Microsoft Is Reportedly Looking To Launch An Xbox Series X Digital Edition
Microsoft is looking to launch a Digital Edition of the Xbox Series X, without a disc drive, based on the latest rumor.
Speaking during the latest episode of the XboxEra Podcast, co-host Shpeshal Nick mentioned that Microsoft plans to launch a version of the Xbox Series X that comes without the disc drive and is likely to be cheaper. He also talked about plans to launch “other hardware” in the year 2025, likely hinting at the current-generation equivalent of the Xbox One X. Given the rumors regarding a PS5 Pro making the rounds on the internet, it’s not hard to believe that Microsoft will have an answer to the more powerful console from Sony.
Regarding the Xbox Series X Digital Edition, Nick mentioned that there is demand for a version that comes without the disc drive, and Microsoft has been looking to offers such a SKU to consumers who need it. He didn’t mention anything regarding the potential price, though given that the PS5 Digital Edition sells for $400 in the US, chances are that its potential Xbox counterpart would also retail for the same price. Things may get even more interesting if Microsoft opts to take a more aggressive route and price the disc drive-less edition for $350, accordingly slashing the retail price of the Xbox Series S to make it more enticing for gaming on a budget.
This is all speculation, however, and the only way to know for sure is when Microsoft officially announces the Xbox Series X Digital Edition. Until then, we urge our readers to take everything stated here with a grain of salt.
Previously, it was revealed via Famitsu Magazine that cumulative sales of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles have surpassed the life-to-date sales of the original Xbox console in Japan. Microsoft’s very first game console has sold a total of 472,992 units since its launch back in the year 2022.