Xbox Series S and game discs

Discus and support Xbox Series S and game discs in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; My daughter currently has an Xbox One S. She has The Sims 4 on disc. If I buy her a Series S, will I have to buy the game again because it doesn't have... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by phil.watts, Jun 4, 2021.

  1. phil.watts
    phil.watts Guest

    Xbox Series S and game discs


    My daughter currently has an Xbox One S. She has The Sims 4 on disc. If I buy her a Series S, will I have to buy the game again because it doesn't have an optical drive? Will her DLC game packs work if I buy the game digitally?

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    phil.watts, Jun 4, 2021
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  2. Yaniikku Win User

    Cod Xbox one to series s

    Hi, JoeMcShane1!

    You cannot transfer purchased game discs to the Xbox Series S. If you own an Xbox Series S and want to play games that you own on disc, you'll need to purchase them again from the Microsoft Store. If you plan on playing disc games, you may want to get the Xbox Series X instead of the Xbox Series S, as it has a drive.

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  3. [Farscape] Win User

    0x803f8001 Error Xbox Series S

    you cannot use disc based games on the series s, you need the disc in the drive to authenticate and prove you own the game. as the series s is all digital you would need the series x to play disc based games.
  4. dempup Win User

    New xbox generation

    Hi There.

    You are not able to use external Disc drives or network transfer of gaming disc to the Series S.

    The Series S is digital download only and physical game discs are not usable on the system.
  5. The Kleaner Win User

    Xbox Game Disc-to-Digital Availability

    This is an incorrect assumption. You can insert an xbox one disc and download updates that may improve visuals and frame rates on Xbox Series X/S but in order to play you still need the disc unless you own the digital version of it.

    Xbox Series X will utilize the Xbox One X version of enhancements while Xbox series S will use the Xbox One S enhancements.

    You will not get a free game by borrowing or renting a physical version of a game and installing it on Xbox Series X/S.
  6. Obsessive Power Win User

    Series S/X

    Hi,

    Are you planning to upgrade your monitor to a higher resolution model like 1440P or 4K?

    Do you have these games on disc or as digital purchases?

    The Series S has no Blu-ray optical drive so if your Xbox One games are on disc, you'll need to buy them again on the Series S. If the cost of re-buying your games is going to be expensive, then the Series S isn't for you. You'll be better off with a Series
    X as you can use your current owned disc games on that straight away.

    I'm getting a Series S on launch, I only have a few disc games, but the main reason I went for the S is because I couldn't get an X on pre-order day. But I do intend to replace my S with an X later.
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