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Rating 2.6 out of 5 stars with 46 reviews

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible value anywhere near sticker price

    Posted
    BigB
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    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

    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 do not want to have to plug in an unsightly external drive.

    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® MemberMember

    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: 1 out of 5 stars

    Gutted system at increased price

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

    The PS4 has enjoyed a lead in gaming since its release. The one saving grace of the XBOX One S and XBOX One X is that they had a 4K Bluray player instead of the standard bluray player on the PS4. This may not seem very important, but for me it was just enough to push me to buy an Xbox One S. Fast forward to this, and this is a huge missed opportunity. It would have been easy to make this a must buy. All they had to do is to use that unused extra space to include a 1TB solid state drive, and a 5TB spinning drive. Why would I go digital only? Make me do it. This is terrible. They didn't even make it physically smaller... it's confusing, it doesn't add anything, it should have never made it out to the store shelf. The only natural reaction I can think of, is to buy a PS4.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Waste of a purchase

    Posted
    Jose
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This console only saves you 50 dollars. You lose the ability to use a blue ray disc player which is worth much more than 50 dollars. You lose the ability to play any used or cheap games that you might get down the road or simply all the games you’ve bought throughout the years. Let’s be realistic here, you don’t need to specifically buy a digital only console. Buy a normal one and all you have to do is not buy discs... trust me the 50 extra dollars is worth having a blue ray and disc player. I’ve always been 100% digital but just having the blue ray for movies and having the disc tray Incase a friend gives me a game is worth more than losing it forever. The console should be 199 to make up for the blue ray loss, no point in anyone getting this honestly.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • 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: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy

    Posted
    ConcernedGamer
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Please if you are a parent or grandparent don't buy this for your loved one. This a gutted system that will force you to have high speed Internet and have a significant loss in media capabilities. This is an experiment from Microsoft for their next system. There is absolutely no reason to have a gaming console without a built in blu ray player. I'm very disappointed in Microsoft and I'm a very big Microsoft xbox one x fan. Don't reward them for trying to get you to buy a watered down piece of equipment lacking functionality and trying to convince you you're better for it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hey there,

      Thank you for sharing your concern about 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.

      Hope that helps,
      Chuck
      Xbox Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not Logical

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

    I don't understand how this console gives user the "convenience" or choice for their game console. If anything, this console gives you less options. This is an Xbox that has one less option -- no discs can be used. The original Xbox One S can already do everything this console can do. It can play all the digital games, and it can play any game that you have on disc. Also, the Xbox One S is offered at a lower price usually than the digital Xbox. Say someone brings a game over... "Oh sorry, we can't play that game because I don't have the Xbox with a disc drive." Talk about convienience...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hey there,

      Thank you for your input into Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. Just to clarify, Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is being offered at a suggested retail price that is $50 lower than the standard Xbox One S. Microsoft sets an estimated retail price, but specific pricing and offers vary by retailer. It also comes with three popular Xbox One games, Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3, and Sea of Thieves.

      We understand that not everyone uses or wants to use physical media for gaming or video content, which is how Xbox One S All-Digital Edition offers gamers more value and choice in their gaming decisions. 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: 1 out of 5 stars

    Why would anyone buy this!!

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

    Microsoft, now your milking the systems blatantly!! How do you remove the blue ray player and not add an SSD for the OS? How do you only ship this with 1TB option and not 5TB? Since you do ship with 1TB, why can’t you allow users to replace it with there own 5TB drive like Sony has figured out? Wow, you are terrible at this console! How do you ship this console with 1TB that will hold maybe 5-10 games; still take forever to download, install, and reload games? This console deserves negative stars!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hey there,

      Thank you for your feedback on the new Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. While the standard Xbox One S is still available for those who enjoy playing Blu-rays and physical games, Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is offered to provide gamers extra value and choice for a lower suggested retail price.

      For those looking for more hard drive space, you can find a selection of external hard drives or solid state drives compatible with Xbox One S All-Digital Edition here on BestBuy.com.

