When’s the last time you bought a physical copy of a PC game? Like, on a disc? Yeah, I can’t remember either. I don’t even have an optical drive in my desktop tower anymore. But consoles are still a bit behind the curve, with discs still the primary means of distribution for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Digital sales have slowly grown this generation though, enough so that Microsoft apparently feels comfortable offering an Xbox One sans disc drive. The rumored “Xbox One S All-Digital Edition” is indeed real, and was officially announced this week. It’s exactly what you’d expect, an Xbox One S without the optical drive slot on the front.