Microsoft to Discontinue Some 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.
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.