$250 Xbox One S All-Digital Edition announced

The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is real, and it was just announced today, so if you've been waiting for it, here's your chance to snag it.

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It's been rumored for quite some time, and now it's finally made its official debut. Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition today during its Inside Xbox stream.

The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition comes with three games: Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3, and Sea of Thieves, and as we already knew, it does not feature a disc drive. It does come with an offer to get started with Xbox Game Pass and unlock over 100 games to flip through in your digital library, but you'll be relegated to playing what's on your hard drive and digital games if you decide to take the plunge with this new system.

"Consumer appetite for digital content and experiences are stronger today than ever before. Gaming and technology have changed quite a bit since the first Xbox debuted in 2001. During this time, we’ve seen a digital transformation across gaming, music, TV and movies. And closer to home, the success of Xbox Game Pass, which gives members access to over 100 great games, is just another example of how consumers today have grown to expect great digital content. 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," said Jeff Gattis, general manager of platform and devices marketing at Xbox.

The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition will be available for pre-order starting today for $249.99. That makes it $50 less than the Xbox One S, and the company "hopes to maintain" the price difference between both consoles going forward. The console will be available via your local Microsoft Store or online, or retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, and Amazon starting on May.

The Xbox One family of devices
The Xbox One family of devices

If you're ready to relinquish your disc tray, this is a decent price, but knocking $50 off of the ability to play physical games doesn't seem like a great incentive. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

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    April 16, 2019 2:12 PM

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      April 16, 2019 2:32 PM

      So if it didn't come with those games would it theoretically cost only $100 or so? Or is it more that they try to justify the cost by throwing some games at ya?

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      April 16, 2019 2:35 PM

      Fuck paying 250 for that

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      April 16, 2019 2:36 PM

      Nooooooope.

    • Zek
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      April 16, 2019 2:36 PM

      Zero discount? What's the point of this?

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      April 16, 2019 2:37 PM

      $50 less than the S, which goes on sale for $250 all the time, so I presume this thing will be $199 very shortly

      plus three games

      • Zek
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        April 16, 2019 2:39 PM

        I see the XB1 at $250 everywhere I'm looking, with a new game included.

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          April 16, 2019 2:40 PM

          yep but the "official" price is still $299, it's more or less a permanent discount.

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        April 16, 2019 2:41 PM

        Got my s for 199 no trade in /shrug

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        April 16, 2019 3:29 PM

        Walmart has the S with BF5 for $199 right now. I was looking at that instead of buying a dedicated 4k Bluray player.

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      April 16, 2019 2:47 PM

      Forza Horizon....3?

      What? Why not 4?

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        April 16, 2019 3:32 PM

        Because $$.

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        April 16, 2019 3:34 PM

        oh, i didn't notice it was not 4. that's cheap and shitty.

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          April 16, 2019 8:14 PM

          The only justification I can think of is that 4 is on the Gamepass, so you’d end up with that game anyways. Still, who the heck wants to play 3 nowadays?

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      April 16, 2019 2:53 PM

      That's a bit expensive.

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      April 16, 2019 3:02 PM

      i would've preferred a driveless XBONEX, personally.

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      April 16, 2019 3:09 PM

      Imagine the R&D team struggling to figure out how to remove the internal CD-drive. Really thought this would be 199.99

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      April 16, 2019 3:23 PM

      It's not smaller. Or cheaper (since the S price dropped). Hard drive isn't bigger. It has 3 games, but if you're getting Game Pass, that's mostly pointless.


      Fuck this price point

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      April 16, 2019 3:31 PM

      That's a pretty shitty game selection.

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      April 16, 2019 4:59 PM

      "Relegated to playing games off your hard drive", ummm like every other Xbox One or PS4? None of them play off the disc, they are only install media and it would be slower to load if it did play them from the disc. The whole thing should have been like $149 though to get people into the ecosystem and spending money. $249 is really too much.

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      April 16, 2019 5:01 PM

      Xbox SAD, come on guys, think about how people are going to be abbreviating this

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        April 16, 2019 5:51 PM

        All internet digital system

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          April 16, 2019 8:29 PM

          Hyperspace Enabled Rapid Play Entertainment System

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      April 16, 2019 5:26 PM

      Losing the ability to play Blu-ray and other disc media seems like a bit much for $50 less

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        April 16, 2019 5:44 PM

        the last piece of physical media that i bought was a BOTW cartridge

        i lost it

        physical media is dead to me

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      April 16, 2019 8:02 PM

      Considering how easy it is to find new Xbone S bundles for $175, I feel that we'll see the SAD models going for half-MSRP before too long.

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      April 16, 2019 9:58 PM

      Lol at the selection of games.

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      April 16, 2019 10:12 PM

      Why would anyone buy this inferior product unless the price was that much cheaper it was worth it?

      The optical drive opens doors and options, used games are great, Blu Ray format is very very reliable (very difficult to scratch coating)

      You can probably save a lot of money buying used games

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