Microsoft has officially launched the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, which is the long rumoured disc-less variant of the Xbox One S. As the name suggests, Xbox One S All-Digital Edition ships without a disc drive and that means you’ll have to get all of your games digitally. The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is priced at $249.99 (approximately R 3 500) in the US. The console is bundled with three games — Forza Horizon 3, Minecraft, and Sea of Thieves. These three games have been made by Microsoft-owned studios so it’s not a huge surprise to see them being bundled with the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition.
The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition was announced on the official Xbox blog. “Available for pre-order today at $249.99 USD, the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is $50 (approximately R 700) less than Xbox One S, and we expect to maintain at least that price difference between the two consoles going forward,” the post read. This will be the cheapest variant of the Xbox One S once it’s available since the variant with the disc drive has been priced at $300 (approximately R 4 200).
“The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition was created for those who prefer to find and play their games digitally and are looking for the most affordable way to play Xbox games,” the blog post read. The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition also has a free trial of the Xbox Game Pass service, which has been dubbed the “Netflix of games”.
There’s no word on South Africa pricing or availability for this console at the moment.