Microsoft discontinued all its Xbox One gaming consoles after almost eight years of their introduction. The company made the decision to focus on its latest generation of consoles, the Xbox Series X and Series S. The list of discontinued consoles includes the Xbox One, Xbox One X, and 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,” said Microsoft to The Verge. Hence, you can only get your hands on a new Xbox One console until stocks last. The console-maker ended production more than a year ago, and didn’t reveal the information until now.
Moreover, the Xbox One news came right after a Bloomberg report confirmed that Sony would continue manufacturing the PlayStation 4 through 2022. Sony originally planned to end PS4 production in 2021 but it will manufacture consoles for another year. Thanks to supply issues and the global chip shortage, Microsoft and Sony have been struggling to deliver their latest offerings.
The Xbox One S and Xbox One X marked as discontinued also means that the popular series had a good run of eight years. Above all, the newer Xbox Series X/S can run all the software built for the Xbox One series. Hence, players shouldn’t have to worry about not being able to play their older favorites. The Xbox One was a legendary console in its time, and its farewell marks an important event in the history of gaming.