Yesterday Microsoft put on sale the new Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, a special edition of its console that does not have an optical reader . The manufacturer's idea is to offer the same hardware as the Xbox One S consoles, but reducing its price by removing the reader. The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition has been put on sale with an official price of 230 euros. This includes the console with 1TB of internal storage, a 4K HDR compatible HDMI cable, a month-long Xbox Live Gold subscription, and three games: Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, and Forza Horizon 3. Sounds good, but what are we really missing? if we opt for this model? Is it worth it over the regular Xbox One S?
Xbox One S vs Xbox One S All-Digital Edition
Comparing these two consoles is very easy, more than anything because they are practically identical . They have the same processor, the same memory and, ultimately, the same hardware. The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition supports 4K resolution streaming content playback, supports HDR games, and features Dolby Atmos sound.
So the difference between these two machines comes down to the elimination of the 4K Ultra HD optical disc reader . What does this translate to? First, we will not be able to use games in physical format. That is, if you already have Xbox One games purchased on disk, you will not be able to use them.
Second, we lose the ability to play 4K HDR movies on Blu-Ray . Although it may seem secondary to a game console, one of the great advantages of Xbox One over PlayStation is that it offers the option of using it as a UHD Blu-Ray movie player. Considering the price of these players, many users have bought an Xbox One to "kill two birds with one stone . "
So is the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition worth buying?
Whether or not it is worth buying the Xbox One S without an optical disc reader will depend on the use of each user. If you have physical games that you still want to play, don't buy the latest console from Microsoft. And, of course, don't do it either if you were planning to use it as a Blu-Ray movie reader .
The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is worth it if you have a good Internet connection and if you do not care about having physical games as digital . Because remember that there are many players who prefer to have games in physical format, as a collection.
Another argument for the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is its price. It has been put on sale with a price of 230 euros including three games . The model with an optical reader has an official price of 300 euros with a set, so the difference is important. Of course, on designated dates it is easy to find the Xbox One S with a much lower price.