After stopping the production of the Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition consoles ahead of the launch of the Series X launch last July, Microsoft has now stopped making all Xbox One consoles including the standard edition, The Verge reports.
“To focus on production of Xbox Series X / S, we stopped production for all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020,” says Cindy Walker, senior director of Xbox console product marketing, in a statement to The Verge. In contrast to this, Bloomberg reported this week that Sony will continue making more PlayStation 4 consoles to offset the PlayStation 5 scarcity.
Sony’s standard PlayStation 5 console and digital edition are the same in terms of technical specifications with the only difference being the disc drive. Microsoft’s Xbox Series S meanwhile is less powerful than the Series X and the console has been relatively in stock at gaming retailers.
Despite supply constraints, Xbox Chief Phil Spencer told The New York Times this week that its Series X and Series X consoles have sold more at this period of their lifecycle when compared to its older generation consoles. Senior Analyst at Niko Partners, Daniel Ahmad estimates Microsoft has shipped more than 12 million units of the Series X/S.