom built Xbox one X not S consoles. Many people jumped on the Scorpio which Is cool but I'm waiting for more serious Xbox One X custom consoles to come to market. I already own XBox one 360 StarWars console and StarWars Darth Vader PS4 so I would jump immediately on a Xbox one X StarWars edition or any really cool custom editions. We'll see!!!

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I'm convinced Microsoft released this console earlier than they initially wanted to because they really haven't provided a reason to upgrade. I think it will make more sense in a year or two when games that will benefit from this system's power will be released. I preordered a Scorpio but l plan on dumping it at Christmas.

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Make games

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Waiting for the Justin bieber purple edition.

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@ragnarocking: Who??