Don't understand this what so ever.
First if you already have an XB1 - why would you get a disc less one?
Why would you have a pile of physical games if you don't already have an XB1?
The xb1's that cost $300 usually come with a game. So will the $200 ones come with a game?
Plus you can easily wait for a discount on the XB1, and XB1s for them to drop to $200 or lower.
So what do you gain by giving up an option of using discs?
They are testing the waters for next gen by releasing a more affordable disc-less console. There are plenty of gamers out there who only buy digital and that number is growing. If you have an Xbox and you want to trade in for a disc-less version, you can. Say, you have a physical copy of a game you still play regularly, but don't want to trade it in for pennies, they can trade it in for a digital copy instead. It's just another option. Most aren't going to make that transition(like myself), but why not make it available for those who do?
Most Xbox consoles bundled with a game, come with a digital code, so that won't change. Chances are, GamePass and Xbox Live will be bundled with the game.
Last edited by smroadkill15 - on 16 November 2018