Microsoft has stopped manufacturing all Xbox One consoles. The software program large initially discontinued the Xbox One X and digital Xbox One S forward of the Xbox Series X launch, then quietly stopped manufacturing the Xbox One S on the finish of 2020, leaving retailers to promote out their remaining inventory.
“To focus on 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 advertising and marketing, in an announcement to The Verge.
Microsoft’s affirmation comes simply as a Bloomberg report steered Sony had deliberate to finish PS4 manufacturing on the finish of 2021, however that the corporate will now manufacture round one million PS4 consoles in 2022. Sony has confirmed PS4 manufacturing continues to be ongoing, amid struggles by each Microsoft and Sony to satisfy demand for his or her newest Xbox Series X and PS5 consoles.
Microsoft appears capable of meet demand for the $299 Xbox Series S, although. At the time of publishing, the Xbox Series S is in inventory at each Amazon within the UK and Best Buy within the US. Speaking simply after the launch of the Xbox Series X / S in 2020, Xbox chief Phil Spencer informed The Verge that the corporate had constructed extra Xbox Series X consoles than Series S, however that in the end the cheaper price level of the Series S would win out.
“We can actually build more of the Series S [chips] in the same [chip] die space as we can the Series X,” stated Spencer. That’s a key cause for why we’re seeing regular Xbox Series S inventory, alongside Microsoft’s determination to quietly discontinue the Xbox One S in favor of its next-gen consoles.