Main Content

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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

Customer rating

Rating 2.9 out of 5 stars with 54 reviews

43%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews

Pros

Cons

Customer ratings & reviews

Filter:
Page 1, showing1-6 of 6 Reviews
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not Great but not all bad

    Posted
    lancia
    • My Best Buy® Elite 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 am 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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Missed Opportunity

    Posted
    Zerodime
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    As a LONG time Xbox fan and consumer, (I have an Original XBox, 360 and One) I feel XBox dropped the ball on this one. The XBox One S had a great selling point of having the 4K drive. If you buy one on the side you are paying well above the $50 difference between the systems. You also can not buy used games or borrow games from friends, etc. (Ok, your paying less and you know your not getting these feature, moving on) These missing features could have been justified if you put something else in there place. If you are going to go diskless, XBox really NEEDED to give this new console a larger internal drive. I have a 4 TB external drive plugged into my XBox One as games today take up A LOT of space. I have 3 games on my XBox that take up more than 100 GBs each. It would have been a better option to say, both systems retail at $300 but the diskless drive has a 3 or a 4 TB drive so you can really store all of your games on the device. With a 1 TB drive you are uninstalling and reinstalling all the time if you have even a remotely decent library of games. There is ample space in the system shell to add a second drive or have a larger drive. Heck, really give people incentive to go digital by give it a solid state drive for the games you are actively playing with a larger "storage" traditional drive. The Xbox One overall is a FANTASTIC system, however, in its current state, pay the extra $50 and get a disk based Xbox One S and skip the diskless version.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hey there,

      Thank you for your comments 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.

      Just as you've done with your current Xbox One, those who need extra storage space can also 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: 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

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    But...why?

    Posted
    MacBeavis
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I tried writing a thorough comparison review, but BestBuy kept saying my benign, constructive, yet negative review contained inappropriate language but would not tell me what it was. In short, spend your money on the One-S or X and retain the capabilities 98% of console gamers want/need. The only way this console makes sense or is attractive to gamers is with a larger, solid state drive.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    not worth price

    Posted
    Joem
    • My Best Buy® Member

    If you are buying an xbox for someone do not buy this buy the xbox one s that has a disk tray. If you are someone that does not use disks or needs a second xbox just for digital games or digital media don't buy it until it goes on sale to like 150-229.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Asking for to much

    Posted
    speddicord1
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Great idea love the all digital concept but the price is not worth it, really would have been nice if Microsoft licensed to there fans. I will wait to see if price drops.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend