Xbox One S Digital Edition

The new console will cost $250, about $50 less than the version with a Blu-ray disk drive. This is attempt from Microsoft to take back the video-game sales from retailers that sell its games. Users will only be able to purchase games for the new console from the Xbox’s virtual store, meaning the Microsoft will be seeing all the profits for hardware and software sales.

This model comes with a 1TB hard drive, but with everything being digital, you better have a great internet connection….and probably an external drive for more storage.

Microsoft also announced a new $15-per-month subscription service called Game Pass Ultimate. This services combines the benefits of the Live Gold service (required to play online multiplayer games on an Xbox) and Game Pass, a sort of Netflix for Xbox games.

The drive-less Xbox One S goes on sale May 7

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