If XBSS is too good of a deal it's going to way outsell XBSX. That won't be good for XBSX non exclusive games in the future.
XBSS and XBSX are being set up like XB1S and XB1X from last gen. If you want the upgraded model, you pay more, but get a lot more.
XBSS isn't supposed to be the end all be all, it's a cheap entry point into next gen and the majority of casuals will be just fine with that.
You do that by adding value not by removing value.
duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"
Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"
Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."