In the lead-up to Xbox Series X, Microsoft is discontinuing certain Xbox One models.

Microsoft to Discontinue Some Xbox One Models

In the lead-up to Xbox Series X, Microsoft is discontinuing certain Xbox One models.

Ahead of the Xbox Series X launch, Microsoft confirmed it is ending production of the Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition consoles. Xbox One S, the standard Xbox One system, will still be in production however.

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The news comes from an exclusive report by The Verge’s Tom Warren.

The official statement from Microsoft reads:

As we ramp into the future with Xbox Series X, we’re taking the natural step of stopping production on Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. Xbox One S will continue to be manufactured and sold globally.

“The natural step” here might sound a bit fishy, since the Xbox One X is the more expensive console. But it’s also the most powerful.

Microsoft remains committed to releasing first-party titles on both the Xbox One and Xbox Series X for the next few years, so it’s a bit confusing the more powerful of the two is being discontinued.

Microsoft did not say when Xbox One X and Xbox One SAD production will officially stop. But a Microsoft spokesperson suggested the best thing for consumers who still want an Xbox One X or Xbox One SAD should keep checking their local stores for availability.

That said, Warren also mentions there’ve been shortages of Xbox One consoles all around thanks to the COVID-19 outbreak, similar to what we saw earlier in the year with the Nintendo Switch.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Xbox news as it develops.


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