Microsoft discontinued the Xbox One console, launched in 2013, in order to boost manufacturing of its next-generation hardware, Xbox Series X/S, after ceasing production of the Xbox One X models and the One S digital edition in July of 2020.
The senior director of Xbox Product Marketing, Cindy Walker, confirmed the change in strategy with which the company created by Bill Gates seeks to focus its efforts on the production of new models.
“To focus on Xbox Series X/S production, we stopped production of all Xbox One consoles at the end of 2020,” Walker said.
In July 2020, the company announced its decision to end production of the Xbox One X and the Xbox One S Digital Edition, ahead of the arrival of its next-generation hardware. So only Xbox One S remained.
This information follows Sony’s recent announcement. The Japanese technology company confirmed, according to Bloomberg, that it will face the shortage of components dedicated to the manufacture of its newest console, PlayStation 5, increasing the production of PlayStation 4 during 2022.