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« on: March 06, 2019, 07:40:14 AM »
Microsoft's disc-less Xbox One S reportedly called All-Digital Edition, out in May

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According to reports, Microsoft's previously rumoured disc-less Xbox One will be called the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition and be released some time this May.

Word on a disc-less Xbox One first surfaced last year, when reliable tech website Thurrott flagged it, under the codename Maverick, as one of two Xbox One S variants currently in the works at Microsoft. The other, focussed on cost reduction while still retaining the disc-drive, was touted to launch later in 2019.

Both projects are obviously completely separate to Microsoft's long-awaited next-generation Xbox One successor, not expected to release until 2020.

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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2019, 08:19:47 AM »
Every xbox edition is sad

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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2019, 08:32:41 AM »
I mean, if this is akin to the proposed stream box and is super-cheap, I can see it being a good idea.  But one of the few big appeals about the XBone S to me is that it has a 4K blu-ray player. 
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2019, 08:53:51 AM »
These decisions are really starting to raise more questions about the Pro/X venture. Other than a whole, we have the technology, we can build it, situation.
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2019, 08:55:30 AM »
Price will decide if it sinks or swim.

$149 max.

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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2019, 09:05:10 AM »
Is Microsoft not worried about having so many different SKUs on the market at once?
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2019, 09:08:28 AM »
The X kinda goes away on its own when the next one comes out. And they can just drop the disc S not long after probably.
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2019, 09:16:06 AM »
Is Microsoft not worried about having so many different SKUs on the market at once?

It's beginning to feel like they have more Xbox consoles coming out than they do games.
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2019, 09:21:29 AM »
Is Microsoft not worried about having so many different SKUs on the market at once?
this seems about right for them. hell, around the time they announced the Xbone they also put out another 360 that looked like a baby Xbone


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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2019, 09:27:47 AM »
I mean, if this is akin to the proposed stream box and is super-cheap, I can see it being a good idea.  But one of the few big appeals about the XBone S to me is that it has a 4K blu-ray player.

Blu-ray is on the way out, if you believe sales reports. Supposedly more people are streaming via Netflix and don't give a shit about 4K to buy Blu-ray. So, in theory, this makes more sense now than it did a few years ago when people were still clinging to discs for games.

Now, if it's practical? Can't say. Especially with how shit most of the US's internet infrastructure is.

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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2019, 09:29:05 AM »
I've been watching 4K car shows on Amazon Prime and they look pretty damn good. I wonder how much of my stupid data cap I'm using

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« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2019, 09:30:54 AM »
Is Microsoft not worried about having so many different SKUs on the market at once?
this seems about right for them. hell, around the time they announced the Xbone they also put out another 360 that looked like a baby Xbone

(Image removed from quote.)

There were also around 5-6 revisions for both the 360 and PS3. From my experience in retail, multiple options for consumers isn't ballbusting if the differences and tradeoffs are clear.

Besides consumers not buying physical media nearly as much, disc manufacturing and waste being cut down is good. With how videogame licenses work nowadays, owning a physical copy doesn't amount to much.

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« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2019, 09:32:44 AM »
Samsung and some other company are supposed to ending Blu-Ray Player production this year IIRC. I imagine the companies more tied into the studios themselves like Sony will be slower to do that. Especially since it can't cost too much.
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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2019, 09:35:25 AM »
Anecdotes again but I've seen people on places sorta like GAF/ERA (I need a better term for what they were like ten years ago) or whatever who buy the Blu-Ray to have it for their shelf and just use the digital code to actually watch the thing.
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« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2019, 09:38:55 AM »
I mean, if this is akin to the proposed stream box and is super-cheap, I can see it being a good idea.  But one of the few big appeals about the XBone S to me is that it has a 4K blu-ray player.

Blu-ray is on the way out, if you believe sales reports. Supposedly more people are streaming via Netflix and don't give a shit about 4K to buy Blu-ray. So, in theory, this makes more sense now than it did a few years ago when people were still clinging to discs for games.

Now, if it's practical? Can't say. Especially with how shit most of the US's internet infrastructure is.

Your point about US internet being haggard is valid, but that hasn't stopped people from building gaming PC's and buying everything from steam.

If it's not the game itself, patches, DLC, expansions, you need passable internet to get the most out of this hobby.
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« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2019, 10:11:18 AM »
Is Microsoft not worried about having so many different SKUs on the market at once?
this seems about right for them. hell, around the time they announced the Xbone they also put out another 360 that looked like a baby Xbone

(Image removed from quote.)

There were also around 5-6 revisions for both the 360 and PS3. From my experience in retail, multiple options for consumers isn't ballbusting if the differences and tradeoffs are clear.

Besides consumers not buying physical media nearly as much, disc manufacturing and waste being cut down is good. With how videogame licenses work nowadays, owning a physical copy doesn't amount to much.

