The Xbox One debuted in 2013, and all told, it lasted seven years. Microsoft recently confirmed what console hunters had suspected for some time: Xbox One production officially ended in 2020, while Microsoft shifted its focus to making Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S systems.
The move is in stark contrast to Sony, which hopes to produce an additional million PS4s before the end of 2022, as the company simply cannot supply enough PlayStation 5 consoles for PS5 restocks.
The information comes from The edge, which received a statement directly from Microsoft:
“To focus on Xbox Series X/S production, we’ve stopped production of all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020,” said Cindy Walker, who works as Senior Director of Marketing for Xbox Series X/S. Xbox console products.
In retrospect, this explains why Xbox One consoles have been so hard to come by over the past two years, while PS4s have been relatively easy. Back when the Xbox Series X debuted, a ton of customers bought the Xbox One X instead, probably by accident since the two products had such similar names. But since then, Xbox Ones have been pretty much nowhere to be found, unless you want used models.
However, if you haven’t found an Xbox Series X and wanted an Xbox One as a consolation prize, there’s good news. Microsoft’s decision to discontinue the Xbox One resulted in more Xbox Series X and Series X consoles being produced instead. While Series X consoles are still almost nowhere to be found, Series S stock has more or less stabilized. Although the Xbox Series S doesn’t have a disc drive, it’s otherwise a better console than the Xbox One in every way, with higher resolutions, better frame rates, and load times. much faster.
The downside is that the Xbox One shutdown doesn’t seem to have solved the Xbox Series X restock shortage. to meet the high demand for the Xbox Series X. Xbox boss Phil Spencer discussed some of the complicated logistics in an interesting New York Times interview, but the Ultimately, every step in the chain d supply is compromised in one way or another. From chip shortages on the manufacturing side to ruthless scalpers on the retail side, the console market is just a mess right now.
The good news is that even if you don’t have an Xbox Series X, you can play its games on other platforms, thanks to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate’s cloud gaming features. But if you’ve been looking for an Xbox One all this time, it’s probably time to get a Series S instead.
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