With the disc-drive free digital-only edition of the Xbox One S
console set to launch on August 1 in Australia and New Zealand. The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition
has a local price-point of $349 AUD with pre-orders set to open on July 22 via selected retailers (these being the official Microsoft Store, JB Hi-Fi, and Harvey Norman).
The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is a bit of a weird release from Microsoft as it does away with traditional disc support for a download-only, always-online approach. A console tailor made for 4K HDR streaming video services and Microsoft's subscription-based Xbox Game Pass which offers up a rather impressive library to download and play at your leisure.
The console also comes with digital copies of Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, and Forza Horizon 3. Price-wise the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is not that much cheaper than the standard 1TB Xbox One S, so it's value proposition feels a little at odds with its more limited functionality. Thankfully though Xbox Game Pass represents excellent value for money.