Yeah- it really has gotten to the point where I don't see the point in getting a physical copy of some games, since they have so many updates and/or DLC.   Most of the various limited run-type releases have the complete versions of the games on them, however.  People were actually pissed when they found out that the physical run of Celeste won't have the upcoming DLC on the disc/cart.  :lol
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« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2019, 10:12:06 AM »
Anecdotes again but I've seen people on places sorta like GAF/ERA (I need a better term for what they were like ten years ago)

Message boards?  :doge
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« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2019, 10:37:44 AM »
that'll never work
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« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2019, 12:50:55 PM »
Is Microsoft not worried about having so many different SKUs on the market at once?
this seems about right for them. hell, around the time they announced the Xbone they also put out another 360 that looked like a baby Xbone

(Image removed from quote.)

There were also around 5-6 revisions for both the 360 and PS3. From my experience in retail, multiple options for consumers isn't ballbusting if the differences and tradeoffs are clear.

Besides consumers not buying physical media nearly as much, disc manufacturing and waste being cut down is good. With how videogame licenses work nowadays, owning a physical copy doesn't amount to much.

Yeah- it really has gotten to the point where I don't see the point in getting a physical copy of some games, since they have so many updates and/or DLC.   Most of the various limited run-type releases have the complete versions of the games on them, however.  People were actually pissed when they found out that the physical run of Celeste won't have the upcoming DLC on the disc/cart.  :lol

Everyone I know buys full price games physical only as they can be sold again, digital is only for 20 buck games.

Most people arent splerg collectors that hang on to media they consumed out of sentimental value.

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« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2019, 03:16:34 PM »
Microsoft bringing back the Tard Pack.  :doge
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« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2019, 07:19:13 PM »
COOL another sku for me to not buy

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« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2019, 07:25:19 PM »
Price will decide if it sinks or swim.

$149 max.
You know they're going to be stupid and ask $200 for it. :doge
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« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2019, 10:57:05 PM »
Price will decide if it sinks or swim.

$149 max.
You know they're going to be stupid and ask $200 for it. :doge

Honestly, that'd be reasonable. $100 more for the Blu-ray version, however? (or $200 more, forgetting) would make it dumb to do, but $200 ballpark is something we haven't had in YEARS.

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« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2019, 02:12:26 AM »
At this point in the gen it feels like we all know new machines are coming soon and these old ass boxes should be at $200 for their basic bitch model with a disc drive. :-[
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« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2019, 11:08:58 AM »
Seems made to give away/subsidize for the monthly sub deal to live and gamepass. This is probably the future, no one in mass market really wants to buy movies or games (or cares if they look like shit).
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« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2019, 11:30:29 AM »
Watch it come with a 500GB HDD.

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« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2019, 12:26:10 PM »
Is Microsoft not worried about having so many different SKUs on the market at once?
this seems about right for them. hell, around the time they announced the Xbone they also put out another 360 that looked like a baby Xbone

(Image removed from quote.)

There were also around 5-6 revisions for both the 360 and PS3. From my experience in retail, multiple options for consumers isn't ballbusting if the differences and tradeoffs are clear.

Besides consumers not buying physical media nearly as much, disc manufacturing and waste being cut down is good. With how videogame licenses work nowadays, owning a physical copy doesn't amount to much.

Yeah- it really has gotten to the point where I don't see the point in getting a physical copy of some games, since they have so many updates and/or DLC.   Most of the various limited run-type releases have the complete versions of the games on them, however.  People were actually pissed when they found out that the physical run of Celeste won't have the upcoming DLC on the disc/cart.  :lol

Everyone I know buys full price games physical only as they can be sold again, digital is only for 20 buck games.

Most people arent splerg collectors that hang on to media they consumed out of sentimental value.

I feel like the price advantage of physical, even with resale has really diminished in the last few years.

Xbox credit is readily available at a 15% discount, GVU is gone, trade values have went down, and console digital store sales are more aggressive and earlier than they once were.

If you must buy everything Day 1, and can complete the games in 2-4 weeks to trade in, physical might still win out.

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« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2019, 12:27:52 PM »
Watch it come with a 500GB HDD.

32 GB SD card.
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« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2019, 12:33:20 PM »
Discs are just waste, tbh
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« Reply #30 on: March 07, 2019, 02:40:52 PM »
sounds pretty good for a large portion of the market that play halo, forza, cod and maybe buy a few random games from the store
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« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2019, 09:12:30 PM »
I've been watching 4K car shows on Amazon Prime and they look pretty damn good. I wonder how much of my stupid data cap I'm using

Fiber internet only plz you pleb

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« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2019, 03:42:31 AM »
sounds pretty good for a large portion of the market that play halo, forza, cod and maybe buy a few random games from the store

Is Halo even popular anymore? I remember it got killed 8 years ago by COD and then COD got killed 3 years ago by PUBG and then PUBG got killed 1 year ago by Fortnite. Are influencers even streaming Halo games in 2019?

