Microsoft will no longer produce Xbox One consoles
Microsoft has stopped producing all Xbox One consoles. The software giant originally discontinued the production of Xbox One X and Xbox One S Digital before the launch of the Xbox Series X, subsequently stopped producing Xbox One S at the end of 2020, leaving retailers to sell their remaining stock and thus not distributing any more consoles.
“To focus on Xbox Series X/S production, we have stopped production for all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2021“ says Cindy Walker, senior director of product marketing for Xbox consoles.
Microsoft’s confirmation comes just after a Bloomberg report reported that Sony had planned to end PS4 production at the end of 2021, but that the company will now produce about one million PS4 consoles in 2022 to cope with the chip shortage and especially the incredible demand for PS5. Sony has confirmed that PS4 production is still ongoing, given Microsoft and Sony’s difficulty in meeting demand for their latest consoles Xbox Series X and PS5.
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Microsoft seems, at the moment, to be able to meet the demand for the Xbox Series S production for only $299. The Xbox Series S is available on Amazon at alternate times, but it is clear that it is far more widely available than its Japanese counterpart. At the time of the launch of the Xbox One Series X/S, Phil Spencer had stated that although the company had produced more Xbox Series X than S, the latter would at some point win over users by costing much less and being more obtainable.
“We can actually build more chips for Series S than we can produce for Series X,” Spencer said. This is a key reason why we are seeing a more steady stock of Xbox Series S, in addition to Microsoft’s decision to quietly discontinue Xbox One S production in favor of its next-generation consoles.