Although the industry still holds a strong standing toward physical media for new releases and legacy titles as well, there is a heavy shift towards all-digital. This generation specifically, there has been an emphasis on disc drive-free consoles from both Xbox & PlayStation. This week alone, Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed the new PlayStation 5 ‘Slim’ models which can attach an additional external ultra HD Blu-ray player.
Over on Microsoft’s side of the fence, the firm already shipped its second iteration of the Xbox Series S, the Carbon Black. Not only does the system comes with a new titular coat of paint, it also features a complete 1 TB hard drive. Overall, it has proven that Xbox Series S has been a strong seller for Xbox with the Series S as per a slide earlier this summer in Brazil.
From a new announcement on Thursday, Microsoft is planning to roll out a new ‘Xbox Series S Starter Bundle’. What’s inside this package comes with the titular console alongside a three-month subscription of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate – all for the same price as the current on-shelf SKU.
Easily jump into the world of gaming on Xbox with the Xbox Series S Starter Bundle. Whether you are embarking on your first gaming journey, looking for the perfect gift, or upgrading to a next-gen console, we’ve got you covered. This bundle includes everything you need to play right out of the box with the next-gen speed and performance of Xbox Series S and access to hundreds of games with 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, a $50 value.Bogdan Bilan, Xbox Senior Marketing Manager
“Will you team up with friends to defend your village, race on world-famous tracks, or decide your fate in the vastness of space? With Game Pass Ultimate, the choice is yours. Your membership includes access to hundreds of games, day-one releases, online multiplayer, and more,” the post goes on to read,
“Play new games like Starfield and Forza Motorsport on day one. Plus, enjoy hundreds of high-quality games like Lies of P, Party Animals, and family favorites such as Minecraft Legends. With games added all the time, there’s always something new to play. […] More than ever, it’s easy to stay connected, playing your favorite games with friends and family. Game Pass Ultimate includes online multiplayer so you can play together with friends across devices on console, PC, and cloud.”
Are you considering the Xbox Series S Starter Bundle at all?
Xbox Series S Starter Bundle arrives on October 31, 2023 for $299.99.
Source: Xbox Wire