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Rating 2.6 out of 5 stars with 46 reviews

33%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not Worth the price

    Posted
    JesseK
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This console is way overpriced. This also sets parents up that are not familiar with gaming up for a terrible experience. Parents will go into a store thinking that they are getting a small bargain with this console or that this is the same as a regular Xbox One S but they will sorely be mistaken and feel advantage of. You cannot play disc movies on this and you cannot rent or play used games on this. This is not a bargain and you give up to much for the price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Jesse,

      Thank you for sharing your feedback on Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. We understand some customers prefer the convenience of accessing games and entertainment digitally, while others prefer using discs. The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is about providing gamers value and choice and is the newest member of the Xbox One family of devices built for disc-free gaming. It coexists alongside Xbox One S and Xbox One X, so customers have even more options to choose from, and comes with three popular Xbox games - Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3, and Sea of Thieves - for a lower suggested retail price.

      Hope that helps,
      Chuck
      Xbox Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not Great but not all bad

    Posted
    lancia
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I have 3 XB1s (2 X and 1 S). I bought the XB1S for $199. I have rarely seen the S at full retail $299. You can almost always find it for $250 or lower. I'm a big fan of the XB1 but I tend to agree with most of the other sentiments in the reviews. If this was a sub 100-150 console I would say go for it ONLY for people on a strict budget but at this price I just simple would never recommend this for a number of reasons. 1) As I mentioned, you can almost always find a XB1S for 250 or lower. 2) I realize everything is moving digital BUT I still buy 4K discs because many of the digital retailers don't translate between one another. So you buy a 4K copy from Vudu and it is only HD on Fandango or some other service and vice versa. The physical disc plays in 4K no matter what so the disc player is important. 3) You cannot sell digital games. Until you can sell your digital games I will NEVER fully embrace a digital only world. I don't like how I'm just buying the rights to use it and someone else gets to tell me how and when to use it. You don't have this problem with discs. You own the disc and you can sell it because of fair use laws. Digital games aren't subject to fair use like physical discs. 4) MOST IMPORTANT - Microsoft USED to have a policy where ALL digital games family shared (games and DLC). You could buy a single copy of a game and share it with your family. While this is still the case, it is NOT enforced and more and more game companies are coming up with ways to prevent it. This is the single reason I switched from PC gaming to XB. If this were a requirement of the platform, I would feel better but since it isn't and it is getting more and more restrictive, I could never recommend a digital only platform that doesn't have some clear rules on adherence to this platform feature.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hey there,

      Thank you for your feedback on Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. We understand some customers prefer the convenience of accessing games and entertainment digitally, while others prefer using discs. The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is about providing gamers value and choice. It coexists alongside Xbox One S and Xbox One X, so customers have even more options to choose from.

      In addition, Microsoft sets a suggested retail price, but specific pricing and offers vary by retailer. The suggested retail price for the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is $50 USD less than Xbox One S and we expect to maintain at least this price difference between the two consoles.

      Hope that helps,
      Chuck
      Xbox Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great console

    Posted
    Sammy
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    There's a lot of negative reviews, going on a whim few of these reviews are from actually owners of the console. I had an Xbox One S, and I absolutely hate physical games I buy my games online for the cheaper price in some cases. You can buy a brand new $70 physical games and absolutely hate it and not be able to get your money back. Same on all digital, but usually after a games been out for awhile you get a Xbox Gold discount I don't know about you, but I'd rather get a 5-10% discount on a game after it's out then spent $70 and getting only a resell price of $50 which you could have gotten online to begin with. Not to mention game sharing, which is AWESOME when you buy digital games or your friend does and you both get to play it. To me, it just makes sense for people like me to invest in it. You don't like, you can always buy one with a disk reader it's honestly not that serious for it to be getting such awful reviews.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hey Sammy,

      Thank you for sharing that you're enjoying going disc-less with your new Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. It's true, subscribers to Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass receive discounts on digital games bought through the Microsoft Store and some Xbox digital games are Xbox Play Anywhere titles, which allow you to play them on both Xbox One and PC. We hope you have a lot of fun with your new Xbox console.

