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Rumor: Xbox One S All-Digital Edition to Launch May 7

Rumor: Xbox One S All-Digital Edition to Launch May 7 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 April 2019 / 1,810 Views

There was a previous rumor that Microsoft would be launching a disc-less Xbox One S consoles in May 2019 called the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition with pre-orders opening in the middle of April 2019.

Windows Central according to documents it has received is now reporting the new Xbox One S console will launch worldwide on May 7. 

A recreation of the box art and system itself have been posted as well. The reason it was recreated was to "protect the origins of these images." 

The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition will have the lowest recommended retail price of all the current available Xbox One consoles. 


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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35 Comments

Libara (on 21 March 2019)

Nothing wrong with more choice!


V-r0cK (on 21 March 2019)

Only thing that bugs me is the model name because there's already an Xbox One S. They should call it the Xbox One D for digital or something. I can see some customers become confused if they accidentally picked up the wrong model.


Azzanation (on 21 March 2019)

If the price is good than this will do well i the modern industry. It all relies on its price point.


ThatDreamcastTho (on 21 March 2019)

This might do well if it's $99 or less.


Manlytears (on 21 March 2019)

Hard to see this at $99, but yeah, $99 would be great.


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umegames (on 21 March 2019)

that's what I'm looking for. At that price with Gamepass, I'm down.


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Mr Puggsly (on 21 March 2019)

If this was $99, there would be no complaints. But if the price difference is only $50, I would stick with a disc console


Otter (on 21 March 2019)

The last physical game I bought for my PS4 came bundled with it & I'm sure I'm not alone in this. $50 less than the base Xbox and this will already be a no brainer for a decent number of consumers who will literally never use their disc drive. Me and my brothers are sharing games on my PSN account despite being in different countries & I currently have 6 games in my psn basket ready to download and the total amounts is $80. The only place the digital marketplace sucks for (on playstation at least) is in brand new titles which are always over priced & the (small) risk of licensing issues causing games to be removed from the stores forever.


Heavenly_King (on 21 March 2019)

XBOX ONE SAD edition RE LOL!! XD


Chicho (on 21 March 2019)

Why did they name it that?


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Loneken (on 21 March 2019)

Is a good option if this is a cheap console. I prefer digital games , but this have to be an option in future consoles ( a disc less model) not the norm. Consumer has to have the option to buy physical or digital games,no only one. Sorry for my bad english.


hunter_alien (on 22 March 2019)

Release it at 149.99$ with a year of Gold included, and you have a success story.


siebensus4 (on 22 March 2019)

Seems like a good test for Microsoft to check if there's a market for one of their next gen consoles. The naming is maybe a bit confusing. I can see a few SKUs returning to sellers because even sellers could be not aware of the first disc free console, when there are a ton of games in the shelves which can not be used with the console.


siebensus4 (on 22 March 2019)

Seems like a good test for Microsoft to check if there's a market for one of their next gen consoles. The naming is maybe a bit confusing. I can see a few SKUs returning to sellers because even sellers could be not aware of the first disc free console, when there are a ton of games in the shelves which can not be used with the console.


DonFerrari (on 21 March 2019)

Rumor or confirmed? Well since they have a option with disc I have no issues with this, but price shouldn't be to different so it's pointless to lose the drive for couple bucks discount.


Azzanation (on 21 March 2019)

4k drives are probably atleast shaving off $50 to $100 off total system price for customers.


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Ganoncrotch (on 22 March 2019)

lol @ the disc drive being 1/3rd the value of the system.


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Azzanation (on 22 March 2019)

@Ganon, go to the shops and see the prices for yourself. 4k players where i am from sell inbetween $99 to $199. It only costs MS a couple of bucks for them to include it but that inflats for the customer price.


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DonFerrari (on 23 March 2019)

Ganon no one told you that when PS3 released and the other BD Players costed 1k USD, PS3 costed 3k to manufacture?


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DonFerrari (on 23 March 2019)

And since PS4 doesn't have a 4K BR Drive and usually cost less to manufacture on the other parts, it cost Sony 100 USD to make right now and they are selling for 3x the cost.


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Ganoncrotch (on 23 March 2019)

My sides are in space, if a system cost 3k to make and sold for around 500 even if you got 100% of that 500 back to Sony that would mean a loss of 2.5k per system, say if you were to think they got that manu cost down after the first 20m of the system or 1/5th of the total run you would be talking about Sony taking a 50billion loss by selling those consoles.