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« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2019, 09:11:45 AM »
Fiber internet only plz you pleb

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« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2019, 10:22:09 AM »
Discs are just waste, tbh

Yeah, not owning stuff and not being able to sell it is awesome!
Welcome to this new and improved version of corporate communism where you own nothing and the corporation owns everything.
They should stop selling hardware, too and make you rent it instead, for a very reasonable fee.

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« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2019, 10:30:48 AM »
Renting consoles from Blockbuster :aah
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« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2019, 11:32:38 AM »
the more likely future is that the console is free/very reduced price but gamepass or a similar service is required

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« Reply #37 on: March 25, 2019, 07:24:18 AM »
I hope the sell an external Blu-ray drive for it.
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« Reply #38 on: March 25, 2019, 07:39:35 AM »
I hope the sell an external Blu-ray drive for it.
Return of the HD DVD add on :rejoice
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« Reply #40 on: April 16, 2019, 10:51:54 PM »
$250, the same price as the normal X1S

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it does come with three games , but still come on


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« Reply #41 on: April 16, 2019, 11:30:36 PM »
That pricepoint...
Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy??

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« Reply #42 on: April 16, 2019, 11:34:42 PM »
xbox has really shit the bed this gen
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« Reply #43 on: April 17, 2019, 05:02:41 AM »
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« Reply #44 on: April 17, 2019, 05:05:21 AM »
TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY UNITED STATES DOLLARINOS

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« Reply #45 on: April 17, 2019, 05:49:58 AM »
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« Reply #46 on: April 17, 2019, 06:06:37 AM »
Lol cant wait for microsoft to shit the bed with the next xbox too  :lol

250 bucks for a digital only xbox when you can gwt one with a drive for less

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« Reply #47 on: April 17, 2019, 06:07:58 AM »
Judt checked to be sure, nornal xbox one s with 1tb and battlefield 5 or some other game, 200 euro.

Lol@ MS

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« Reply #48 on: April 17, 2019, 08:42:12 AM »
yeah i really dont understand the point of this one. oh well
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« Reply #49 on: April 17, 2019, 08:47:10 AM »
It's April

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« Reply #50 on: April 17, 2019, 09:01:10 AM »
Judt checked to be sure, nornal xbox one s with 1tb and battlefield 5 or some other game, 200 euro.

Lol@ MS
fwiw this comes with three games but still 250 is a big ask

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« Reply #52 on: April 17, 2019, 12:57:36 PM »
Judt checked to be sure, nornal xbox one s with 1tb and battlefield 5 or some other game, 200 euro.

Lol@ MS
fwiw this comes with three games but still 250 is a big ask

Ok thats a bit better but still

I assumed a digital only xbox would be 50 bucks cheaper not more expensive

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« Reply #53 on: April 17, 2019, 12:58:55 PM »
in the US the X1S is technically $300 but I've not seen it above 250 with a game in most stores. Maybe that means the SAD will be $200 pretty quick? Either, bad look and they are barely even advertising that it comes with three games (Sea of Thieves, Forza Horizon, Minecraft)

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« Reply #54 on: April 17, 2019, 01:01:57 PM »
Whos gonna buy it now when the PS5 has been announced? MS timing is impeccable as always...

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« Reply #55 on: April 17, 2019, 01:05:53 PM »
Yeah it's hard to say;  MSRP is in fact $50 off the drive + 1 game bundles. 

It's also likely priced to be price-dropped for the holidays, so I wouldn't take MSRP that seriously either way.  This is the sub-$200 Xbox for the Holidays for MS.

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« Reply #56 on: April 17, 2019, 01:09:24 PM »
Whos gonna buy it now when the PS5 has been announced? MS timing is impeccable as always...

Errr.. the market for people buying a $400-500 launch console isn't the same as people buying year 6 cheapo models. 

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« Reply #57 on: April 17, 2019, 01:12:58 PM »
Yeah but those people will buy a switch or ps4  :doge

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« Reply #58 on: April 17, 2019, 01:28:00 PM »
Can't wait to play Sea of Thieves all digital  :lol

Joking aside. The Xbox One X is a great console, easily my favorite this gen. I feel that is where MS should focus their efforts.
Top of the line gaming experiences. And an Xbox One X without the expensive 4K media playback stuff and the disk drive swapped for a bigger HDD would make sense as a 'digital only' 4K console.

However, this thing.  ???

It might've been a left over of their plan to offer GamePass subscriptions with an Xbox included. The fact that it looks exactly the same as the Xbox One S just shows how little effort went into this.
You'd be stupid to buy one and lock yourself out of nice retail deals and borrowing games from other people. Especially at this stage in the console cycle when there's plenty 'old' Xbox One S models available cheaply.
The only way this thing will sell is if they discontinue the Xbox One S with a disk drive.

There's really no benefit in owning an Xbox without a disk drive at a premium price. 
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