      Happy gaming,
      Chuck
      Xbox Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    A massive misstep by Microsoft

    Posted
    Jay4321
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    There is no way around it - The "All Digital Edition" of the XBOX ONE S is a terrible value. Losing significant features such as blu-ray playback and buying games on disc should reflect more than a "$50 MSRP" savings. Which in reality the BETTER XBOX ONE S is often sold at $250 or less across various outlets. Sorry, the games included are not going to cut it either. Chuck, you guys are not going to convince smart consumers on this one. Just keep shuffling the reviews out in Redmond and the entire team should reconsider an adjustment to this inflated price point on such a limited console compared to the rest of the xbox one family, which btw ALL which can be "All Digital" as well if the user decides to go that route. THAT IS CHOICE, not this abomination of a console for $250.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Niche product

    Posted
    ChrisPBacon
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I believe that this SKU is greatly overpriced. For $250.00 they could have at least upped the storage to 2TB. I purchased my unit on sale for $199.99 which seems acceptable (Holiday pricing should be $149.99). First off I'll start by saying the UI is flat out abysmal. I can forgive the arrangement, but performance wise it's clunky from the start. This is going to be a gift for a 5 year old (Roblox mainly), so I tested everything out beforehand. I was less than amused with the download and install speeds. The codes all worked without issue. I made sure to weigh the pros and cons of backwards compatibility in which only a handful of my library made the list (Still have 360s for that). I won't harp on the choice of games since I knew what to expect going in. The fan seemed to stay in high gear. We don't plan on streaming games, but I may see what Game Pass is all about. I have a Gigabit ISP, and the download speeds really put me off (they were actually better over Wifi). Overall, I would say that this isn't as bad as people make it out to be so long as you know exactly what you're getting. If you need a 4K player included, get the regular One S (although the performance of this has me considering a One X). I think that this unit shines when it comes to a household with multiple Xboxes for game sharing (if online multiplayer allows the use of the same title at the same time). Xbox Live will make or break this unit. If licenses lapse, and games are pulled that would equate to a bad investment. The same applies if Xbox Live ceases to exist.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the loss of the blu-ray player

    Posted
    SoCal
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I paid less money than this for my Xbox One S a couple years ago. This is a gimped version for only $50 off the MSRP and I definitely would never pay full price for this. For me the biggest selling feature of the Xbox One S is that it doubles as a Blu-ray player (and it is a good one) so I don't need multiple boxes by my TV. Blu-ray quality is still WAY better than streaming quality and most people still have physical copies of stuff. Not to mention that sometimes getting a physical copy of a game or movie can be cheaper than digital (like if you buy one used). If they are going to remove the disc player then they should at least make it easier for people to remove and replace the hard drive themselves. If I could easily put one of my 8TB Red HDDs in there and load it up with my Blu-ray quality media it might be a different story but even then it would still be too expensive for what it is IMO. And no - I don't want to have to plug in an unsightly external drive.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great console for digital in mind gamers and kids

    Posted
    mazdaboi
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Dispite the reviews and negativity, Microsoft has seen a large up-tick in digital only gamers, Their XBOX Live Gold games each month and Game Pass keeps alot of us entertained for hours. Now yes, the loss of a phyiscal disc drive or blue-ray drive for alot is a bummer. Could they of boosted the HDD space, add a second HDD where the physical drive was? Sure, but that might be an option down the road. I see this as a secondary system for the Xbox Gamer who already has the console w/ a drive and has been leaning more digital, maybe the "physical drive" xbox is on a TV for the "entertainment" console, and this one is in a bedroom or somewhere else for gaming. ie, keep in mind this is the gamer who is leaning more towards all digital but still keeps a console with a drive as he/she still has physical media. OR this is the perfect thing for Kids!! Getting away from kids touching the physical discs is a godsend for most families and gamers like myself. I cant stand the kids touching my discs. This would force me to go all digital, pay a little higher for faster internet and just download the games we constantly play on the HDD, keep the rest readily available to download. Ive seen reviews how this also appeals to the OCD or folks who are limited on space and cant hold all the games, boxes, etc with physical media. Long story short, no matter how you game, you can easily justify this. 3 Games (also included in GamePass) make up for the difference in cost. I can see this as a $150 Black Friday deal!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hey there,

      Thank you for sharing your great thoughts on Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. Using it as a secondary system in a house that already has a standard Xbox One S or as a disc-free gaming alternative for children are great suggestions. We're glad that you enjoy the value and choice of the new Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, and hope you have a lot of fun with it.

      Happy gaming,
      Chuck
      Xbox Customer Care Microsoft