Why Microsoft is selling physical media games for Series S, but there is no disc drive on Xbox Series S?



  • See screenshots from shops:

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    I am confused, why those products exists.

    Why Microsoft is selling physical media games for Series S, but there is no disc drive on Xbox Series S?



  • Why Microsoft is selling physical media games for Series S

    They're not. If you look more closely at the box art, you'll notice that these games are for Series X. There is no mention of "Series S" at all.

    Microsoft Flight Simulator only mentions Series X (also notice the Series X logo in the upper right corner):

    Microsoft Flight Simulator box art


    Just Dance even mentions the old Xbox One, but still no Series S:

    Just Dance 2021 box art


    You are confused because the shop you've visited (which I presume is digitec.ch) didn't properly label those products. They might not know about the Series S' lack of disc drive, or they didn't think about it when they created the labels.


    For the reference, here's what the Series X|S logo looks like on the Microsoft Flight Simulator store page on xbox.com (note that this is an official Microsoft store which only sells games digitally):

    Series X|S logo




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