Microsoft is preparing to unveil the new, all-digital version of the Xbox One S, likely at the upcoming Inside Xbox show, on April 16, 2019. The German site Winfuture.de has released information that corroborates our previous leaks, including our since one not much time. It seems we have a firm confirmation that the all-digital edition of the Xbox One S should be launched early May 2019, with copies of Minecraft, Sea of Thieves and Forza Horizon 3 in the box. In addition, it appears that we have confirmation of this very important price element, which will reach approximately US $ 249.99 US retail price and € 229.99 EUR sales price in Europe.
The new all-digital edition of the Xbox One S will actually be identical to the current Xbox One S, although the disc drive has been removed. It will not be able to play your favorite 4K UHD Blu-ray discs, but 4K content delivered via Microsoft's Movies & TV platform, as well as applications such as Netflix, will be available. However, the games will not run in 4K and will stay at maximum 1080p.
The current Xbox One S drive has a suggested retail price of $ 299.99, but it's actually a lot cheaper. It will be interesting to see if retailers are stocking the All-Digital edition at a higher price than current disc models, given the waiting is that it should be cheaper, since you lose the disk drive for the privilege. In addition, games included in the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition can also be obtained for much cheaper via Xbox Game Pass. If the advertised price is right (and we have heard that it is), for many, it could be a bit difficult to sell.
We have heard that the all-digital edition of the Xbox One S would be available on May 7, 2019 and that pre-orders would be available as early as this week.
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