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Xbox One Console Production Was Discontinued Back In 2020

It’s not unusual for manufacturing on consoles to cease after a new generation of hardware arrives, but for the Xbox One, its end came much sooner. Microsoft discontinued production on the Xbox One S and Xbox One X just before the launch of the Xbox Series X|S consoles, allowing for retailers to finish selling any remaining stock of the last-gen devices.

“To focus on production of Xbox Series X|S, we stopped production for all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020,” senior director of Xbox console product marketing Cindy Walker confirmed to The Verge.

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In comparison to Microsoft, Nintendo only discontinued its 3DS console manufacturing three years after the Switch launched, while Sony still plans to produce around a million PS4 consoles in 2022.

While both console companies face a supply and demand challenge due to an ongoing shortage of vital chips for their machines, Microsoft is confident that it can at least meet demand for its Xbox Series S consoles, the $300 alternative for users who aren’t ready to go full current-gen just yet.

That console’s more affordable price point and modest internal hardware has made it a more viable option when compared to older and similarly-priced Xbox One consoles, especially when its SSD storage is taken into consideration.

So far the move has paid off as more than 12 million Xbox Series X|S consoles have been sold, according to one analyst, who noted that Microsoft’s dual SKU strategy was a smart tactic.

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