Whether you like it or not the age of digital gaming is nearly upon us. More gamers now than ever before purchase their games through digital market places like Steam, PSN or Xbox Live. Rumors have been circulating for months that Microsoft was going to test the waters of a digital only version of the Xbox One S. And sure enough the Xbox One S All Digital Edition was formally announced during yesterday’s episode of Inside Xbox.
The Xbox One S All Digital Edition will include an Xbox One S console, minus the 4K Blu-ray drive of course, with a 1 TB hard drive and a single controller. the bundle is also coming with 3 top selling Xbox One games including Minecraft, Sea of Thieves and Forza Horizon 3. A special offer for Xbox Game Pass will also be included for anyone who purchases the console. The system will still be able to play all online 4K content from services like Netflix. Pre-orders are now available for the system at the Microsoft Store and Amazon.
Unfortunately the going price for the new bundle is a huge disappointment starting at $249.99. Early rumors had suggested the new console would come in at the sub $200 mark to entice new owners to the Xbox ecosystem. At $250 you might as well find an older Xbox One S bundle and keep the ability to play disks! Several old stock bundles can often be found for $250 or less easily so I have no idea why Microsoft thought this price was a good deal. At $200 I might have even considered grabbing one since I have gone all digital this gen anyway! But unfortunately this just seems to be another missed opportunity.
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