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Microsoft - Xbox One S 1TB All-Digital Edition Console (Disc-free Gaming)-Front_Standard

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Rating 3.6 out of 5 stars with 90 reviews

62%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 25 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible concept, horrible value

    Posted
    Josh
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This console is discless meaning there is no way to play any physical media of any kind-this is Microsoft's attempt at slyly trying to pull the gaming world into an all digital future where Microsoft has more control over game ownership and can push their DRM. To top it off other similar products that include a disc drive can be had for the same price or cheaper so there is literally no reason to buy this. The Xbox One S All Digital (aka Xbox One SAD) truly does live up to its name.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hey Josh,

      Thank you for taking the time to leave 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 coexists alongside Xbox One S and Xbox One X so customers have even more options to choose from. It is also offered at a suggested retail price that is $50 less than the suggested retail price for a standard Xbox One S.

      Hope that helps,
      Chuck
      Xbox Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible value anywhere near sticker price

    Posted
    BigB
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The one thing XBox had going for it over a Playstation was the 4k disc player on the One S and X. This system simply removes that disc player. Which means no 4k Blu Rays, no preordering physical copies of games (which often have exclusive content and come with discounts or gift cards), no buying physical copies of games on sale (which is almost always cheaper than digital), no sharing or borrowing games,and no buying or selling used games. They didn't even make the hard drive any bigger as a consolation for taking away the disc drive. Microsoft's response to all the negative reviews says that it is the way of the future and this system gives gamers a choice and value, which is a lie. The regular XBox One S allows gamers to choose between physical copies or downloads. It's also almost always on sale for $250 or less, and has been as low as $200 with free games included. The system with a disc is a much better value and offers more ways to play games and media. That's where the value and choice lie in the XBox lineup. Maybe when these start going on sale for $150 or less it will be a decent value for those who don't care about the disc player, but until then, it isn't worth it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hey there,

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. We recognize that not all gamers want to play games on disc or watch movies using physical media, and want to offer another option to the standard Xbox One S and Xbox One X.

      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: 1 out of 5 stars

    A massive misstep by Microsoft

    Posted
    Jay4321
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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: 1 out of 5 stars

    Maybe at $100 price point

    Posted
    sko4
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have all of the Microsoft systems - OG Xbox (one of my favorite systems), X360(less favorite), XB1 , XB1X Project Scorpio, so I have invested some significant amount into MS products. I never been disappointed in their systems. I also have a pretty powerful PC for gaming as well and I gotta say that XB1X is really up there especially when they optimize their games like what they did with Forza 4. Ok, lyrics aside, I don't get the point of this product at this price point especially. MS was all about backwards compatibility, which is a great feature, but how are you gonna use it without the drive? How about pre-owned games? How about selling games that you played and enjoyed in case you don't want them anymore? Not with digital. If I want to buy digital I go to my PC. Consoles always been about collecting and trading physical media, that's the whole point. They included 3 games (one requires Gold to play), but even that does not bring it to $250 value. Sorry MS, I have been buying your products for years now, but this one is just beyond me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hey there,

      Thank you for sharing your perspective 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.

      Hope that helps,
      Chuck
      Xbox Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Niche product

    Posted
    ChrisPBacon
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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