      Hope that helps,
      Chuck
      Xbox Customer Care Microsoft

  • 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: 1 out of 5 stars

    overpriced by about $100

    Posted
    racraj
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is a good buy if you get it around $150 and if this is your second xbox. A lot of people still buy discs as those can be sold once you have finished the game. At least you get some money back when compared to digital ones. Do not buy this and encourage MS/Sony/Nintendo etc to move towards all digital consoles. It would bring in more revenue to them and no benefits for us the consumers.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible concept, horrible value

    Posted
    Josh
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite 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

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    This is not the Xbox One for you

    Posted
    Leary2019
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Why would anyone want to save $50.00 on an all digital Xbox One when you lose too many options? No 4k Blu Ray Drive. Stand alone players go for over $175.00 new. Forget about buying any used games from... well anybody. The only one that wins here is Microsoft. Buy any other Xbox One model, just not this one.

    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 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.

      In addition to being offered for a lower suggested retail price than the standard Xbox One S, the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition also comes with digital codes to download full-game versions of the popular games Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3, and Sea of Thieves.

      Best,
      Chuck
      Xbox Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced Streaming Box

    Posted
    Dank
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Do not waste your money on this. 4K BR player removed and You don't want to pay $250 for this. No real improvements only gutted down. Microsoft should know buyers are smarter in 2019s now. Please don't waste your money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Complete failure of a product.

    Posted
    lunaris242
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    PROS - Weighs one pound less than the regular Xbox One S CONS - No 4x Bluray Player - Does not run any faster than the regular Xbox One S - Same size as the regular Xbox One S - Overpriced I have no idea what Microsoft was thinking.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thank you for your feedback on Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. In addition to the pro you mention, we would also add that Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is offered at a suggested retail price that's $50 less than a standard Xbox One S and comes with three popular Xbox One games, Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3, and Sea of Thieves.

      Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is offered as an alternative for those gamers who want more value and choice and don't want to use physical media. It co-exists 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: 1 out of 5 stars

    A step in the wrong direction

    Posted
    123456787654321
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My first thought on this is I am going to be paying more for less features. Great concept but don’t price it above the same console with more features. Overall poorly thought of the way Microsoft went about this.

    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. Just to clear up any confusion, the standard Xbox One S estimated retail price is $299.99 USD whereas the retail price for the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is $249.99 USD.

      The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is the newest member of the Xbox One family of devices and provides the best value to gamers who prefer digital experiences by packing in three games from some of the most popular franchises – Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, and Forza Horizon 3 – so you can start gaming right out of the box. Microsoft sets an estimated retail price, but specific pricing and offers vary by retailer.

      Hope that helps,
      Chuck
      Xbox Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    No point in this...

    Posted
    wlat
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Literally cost the same as a one S with disc... and same storage space... So i dont see a point in getting this.. I mean at least you could have put a solid state drive instead of a mechanic drive in it... Allows the games to load so much faster....

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    waste of money!!

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

    dont buy this . its such a smack in the face from Microsoft the charge the same price but with less features no blueray player what a joke stay away

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hey there,

      Thank you for the feedback. Just to clear up any confusion, the standard Xbox One S estimated retail price is $299.99 USD, while the standard retail price for the All-Digital Edition is $249.99.

      The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is the newest member of the Xbox One family of devices and provides the best value to gamers who prefer digital experiences by packing in three games from some of the most popular franchises – Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, and Forza Horizon 3 – so you can start gaming right out of the box. Microsoft sets an estimated retail price, but specific pricing and offers vary by retailer.

      Hope that helps,
      Chuck
      Xbox Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Less for more

    Posted
    JohnXL
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    So this unit doesn’t play games on disc,cd’s,dvd’s or Blu-ray movies but costs $250 ? Why ? You want a stripped down machine as a second unit with no frills make it $149

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    Posted
    Countertop
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    If you're looking for an Xbox I'd highly recommend picking one up. Just not this one. The lack of a disc drive cripples the functionality. Don't let them force us into an all-digital console.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi 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 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