Xbox One S All-Digital Edition still has an eject button and disc drive port inside

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#1 Posted by me2002 (2115 posts) -

Link

hmmmm......

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#2 Posted by DaVillain- (35989 posts) -

Blu-Ray/DVD drive maybe? How else are you supposed to watch movies without eject and disc drive port?

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#3 Posted by BenjaminBanklin (4332 posts) -

They just took a regular One S and sealed up the front. LOL. Yeah, this wasn't a hastily made product at all.

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#4 Posted by navyguy21 (15220 posts) -

Makes sense considering it is a mass production electronic device. Changing the internals to much would negate any cost savings . Third semester of business ftw

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#5 Edited by JoshRMeyer (10328 posts) -

I'm still trying to figure out why they took the one advantage Xbox had over PlayStation (4k Blu-ray drive) out. Looks like they literally just took it out and added some plastic to the front cover. You can get a One S with 4k drive 1tb hdd(with Anthem) for $249.00 from Microsoft via Amazon right now, so I don't get the $249.99 price tag that's supposed to save the consumer money.

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#6 Posted by Ant_17 (12086 posts) -

Saw a person who open the Sad, it has the plug for the disc drive inside it. It is just an S. You are buying an S with a part removed for more than a regular S. Wow.

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#7 Posted by ni6htmare01 (3753 posts) -

That just SAD.. lol

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#8 Posted by Chutebox (44477 posts) -

So...its literally the exact same console, with the disc drive removed....for 50 bucks more haha

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#9 Posted by Son-Goku7523 (533 posts) -

What a joke lol.

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#10 Posted by Archangel3371 (27551 posts) -

I’m not at all surprised myself. It makes sense for Microsoft to do this from a production and business standpoint.

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#11 Posted by speedytimsi (925 posts) -

This is SAD

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#12 Posted by ni6htmare01 (3753 posts) -

@Archangel3371 said:

I’m not at all surprised myself. It makes sense for Microsoft to do this from a production and business standpoint.

Also by charging $50 more lol

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#13 Edited by speedytimsi (925 posts) -

The most likely reason to go digital is so they can bypass paying royalties for Blu ray tech

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#14 Posted by BenjaminBanklin (4332 posts) -
@speedytimsi said:

The most likely reason to go digital is so they don't have to pay the Blu-ray association for every Blu-ray disc they make.

By making it digital they can finally bypass that.

What do they save by doing that? A few cents? Microsoft isn't pinching pennies that hard.

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#15 Posted by FinalFighters (3137 posts) -

They could have saved even more money and just used quick dry white out to hide the disc slot

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#16 Posted by Blackhairedhero (3201 posts) -

Honestly I'd rather $50 for the BR- Player . Not all movies I want to see are available to stream and downloading them eats HDD space.

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#17 Posted by Raining51 (800 posts) -

Ok

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#18 Posted by Pedro (33896 posts) -

OK and?

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#19 Edited by speedytimsi (925 posts) -

Here's an idea for current Xbox One S owners:

  • A roll of white electrical tape - $1
  • Gas to store - $1

Take your Xbox One S and put some tape over the disc drive.

Profit - Save $248

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#20 Posted by xhawk27 (11188 posts) -

That's not the Disk eject button, its the Controller pairing button.

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#21 Posted by NathanDrakeSwag (12720 posts) -

The 4K bluray player was the only advantage the console had over the PS4 and MS wants to take it away while raising the price.

I predict this will bomb hard and stores will clearance it out before the holidays.

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#22 Posted by Epak_ (10638 posts) -

No reason to waste money on yet another redesign when the gen is almost over. I don't know what people were expecting.

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#23 Posted by Nonstop-Madness (10046 posts) -

@Epak_ said:

No reason to waste money on yet another redesign when the gen is almost over. I don't know what people were expecting.

It's probably because people think Microsoft is "killing off traditional generations" and that the One S will playa big part of their future strategy. I think that's all wrong.

Microsoft is most likely using the One SAD as a way to test the market for a potential discless version of their next generation console. If it were a more serious move then I would expect MS to more aggressively build new hardware. For instance, perhaps an additional die shrink, a smaller form factor etc that should have longer term price implications.

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#24 Posted by AJStyles (735 posts) -

SAD is the perfect name for this console.