Best answer: The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition costs $249 in the U.S. according to Microsoft’s recommended retail price (RRP).
So, why is the Xbox One S All-Digital $250?
Microsoft has unveiled the disc-less Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, during its recent Inside Xbox show on April 16, 2019. Confirmed for an early May 2019 launch, the Xbox One S All-Digital is complete with copies of Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, and Forza Horizon 3 in the box. We also have confirmation of that all-important price point, which will hit around $249 RRP USD in the US, £199 in the UK, and €229.99 RRP EUR in Europe.
The new Xbox One S All-Digital is identical to the current Xbox One S, albeit with the disc drive removed. It cannot play your favorite 4K UHD Blu-ray discs, but 4K content delivered via Microsoft’s Movies & TV platform, as well as apps like Netflix, will be available. Games, however, will not run in 4K, remaining at a maximum of 1080p.
The current disc-based Xbox One S has an RRP of $299.99, but in reality retails for much lower. This makes the Xbox One S All-Digital an incredibly hard sell.