03/02/2014 06:42 GMT | Updated 03/02/2014 09:59 GMT

Cheaper Xbox One Console Without Disc Drive Is Doing The Rumour Mill

Update: Microsoft has now denied the reports:

Priced out of the latest games console releases and their £400 plus asking prices?

Well, Microsoft might be about to ship a cheaper version of its flagship Xbox One machine.

A number of sources claim a $399 (£244) version without an optical disc drive could be set to ship out.

VG247, CVG, The Verge and NeoGaf all cite "reliable" or "well-respected" persons who say it is the case.

However, Microsoft have yet to confirm and there are no rumours about a UK release date or price.

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