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What is the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition release date?

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What is the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition release date?

Enter the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition

Microsoft has unveiled the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, it's latest low-cost Xbox console. Doubling down on game downloads, the new console cuts $50 off entry-level Xbox one consoles by stripping down the console to its essential components and taking out the disc drive.

The Xbox One S All-Digital is primed for the modern online world, backed by Microsoft's ever-growing integrated Microsoft Store for games, movies, TV, and more. Paired with Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft's Netflix-style subscription service with over 100 games, the console is ideal for the convivence of digital landscape. While losing out on the benefits of physical media, it's an overall promising addition filling a new hole in the Xbox lineup.

The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition retains a familiar white and black design, now streamlined without the drive and eject button. The console promises otherwise identical capabilities, including shared features, performance, games, and accessories with the existing Xbox One S from 2016. It merely acts as the latest entry-point into the Xbox gaming ecosystem, now at a lower price than ever before.

When does the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition release?

While it was first unveiled during Microsoft's Inside Xbox live show for April, the console's release is just around the corner. The Xbox One S All-Digital is currently on track for a May 7, 2019, release date and is priced at $249 in the U.S. Preorders for the device are now live ahead of its launch directly via the Microsoft Store.

Which countries is Xbox One S All-Digital Edition available in?

While Microsoft is yet to release a full list of markets set to receive the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, availability is expected across most existing regions. The U.S. is currently the only region confirmed for initial availability on May 7, 2019.

Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Games Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.