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DonFerrari (on 23 March 2019)

I was joking man.
PS3 costed about 800 to make, with 2 initials versions selling at 499 and 599. PS3 sold for less than BD standalone for like 2 years.
If there are 99 4k BD systems for certain the driver itself would cost less than 30 bucks. Certainly cost a little more than PS4 one, but nothing considerable.


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Ganoncrotch (on 23 March 2019)

Given your original post in this thread I should have known you were joking sorry, with some people on this site it's tough to tell if they're joking or actually believe some of the things they type. My bad for misreading that, sorry Don.

And regarding what they pay for the difference between a blu ray drive and a 4k one... I would think it's tiny tiny literally under 10dollars difference in the manufacture, the bottom line of it was 4k UHD blu ray are something that such a tiny portion of the gaming world would be interested in over Amazon prime, netflix, or regular blu ray so I think Sony definitely done right to go with the drive required for their games to be installed... and nothing else. PS4 has been about games since day 1 and that has worked fantastically well for them.


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DonFerrari (on 24 March 2019)

No worries Ganon, written stuff is harder to be sure if they are joke or not.
cost difference is probably small, but the standalone drivers probably use the 4K no-4K to amplify it on sales price.
I do think putting a 4K driver was a good decision by MS (of course considering they didn't had additional 50 USD cost on it), and I do believe that for they to make the version 50-100 less they are eating a lot of the cost, otherwise a 10-20 bucks less on the discless would be a trade-off that aren't much smart for customer.


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Bandorr (on 21 March 2019)

Price will decide how well this does. And a hell of a price at that. Not only are you just gimping the XB1s, but you are also removing the only part of it that actually stood out. The 4k player. The price will also have to reflect the need for XB live for those games. One can't be played without it, and two lose a good portion of the "fun"without it. Not to mention going with Horizon 3 instead of 4. And bundling a cheap old game(no matter how popular) like minecraft. Minecraft is very popular. But also very cheap, and been out for a long time. Making it an odd choice for a bundle. In addition are all those games on game pass already?


Barozi (on 21 March 2019)

Forza Horizon 3 isn't on Game Pass. Besides, why are you even complaining about this SKU? You don't even know if other bundles exist. It might be the only SKU thus making the 3 included games absolutely FREE as it wouldn't be possible to get a console without them. I mean were you also complaining that you couldn't buy a bundle-less Wii in the west? How dare they bundle Wii Sports with every single one of these consoles....
Also how much sense would it make to release the cheapest version of a console and include expensive games, which in turn will undoubtedly increase the price of the bundle thus losing the price advantage.


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Bandorr (on 21 March 2019)

They included a game that can only be played with XBlive that cost $60. So in that instance they did include at least one expensive game. Three if you consider the full content of each game.

Infact you literally just made my point. "which in turn will undoubtedly increase the price of the bundle thus losing the price advantage."

Here is a free game, it will cost you $60 a year to play it. That isn't much better.

True FH3 isn't on game pass. Surprise surprise FH4 FOUR is. Leaving question did they choose to include FH3 to be cheap, or because FH4 is on game pass? Minecraft is being added in April.


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DonFerrari (on 21 March 2019)

Instead of 3 free games would be better to have 6 months of Gamepass included.


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Bandorr (on 21 March 2019)

A combination of XBlive/game pass would have been fascinating.
Gives you access to every game on game pass (FH4, Sea of thieves, Minecraft) + a lot more.
More importantly it is the concept of "the first one is free".

People afraid of paying $180 a year (#$10*12 + 60) get a taste of what that is like. So they either continue it, or they don't.


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Azzanation (on 21 March 2019)

You dont need a 4k disk drive anymore since 4k movie content is available via download and streaming. Infact there isnt alot of 4k physical media out to justify paying extra for the drive.


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Spedfrom (on 21 March 2019)

An all digital console with only a 1TB data disk? Is it even SSD? Disappointing.


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mekail2001 (on 21 March 2019)

To be fair, physical games also require u to free up 70gb just like digital so it really makes no difference


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shikamaru317 (on 21 March 2019)

Do yuo realize how much a 1 TB SSD costs? The whole point of this console is to cut costs and reportedly get the price down to $150.


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Chris Hu (on 21 March 2019)

$150 would be the ideal price for it buy I'm guessing it will launch at $229 the lowest I could see it sell for at launch is $199.


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VAMatt (on 21 March 2019)

$150 would be great, and $99 on Black Friday. I'd probably buy one for my bedroom at that price. But, my guess is the MSRP is $199. The games are thrown in to justify that price.


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