According to a recent report from The edge, all Xbox One consoles are discontinued by Microsoft. Production on each version of the Xbox One was discontinued in late 2020, and the only copies available were the consoles that remained in retailers’ stock, which was precisely Microsoft’s intention.
In a statement submitted to The edge, Senior Director of Xbox Product Marketing Cindy Walker explained the outage: “To focus on the production of the Xbox Series X / S, we stopped production of all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020.” Therefore, we can understand that this action is encouraged by the need to concentrate all the efforts of the company on the launch of the new generation of consoles.
The news indicates that Sony and Microsoft have lined up in their separate missions to get rid of the old and herald the new. Sony has taken steps to stop producing its Playstation 4 consoles, while there has been a shortage of PlayStation 5 worldwide. Still, the company continues to manufacture its older console. It has been suggested that Sony plans to produce around one million new PS4s this year, while preparing to support the PS5, which has a more advanced chip than its predecessor.
The discontinuation of the Xbox One S went largely unnoticed, as it did two years ago, sometime between July and December 2020. During this time, the Xbox has prioritized making popular new titles available on almost every single one of their consoles. Despite the pandemic’s many disadvantages, video game sales rose sharply, the Xbox boss said Phil Spencer to New York Times.
In other related Xbox news – because we also need some good news – players who own Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which are priced at $ 10 and $ 15 respectively on either Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X or PC is now able to play the platform game Spelunky 2 for free.
For those looking to buy a new console, the Xbox Series X is currently available for $ 499 and the Xbox Series S for $ 299.
Xbox and chill.
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