Microsoft launches new all-digital Xbox One S edition next month

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  1. kevin corms

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    Have you not been paying attention? Physical media is down quite a bit every single year, less stores carry it, and billboard started tracking streaming services since physical media is on its last legs or at the very least becoming niche. Console makers arent going to support a niche medium since it just doesnt make any sense for them to do so. Back to cds, whats even more alarming is that hip-hop (the most popular genre in the us, also has a younger audience than many other genres) often doesnt even release on cd (even the big artists). This suggests the only people buying cds are older folk who dont want to change, this isnt sustainable. Best Buy starting pulling cds from their stores for a reason!
     
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  2. MrCokeacola

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    The big reason for me not going all digital is that I don't want to lose my games. I've lost my MS account before and if I had digital games they would of been lost too. Nice to know I can always make a new account and use my discs no matter how stupid Sony or MS are.
     
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  3. Logan97

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    I don't how it is on the Xbox one store with digital sales (I had an xbox one for a short period of time) but this would seems only beneficial for people who like constant sales of games. I'm pretty sure physical is dying for games since now you got to download day one patches to even play games but at least you own them. I'm all digital for the PS4 but for next gen I don't what I want to do yet since hearing that story about Wolfenstein for the Nintendo switch having a physical box with an digital code... so much frustration regarding the future.
     
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  4. Pleng

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    And if they do they'll face a backlash just like they did with the "always online" requirement and be forced to change their plan.

    But, no, let's do things the GBA Temp way and claim the sky is falling down at every little announcement made by anyone about anything!
     
  5. Hielkenator2

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    ? The xbox one S with the 4k Blu ray drive has been around 200- 249 here in the netherlands for soooooo long now.
    How is this even reasonable?
     
  6. the_randomizer

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    "B..but, it's all digital! It's convenient" they'll say, pfft, please.
     
  7. Hielkenator2

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    You Do realize This means no more second hand games? No more collecting? and this is NOT an option, the dic based system will not be produced anymore.
     
  8. Multimegamander

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    lmao, video's gone
     
  9. voddy

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    Would be better if that excuse of a console would be gone
     
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  10. KingVamp

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    I had a feeling that would block comments. I didn't think they would go as far as to delete it altogether.
     
  11. coolcono

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    It does come with 3 games....
     
  12. DaFixer

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    Best console for people that only plays cod,fifa and fortnite.
     
  13. dominater01

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    perfect for homebrew emulators on dev mode
     
  14. Onlyd

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    So no purpose after the life cycle of the console and Microsoft shuts down the Xbox 1 servers 5years from now
     
  15. 3dsgametime

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    I have nothing against a digital only console, but it's not for me, and especially not at just a measly $50 discount. Put it out at $149 or $159 and that would be a true budget system. While I do buy some digital versions of games that are available on disc, I still prefer my physical media as it makes it a lot easier when selling the system and being able to include the games with it down the road, and there is some value to those physical discs even if sold alone to buy another game down the road.

    The only thing I don't like about digital versions is that you can't sell it as a bundle when you're finished with the system. No value to them in the used market, unless you end up wanting to get rid of your Xbox account as well, with the system.
     
  16. zoogie

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    Smart thing for MS to do is in 5 years or so just say, download this special update and your xbone becomes a Windows 10 PC. Then they can continue selling games on it from their store. Gives the console a second life.
     
  17. Onlyd

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    yeah thats an decent idea, maybe even a dual boot like the og ps3?
     
  18. SSG Vegeta

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    I'm not going to buy this I would prefer a system that uses disc & besides I have my eyes set on the Nintendo Switch Mini anyway.
     
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