To justify buying the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, you need to factor in the cost of getting digital games. Xbox Game Pass subscribers can also log in and download/install the title to get started. It includes a 1TB hardware. Here in the United Kingdom the initial Xbox One S All Digital bundle has a price of £199.
That's not all, as those who purchase the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition will be able to grab three months of Xbox Game Pass for only $1.
"The benefits of the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is that it offers value and choice to customers that prefer the conveniences of an all-digital library", Gattis said. The announcement was made on the Xbox Wire blog post and the website is also live with more details on features and prices.
Some might be disappointed by the pricing of the Xbox One S All Digital. When it launches later in the year, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will be available in all current Xbox Game Pass markets. The video provides a full unboxing of Microsoft's download-only console, while also exploring what has changed inside the all-white box. Unlike the PS4 Pro or the PS4, 4K UHD Blu-ray playback is a big bonus for the Xbox One S. Except of course for this particular model that's not really saving you much cash.
Microsoft wants as many gamers to embrace its digital online framework as possible; not only do they make more money on a per-game basis because there's no manufacturing of discs or cases, but they get to keep 100% of all revenues of first-party games. For those paying month-by-month, subscribing to Game Pass Ultimate would save about $5 every time since each service on its own now comes with a $9.99 per-month pricetag. Although, this feels like a product that will come down in price before long.