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Microsoft has stopped manufacturing all Xbox One consoles. The software giant initially ditched the Xbox One X and digital Xbox One S ahead of the Xbox Series X launch, then quietly halted manufacturing of the Xbox One S at the end of 2020, leaving retailers to sell their remaining stock. .

“To focus on the production of the Xbox Series X / S, we have stopped production of all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020,” said Cindy Walker, senior director of product marketing for the Xbox console. , in a statement to The edge.

Microsoft’s confirmation comes just as a Bloomberg report suggests that Sony had planned to end production of the PS4 at the end of 2021, but that the company will now manufacture around one million PS4 consoles in 2022. Sony has confirmed that production of the PS4 is still underway, in the middle struggles by Microsoft and Sony to meet demand for their latest Xbox Series X and PS5 consoles.

The Xbox Series S at $ 299.
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Microsoft does appear to be able to meet demand for the $ 299 Xbox Series S, however. At the time of publication, the Xbox Series S is in stock at Amazon in the UK and Best Buy in the US. Speaking just after the Xbox Series X / S launched in 2020, Xbox chief Phil Spencer said The edge that the company had built more Xbox Series X consoles than the S Series, but ultimately the lower price of the S Series would win out.

“We can actually build more of the S series [chips] in the same [chip] die space as we can the X series, ”Spencer said. This is one of the main reasons we are seeing a stable stock of Xbox Series S, alongside Microsoft’s decision to quietly discontinue the Xbox One S in favor of its next-gen consoles.


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