Microsoft has recently introduced the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, a disc-less version of the Xbox One S that has been rumored for quite some time. As the name suggests, this edition of the Xbox One S does not include a disc drive, meaning that all games must be obtained digitally. The price of the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition in the United States is set at $249.99, and it will be available for purchase starting May 7. Additionally, the console comes bundled with three games developed by Microsoft-owned studios: Forza Horizon 3, Minecraft, and Sea of Thieves.
The official announcement of the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition was made on the official Xbox blog. According to the blog post, the console is available for pre-order at a price of $249.99, which is $50 less than the regular Xbox One S. Microsoft plans to maintain this price difference between the two consoles in the future as well. This makes the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition the most affordable variant of the Xbox One S once it becomes available, as the version with a disc drive is priced at $300.
The blog post also states that the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition was specifically designed for gamers who prefer to play their games digitally and are seeking a cost-effective way to enjoy Xbox games. Furthermore, the console includes a free trial of the Xbox Game Pass service, often referred to as the “Netflix of games.”
It is worth noting that the announcement of the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition simply confirms the price and release date of the console, as these details had already been leaked by reliable sources prior to the official announcement.
At present, there is no information regarding the pricing or availability of the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition in India. Despite this, several retailers have confirmed that Microsoft has not yet provided any information regarding the release of the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition in India.