Microsoft has finally launched Xbox One S All Digital Edition. The new all-digital Xbox One costs $250, £200, and AU $350 in different regions. It costs $50 less than the current price point of an Xbox One S, which comes with a disc drive. The newest member of Xbox One family is now available for purchase via Microsoft Stores, online and from retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, and Walmart.
The new Xbox console comes with a similar size and form factor as the standard Xbox One but it has no disc drive. That’s because the console operates through digital downloads and comes with 1 TB of hard drive space. Xbox One S discless version comes with three pre-downloaded games: Sea of Thieves, Forza Horizon 3 and Minecraft.
Microsoft’s new console is worth giving attention to since it’s the first major console to come without a disc drive in years. Microsoft Corporation announced Xbox One S All Digital edition back in April by saying that they want to make console gaming more accessible to the gamers around the world. If you are looking for a new console in the market, the new console by Microsoft is definitely a worthy contender.
We realize price plays an important role in providing the opportunity to make console gaming more accessible to more gamers around the world. … the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is $50 USD less than Xbox One S, and we expect to maintain at least that price difference between the two consoles going forward.
The console is apparently a step forward towards the gaming industry’s shift towards streaming and digital services.
If you are thinking to buy this new console, we recommend you to get a Game Pass membership, which will give you access to 100+ games including Forza Horizon 4 and Crackdown 3.
Xbox Game Pass membership will cost you $10 a month but it’s the best service to be used in combination with the discless version of Microsoft’s console. There’s also a new promotion going on by Microsoft which gives you access to 3-months of Game Pass membership for just $1.
As for the console, it won’t be able to play DVDs or Blu-ray discs. However, Microsoft has confirmed that the console is capable of running 4K HDR content through streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and more.
With an all-digital version now available in the market, Microsoft is expected to talk about Xbox Scarlett or Xbox Anaconda at E3 2019 in June.