The so long-rumored console was finally revealed. The disc-less Xbox One S All-Digital console is almost an exact match to the one depicted in previous leaks. Microsoft unveiled the new console in the Xbox One S family today during their Inside Xbox stream today. The Xbox One S All-Digital will launch this May.
The console will have a price point of $249. This was a talking point during the stream since this is a typical price tag for the current Xbox One S model. To this argument, Larry Hryb a.k.a. Major Nelson, stated: “We expect to maintain at least a $50 difference between Xbox One S and the all-digital version during sales,”.
Still, at this moment Xbox One S bundles are selling for $250. The current pre-orders for the Xbox One S All-Digital are priced at $250 as well, breaking the pricing rule that Microsoft stated. It is unclear yet if this will be effective once the console has officially released or if it will be adjusted during the pre-order period.
The console sports a 1TB Hard Drive Disk. Microsoft was evident on the fact that this console won’t be able to read physical media. Granted that, this is a given since the console lacks an optical drive in its entirety. All games must be downloaded from the Microsoft store. The Xbox One S All-Digital comes preloaded with Sea of Thieves, Minecraft, and Forza Horizon 3. Thus, you will have some games to play right out of the box while you wait for your other games to download.