Microsoft Confirms the Xbox One is Discontinued Entirely

Xbox One is Discontinued

Microsoft has announced the Xbox One is discontinued entirely, as the company is shifting their focus completely on Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X production.

The news (via The Verge) that the Xbox One is discontinued completely comes over a year since Microsoft discontinued the launch model Xbox One and the all-digital Xbox One S, while the company still produced the Xbox One S.

“To focus on production of Xbox Series X/S, we stopped production for all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020,” senior director of Xbox console product marketing Cindy Walker said.

Since its November 2020 release, Microsoft’s gamble to have two different hardware SKUs with the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X seems to have paid off – the Series S remains the only current-generation console that has been readily kept in stock.

Ongoing chip shortages have made it difficult for retailers to have ample stock of the Series X and PlayStation 5.

Sony’s response to ongoing shortages of the PlayStation 5 was.. to make more PlayStation 4 consoles – you can read more about that here in our other report. Nintendo has been generally warning that ongoing shortages will keep happening with the Nintendo Switch.

There has been some push for alternative to semiconductor production to finally be taken outside of China and/or Taiwan, but most of the chip producers still say shortages will continue into 2022 and beyond.

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