Xbox One S All-Digital Edition announced - £199.99 RRP (Instore Tesco on Thursday: £109)

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by Monkey Man » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:20 pm

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At Xbox, we’re inspired by gamers – they’re at the center of everything we do. We’re constantly listening to your feedback and looking for new ways to provide the best value and choice in gaming. Today, we’re excited to announce a new choice we’re bringing to gamers – the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition.

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.

The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition comes bundled with three of our most compelling and popular games – Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3 and Sea of Thieves. These critically acclaimed titles are sure to offer something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

Those new players joining us can get a head start on their digital collections and discover their next favorite game through Xbox Game Pass. If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass yet, the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition comes with a special offer to get started with access to over 100 great games, and with new games being added all the time there will always be something new to queue in your digital library. Cord cutters will enjoy watching 4K HDR entertainment with Netflix, Amazon and more, and thousands of Xbox One games are available from the Microsoft Store digitally.

We realize price plays an important role in providing the opportunity to make console gaming more accessible to more gamers around the world. Available for pre-order today at $249.99 USD, the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is $50 USD less than Xbox One S, and we expect to maintain at least that price difference between the two consoles going forward.

You can pick up the disc-free Xbox One S All-Digital Edition at your local Microsoft Store or online, as well as select retailers worldwide including Walmart, Best Buy and Amazon.com beginning May 7.

https://majornelson.com/2019/04/16/intr ... l-edition/

Official price a bit too expensive but there's going to be some crazy deals before the end of the year probably.


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by jawafour » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:24 pm

That pricing isn't quite as attractive as I'd hoped. I guess it'll be around £230 in the UK. I generally buy games digitally now but I'd probs prefer to get the normal disc version rather than this one.

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by KK » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:30 pm

So at launch this could be more expensive than the standard 1TB S with game (currently £212.98 on Amazon)?

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by Monkey Man » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:43 pm

The normal S is £250 rrp so maybe £220 rrp for UK. Sub £200 for actual price?

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by Mr. Mystery Garth » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:02 pm


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by Kevin McCallister » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:13 pm

I can't help but feel they could have took a bigger hit on the price here. Locking people to digital guarantees them cash flow, even if it's only via Game Pass. Imagine if this launched at £149 or even less, it'd be massive.

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by BID0 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:22 pm

more heat than light wrote:I can't help but feel they could have took a bigger hit on the price here. Locking people to digital guarantees them cash flow, even if it's only via Game Pass. Imagine if this launched at £149 or even less, it'd be massive.

I’d rather not have expensive games to subsidise povvos consoles

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by Venom's Christmas Carol » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:28 pm

So it's exactly the same size?

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by Xeno » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:57 pm

1TB HDD, nah, the fact that a HDD is cheap as chips now there is no excuse on a dl only option to have anything less than 4TB

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by Kevin McCallister » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:05 am

BID0 wrote:
more heat than light wrote:I can't help but feel they could have took a bigger hit on the price here. Locking people to digital guarantees them cash flow, even if it's only via Game Pass. Imagine if this launched at £149 or even less, it'd be massive.

I’d rather not have expensive games to subsidise povvos consoles


Games are already expensive. At this stage it would be more important to get people invested in the Xbox ecosystem.

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by Poser » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:53 am

Saving Microsoft money and nobody else.

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by jawafour » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:54 am

Venom wrote:So it's exactly the same size?

I believe so, Venom; I haven't seen any reports suggesting the casing has been made smaller. I think it's the same but with no disc drive.

A 1Tb hard drive is a little small, I feel. For the cost point I wonder if a bigger one would have been possible? I'm not against the idea of a "digital console" but - for me - this design and pricing mix doesn't prove as tempting as it might have. Even the decision to include Horizon 3 feels a bit of a "second best" type of choice when 4 has been out for six months.

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by Errkal » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:09 am

Poser wrote:Saving Microsoft money and nobody else.


I doubt it saves them much at all, a disk drive cost peanuts.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:15 am

No disc drive, only a 1Tb hard drive and they want £200?

strawberry float off MS! :lol:

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by suzzopher » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:16 am

£200? Nah you’re alright Microsoft. If it were £150 I’d be all over it.

What could they even bundle this with to make it an attractive deal? A year of game pass bundled in?

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by Kevin McCallister » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:19 am

The hard drive size is a non-issue though, any external drive can be plugged in the back to boost storage.

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by Poser » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:21 am

Errkal wrote:
Poser wrote:Saving Microsoft money and nobody else.


I doubt it saves them much at all, a disk drive cost peanuts.


Might as well leave it in, then...

more heat than light wrote:The hard drive size is a non-issue though, any external drive can be plugged in the back to boost storage.


Which would be a valid point if this cost £150 or something.

Obviously by the time Black Friday rolls around and the next gen consoles will probably have been unveiled, this will be going for £150 bundled with games download codes for games. But That is a mental launch price for something with less features than a console that is already available for less money.

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by Kevin McCallister » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:32 am

Poser wrote:
more heat than light wrote:The hard drive size is a non-issue though, any external drive can be plugged in the back to boost storage.


Which would be a valid point if this cost £150 or something.


Absolutely, I'm not defending the price at all. It strikes me as an easy opportunity to attract the more casual gamer, or 'povvo' as BID0 so delightfully put it. Think they've missed the mark big time. I just don't think the small hard drive is the reason this is the case.

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by Poser » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:36 am

more heat than light wrote:
Poser wrote:
more heat than light wrote:The hard drive size is a non-issue though, any external drive can be plugged in the back to boost storage.


Which would be a valid point if this cost £150 or something.


Absolutely, I'm not defending the price at all. It strikes me as an easy opportunity to attract the more casual gamer, or 'povvo' as BID0 so delightfully put it. Think they've missed the mark big time. I just don't think the small hard drive is the reason this is the case.


Sorry, yeah, I didn't mean to sound so confrontational. Given the next gen backwards-compatibility loyalty issue, per the other thread, I'm surprised they don't make this a loss-leader to rack up some big digital sales from floating voters. Get parents buying them for their kids, etc.

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by Sandy » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:29 am

They could have explained the price if they'd halved the size of the machine as well but given the footprint it's going to be using the exact same mobo, same cooler and same PSU.

They've literally removed the disc drive and filled in a whole on their injection moulds.


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