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Microsoft has stopped production of Xbox One consoles



Microsoft has stopped production of all Xbox One consoles.

The Xbox One X and digital Xbox One S have initially stopped ahead of the debut of the Xbox Series X, but production of the Xbox One S was discreetly halted towards the end of 2020, forcing shops to sell off their remaining stock.

Microsoft has stopped production of Xbox One consoles

Microsoft has stopped production of Xbox One consoles

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

Microsoft’s confirmation comes just as a Bloomberg report suggested Sony had planned to end PS4 production at the end of 2021, but that the company will now manufacture around a million PS4 consoles in 2022. Sony has confirmed PS4 production is still ongoing, amid struggles by both Microsoft and Sony to meet the demand for their latest Xbox Series X and PS5 consoles.

Microsoft seems able to meet the demand for the $299 Xbox Series S, though. At the time of publishing, the Xbox Series S is in stock at both Amazon in the UK and Best Buy in the US. Speaking just after the launch of the Xbox Series X / S in 2020, Xbox chief Phil Spencer said that the company had built more Xbox Series X consoles than Series S, but that ultimately the lower price point of the Series S would win out.

“We actually build more of the Series S [chips] in the same [chip] die space as we can the Series X,” said Spencer. That’s a key reason why we’re seeing steady Xbox Series S stock, alongside Microsoft’s decision to quietly discontinue the Xbox One S in favor of its next-gen consoles.


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