In the most recent Inside Xbox episode, Microsoft officially announced the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, which comes disc-less.
Xbox One S All-Digital launches at May 7, the set includes a 1TB hard drive and an Xbox Game Pass trial. The console is also packed with three games: Sea of Thieves, Forza Horizon 3, and Minecraft. The All-Digital will cost you $250.
It seems like high price, particularly if you concider the price of the traditional Xbox One S model bundles, it’s still $50 cheaper than Microsoft’s own SRP for the Xbox One S at $300. How it has been announced, the platform holder said it expects this $50 (at least) difference to be maintained going forward.
Making it clear, you always can find the disc-less console $50 cheaper (and even cheaper than that) than Xbox One S.
The original leak: The Xbox One S All-Digital console, Microsoft’s first disc-less Xbox, is reportedly getting unveiled this week. German site Winfuture said that the console is already in the database at some retailers, and leaked an early image of the box and the console itself.
The Xbox One S All-Digital looks almost identical to the Xbox One S, and comes with a 1TB hard drive. It also comes with three games pre-loaded, those being Sea of Thieves, Forza Horizon 3, and Minecraft. Winfuture notes the console will retail for €229, which is around $260.
Not much sense in this price, since you can already find a variety of packs under or around $260. The US price probably may decrease to $200, given how more expensive consoles commonly are in the EU.
Developers may will want to rename console from the awkward ‘All-Digital’ moniker to something like Xbox One M.
It’s been suggested that the console will release in May, with pre-orders kicking off on April. Besides, a digital-only console would also perfect for the company’s rumoured Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which bundles both Gold, and Game Pass.