I would happily throw my movie disc collection out the window without a second thought, if I had an option for an all-access digital service. However, in my country no such service exists. We have Netflix but most of the programming is in English only (I prefer movies dubbed in my own language), we have HBO Go but no app for it on Xbox One. And nothing else. I would even buy movies digitally but there is simply no service for it (Microsoft Movies is not available and it's doomed anyway). So here in Hungary if you want to get a movie your best bet is still DVD (Blu-Ray sales are so low that many movies don't even get released here on that format). In short, I would happily switch to all digital regarding movies as well, but it simply cannot be done right now. So I stick with my discs and disc drives - hopefully.It's sort of fascinating watching the digital marketplace revolution try to consume everything in it's path and the next battle ground is clearly videogames. Blu Ray was supposed to the savior, now its the 4k discs. They said people would rebuy their libraries and replace their DVDs. Well it didn't happen, to this day 58% of all disc based sales are still DVD, while 4K-UHD disc sales account for less than 5%.
The really interesting thing is that streaming services and digital marketplace sales don't seem to be making up the difference in regards to movies, not sure about games. Not sure where I'm going with this other than I'm not sure disc-less consoles are the future either. Maybe Google's new console concept has it right after all, an all streaming device.
I hate the idea of all of this, I like my discs and will continue to buy them that way for as long as I can. My library is about 50/50 digital and physical right now, but I'm trending back towards disc only now.
For all it's faults, this new optical disc less XBO-S comes without an elephant butt leather option.I find this "funny", because the one thing I envied the XBox One for as a PS4 owner is its UHD BluRay player (not that I have 4K TV, but someday). There's no way I'd pick this discless XBox over a PS4 Slim, even if I were starting from scratch.
That's what caused me to give the XBox line some consideration in the first place. But if I were to go that route, I'd pay the little extra and get the UHD drive, or a little extra more for the One X.For all it's faults, this new optical disc less XBO-S comes without an elephant butt leather option.
Storage is another thing which has me concerned about the upcoming consoles.It should be $149 or at least include 2TB storage