A few months ago, we reported Microsoft was working on an Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. It looks exactly the same as the Xbox One S, but doesn't feature a disc drive. The only way to play games on it is by downloading them through the Microsoft Store or purchasing game codes through retailers like Amazon and GameStop.
Today, the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition launched at Microsoft Stores, online and in select retailers. According to Microsoft, "the newest member of the Xbox One family, the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition offers disc-free gaming and entertainment, creating an affordable way for gamers to start playing Xbox One games." The console allows you to build a library of digital games that travels with you and is available in the cloud.
The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is priced at $249, making it $50 cheaper than the Xbox One S and comes with an additional three games, including Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, and Forza Horizon 3. If you're in the market for a new console, be sure to give this edition a go. Eventually, it may become the cheapest Xbox One model because retailers like Amazon regularly discount consoles.
Are you interested in the device? Let us know. Do you think gaming is ready for an all-digital future?
Jump into digital
Secure your Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, Microsoft's new and ambitious disc-less console. It's the cheapest Xbox One ever made, bundled with a trio of downloadable games.
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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
Finally!! Grab it right now!?
Finally people can tell MS to FO with this thing!
249 bucks? Pay more for less... :)
People will, you know it. 😜
This is a stupid price for this. $150 would be acceptable and sell like gangbusters. Can't you get a Xbox One S w/ a game damn near anywhere for $230 … WITH A 4K UHD disc drive????
I’m sure it’ll go down to that amount through third-party sellers in maybe late 2019 or early 2020.
That's why you say in your article "Grab it right now!". :)
Don't be too hard on the author. His short to medium term future is linked with the success of this site. As mainly a MS consumer product site they are trapped into often, but not always to their credit, pumping up MS products. To a degree all writers on fan sites of any company/product have one hand tied behind their back.
Sell it with a year of Game Pass you nufties!
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"disc free gaming" like that's some sort of gift they are bestowing that makes it worth it to pay more
You are looking at the retail price. The street price will adjust accordingly.
Absolutely, new release prices are for the fanboys who just can't wait. It will lower in price soon enough.
I might still be a fanboy, but I would gladly pay that 150 more that I paid to pre-order the X all over again for the extra year of beautiful gaming.
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