Microsoft Unveils Xbox One S All-Digital Edition
Microsoft has finally officially announced their new discless Xbox One S system, dubbed the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. It comes with a 1 TB hard drive and retails for $250. We, among many others, feel like the price point for this system should be $199, but Microsoft says they will adjust the price as necessary to stay competitive. Microsoft’s Lawrence Hryb added, “We expect to maintain at least a $50 difference between Xbox One S and the all-digital version during sale.”
The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition features the same internal parts as the current Xbox One S console, the only difference being it does not include the 4K Blu-Ray optical drive. The console obviously won’t play physical game discs or movies, but the console does include digital copies of Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, and Forza Horizon 3 pre-installed.
Additionally, players also have the option of subscribing to Xbox Game Pass for $1 for three months. Microsoft also announced Xbox Game Pass Ultimate today, which combines Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold for $15 a month.
In our opinion, the console doesn’t seem worth it for a measly $50 discount right now, but could become more enticing if the price drops to $199 or lower later on. Maybe Microsoft will become a little more lenient on their pricing for this digital-only Xbox One S system.