Production of the Xbox One console ceased in late 2020 to focus on the Xbox Series X / S


Microsoft stopped production of all Xbox One game consoles in late 2020 to focus on producing the latest Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles. Xbox Series S / X and Sony PlayStation 5 consoles have been difficult to source due to manufacturers’ global supply chain problems. The news comes a few days after a company executive said the Xbox Series S / X game consoles outperformed previous generations based on the same amount of time.

The Verge quotes Cindy Walker, Senior Director of Xbox Console Product Marketing, as saying that Microsoft “will stop production for all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020” to focus on the production of Xbox Series X (Review) / Series Focus on S game consoles. Meanwhile, a report by Bloomberg said Sony is also considering ending production of PlayStation 4 consoles in late 2021 to meet PlayStation 5’s requirements.

The Verge report also says retailers will now try to sell their leftover inventory of Microsoft Xbox One X and Xbox One S consoles.

Phil Spencer, executive vice president of gaming at Microsoft, mentioned in an interview with the New York Times that the Xbox Series X / S consoles outperformed previous generations of Xbox consoles at the same point in their respective lifecycle. These game consoles were launched in November 2020 but soon faced supply chain problems around the world.

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